March 2007
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. A push-button paradise.
  2. Tangerines . . . fragrant fresh tangerines.
  3. Other people’s opinion would make no difference at the end of the day.
  4. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Ana says: Use the following words: ideas, engineering, amendment, oblique, women.
    2. Ana again: Write about a false promise.
    3. Aethucyn: Use a line from a song.
    4. Bob: Have a character say something contradictory or do something that is a contradiction.
    5. Toxicfur: Use the phrase “and you [or your character] can see the goats from here.”
    6. Janra: Write about something that is poorly designed.
    7. And now, bo: Write as if the following were the title of your piece/story: “The WereSlut of Avenue A.”
    8. And lastly, sabeth: Incorporate a list into what you write in the next ten minutes.
  5. Her moves were slow, almost languorous.
  6. He was no stranger to the rules.
  7. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  8. Never write me a thank-you note again.
  9. The room was littered with newspapers.
  10. He ignored her inability to dance.
  11. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: physical, reasons, round, universally, possible.
    2. Use the phrase “there’s nothing wrong with a little …” [fill in the blank]
    3. Write about walking.
  12. She might some day kill a man.
  13. “I thought he was gay.”
  14. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  15. I wept with the rain.
  16. Maps are for people without imagination.
  17. The letter carrier winked at me.
  18. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: would, back, killed, selling, details.
    2. Write about being delayed.
    3. Write about an odd noise or sound.
  19. The humid air smelled of dead fish.
  20. The person you didn’t marry.
  21. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  22. She became as fragile as a tea glass.
  23. Enter the contest, it’s fun!
  24. Keep writing that contest story. You can do it!
  25. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: national, smart, there’s, torn, that.
    2. Write about a tennis ball.
    3. Write something involving a kind of food or drink.
  26. For him the color white resembled silence.
  27. She worried about being late for dinner.
  28. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  29. He was more comfortable talking to objects.
  30. Write a letter to someone who won’t expect it.
  31. Her presence was bewildering.
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