November 2009
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises
    1. Use the following words: telling, waiting, tomorrow, coincidentally, kicked
    2. Write about a provocation that your character can almost, but not quite, ignore.
    3. Write about Fall, falling, or something fallen.
  2. Validate a character’s fears
  3. Set a scene in a minor character’s workplace
  4. Get inspired for a character bio by a topic at the NIMH
  5. “You can have anything you want. All you have to do for me is…”
  6. Write 500 words on a stolen moment at a children’s party
  7. There’s one secret he’s kept from his best friend. Write the story of it.
  8. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises
    1. Use the following words: twenty, often, bolts, stove, family.
    2. Write about having to borrow something that you urgently need.
    3. Use the phrase, “If only there were more than 24 hours in a day.”
  9. Dark chocolate, Frank Sinatra and a dusting of snow
  10. She wants to know all the details, no matter how sick they make her feel
  11. A yellow eye, staring out of the darkness. It blinks. Then —
  12. It seems colder on a clear night with a full moon
  13. He walked under the ladder on purpose, as always
  14. Fish sticks and chocolate pudding for dinner, eaten with a spork
  15. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises
    1. Use the following words: wall, explosive, season, leaving, hands
    2. Write about vengeance declined.
    3. Fill in the blanks: “______ has always been ______.”
  16. A pair of broken eyeglasses in a paper bag
  17. She left behind a Pez dispenser and a pair of pink underwear
  18. One piece of apple pie
  19. “You agree with me? Congratulations.”
  20. The less expensive of two evils
  21. “Are you sure that’s octopus?”
  22. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises
    1. Use the following words: encountered, people, lighter, drove, early.
    2. This week I saw the following two items on a bulleted list on a whiteboard: lunch, shadows. Write something connecting the two.
    3. Use the phrase “on the other hand”.
  23. “Actually I do have a question. But you’ll never answer it.”
  24. A moldy jack-o-lantern falls off the front porch step
  25. Two tickets for the concert
  26. “We don’t serve the pie until the football game starts.”
  27. Outside the store at 5:13 a.m.
  28. There was something fishy about the rhubarb pie. Literally.
  29. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises
    1. Use the following words: sweat, sense, counteract, jumble, cartwheel
    2. Include the names of at least two kinds of non-human animals.
    3. Write about connecting the dots. (Alternate prompt: beer.)
  30. They both reached for the radishes.
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