August 2014
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. Remote won’t work and there’s a cat in my lap.
  2. Have a character act unpredictably.
  3. Missed chat? Get today’s prompts at Twitter.
    1. Use the following five words: beach, light, dress, nothing, beating.
    2. Use the phrase, “I have too many already.”
    3. Write about breaking a habit.
  4. A maniacal laugh.
  5. Unexpected side-effect of an injury
  6. No one gets your MC’s sarcasm.
  7. “I actually did think about that.”
  8. Deliberately breaking the rules.
  9. A travel SNAFU leads to a chance encounter
  10. Missed chat? Get today’s prompts at Twitter.
    1. Use the following five words: eaten, looking, seducer, broken, message.
    2. Use the phrase, “Please go away for a while.”
    3. Write about something imperfectly cromulent.
  11. Cleaning up a mess
  12. A character is wrong, but very, very certain they’re right.
  13. “Remind me of your name again?”
  14. Use an old family photo as a prompt. #tbt #throwbackthursday
  15. Ides of Aug: Write about an unusual calendar
  16. A character’s cooking gives others food poisoning.
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  18. Jealousy leads to chaos.
  19. Making up nicknames for other people
  20. Everyone in your story thinks your protagonist is actually the villain.
  21. A child greeting an adult.
  22. “Have you no compassion?!”
  23. Your ideal writers’ getaway
  24. Missed chat? Get today’s prompts at Twitter.
    1. Use the following five words: skeleton, mother, curve, press, thought.
    2. Write about a changing of the guard.
    3. “We’re not going to make it, are we?”
  25. Coming home to an unpleasant surprise.
  26. A character is proud of being frugal.
  27. “What’s that in teaspoons?”
  28. “_____ is such a troll.”
  29. In my day we didn’t start school until…
  30. Can your MC trust their best friend?
  31. Missed chat? Get today’s prompts at Twitter.
    1. Use the following five words: broken, seducer, shakes, famine, wrong.
    2. “How much does the free stuff cost?”
    3. Write about a day when everything just works.
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