February 2013
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. Misinterpret “In New York, I’m Tom Brokaw.”
  2. Write about a character who relives the same day over & over until…
  3. Get today’s Sunday brunch prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following words: twist, heavy, discover, orange, afternoon
    2. Write about a frustrating interaction.
    3. Use the phrase, “don’t tell anybody, but …”
  4. Write about the morning after a life-changing win–or loss.
  5. “Sorry for any inconvenience.”
  6. Write about what you want to have accomplished six months from now.
  7. At least February is the shortest month.
  8. Imagine you’re spending today in the opposite hemisphere. Write about it.
  9. “Hello? Are you home?”
  10. Get today’s Sunday brunch prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following five words: dancing, number, pools, utterly, shovel. Bonus: Orion’s
    2. A character recalls something from an earlier part of his/her life.
    3. Fill in the blank: “_____ instead of being in the office.”
  11. “I’m still having flashbacks.”
  12. Notice the color purple today. Use the things you see in a story/poem.
  13. Write about filling the time between meetings.
  14. Write about something you have a love/hate relationship with.
  15. Write about a cryptic one-word text message.
  16. A waving flag.
  17. Get today’s Sunday brunch prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following words: sitting, cards, accident, stars, admitting
    2. Write about not recognizing something that should be familiar.
    3. Use the phrase, “If this had happened thirty years ago …”
  18. You (or your MC) must attend a family event. Write about what happens.
  19. A character older than 3 asks “Why?” 3 times in a row.
  20. Write a piece with this title: “The Water-Bearer and the Fish.”
  21. Finally, a believable explanation!
  22. A handful of violets.
  23. It’s sad how slow this is.
  24. Get today’s Sunday brunch prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following five words: serve, being, sleep, squinted, carried.
    2. Fill in the blanks: “Without _____ there would be no ______.”
    3. Use the phrase, “Anything-well, almost anything-would be better.”
  25. What was I thinking?
  26. Use the phrase “independence day.”
  27. Write in the second person.
  28. Write about a birthday or anniversary that falls on February 29.

January 2013
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. Write about a hangover.
  2. Use this phrase: “the supervised mailbox.”
  3. Write without backspacing today.
  4. Watch movie about a writer.
  5. Something is chirping that shouldn’t.
  6. Get today’s Sunday brunch prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following words: directly, clearing, sleep, spine, crater
    2. Write about making an exception.
    3. Write about trying to fit too much into too little time or space.
  7. Write about what you fear most.
  8. Use these words: sepia, languid, images, cocoon, shadows.
  9. “It should be straightforward.’
  10. Make use of hyperbole.
  11. “There’s going to have to be a divorce first.”
  12. Read a book about writing.
  13. Get today’s Sunday brunch prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following five words: himself, cracked, between, crudely, sunk.
    2. Write about putting something off until too late.
    3. Write about picking through or sorting similar objects.
  14. Describe a procedure.
  15. Beware the Ides of… January?
  16. Use these words: wild, ferry, velvet, pewter, hypnotized.
  17. Write in words of one syllable today.
  18. Read a book by a TC author.
  19. Describe a sunbeam moving across a polished stone floor.
  20. Get today’s Sunday brunch prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following words: pictured, underwater, directionless, dressed, night
    2. Use the phrase, “I didn’t see that coming.”
    3. Write about a guilty pleasure.
  21. “For me? You shouldn’t have!”
  22. Use these words: garden, moon, fireflies, watercolor, linen.
  23. Write about mundane details, e.g. brushing teeth.
  24. Write about writer’s block.
  25. Write about a stolen item.
  26. Write a book review for Candle-Ends.
  27. Get today’s Sunday brunch prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following five words: decree, massive, hill, swayed, undetermined.
    2. Answer a yes/no question with something that is neither “yes” or “no.”
    3. Use the phrase, “If you haven’t done it, I should.”
  28. Start with a dream.
  29. Is it too late for a January thaw?
  30. Use these words: lemon, numb, periwinkle, picture, requiem.
  31. Write about two people just missing each other.