October 2014
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. A character who is so cynical s/he thinks everyone else is insincere.
  2. “You’re all soggy.”
  3. Start with a line from a song.
  4. Your character responds to harsh criticism.
  5. Missed chat? Get today’s prompts at Twitter.
    1. Use the following words: rocks, missing, reason, little, constructed.
    2. Aethucyn: Write about branches scratching against the window.
    3. Bob: Have a character say, “That’s why I did it.”
    4. Sue: Use the Phrase “Those are the Cliff Notes”
    5. broker: Using a nearly obsolete device.
    6. Kellska: Fill in the blanks: “There’s no such thing as ______, only ______.”
    7. Shiro: “This situation clearly calls for a ferret”.
    8. catwithpen: Covert communications.
    9. bo: Kill your protagonist; if your protagonist is already (un)dead, obliterate them.
  6. Setting the clock forward instead of back.
  7. Use these 5 words: organic, underestimated, premiering, dynamic, shortage.
  8. A gender-ambiguous name.
  9. Use this line: “You’re not helping!”
  10. “Ten. Ten. Ten. Ten.”
  11. Start with a car alarm going off.
  12. Missed chat? Get today’s prompts at Twitter.
    1. Use the following five words: which, librarian, doves, understand, white.
    2. Some (dis)assembly required.
    3. “I thought you might like to have these.”
  13. Use these 5 words: roaming, treacherously, tear, forecast, meddling.
  14. Chickening out saves the day.
  15. A character who’s deeply invested in a certain fandom.
  16. “How can I do that?”
  17. Start with characters decoding a message.
  18. “Are you my mother?”
  19. Missed chat? Get today’s prompts at Twitter.
    1. Use the following words: universe, middle, nails, fault, trace.
    2. “Tell me again: what were you doing?”
    3. Use the phrase, “it’s a thing now.”
  20. Finishing late at night.
  21. Use these 5 words: force, historical, prolonging, seasonal, killer.
  22. Answer yes to an either/or question.
  23. Start with a character making a life-changing decision.
  24. “What makes you ask that question?”
  25. Use this line: “You have no chill.”
  26. Missed chat? Get today’s prompts at Twitter.
    1. Use the following five words: mother, dissolve, all, shakes, martyrs.
    2. Write about a miniature version of something familiar.
    3. “Why should you be special?”
  27. Use these 5 words: airport, volcano, protests, astronomer, manuscript.
  28. No time to procrastinate; just do it.
  29. Two wildly different interpretations of the same set of facts.
  30. Dreading a holiday.
  31. A subtweet war between two characters.
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