February 2005
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. Your narrator’s name is P. R. Lundt. Write your opening paragraphs.
  2. Write a story or poem using light as a main element.
  3. Your deadline is in one hour. Write 500 words.
  4. Write a paragraph of memoir (non-fic or fiction).
  5. Submit something today and tell everyone you’ve done so.
  6. Invest in your writing today (ex: buy a technique book or longhand journal).
  7. Set up a writing blog and share your work or blog about being a writer.
  8. The character’s name is Sophie Jones. Write a pp about her.
  9. Write about someone who hasn’t eaten for two days.
  10. Take a piece you’ve started and have the narrator change his/her appearance.
  11. Use your writing time today to expand on a FUM prompt.
  12. Write about a very tall man doing something intricate with his hands.
  13. Write about a Sunday dinner.
  14. Use an arrow as a symbol in a story or poem.
  15. The antagonist’s name is Ophelia Dunraven. Write a chase scene.
  16. An object has shattered. What is it?
  17. Write a story in dialogue-only. No speech tags! Then post it on a forum.
  18. Write about a dog basking in the sun.
  19. Watch a movie today and pay attention to the screenplay’s structure.
  20. In a 26-sentence story, start each sentence w/ a different letter.
  21. Write about a billboard.
  22. The character’s name is James Kilgore. Write what happens when he gets home.
  23. Write three haiku, each about something you can sense right now.
  24. Write a letter longhand. Mail it, put it away or use it in a story.
  25. If you could change your name, what would you pick? Rename a character today.
  26. Walk in a busy place. Write about someone or something you encountered.
  27. Write about a circle or ring.
  28. Include these in your story or poem: water, wind, earth and flame.

January 2005
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. Write about a scavenger hunt.
  2. Put your characters inside a mall.
  3. Write about lost luggage.
  4. Put an elephant in your story.
  5. It’s a snow day. Write about what you do instead of work/school.
  6. Write about someone putting on red lipstick.
  7. Give your character (or yourself) a secret identity.
  8. Write about a New Year’s Resolution that is broken already.
  9. Use the phrase “Choo-Choo Charlie.”
  10. Find a lyric (or poem) that expresses your mood. Use it as your first line.
  11. Write about a long-anticipated trip, perhaps even a pilgrimage.
  12. Have your character find a much-needed item of clothing.
  13. Write about today.
  14. Give your character a new pet.
  15. Write about an anniversary.
  16. Use the adage “You can’t have your cake and eat it too.”
  17. Write a review of your favorite blog/blogger.
  18. Write about the morning after.
  19. Write about a popular trend that you just can’t stand.
  20. Write a pitch for a movie.
  21. Send your characters ice skating.
  22. Write about your metaphorical home.
  23. Have your character eat cereal for a meal other than breakfast.
  24. Write about submitting an application for something that is much-desired.
  25. Put your characters in front row seats at the theater.
  26. Send your character to work on a day (or time) when most people are off.
  27. Have your character discover a treasure of a book in a used bookstore.
  28. Send one of your characters on a first date.
  29. Write about an act of magnanimity.
  30. Write a review of the best movie you’ve seen recently.
  31. Write a letter to yourself to be read in 6 months.