April 2006
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. Set a scene in a hospital.
  2. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: human, words, design, trailed, interrupted.
    2. Write about something hidden that’s revealed.
    3. Write about giving up on something because you are (or the character is) tired.
  3. “Isn’t anyone home?”
  4. Your character is committed.
  5. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  6. Winter seems like it will never end.
  7. Use “April” and “lazily.”
  8. Set the scene at a dance.
  9. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: night, foolish, anything, step, during.
    2. Use the phrase “I used to think I was…”
    3. Take a word from the last sentence you wrote (not including “a” or “the”) and begin the next sentence with it.
  10. “It’s no big deal.”
  11. Your character’s family employs a housekeeper or maid.
  12. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  13. The train leaves the station.
  14. Use “exhibit” and “thumb.”
  15. Set the scene at a family gathering.
  16. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: blue, ready, inside, house, worlds.
    2. Write about seeing something in a new light (literal or figurative).
    3. Write about the right person, in the right place, at the right time.
  17. “That’s not a very big place.”
  18. Your character drops a tray of hors d’oeuvres.
  19. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  20. Someone’s arm is in a cast.
  21. Use “hesitated” and “smell.”
  22. Set the scene in a junior high school classroom.
  23. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: trust, sincerity, water, night, station.
    2. Write about something that’s broken or breaking.
    3. Write about something that is always with you (or a character).
  24. “It’s really hot in here.”
  25. Your character gets a haircut.
  26. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  27. Wet paint figures prominently.
  28. Use “window” and “darling.”
  29. Set the scene in a luxury car.
  30. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: honey, boiling, perfection, willing, secret.
    2. Write about anticipation.
    3. Compare two things that seem almost completely unlike each other, or contrast two things that seem very similar.
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