November 2007
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. The many uses of floss.
  2. The soundscape of your neighborhood.
  3. The shattered pieces of a smashed cell phone.
  4. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: warehouse, soothing, landscape, soulless, drive.
    2. Write about perusing a catalog.
    3. Write something using a word that ends in “-ong”
  5. A strange, neurotic, possessive woman.
  6. The signs of Indian Summer.
  7. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  8. A summer of hot wind and drought.
  9. Eating alone at a kitchen table.
  10. She washed my mouth with Fels naptha soap.
  11. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: open, settled, poured, mechanism, maybe.
    2. Write something that involves a contrast between up/down or in/out.
    3. Use a homespun analogy: “$pronoun was as $adjective as a $adjective $noun in a $place.”
  12. He used to sell burial insurance.
  13. A cell phone ringing in a gym bag.
  14. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  15. Cats need mice to prove their dominion.
  16. That man has the personality of an earthworm.
  17. Fields dust blown and spiderwebbed with cracks.
  18. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: teary, nevertheless, cool, wonder, crossed.
    2. Use the phrase “Did you call her by the wrong name?” Bonus points for “Did you call her by her mother’s name?”
    3. Finish the phrase, “Babies fresh from the womb know _______”
  19. The steaming mist of warming dew.
  20. She was forced to look for additional income.
  21. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  22. The quicksand of memory and grief.
  23. Shards of light splintering through trees.
  24. His slouch suggested arrogance and cynicism.
  25. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: hands, gentle, guessing, idea, habitable.
    2. Write about an unpleasant surprise.
    3. Write about chickens.
  26. The invitation was more than a request, it was a summons.
  27. She could see the animal’s eyes, glistening like crystal beads in the dark.
  28. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  29. A fire can do a day’s work in a minute.
  30. Waking in the middle of the night from a deep and dreamless sleep.
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