September 2013
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. Get today’s Sunday brunch prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following five words: Midnight, world, bark, bring, weep.
    2. Write about a physically awkward situation.
    3. “S/he is never late; s/he arrives precisely when s/he means to.”
  2. Revisit your 2013 writing goals + make a fresh list for the fall.
  3. “If you’re not cussing, you’re not doing it right.”
  4. Write about a character with islomania.
  5. Write in the voice of an inanimate object.
  6. Follow @FriNightWrites + tweet your word count w/ the hashtag #writeclub.
  7. Why not the best?
  8. Get today’s Sunday brunch prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following five words: Pianos, crossing, woods, traffic, preserve.
    2. Fill in the blank: “it’s that time of year when _____”
    3. Fill in the blank: “Don’t get lost on the way to ________.”
  9. “Keep a copy in case you mess it up.”
  10. Share a favorite quote about writing. Use the hashtag #TCwq.
  11. Listen to the Mozart Requiem and write based on the mood.
  12. Add one of the following to your story: a bear, a flood, a politician.
  13. Write about a lucky Friday the 13th
  14. Follow #amwriting + use one of the writer’s names for a character.
  15. Get today’s Sunday brunch prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following five words: moaning, private, neglected, rest, share.
    2. A character gives a false name.
    3. Use the phrase, “And… it doesn’t work.”
  16. Use these new words: twerk, selfie, MOOC, derp, buzzworthy.
  17. Reverse the gender of one of your characters.
  18. It’s #WriterWednesday aka #ww. Give a favorite writer a shout out.
  19. Write about a very strange animal.
  20. It’s Friday! What are you reading? Tag your tweet with #FridayReads.
  21. Write in the first person without first person pronouns.
  22. Get today’s Sunday brunch prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following words: parties, running, counting, retroactively, color
    2. Use the phrase, “A funny thing happened on the way to ____”
    3. Use the phrase, “It was a good system.”
  23. Write about unknown unknowns making their existence felt.
  24. Procrastinating? Give yourself a kickstart by playing Writer’s Excuse Bingo.
  25. “Only 2 more. You can survive that.”
  26. Browse through archived APIEH writing exercises + choose one to do.
  27. Write about chickening out.
  28. Use the most recent “Word of the Week” as the theme of a story or poem.
  29. Get today’s Sunday brunch prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following five words: silent, boxes, world, begin, rankling.
    2. Fill in the blank, “According to my dad, _______.”
    3. A character is confused by an interruption.
  30. Write a writing prompt + submit it!
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