September 2007
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. A half empty green beer bottle and a white plate filled with fried shrimp.
  2. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: passing, windows, third, lucky, wives.
    2. Write about sleep deprivation.
    3. Write about a skill or piece of knowledge that everyone should have.
  3. what world do your characters live in?
  4. The hard, rounded surface of his face reminded me of an old baseball.
  5. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  6. “I can’t read that book; animals die.”
  7. The water was dark brown with mud and hyacinths.
  8. The sun was just a red ember among the trees.
  9. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: never, engraved, tart, between, waiting.
    2. Fill in the blanks: “make like _____ and _____”.
    3. Incorporate a bumper-sticker sized slogan into your story.
  10. He felt a tremendous weariness in his bones.
  11. Ethical was not in his vocabulary.
  12. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  13. They walked shoulder to shoulder.
  14. A grandfather clock stood sentinel where the windows met the bookshelves.
  15. She always said, “I’m in a period of adjustment.”
  16. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: almost, nights, scars, summer, metal.
    2. There was a recent headline that read: “Plane crash in Turkey. Dead feared.” Use the phrase “Dead feared.”
    3. Use the phrase, “then ______ could die happy.”
  17. Write down every cliche you hear today.
  18. “Do you know what this is?”
  19. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  20. Create a mythical beast.
  21. Three Cheers and a Tiger Writing Contest Weekend.
  22. Three Cheers and a Tiger Writing Contest Weekend.
  23. Three Cheers and a Tiger Writing Contest Weekend. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: hushed, deals, finishing, slowly, played.
    2. Describe someone’s pose or gesture.
    3. Write about a special treat.
  24. A dripping blond girl in a silver swim suit.
  25. Under his right eye was a looped scar that made his stare more pronounced.
  26. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  27. The gravel crunched loudly under my feet.
  28. I’ll never forget that summer.
  29. I woke to a clatter of birds in the trees outside my window.
  30. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: curled, despite, awareness, spent, fiber
    2. Write about an old photograph.
    3. Use the phrase, “Good things come in _______.”
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