January 2007
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. The soft breeze carried a hint of moisture.
  2. An open bar and refreshments enhanced the festivities.
  3. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  4. She liked hard work as much as she liked winning.
  5. He looked like a man who played the harmonica.
  6. I was so happy people thought I was on medication.
  7. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: short, unsurprised, raised, pardon, trust.
    2. Fill in the blanks: “Since when did _______ have _________?”
    3. Misuse a homonym.
  8. Just a run-of-the-mill blue-collar family.
  9. She stayed with him despite the scandal.
  10. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  11. A schoolteacher sitting beside me explained.
  12. He cleaned the gun with diligence.
  13. A large door in the storeroom opened unexpectantly onto a river.
  14. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: reserved, groaned, indicative, bowed, called.
    2. Include one of the following: a wall, a door, or a window.
    3. Write about a good thing gone bad, a bad thing becoming even worse, or vice versa.
  15. Two seashells, seven marbles and a tin toy soldier.
  16. “Now I’m trying to make up for it.”
  17. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  18. A helicopter touched down on a grassy clearing.
  19. Sand worked its way into my ears, nose and mouth.
  20. The stream was black with drifting dead logs.
  21. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: working, stretched, slightly, moment, almond.
    2. Use the phrase, “the only problem is/was…”
    3. Use the phrase “Well, in that case…”
  22. It’s what I’ve always dreamed of doing.
  23. The brittle leather broke apart in my hands.
  24. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  25. He was thankful to be himself again.
  26. You redefine the word ego.
  27. A panic unlike any she had known since childhood.
  28. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: picture, outfit, support, tower, unnatural
    2. Write about a fruit.
    3. Phrase an answer in the form of a question.
  29. The kind of eyes that looked alive even on paper.
  30. Envy from others found odd ways of expressing itself.
  31. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
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