April 2009
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. Your MC creates crossword puzzles with secret messages.
  2. A child building a sand castle.
  3. Can pirates be kind? Write a character sketch of a benevolent pirate.
  4. A man in bib overalls walking a cat on a leash.
  5. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises
    1. Use the following words: other, water, again, unuseful, reached
    2. Write about relearning something you’d forgotten.
    3. Fill in the blank: “the world doesn’t revolve around _________”
  6. Two friends eyeing the last slice of pizza.
  7. Two friends eyeing the last slice of pizza.
  8. She spent the afternoon eating Fritos and playing solitaire.
  9. An autobiographical filmmaker tries a new genre and finds love.
  10. A screened-in porch with a green tin roof.
  11. His loins tingled like a swarm of bees.
  12. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises
    1. Use the following words: falling, awake, laughing, hundreds, wise.
    2. Write about being the wrong person for the job.
    3. Write about something that’s worn out.
  13. The smoke from the wood fire spun in the cones of sunlight.
  14. A 300 pound woman with flaming hair and a sequined dress.
  15. Every time I saw him, either his left foot or right arm was in a cast.
  16. He would not tell her his real name.
  17. She watched the fronds on the palm trees lift and clatter in the breeze.
  18. Georgia O’Keefe and Anais Nin are important in your MC’s life.
  19. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: about, right, herself, strands, quite.
    2. Write about a gift that was not well received.
    3. Use the phrase “why not”.
  20. His life was invested in the imposition of control and power over others.
  21. An agressive northerner and a laid back southerner negotiating.
  22. “I only use Burt’s Bees products.”
  23. She secretly recorded the sounds of people sleeping.
  24. The nursing home, like a seedy bar, smelled of misplaced pee.
  25. The moment they met he knew it was a mistake.
  26. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: garden, crush, follow, flaw, tank (Sue)
      Bonus words (use them during any of the prompts): dozen, sake, recovered, mere, sky (courtesy of xore)
    2. Use the phrase, “I’d [he’d/she’d] rather be ________” (toxicfur)
    3. Include twins, clones, or doppelgaenger. (bo)
    4. Fill in the blanks (you can change the pronouns): “I’m so _____, I _____” (sabeth)
    5. One of your characters says, “I do.” (ana)
    6. In honor of Bea Arthur, use her famous line from the tv show Maude, “God will get you for that.” (bob)
  27. The moment they met she fell in love.
  28. “What do you mean this skillet is nasty? It was my mama’s.”
  29. He left his bagpipe in the bar and never returned.
  30. Never share a tofu recipe with a psychotic.
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