September 2010
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. She was fourteen weeks pregnant at her bachelorette party
  2. Someone greets your character with “Welcome to Tingle Tuesday!”
  3. Try It Friday: steampunk romance
  4. It should have been black but looked indigo in the moonlight.
  5. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises
    1. Use the following words: context, invited, slower, bridge, apart
    2. Write about the rules of the game.
    3. Write about a black hole, smoking gun, or any of the cliches in this post.
  6. Spend five min today building a character around a specific trait/mannerism
  7. Submit something for publication today. Don’t think; just do!
  8. “I’m not saying it shouldn’t be purple but it shouldn’t be purple.”
  9. Use in a story/poem: red, knitted, aggravate
  10. Try It Friday: gothic myth
  11. Open a story with a character eating the last food you ate.
  12. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises
    1. Use the following words: donned, against, illusion, slide, utterly.
    2. Incorporate the name of a song (with or without reference to the song itself). Bonus points for multiple songs by the same artist.
    3. Write about grace under fire.
  13. Record yourself reading one of your stories/poems, published or not.
  14. Remove a game from your computer. Use game time to write instead.
  15. “You could glue macaroni on it and dip it in glitter and say it’s art.”
  16. Use in a story/poem: breathe, candle, bottle
  17. Try It Friday: science fiction mystery
  18. A shopping bag contains a cantaloupe, Kleenex and a two-liter of Dr. Pepper
  19. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises
    1. Use the following words: hunger, arms, pathway, smiled, quota.
    2. Write about giving up or letting go of something you’ve always done, because it’s too much to carry on doing it.
    3. Use the phrase “was it cherry, or was it grape?”
  20. Shuffle up some music and get inspired by a lyric or beat
  21. Ask someone new for feedback on your writing and use it to revise.
  22. Write about an image you like at the “hot” section of JPG Magazine
  23. Use in a story/poem: week, cilantro, heat
  24. Try It Friday: bizarro fairy tale
  25. Set a scene in a bar. One character receives the wrong drink.
  26. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises
    1. Use the following words: floating, dancing, boundary, storm, alive
    2. Write about (literal or figurative) blindness.
    3. Fill in the blank: “Everyone is ________ now.”
  27. Something left behind… on purpose
  28. Read an online journal. Inspired? Bookmark and start writing instead!
  29. Write about what’s in the light as well as the shadow.
  30. Use in a story/poem: inspire, share, knot
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