June 2008
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: gives, developed, behind, concentrated, people.
    2. Write about being on the edge.
    3. Fill in the blank: “a place called ___________.”
  2. “The cricket on the hearth.”
  3. “Thick and thin.”
  4. “Staring contest.”
  5. MC is a teacher who uses drugs/drinks during work.
  6. Use sand as a symbol or metaphor.
  7. Two green lights and one red light.
  8. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: knife, finding, stumbled, native, warm.
    2. Write about making a very public mistake.
    3. Use the phrase “He/she/it is due right about now.”
  9. An explanation for the bruise.
  10. “Written on a banana skin.”
  11. “In less than 27 days..”
  12. MC is a stay-home dad who takes up a new hobby.
  13. Use black and white imagery in your work or as inspiration.
  14. The fallout from calling someone by the wrong name.
  15. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: heart, million, pinpoint, trapped, beach.
    2. Use the phrase “It didn’t seal completely.”
    3. Write about being under pressure.
  16. “Living up to expectations.”
  17. “Grandmother’s collection of velvet paintings.”
  18. “A basket full of little red hearts.”
  19. MC has decided to make a major physical change.
  20. The test results were a complete surprise.
  21. If you haven’t yet, read the AB article and try the accompanying exercises.
  22. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: slanted, parts, magnifiers, something, rather.
    2. Include a reference to a common pairing, like “sugar and spice” or “Fred and Ginger.”
    3. Write about a group being blamed for the actions of one member.
  23. “Ordering off the menu.”
  24. “Awakened by the smell of bacon and coffee.”
  25. John said, “Don’t touch anything.”
  26. MC is happy with who she has become. Write a step of her journey.
  27. Submission day — submit something for publication.
  28. “A box full of yarn.”
  29. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: everywhere, limits, knife, still, enough.
    2. Write about someone whose name (or nickname) is a regular English word.
    3. Write about a gift.
  30. Expand on one of the pieces you’ve already begun.
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