February 2002
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. Write about saying goodbye.
  2. Write about something that could happen on Groundhog Day.
  3. Write about riding the bus.
  4. Write about your favorite stuffed animal.
  5. Write about a surprise meeting.
  6. Write about the smell of a new baby.
  7. Write about sweating.
  8. Write about a drive in a car.
  9. Write about nail polish on toenails.
  10. Write about melting ice cubes.
  11. Base events in a scene on one of today’s horoscopes.
  12. Write about a train ride.
  13. Write a scene using a conversation you overheard today.
  14. Write about an unlikely couple in love.
  15. Write about a walk in the woods.
  16. Write about a big party.
  17. Start a story that begins with the letter Z.
  18. Write about hair.
  19. Post an old story at a TC board.
  20. Create the text for a greeting card.
  21. Schedule a writing appointment and keep it.
  22. Write down *all* your excuses. Show the list to a writing buddy.
  23. Write a story about what’s happening in this painting.
  24. Go for a walk, then Write about something you saw/experienced while walking.
  25. Write about a family member.
  26. Write about a specific fabric
  27. Turn on a radio & Write about the first thing you hear
  28. Write about a leap… or one not

January 2002
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. Write three New Year’s writing resolutions. Stick to them!
  2. Write about the best New Year’s Eve you’ve ever had, real or imagined.
  3. Write a letter to someone you’ve lost touch with.
  4. Write a journal entry about snow.
  5. Write about a photograph.
  6. Write about a first
  7. Write about a magnolia
  8. Write about ice
  9. Write about a best friend
  10. Write about being late
  11. Write someone with an imaginary friend
  12. Write about a broken promise
  13. Write about a mythical creature
  14. Write about a story a parent tells a child
  15. Write about something blue
  16. Write from a dream you had.
  17. Write about a stuffed animal.
  18. Write from a child’s point of view.
  19. Write about a different country.
  20. Write a story that starts with: “I can’t turn back now.”
  21. Throw away a piece that isn’t working and start fresh.
  22. Write about a minor character from your favorite TV show.
  23. Write in a place you don’t normally Write.
  24. Write a story in second person.
  25. Use a line of poetry as a first sentence.
  26. Write about an exotic meal
  27. The morning after…
  28. Find a random name in the phone book & base a character on it
  29. Write about “the other choice”
  30. Write something featuring (or based on) the last song you heard
  31. Expand on a story you began this month