July 2014
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. A midweek holiday.
  2. Clumsy foreshadowing (see link)
  3. One character gives another the silent treatment.
  4. “You can’t do that with one of those.”
  5. Visit an indie bookstore. Buy a book!
  6. Missed chat? Get today’s prompts at Twitter.
  7. A punishable offense.
  8. Write dialog between a character and a machine.
  9. Write with abandon. Be willing to sound foolish.
  10. “Anything not worth doing is not worth doing well.”
  11. Visit your local public library. Claim a seat and write for one hour.
  12. Write about winter (summer) on a hot (cold) day
  13. Missed chat? Get today’s prompts at Twitter.
    1. Use the following words: work, allowed, divided, lock, island.
    2. Write about small crawly critters.
    3. Write about trying to do something without using your hands.
  14. Dumping a chore on another team/family member.
  15. A very expensive forgery.
  16. “What year is it, again?”
  17. Your antagonist sells something important belonging to your protagonist.
  18. Write about a sad anniversary.
  19. Take a photo walk. Use the photos you take to create a storyboard.
  20. Missed chat? Get today’s prompts at Twitter.
    1. Use the following five words: morning, where, sand, polished, message.
    2. Fill in the blanks: “________ is like the anti-________.”
    3. Write about overabundance.
  21. Write and illustrate a short story or poem.
  22. Write from a POV very different from your own.
  23. Your MC is annoyed by a friend who’s always whining on social media.
  24. What’s to say on a Thursday?
  25. Plan (and execute!) your own writer’s retreat.
  26. The postman stops delivering mail.
  27. Missed chat? Get today’s prompts at Twitter.
    1. Use the following five words: plum, surface, upon, windy, press.
    2. Write about eyes in the dark.
    3. Include a tidbit of local history.
  28. “It’s always 3AM next Thursday there.”
  29. A list of items placed in a time capsule.
  30. “Fill in all the blanks, with something.”
  31. A cookie dough mishap.
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