February 2003
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. Write about a day without sunshine.
  2. Write about a groundhog
  3. Write about a man who chews tobacco
  4. Write five sentences without using the letter T.
  5. Write about a mistake you learned from.
  6. Use a writer as your narrator
  7. Write longhand for at least fifteen solid minutes
  8. Write a story based on a myth
  9. Write a story based on a true experience
  10. Write about a Monday-morning weekend-hangover
  11. Write a new myth to explain why the sun rises.
  12. Write about something that feels soft.
  13. Explain why a particular good luck charm is lucky.
  14. Write about hearts or roses.
  15. Begin with “The roses are withered now…”
  16. Write an anti-love story.
  17. Describe a place you’ve always wanted to visit, but never have.
  18. Write about your family vacation.
  19. Take your journal to a cafe.
  20. Window shop.
  21. Write about a war on _________.
  22. Use a favorite album as a soundtrack for a story/essay.
  23. Draw Scrabble tiles until you have a word. Start a story/poem with that word
  24. Use an eyecatching billboard in a story.
  25. Write a speech introducing the winner of “Moron of Year”.
  26. Start with “The temptation …”
  27. Write about an honorable deed.
  28. Write about a second childhood.

January 2003
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. Write some writing goals for the new year, and share them at the forums!
  2. Write about an unhappy New Year’s eve.
  3. Answer the FUM and write a scene or story about one of them.
  4. Finish something you didn’t finish last year.
  5. Write something inspired by your favorite song.
  6. Write about a pleasant surprise
  7. Write about an unpleasant surprise
  8. Taking one’s medicine
  9. Write about a red hooded sweatshirt
  10. Tell an old story from a new POV
  11. Write a journal entry for a character who is on a journey.
  12. Clean your slate: Write something, anything, on a blank sheet of paper.
  13. Describe your favorite meal. Be sensory.
  14. Write a nonsense poem.
  15. Close your eyes and write about the first thing that pops into your mind.
  16. Write about a stuffed animal.
  17. Write five of your favorite recipes and give them to a friend.
  18. Tell a story from a picture.
  19. Do something you’ve always wanted to try, but never did.
  20. Describe your grandmother’s house.
  21. Write a story where one of the characters is a refugee.
  22. Write about the “middle of nowhere”.
  23. Write about a celebrity you like.
  24. Write about a cocktail party.
  25. Write about the repercussions of a Supreme Court decision.
  26. Write about eating spaghetti.
  27. Write about a purple bag.
  28. Write about a card game.
  29. Create a character who is incredibly happy.
  30. Write about a pot-luck dinner
  31. Write about the sounds at a basketball game.