October 2012
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. “We’re *finally* done with September.”
  2. Interview yourself.
  3. “Well, we’re legal here, but on the other side of the border…”
  4. Start with: “things I am afraid to tell you…”
  5. It seems to be broken.
  6. Take your laptop or notebook to a public place & write about what you see.
  7. Get today’s Sunday brunch prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following five words: twisting, lungs, major, gripped, mercurial.
    2. Write about breaking something down into its component parts.
    3. “I’m the kind of friend who only gets in touch when I want something.”
  8. Write a review of the last book you read.
  9. “Nobody volunteered to do it.”
  10. a real estate project uncovers a midden.
  11. Describe the shape of a pain.
  12. What’s in your toolbox?
  13. Remember to breathe.
  14. Get today’s Sunday brunch prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following words: warned, inventing, sheen, lingering, personal
    2. “Oh. I should think up a ______.” (Fill in the blank.)
    3. Write about discovering that you’re missing something that you thought you had.
  15. A content-free e-mail message.
  16. Sign: EVERYTHING MUST GO. EVEN THE FIXTURES.
  17. Can’t sleep; clowns will eat me.
  18. Start with: “When I’m writing, I feel _________.”
  19. “I need it by the 19th.”
  20. a vintage tea tin with something unexpected inside.
  21. Get today’s Sunday brunch prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following five words: flutter, mother, massaged, portion, small.
    2. Use the phrase, “You think that’s a good idea?”
    3. Write about developing a recipe or other procedure.
  22. Go for a walk. Take 10 photos. Write a story about them.
  23. She said/she said.
  24. Write about your non-writing passion(s).
  25. Describe a living space in the corner of a warehouse.
  26. Describe the Bizarro version of yourself.
  27. Write about that other personality you’re hiding.
  28. Get today’s Sunday brunch prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following words: first, control, earthquakes, bell, infected.
    2. toxicfur: Your character is too tired to care about [fill in the blank]
    3. Xore: Your character wakes up and realizes someone else is moving around in the next room.
    4. bo: Rewrite a previous section in the passive, being sure to use clear passive markers, such as “… by zombies”
    5. sabeth: Write about something that can’t be predicted.
    6. bob: A foul smell.
    7. ana: Fill in the blank: “Nobody expects _____.”
  29. “Let’s go find out.”
  30. Start with: “right now…” or “currently…”
  31. “Man up!” “I’m not actually a man.”
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