August 2004
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. Start a story with the first random quote shown when you click this link.
  2. Write about a heat wave.
  3. Write about an ice cube.
  4. Write a story using the words gallery, equipment, raven, and soup.
  5. Describe a garden.
  6. Invent a new summer holiday and describe the customs.
  7. Write a letter to an old friend.
  8. Describe a child’s day at the playground.
  9. What is it like under the ocean?
  10. Have a character do something unexpected.
  11. Write about an insect.
  12. Write a song based on a story you have in mind.
  13. Set a scene in a colony. You choose the colony- space, ant, American, etc.
  14. Write about a journey in the desert.
  15. Start a story with “The bottle was empty.”
  16. Write about a donut.
  17. Describe a painting without using any color words.
  18. End a story with “She watched the milk drip onto the floor.”
  19. Write a paragraph without using the letter e.
  20. Use the words vampire, slippers, poodle, and recipe.
  21. List 5 things you can cook; in cooking-show style, describe how to make one.
  22. Describe laughter 3 ways, drawing on a different sense each time.
  23. Use these words: thoughtless, homily, respect.
  24. Start with: “When I turned four, my father taught me…”
  25. Write about something you believe in.
  26. Write about a blade of grass.
  27. Describe a melting popsicle.
  28. Write about a conspiracy.
  29. Write a story with exactly 1words.
  30. Write about something that happens at midnight.
  31. Write about a wilted flower.
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