August 2008
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. I have always dreamed of …….
  2. His office is on the 47th floor.
  3. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: finish, concrete, week, something, smile.
    2. Write about something underwater.
    3. Write about finding something hidden.
  4. She began taking piano lessons when she was 54.
  5. The soft give of a Persian rug.
  6. He lied about the ages of his children.
  7. Your MC changes her contacts to match her clothes.
  8. Describe eating watermelon.
  9. Three terrified children screaming for their parents.
  10. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: later, always, never, ordinary, divine.
    2. Use the phrase “What would you like to drink?”
    3. Write about something to do with circles, or loops.
  11. Write about a mother’s love.
  12. The pressure against my intensified.
  13. A scorched-black bank of thunderclouds.
  14. The window blinds were up.
  15. A young girl wearing a black Grateful Dead T-shirt.
  16. If you haven’t yet, read the AB article and try the accompanying exercises.
  17. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: gadget, alter, served, rescue, messenger.
    2. Fill in the blanks: “when _______ met _______.”
    3. Write about an unstated assumption or expectation.
  18. My code name was dragonfly.
  19. I rubbed his whiskers with the tips of my fingers.
  20. His eyes were radiant with goodwill.
  21. Your MC is in rehab.
  22. A poem about blueberries.
  23. He loved to fight in bars.
  24. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: course, blind, talking, pain, grandfather.
    2. Write about a moment of realizing there are greater possibilities (or no alternatives).
    3. Write about making a bad situation worse.
  25. My neighbors kept me alive.
  26. WIth you I think I’m everything.
  27. The setting is a circus.
  28. Why did she wear turtlenecks in summer?
  29. A rambling, paintless house.
  30. Plan to attend one lecture in September and write a review.
  31. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: situation, three, hyperbolic, pointing, kicked.
    2. Write about not finishing something you started.
    3. Fill in the blanks: “A ______ wrapped in ______.” (This was inspired by the description of the USSR as “A mystery wrapped in an enigma.”).
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