September 2012
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. Start your Mini-Nano! Write 167 words today.
  2. Get today’s Sunday brunch prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following five words: beneath, restlessly, stopped, deeper, talking.
    2. Write about something with several layers.
    3. Write about ordinary obnoxiousness.
  3. Shopping for school supplies.
  4. Write about discouragement.
  5. Setting: a house decorated in all-white.
  6. “What about me?”
  7. A character finds an old diary.
  8. The anniversary of an unfortunate event.
  9. Get today’s Sunday brunch prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following words: peculiar, patches, explorations, night, common.
    2. Write about doing something awkwardly.
    3. Write about loving something that’s bad for you (or for someone else).
  10. “They said nothing good would come from _____”
  11. A ferry ride on a foggy morning.
  12. A baker’s dozen.
  13. Start with a line from a book you disliked.
  14. “What if today were only Thursday?”
  15. The scene: a power lunch. Describe the people at the table.
  16. Get today’s Sunday brunch prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following words: spring, taught, drowned, motion, extraordinarily.
    2. Write about the left hand of something that has no hands.
    3. Have a character say something out loud that’s usually written instead.
  17. Make an inspiration board for your current project.
  18. A really nice pair of slippers.
  19. Write about something discarded.
  20. “It will be here within the hour.”
  21. Stocking up on firewood for winter.
  22. “I can see it. Why can’t you see it?”
  23. Get today’s Sunday brunch prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following five words: adults, stars, until, slowly, stymied.
    2. Write about miscalculating how long something will take.
    3. Write about doing something because nobody else is doing it.
  24. Talking aloud to an inanimate object.
  25. Start a journal (paper or blog) in your MC’s voice.
  26. “Better finish your breakfast. It’s almost dinner time.”
  27. A trip around the world.
  28. Not as many beds as people.
  29. A tiny, isolated cottage in the woods.
  30. Get today’s Sunday brunch prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following words: spoke, number, another, concerned, dressed
    2. Use the phrase, “More confused than usual.”
    3. Fill in the blanks: “which is why _______ does not ________.”
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