October 2007
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. Her father missed gardening.
  2. He called the next day.
  3. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  4. I began to cry.
  5. She smelled instensely of spicy perfume.
  6. Avoiding him was not easy.
  7. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: across, spectacle, history, obscuring, replaced.
    2. Write about someone’s favorite or least favorite something.
    3. Write about something unpronounceable.
  8. He had very little curiosity.
  9. I began keeping other secrets.
  10. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  11. The snow was so bright it hurt my eyes.
  12. I crave silence.
  13. Love can go astray in the shifting sands.
  14. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: year, passion, scene, complicated, memory.
    2. Respond to a question with another question.
    3. Write about giving up a longtime habit.
  15. Two ballerinas in a rigorous choreography.
  16. She looked away, as if he were invisible.
  17. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  18. Somebody has been here.
  19. The sun shone through the beer bottles on the table.
  20. His smile slipped away like the calving of a glacier.
  21. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: without, sister, nestled, gotten, yeah.
    2. Use (or misuse) a sports metaphor.
    3. Write about diminished expectations.
  22. Shapeless as a manatee in a woman’s pink nightgown.
  23. I did not feel pain any more.
  24. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  25. What are the prevailing colors in your city?
  26. He clings to me like a starfish.
  27. The contents of a faded blue duffel bag.
  28. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: minor, white, trees, gently, receding.
    2. Write about a collection of objects.
    3. Use the phrase, “the location was filled with smoke.”
  29. Carving a pumpkin.
  30. Your character is afraid of turtleneck sweaters.
  31. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
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