November 2008
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. 2008 Dead of Winter Writing Contest Opens!
  2. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: brown, million, mouth, worked, mother.
    2. Write about something or someone without a name.
    3. Substitute a word in a familiar phrase with another word. Bonus points for a word that’s similar to the original with a completely different meaning.
  3. Can Zombies find love?
  4. Let the moon be the theme of your writing today.
  5. His enthusiasm energized them both.
  6. She scraped his face with a pumice stone.
  7. Deep green ivy hid the brick wall.
  8. We were so happy.
  9. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: fashion, last, headboard, reading, arrival.
    2. Fill in the blanks: “______ is the ______ of ________.”
    3. Use the phrase, “under the bed.”
  10. The sweat ran off his skin like snakes.
  11. You could hear the jukebox roaring through the front door.
  12. The edge of a public park, where the wildflowers bloom.
  13. Do not prolong my suffering.
  14. The building suggests unexplored spaces.
  15. Your protag communicates with deer.
  16. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: credit, responded, outline, placidly, shook.
    2. Use the phrase “everything depends.”
    3. The other day I saw a woman standing on a corner, gesturing at the passing cars as if half-heartedly hitchhiking and not really thinking she’ll get picked up. But as I passed by it actually looked like she was giving them the finger. So, you can write whatever you want from that, but the prompt is: Include a gesture that has a commonly understood meaning.
  17. Two brothers thumb wrestling.
  18. His mother was magical.
  19. Once the car was gone the wind was the only sound.
  20. I put the house key in my pocket.
  21. The air was like cotton.
  22. Fog creeping through a mountain valley.
  23. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: alone, digital, problem, unsettled, wondering.
    2. Write about someone starting to do something, then stopping.
    3. Write about the irresistible force meeting the immovable object.
  24. A blizzard of difficulties.
  25. A thick shroud of fog clung to the ground.
  26. Mourning the loss of innocence.
  27. The doctor was informative, curteous and even sympathetic.
  28. When stereotypes break down.
  29. Maybe he was right.
  30. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. These words are taken verbatim from Remainder by Tom McCarthy. Use at least five of the following: jug, bridge, cigarette, oyster, fruitbat, windowsill, sponge.
    2. Write about loss of balance.
    3. Write about something that is white.
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