April 2022
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. Write about going to class without your homework.
  2. Start your story in the middle of an argument.
  3. Join us for a live Writing Chat every Sunday!
    1. Use the following five words: ignore, strain, slippery, hover, drawer.
    2. Fill in the blank, “You can’t teach an old dog _____.”
    3. Write about changing one’s mind.
  4. Start with this line: Remember how I told you…
  5. Write about an inconvenient dizzy spell.
  6. Write about a superhero.
  7. Write about slicing fruit together.
  8. Start with this line: That’s game-changing.
  9. Write about a car being towed away.
  10. Join us for a live Writing Chat every Sunday!
    1. Use the following five words: resident, choose, broadcast, kill, toast.
    2. Use the phrase, “Wait and see.”
    3. Write about trying to stay awake.
  11. There’s a persistent knocking at the door.
  12. Use these five words: hat maker, introduction, octogenarian, students, selfish
  13. Use the phrase, “And now, we wait.”
  14. Write about impatience.
  15. Write about the return of a seasonal fountain.
  16. Start your story during selection of a jury.
  17. Join us for a live Writing Chat every Sunday!
    1. Use the following five words: chew, staircase, secure. copper, contain.
    2. Use the phrase, “There are several drafts.”
    3. Write about an exaggeration.
  18. Start with this line: The science is clear.
  19. Use the phrase, “Does that raven know what we’re doing?”
  20. Write about an occupational hazard.
  21. Use the phrase, “Has it been a month already?”
  22. Start your story your first memory.
  23. Write about returning after a 2-year absence.
  24. Join us for a live Writing Chat every Sunday!
    1. Use the following five words: bag, coast, activity, node, objective.
    2. Use the phrase, “That’s unlikely.”
    3. Write about a bittersweet experience.
  25. Write about a windy day.
  26. Start your story during a social media outage.
  27. Use the phrase, “That looks right.”
  28. Start with this line: What do you think?
  29. Write about missing a deadline.
  30. Write about a word you hate.

March 2022
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. Use “Once a season, whether we need it or not.”
  2. Start with this line: It’s pretty scary.
  3. Write about an all-day meeting.
  4. Start your story during a break-up.
  5. Write about wondering where you got an idea.
  6. Join us for a live Writing Chat every Sunday!
    1. Use the following five words: modest, embrace, quarter, auditor, afford.
    2. Fill in the blank, “Now subtract ______.”
    3. Write about the pitter-patter of little feet.
  7. Write about waiting for a storm.
  8. Start with this line: I wanted to be there for you.
  9. Write about finding something under a rock.
  10. Start with this line: Here are some suggestions.
  11. Write about people watching at a railroad crossing.
  12. Start your story during a virtual class or workshop.
  13. Join us for a live Writing Chat every Sunday!
    1. Use the following five reporter, eavesdrop, chapter, conviction, celebration.
    2. Fill in the blank, “I don’t need to do that any more.”
    3. Write about an obsolete skill.
  14. Use these five words: overdue, exit, homelessness, protests, embryos
  15. Start next to an ice-covered pond on a warm day.
  16. Start your story at the beach.
  17. Write wordless dialog.
  18. Use these five words: roof, summer, humanity, freak, crash
  19. Write about a vacant restaurant.
  20. Join us for a live Writing Chat every Sunday!
    1. Use the following five compartment, challenge, gene, horse, greeting.
    2. Fill in the blank, “Am I the only one left?”
    3. Write about birdwatching.
  21. Use the phrase, “All else being equal”
  22. Write about eavesdropping.
  23. Write about getting up very early.
  24. Start your story in a restaurant closed for a private event.
  25. Start with “Tell me a story.”
  26. Use these five words: banana, clear, credits, game, wars
  27. Join us for a live Writing Chat every Sunday!
    1. Use the following five words: assume, blackmail, registration, consideration, personal.
    2. Fill in the blank, “I remember when this was empty space.”
    3. Write about watching a fire.
  28. Write about sneaking in contraband.
  29. Write about meeting a friend for coffee.
  30. Start your story in an artist’s studio.
  31. Write about leaving a task unfinished.

February 2022
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. Start with “Twas the night before Groundhog’s…”
  2. Start your story while stranded without cell service.
  3. Write about something that falls between categories.
  4. Use these five words: bridge, serenade, detectives, sensitivity, blackbird
  5. Write about a group project.
  6. Join us for a live Writing Chat every Sunday!
    1. Use the following five words: real, copper, grimace, opponent, swear.
    2. Use the phrase, “Maybe if I don’t watch it.”
    3. Write about equipment failure.
  7. Write about a multi-colored graphic.
  8. Use these five words: peacemaking, finesse, unpack, battles, blue
  9. Write about falling off a bicycle.
  10. Start your story while watching a scary movie.
  11. Write about a lone goose on a frozen pond.
  12. Use these five words: museum, brilliance, radar, elephants, sailing
  13. Join us for a live Writing Chat every Sunday!
    1. Use the following five words: joke, wander, exhibition, injection, headline.
    2. Use the phrase, “I ate that for lunch.”
    3. Write about an unexpected color.
  14. Start your story during a costume party.
  15. Use the phrase, “I’m not late, yet.”
  16. Start with this line: He has no regrets.
  17. Write about canceling a party.
  18. Use these five words: bee, nutty, straightening, uncut, tuna
  19. Write about children’s team sports.
  20. Join us for a live Writing Chat every Sunday!
    1. Use the following five words: consumer, necklace, justice, obscure, promise.
    2. Use the phrase, “Tell me a story.”
    3. Write about overlooking an important detail.
  21. Use “The 21st is not a Thursday.”
  22. Start your story on a ferry.
  23. Write about improvising for a missing chess piece.
  24. Use these five words: agencies, teams, shoulder, cocktail, textiles
  25. Write about a folder stuffed full of papers.
  26. Write about negative space.
  27. Join us for a live Writing Chat every Sunday!
    1. Use the following five words: pile, chocolate, decisive, dedicate, disorder.
    2. Use the phrase, “Isn’t that a mouthful?”
    3. Write about a different solution to a problem.
  28. Use these five words: lawmaker, heroes, plans, godsend, renaissance

January 2022
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. Write about promises kept only approximately.
  2. Join us for a live Writing Chat every Sunday!
    1. Use the following five words: roll, green, pigeon, storage, fling.
    2. Use the phrase, “We appreciate…”
    3. Write about a favorite childhood toy.
  3. Write about a support person in a work group.
  4. Start with this line: My dad doesn’t approve of him.
  5. Write about a hospital stay
  6. Write about quitting a competition.
  7. Write about weather very different from today’s.
  8. Write about a big discovery.
  9. Join us for a live Writing Chat every Sunday!
    1. Use the following five words: concrete, performer, soil, mild, father.
    2. Use the phrase, “with raisins in it.”
    3. Write about not knowing the day of the week.
  10. Start your story in a science lab.
  11. Write about a wrong-number phone call.
  12. Use these five words: bullied, farm, diverse, born, hell
  13. Write about a big round-number birthday.
  14. Write about a maverick.
  15. Write about a welcome-home from a pet.
  16. Join us for a live Writing Chat every Sunday!
    1. Use the following five words: punish, sausage, range, grace, network.
    2. Use the phrase, “What is it thinking?”
    3. Write about a hurry-up-and-wait situation.
  17. Write about a chosen family relationship.
  18. Use these five words: inferiority, grisly, icons, raven, references
  19. Write about working toward a dream.
  20. Start your story in a dystopia.
  21. Write about learning to do something complicated.
  22. Write about a frightening question.
  23. Join us for a live Writing Chat every Sunday!
    1. Use the following five words: merchant, hall, goalkeeper, depart, slippery.
    2. Use the phrase, “supposedly ancient.”
    3. Write about the final issue of a magazine.
  24. Write about a red flag.
  25. Write about deciding not to buy something that’s wanted.
  26. Start your story at a protest of old-growth logging.
  27. Write a shaggy-dog story.
  28. Start your story on a Sunday afternoon.
  29. Write about an unsung hero.
  30. Join us for a live Writing Chat every Sunday!
    1. Use the following five words: harvest, bulletin, gutter, braid, acute.
    2. Use the phrase, “everyone I don’t like.”
    3. Write about an odd posture or position.
  31. Write about malfunctioning equipment.