November 2011
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. Jellyfish tentacles drift through the water
  2. Write a story or poem based on an old wives’ tale
  3. Set your action during an unexpected early snowstorm
  4. “What are you going to do with all of that?”
  5. A strip of film negatives found marking a place in an old book
  6. Get today’s Sunday Brunch Prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following words: enlightenment, disposal, names, smiles, offer
    2. Use the phrase “curious arrangement.”
    3. Write about a reunion.
  7. The drive leading to the building could only be described as “treacherous.”
  8. Use water or another liquid as a theme or metaphor
  9. A box of tissues and a bottle of camphor on a bedside table
  10. Camping on a cold, clear autumn night
  11. A letter to Santa
  12. Use an item within your reach as a clue to a character’s personality
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    1. Use the following words: control, shape, floor, critical, worried
    2. Use the phrase, “Where did this come from?”
    3. Write about falling behind.
  14. Try writing a story or poem in future tense
  15. Write a conversation among football players on a field
  16. Use in a story/poem: stuff, energize, invade
  17. Find an abandoned piece and rewrite, cutting as many adjectives as possible
  18. Your MC is shocked by the arrival of a letter or email
  19. Open your story with weather different from today’s real weather
  20. Get today’s Sunday Brunch Prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following five words: morning, slide, seemed, never, dreaming.
    2. Write about illegible handwriting.
    3. Use the phrase, “more than I need”.
  21. Follow a character’s morning or evening rituals
  22. Write a comic panel or strip
  23. The story behind your character’s good luck charm
  24. Create the story of a character’s first time doing something
  25. Your MC fears someone will discover her/his secret obsession
  26. Write the story of a theft from the thief’s perspective
  27. Get today’s Sunday Brunch Prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following words: time, task, genuine, machine, increased
    2. Use the phrase “I can’t keep track.”
    3. Use the phrase, “not this time.”
  28. Fall clean-up: physically clean your writing space & organize your documents
  29. Write a memoir pp about a pet you had or fiction about one you wish you had
  30. An automatic light that fails to come on prompts the MC’s anxiety
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