June 2006
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. A lonely giraffe.
  2. Create a childhood memory of an adult comic strip character.
  3. “The clocked stopped at 11:40.”
  4. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: scorch, commiserate, people, address, thought.
    2. Write about an oddly named place. For example, we passed a road to “Salient Point” last week.
    3. Write about an unexpected problem.
  5. Include ‘she fell’ and three candles in your story.
  6. A discussion between three people waiting for a bus.
  7. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  8. Write a review of the last television show you watched.
  9. Create a character sketch of a model in a magazine ad.
  10. A secret phone call went to the wrong person.
  11. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: behind, tight, parts, enigmatic, tended.
    2. Write about a character who’s hazy on the details.
    3. Use the phrase “five minutes later”.
  12. A biting insect, benign or evil?
  13. Create a scene involving a militant vegetarian.
  14. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  15. Write about a birthday party.
  16. Describe a well used fly swatter.
  17. Write a detailed description of the perfect bathroom.
  18. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: desire, given, anyone, react, action.
    2. Use the phrase “it’s too hot to do that.”
    3. Write about finding something that you weren’t looking for.
  19. A thunderstorm.
  20. Your story begins with someone solving a crossword puzzle.
  21. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  22. A clay figurine with no facial features.
  23. Two sparrows fighting over a McDonald’s french fry.
  24. Play day! Draw your favorite character.
  25. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: every, first, floor, common, haircut.
    2. Write about something that’s only half done.
    3. Use the phrase, “It’s OK to be angry” (or a paraphrase).
  26. Write a letter to someone you miss.
  27. Are dentists necessary? Write a humorous essay.
  28. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  29. Include “why are my keys” in your story.
  30. A cemetery at 2:00 p.m.
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