January 2011
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. Begin a new project. Don’t work on the old stuff today!
  2. Get today’s Sunday Brunch Prompts at Twitter.
    1. Use the following words: clockwork, basket, yipping, among, spoon.
    2. Write about a bridge.
    3. Write about dubious wisdom.
  3. The code doesn’t work and the clock is ticking.
  4. Write about a town called Sin.
  5. The date on the check was right but the total wasn’t.
  6. An easily escapable situation your MC can’t seem to escape.
  7. “If you don’t want drama, stop buying tickets to the show.”
  8. A toasted cheese sandwich for lunch plus the perfect side item… (?).
  9. Get today’s Sunday Brunch Prompts at Twitter.
    1. Use the following words: turns, wearing, variations, framed, reveal.
    2. Bob: “I hate pithy.”
    3. sydney: “Thirteenth paring.”
    4. toxicfur: Your point-of-view character has lost all ability to communicate.
    5. bo: “How tired I am of words,” she said.
    6. aethucyn I survive entirely on ______ and the ________ of others.
    7. sabeth: Write about something that is saved up and never used.
    8. Sue: use “kissed a frog”
    9. ana: Write about a talking bird
    10. firesnake: Include an internet meme. (LOLcats, double rainbow, all your base, whatever.)
  10. The distant train whistle sounds through the bare woods.
  11. A pleasant debate takes a personal turn for the MC.
  12. “Why don’t you take your tree down until January 12?”
  13. Write the story behind a character’s tattoo or scar.
  14. Your story begins as the MC leaves a salon or barbershop with a drastic look.
  15. Get unstuck: have your MC become either predator or prey.
  16. Get today’s Sunday Brunch Prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following words: mostly, fewer, necessary, drag, puffed.
    2. Write about a moment of choosing to accept one’s destiny.
    3. “Good night, my little were-kangaroos of joy.” (Apologies to Warren Ellis, who tweeted this phrase).
  17. Add a small town politician into your mix of characters.
  18. Write a revenge story (without including any backstory).
  19. He brought her a roast beef sandwich and a Harry Potter Blu-Ray.
  20. Use red and blue as inspiration or theme for a story or poem.
  21. “How about a nice hot cup of shut the ___ up?”
  22. The girl next door used to be a CIA agent in Kiev.
  23. Get today’s Sunday Brunch Prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following words: saddest, rolling, table, burnt, handful
    2. Write about a teapot in a tempest.
    3. Fill in the blanks: “_______ is the opposite of ________”
  24. “I don’t know what it is but it’s not the old lady’s ghost up there.”
  25. A celebrity goes to the grocery store to buy bananas and bread.
  26. The entry port froze solid as he slipped inside the station.
  27. “It could be worse. I could be Sting.”
  28. A character searching for ways to remove blood stains from carpeting.
  29. Two men in dress shirts meeting for coffee at the bookstore.
  30. Get today’s Sunday Brunch Prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following words: deviate, failing, maple, could, critters.
    2. Write about something that happened a significant number of years ago.
    3. Use the phrase, “You’re just jealous of my superpower.”
  31. “Hold it right there. I ain’t finished.”
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