July 2008
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. Write about time.
  2. A magnifying glass, a kaleidoscope and a bucket.
  3. Caution as a character flaw.
  4. The sound of an electric train set in another room.
  5. Write a short story using only words of one syllable.
  6. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: haughtily, fort, screamed, crashing, medieval.
    2. Use the phrase, “wash, peel, eat” or the phrase “that’s the prompt.”
    3. Write about someone who loved only numbers.
  7. The smell of rain on a hot sidewalk.
  8. Running in a wind storm.
  9. Spend today listening for stories.
  10. Create a character based on your first grade teacher.
  11. The joy of flying a kite.
  12. Imagine each person you talk to today as an animal.
  13. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: nickel, library, center, attached, leaving.
    2. Write about the consequences of a lie.
    3. Use the phrase, “story about a man and ______.”
  14. Walking across a sheep-cropped field.
  15. A day at the circus.
  16. A lumpy mattress reeking of disinfectant.
  17. The fuchsia walls hurt her eyes.
  18. Maybe it was the salt air.
  19. I rubbed his whiskers with the tips of my fingers. OR His grizzled face showed disappointment.
  20. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: parts, saying, stove, shrugged, wings.
    2. Include the name of an alcoholic drink.
    3. Write about an accident at home.
  21. Write a poem about your first memory.
  22. She refused to live like a rat.
  23. I know more about the army than the army does.
  24. He had a lifelong fear of water.
  25. She’d forgotten how good it felt to let loose.
  26. The fortuneteller was declared not guilty.
  27. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: patch, stand, bottom, freeze, course.
    2. Write about being (or feeling) disconnected.
    3. Write about a lucky charm.
  28. He rescued others, but never himself.
  29. Stacks of fresh white towels.
  30. He had a strong need of music.
  31. Everything went black, again.
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