October 2009
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. Sit around a fire and tell scary stories.
  2. Write both an acceptance/rejection letter for your current work.
  3. A paradigm shift in a relationship.
  4. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises
    1. Use the following words: after, making, circular, mean, between
    2. Write about something that’s not as bad as expected.
    3. Write about not looking where you’re going.
  5. The car began to hydroplane and he lost control.
  6. Everything was overcooked, slightly burned. We ate in silence.
  7. I believe in “The No Asshole Rule”
  8. Is it possible to be addicted to kindness?
  9. Do you tell true personal stories, or do you embellish?
  10. What instrument does your m/c play or dream of playing.
  11. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises
    1. Use the following words: which, flipped, alone, spidery, eyes. Bonus points for “weirdness”.
    2. Write about something that only lasts for a short time.
    3. Write about mottled sunshine.
  12. I thought it was a bird, but it was just a paper bag.
  13. My neck keeps getting redder.
  14. Our marriage isn’t working and neither are you.
  15. She thought he was a man; in reality he was a little boy.
  16. Some days last longer than others.
  17. Sixty-seven more miles.
  18. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises
    1. Use the following words: floor, warily, gazed, blue, scarred.
    2. bob: Use the Janis Joplin line “It ain’t much. It’s everything.
    3. aethucyn: Neither rain, nor sleet, nor dark of night. –Include precipitation, or failing that, a postman.
  19. “You don’t know what I’m going through”
  20. He finally understood the paradox of choice.
  21. The hush of the forest humbled me.
  22. How does your m/c deal with fear.
  23. Find something that excites you here, and write about it.
  24. What does waiting feel like?
  25. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises
    1. Use the following words: shelves, fascination, under, frame, vibrating. Bonus points for “newsboy”.
    2. Fill in the blank: “the speed of ____”.
    3. Write about an herb plant, growing in a flowerpot.
  26. A change in a character’s heart.
  27. “That was a vicious wedding dress.”
  28. What expression do you find overused…awesome, sweet, dude, etc…?
  29. Imagine an evening with your favorite author.
  30. What are the 3 things you want to accomplish next year?
  31. Write that spooky/scary story or poem rattling around in your brain.
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