August 2013
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. Tell a story in drawings or photos.
  2. Write about a sudden rain storm.
  3. Your MC finds a box of maps on the sidewalk.
  4. Get today’s Sunday brunch prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following five words: sanctions, wedding, monsoon, unplugged, mansion. Bonus Word: bureau.
    2. Use either (or both) of the phrases, “Is there a doctor in the house?” or “Mack is back in town!”.
    3. Continue, complete, or be inspired by the following — John: “They had been lost for two days, then the wolves came, and the rest is history.” Jane: “Yes, I think I can fill in the blanks.”
  5. “Everyone on Twitter is a writer.”
  6. Write about a fear of public speaking.
  7. Search “breaks their silence” & use one of the results as a story opening.
  8. Use these words: write, right, rite, wright.
  9. Write a haiku + tweet it.
  10. Write about unexpected wildlife.
  11. Get today’s Sunday brunch prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following five words: fog, librarian, shameful, misuse, beats.
    2. Fill in the blanks: “When you’re ________, I’m still _________.”
    3. Use the phrase, “It quit, halfway through.”
  12. Do what’s needful and worry about feelings later.
  13. A fish story.
  14. Write about nodding off to sleep.
  15. Comment on a blog you a) regularly read b) haven’t previously delurked at.
  16. There’s a blank space: fill it.
  17. New character: a climate-change denier.
  18. Get today’s Sunday brunch prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following words: bridge, furniture, knee, trust, deep.
    2. Use the following phrase: “Use this photo when they arrive to explain what happened.”
    3. Fill in the blank: “The first step is _______.”
  19. Write a secret on a postcard and send it to postsecret.com
  20. Write about not using information that came from secret sources.
  21. Someone is bluffing… do they pull it off?
  22. “I don’t think that will work.”
  23. Take the time to read + respond to a writing buddy’s recently-published work
  24. A lazy afternoon when nothing happens, except…
  25. Get today’s Sunday brunch prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following five words: street, excerpt, windy, barking, slights.
    2. Use the phrase, “a few ______ short of a ______”.
    3. Fill in the blank: “At the time, we had access to _________.”
  26. “Is that fog?”
  27. “Don’t judge me, but I don’t love my ____ anymore.”
  28. Write about a hole in someone’s memory.
  29. Use these words: hedgehog, wildfire, genome, playwright.
  30. Write about pretending not to like something.
  31. Write a positive msg on a sticky note + leave it for a stranger to find.
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Daily Writing Prompts

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