February 2014
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. Use these words: water, rain, lake, river, sea.
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    1. Use the following five words: strand, dissolve, ocean, boxes, casting.
    2. Use the phrase, “that was one more _____ than I was expecting.”
    3. Write about one last chance.
  3. It’s awards season! And the winner is… your MC. What happens next?
  4. “It’s horrible, but it’ll be over soon.”
  5. Today I discovered…
  6. Use the first word from each of 5 random pages of the nearest book.
  7. OH: “I blew off a date tonight–said I was sick. Really I’m just…”
  8. Write about a nonsense question.
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    1. Use the following five words: introduction, strength, excerpt, misused, purple.
    2. Write about a choice between three options.
    3. Write about something left behind.
  10. “It’s okay if you want to avoid me.”
  11. Include a rare animal in your story.
  12. Write about plausible deniability.
  13. I’ve decided that…
  14. Write about not celebrating a popular holiday.
  15. Take a walk on the wild side.
  16. Missed chat? Get today’s prompts at Twitter.
    1. Use the following words: shift, tradition, disappointing, allowed, immense
    2. Your character asks a passerby a question.
    3. Write about catching up after falling behind.
  17. Use these words: destination, fuzzy, nothing, sleep, snowing.
  18. “I got here first.”
  19. Have you read the book about…
  20. Write about an unfinished project.
  21. OH: “Remember when _____ was the most unlikable character, and now…”
  22. February 22 on which calendar?
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    1. Use the following five words: mine, skeleton, ranklings, which, waving.
    2. Fill in the blanks: “____ loves _____.”
    3. Write about an unpleasant aftertaste.
  24. Use these words: disintegrate, intrigue, cues, mundane, guesses.
  25. Happy birthday to…
  26. “Who are you and what did you do with the real _____?”
  27. That awkward moment when your MC is caught singing+dancing to a fave song.
  28. Sadie Hawkins day will not be held this year.

January 2014
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. Waking up hungover with a chipper partner.
  2. You’ll find the interpreter in the lighthouse near the border.
  3. How many shopping days til Christmas?
  4. Green hills, black water, blue light.
  5. Missed chat? Get today’s prompts at Twitter.
    1. Use the following five words: crepe, ocean, excerpt, o’clock, floors.
    2. Write about going through the motions when they’re not necessary.
    3. Use the phrase, “Counting us both, that is.”
  6. In his cell, the carver thinks of his family.
  7. Not a comfortable chair in the house.
  8. “Please stop talking about the death of the _____.”
  9. What year is it, again?
  10. The cellist spreads the map across the table.
  11. Write about a security check.
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    1. Use the following words: ridiculous, rescue, articulate, companion, manage
    2. Use the phrase “It’s a little late for that.”
    3. Write about a swapping of stories.
  13. Your character has a milestone birthday.
  14. Use these words: coast, jungle, beach, garden, rock.
  15. An unexpected discovery sidetracks plans.
  16. Something (not a dog) is barking.
  17. Last day together before…
  18. In the architect’s path, an undiscovered bomb waits.
  19. Missed chat? Get today’s prompts at Twitter.
    1. Use the following five words: bookish, stars, overhead, mouth, eating.
  20. Use these animals: monkey, alligator, dragon, hound, elephant.
  21. A difference in dialect confuses the conversation.
  22. The ringmaster’s diaries dwell too much on his ruined knees.
  23. Counting by sevens.
  24. “You know, the one with the _____ tattoo.”
  25. “Annie? Get your gun.”
  26. Missed chat? Get today’s prompts at Twitter.
    1. Use the following words: memorable, impossible, revived, reason, honestly.
    2. Write about using a gadget for some unintended purpose.
    3. Something doesn’t sound like it normally does.
  27. An antique kitchen gadget, no longer useful.
  28. I take lessons from the singer in the castle.
  29. Making decisions by committee
  30. Write about these characters: Dorian, Justine, Ptolemy, Annabel.
  31. An unorthodox living situation.