January 2009
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. “I do the same three things the first Thursday of each month: …”
  2. One green shoe.
  3. Write a story focusing on taste and flavor.
  4. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises
    1. Use the following words: circle, spiky, hours, small, laugh.
    2. Use the phrase “turn of phrase.”
    3. Write about the taste of something (or someone…).
  5. His cheeks were pink with wind.
  6. Write about a new beginning that your MC doesn’t want.
  7. Use this line of dialogue: “Never let him know.”
  8. First line: “Her skirt seemed to be made of feathers and stars.”
  9. Write about a man growing a beard over a week’s vacation
  10. “He changed nothing, except for his tie.”
  11. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises
    1. Use the following words: within, apart, leave, doing, agreement.
    2. Write about about having a limited quantity of something.
    3. Use the phrase, “The $noun awakens.” Extra points if it’s a weasel.
  12. Write about three things in your refrigerator.
  13. Write a scene of a couple arguing about directions.
  14. Setting: a playground covered in snow.
  15. Your MC emerges with an article of clothing worn inside out.
  16. Write a sestina.
  17. Theme: anxiety.
  18. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises
    1. Use the following words: drops, autonomy, stark, skull, fifty.
    2. Write about using an object for a purpose other than that for which it was designed.
    3. Use the phrase, “like it was yesterday.”
  19. Setting: an abandoned beachfront hotel.
  20. Write a chase scene of 900-1100 words.
  21. Find an old story or poem and change its ending.
  22. She wore a short skirt with tall boots the color of red wine.
  23. Write about bad advice followed.
  24. Write a love scene with a female character named Charlie.
  25. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises
    1. Use the following words: inconsiderable, going, version, might, rotor.
    2. Write about about arriving too early.
    3. Use the phrase, “My mother always told me.”
  26. A paper bag containing a pair of eyeglasses and a wallet.
  27. “Everyone pick a partner and let’s get started.”
  28. An old man in a hat hits golf balls on his lawn.
  29. Write a conversation sparked by a crossword puzzle clue.
  30. Write about a boy named Rex singing an Elvis song.
  31. Write a rondeau.
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