November 2013
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. A conversation about the weather, with subtext
  2. A male character who’s afraid of blood.
  3. Get today’s Sunday brunch prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following words: approaching, jacket, ticket, focus, display
    2. Use the phrase “Do you want fries with that?”
    3. Fill in the blank: “everything’s better with ______”
  4. Start with a foregone conclusion.
  5. Procrastinating something urgent by doing something trivial
  6. Set your story in a town called Spuzzum.
  7. “On the third hand…”
  8. Take it up to eleven.
  9. A cat in your character’s lap, interfering.
  10. Get today’s Sunday brunch prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following five words: stiff, broken, overhead, continue, spring.
    2. Write about a myth or local legend.
    3. “That’s the way it happened. I think.”
  11. The 11th month, the 11th day, the 11th hour.
  12. Someone makes a Freudian slip.
  13. Friday, uh, no, Wednesday the 13th
  14. Use your artistic license.
  15. Use observation of an animal to write about aliens
  16. A character plays an eight-letter Scrabble word.
  17. Get today’s Sunday brunch prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following five words: sputtered doves shore pin lunar.
    2. A character says, “Don’t stare at what you don’t want to hit.” (h/t to Bob)
    3. Use the phrase, “What if I don’t?”
  18. Insert a red herring.
  19. Write about telling a long-held secret
  20. One character lies to another: “That’s against my religion.”
  21. “Do you want puppies? Or existentialism?”
  22. Falling into an internet wormhole.
  23. “How high should the seawall be?”
  24. Get today’s Sunday brunch prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following five words: crepe marriage white bring incantations.
    2. Use the phrase “Drivers may be difficult.”
    3. Write about a rainbow seen in an unexpected place.
  25. Write about a purring… dragon.
  26. Write some purple prose.
  27. Use a vanity license plate in your story
  28. A snarky non-human sidekick.
  29. Finish your Nano today, a day early!
  30. A potty emergency.
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