September 2011
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. She eats peach cobbler for breakfast.
  2. Two guys ordering Flaming Doctor Peppers.
  3. “I have to give the cat her medicine.”
  4. Get today’s Sunday Brunch Prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following five words: adults, hitting, still, trees, moonlight.
    2. Use the phrase “by the dozen.”
    3. Write about being distracted by a ring or other item someone is wearing.
  5. A character who speaks only in cliches.
  6. A parent who accompanies his/her child to university.
  7. Start with a tweet from a dead writer.
  8. If I could live anywhere (real or imagined), it would be…
  9. Use a vintage photo as inspiration.
  10. “They want to treat the symptoms instead of the cause!”
  11. Get today’s Sunday Brunch Prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following five words: failure, driving, deeper, rhapsody, orange.
    2. From @bsteitler: ” ‘Just let me finish this train of thought,’ she said, swallowing her beer.”
    3. Write about observing a tradition whose justification is no longer valid.
  12. They went to the fair and ate deep-fried Pop-Tarts.
  13. A present-day character who repairs typewriters for a living.
  14. A room empty except for an unmade bed.
  15. MC unable to resist sales on leftover back-to-school supplies.
  16. Write about the process of making your favorite meal.
  17. “I think my best friend has joined a cult.”
  18. Get today’s Sunday Brunch Prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following five words: pathways, twirling, maple, surface, before.
    2. Your character is (self-?) introduced in a handful of words.
    3. Write about not being able to remember someone’s name.
  19. Finding a shoebox full of Polaroids.
  20. Write about a literal or metaphorical quilt.
  21. A worn paperback hidden under a mattress.
  22. Start with a hashtag that’s trending right now.
  23. September Equinox — write about early fall or spring.
  24. “Everything’s better with bacon.”
  25. Get today’s Sunday Brunch Prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following words: curling, unbalanced, frame, without, today
    2. Write about a name-dropper.
    3. Use the phrase: “It doesn’t work that way.”
  26. A birthday cake sprinkled in glitter.
  27. Cougar (mountain lion) attacks one of your characters.
  28. Write about a familiar place now and then.
  29. A problem is solved with a handful of jellybeans.
  30. MC decides to self-publish or stick rejected 1st novel in drawer.
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