March 2004
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. Write a love letter to yourself.
  2. Describe your favorite soft drink.
  3. Start with “______ wasn’t exactly the sharpest crayon in the box.”
  4. Write an entry in your character’s diary/journal/blog.
  5. Start with “We left the drag show to go to the lesbian bar.”
  6. Your character takes a long bath and thinks of…
  7. Write in a style you’ve never/rarely tried
  8. Write about a father figure
  9. Write a sensory-heavy piece about fire
  10. Open an favorite book and begin reading in the middle
  11. Write a song
  12. Write about a bowl of soup
  13. Start with “No one listened to me when…”
  14. Describe your character’s hands in detail
  15. Practice telling an impromptu story for an audience.
  16. Outline your plot.
  17. Write about a friend from kindergarten.
  18. End with, “I won’t forget it.”
  19. Perform a random act of kindness.
  20. Write a story and use as many swear words as you can think of.
  21. Use these words: lighthouse, zephyr, edge.
  22. Describe joy 3 ways, drawing on a different sense each time.
  23. List 5 books on your shelf; explain why you keep them.
  24. Write about belonging.
  25. Start with: “When the team reached the site…”
  26. Write a five-line poem
  27. Declare this a “reading weekend” and read a book
  28. Continue your “reading weekend”
  29. Write an opening paragraph for an article
  30. Weather permitting, take a walk to get creative energy and fresh air
  31. Write about the phrase “out like a lamb”
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