July 2011
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. Write longhand… in a spiral from the inside to the edges of the paper
  2. “It’s like I played leapfrog with a herd of unicorns.”
  3. Get today’s Sunday Brunch Prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following five words: differences, satisfied, taking, large, prevail.
    2. Write about the return, in a new context, of an often uttered phrase.
    3. Write about regrets inspired by forgetfulness.
  4. Setting: a hayride during a display of shooting stars
  5. “It’s 9:24 on a Tuesday night. Where else do you think I would be?”
  6. Write an (alternative) ending to a weird news story
  7. Use yesterday’s prompt work as a beginning for a new story/poem
  8. W/o planning, write immediately after listening/watching any version of this
  9. Write a story/poem about something in your fridge or freezer
  10. Get today’s Sunday Brunch Prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following words: metal, uniform, false, regardless, gazed
    2. Write about a retail transaction or sale.
    3. Write about multiplying or copying something.
  11. Find a song that evokes unique emotions. Listen on repeat while writing.
  12. A character carries a $5 bill, two baby teeth, and a bent key
  13. Google your first name. Use a result as an opening line or plot complication
  14. “I’m sick of being told I’m wrong, especially when I’m not.”
  15. “It’s not a seven year itch. It’s a three year glitch.”
  16. A warm jar of Nutella with two plastic spoons
  17. Get today’s Sunday Brunch Prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following five words: leather, necessary, little, being, spirit.
    2. Use the phrase: “for no one.”
    3. Use the phrase “In the fullness of time.”
  18. Use a pet peeve as the impetus for the action of your story or poem
  19. The answer is more troubling than the question ever was
  20. She loves her iguana more than her fiance
  21. MC is a florist whose romantic partner is a mortician
  22. “Her Facebook profile pics are always either fairies or cats.”
  23. Use the a story/poem: blade, dance, edge, curse, leap
  24. Get today’s Sunday Brunch Prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following words: table, essence, progress, track, night
    2. Write about weeds.
    3. Write about regional/exotic food.
  25. The story invented after the fact of the tattoo that tells it
  26. He buried his money in canning jars along the edge of a swamp
  27. Setting: a traveling chapel in the trailer of an 18-wheeler (articulated lory)
  28. “The end of my rope is somewhere up there. The knot unraveled.”
  29. An online photo of her pedicure draws the admiration of foot fetishists
  30. Eve of Harry Potter’s birthday: Write about turning 11.
  31. Get today’s Sunday Brunch Prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following words: spent, still, entombed, noting, seethrough.
    2. Bob: make something or someone go poof
    3. bo: Incorporate at least two of the following three — a person, a place, and a pet — using the given fragments: person = “were-[something]”, place = “… of doom”, and pet = “… laser cat …”
    4. sabeth: Fill in the blank: “There’s nothing like _______”
    5. ana: “Zydeco,” she said, and slammed the door.
    6. janra: Include some music that hasn’t been heard for a very long time.
    7. toxicfur: Use the phrase “Where’s the capybara?”
    8. aethucyn: It’s the end: write about death, graduation or closing credits.
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