May 2012
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. Finding your parents in a compromising position.
  2. Describe your favorite food.
  3. Taking a picture of yourself for the internet.
  4. Base a story on a news headline.
  5. An armed escort.
  6. Get today’s Sunday brunch prompts at Twitter.
    1. Use the following words: combination, song, entrance, heat, hanging
    2. Use a phrase in a foreign language.
    3. Write about a piece of nostalgia from two decades ago.
  7. Use three words with more than 8 letters.
  8. Listen to some music from a non-English speaking country.
  9. Write an accent.
  10. The view from the back seat, middle, of the car.
  11. Write a dialog scene using only quotes from movies.
  12. A very small surprise that makes a big difference.
  13. Get today’s Sunday brunch prompts at Twitter.
    1. Use the following five words: brown, swaying, massive, swell, moment.
    2. Write about a mirror or other polished/reflective surface.
    3. Use the phrase “better than fighting with the vacuum.”
  14. A wild weather event.
  15. A foggy path.
  16. Beware the Ides of… May?.
  17. Tell a story involving an animal and your writing.
  18. Change the color in a common phrase, e.g. “Green as night”
  19. Sleeping in on a Saturday.
  20. Get today’s Sunday brunch prompts at Twitter.
    1. Use the following five words: cigarette, seemed, amongst, mercurial, stomach.
    2. Write an interior monologue.
    3. Use a made-up expletive.
  21. Use the following words: passage, unrestricted, busk, coastwise, outasight.
  22. Imagine you’re a songwriter & write the track list for your first album.
  23. Prep your writing space the night before.
  24. Your characters move to a commune.
  25. Still life with old books.
  26. Shake up your writing routine: write by hand instead of typing or vice versa.
  27. Get today’s Sunday brunch prompts at Twitter.
    1. Use the following words: river, close, bats, inside, increased
    2. Write about something that’s black and white.
    3. Use the phrase “the future is …”
  28. Use these words: connector, wrenching, counterweight, overtired, capriccioso.
  29. Canoeing in the Olympics.
  30. An express train.
  31. A character who practices alchemy.
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