September 2008
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. First line: “Don’t touch that!.”
  2. A leader in denial.
  3. An orange tabby crosses the road.
  4. Write a short story or poem based on one of these images.
  5. Setting: a coffee shop twenty minutes before closing.
  6. Create an unsympathetic main character.
  7. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: white, days, quicker, clockwise, developed (bonus word of the day: ether).
    2. Write about using unfamiliar equipment.
    3. Write about having more than you need of something.
  8. Blowing the dust off an object… what is it? why is it in this condition?
  9. It’s the size of a golf ball and purple.
  10. Set a scene outside the judge’s chambers.
  11. Write a short story or poem based on one of these images.
  12. create a character with beliefs the opposite of your own.
  13. A fraudulent document surfaces.
  14. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: listen, together, wrapping, suddenly, drought.
    2. Write about the one that got away.
    3. Write about an unexpected blossom.
  15. Theme: joy and kindness.
  16. A ball of pink yarn and a pair of baseball tickets.
  17. Declutter your writing space; then write about a “fresh start.”
  18. Write a short story or poem based on one of these images.
  19. Write about a “modern day pirate.”
  20. He refuses to wear a tie.
  21. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: jagged, patiently, laughed, tense, mostly.
    2. Write about using the wrong tool for the job.
    3. Fill in the blanks: “You can __________, but don’t ___________.”
  22. Red, orange, yellow and brown… where it shouldn’t be.
  23. The result of a misheard bit of gossip.
  24. While cleaning out the car, your MC finds an incriminating personal item.
  25. Write a short story or poem based on one of these images.
  26. Opening line: “You did this.” (note: doesn’t have to be dialogue).
  27. Write the first paragraph of your memoir.
  28. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: silence, pocket, protest, small, despite.
    2. Write about a bottle or use a bottle as a metaphor.
    3. Use the phrase, “You want what?”
  29. Write a paragraph about your character’s mentor or guide.
  30. She fears that others find her too naive.
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