August 2007
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  2. That night the moon was yellow.
  3. Static electricity crackled in the sleeves of his coat.
  4. He believed driving the ambulance was meaningful.
  5. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: impossible, rain, second, education, already.
    2. Use a recorded voice in your story.
    3. Write about making excuses.
  6. One sticky August day…
  7. The water gleamed like a black pearl.
  8. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  9. Her thin, blue-veined hands never seemed to stop moving.
  10. It was a place of comfort and dreams.
  11. A sharp longing gave him courage.
  12. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: green, detox, anthem, linen, mail.
    2. Write about the temperature of something.
    3. Include a mis-used word in dialog.
  13. Oil lamps left an eerie yellowish glow.
  14. He felt the hard stone of sorrow melt inside of him.
  15. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  16. The easy madness of pulling a trigger that could end a life.
  17. In the end, wars destroy families, not nations.
  18. The dusty room smelled of sweet wood and paint.
  19. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: cloud, matter, youth, alarm, streets.
    2. Write about something that happens/happened in the middle of the night. (sabeth)
    3. Use the following situation: A little detective work and I found, near the door, a small note from the local power company, dated two weeks ago, letting me know that they [did something]. (toxicfur)
    4. Use the phrase, “It looked good in the dark.” (ana)
    5. Use a foreign phrase (assuming that you normally speak English, and thus a phrase in some other language from English). (aethucyn)
    6. Include a dead girl or a live boy in the back of the car with a mummy. (bo)
    7. Have a character prepare or eat food or Add details to the setting and/or add physical features to your character. (bob)
  20. On the way home from our holiday in Thailand.
  21. Elegant is my middle name.
  22. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  23. Movie going is a solitary process.
  24. He was cautious of commitment.
  25. A cranky, bald-headed, fat old man.
  26. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: doorbell, people, years, wonder, checking.
    2. Write about having too much time (or not enough).
    3. Write spilling something.
  27. There is nothing he can do here that will disqualify him.
  28. Mom had a nervous breakdown when I was 5.
  29. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  30. The street gave me comfort.
  31. A robust blond waitress.
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