Thursday, May 31, 2012

Write about someone who establishes his/her independence for the first time.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Write a short story or poem with a color in every line.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Write something that centers around the memory of something or someone lost.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Write from nature's point of view. Be a tree, a storm, the earth, etc.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Create a family even crazier and less socially adept than your own and put them in a strange predicament to overcome together.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Give your character a "big" problem; an elephant, a hippo, a a whale, a tornado.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Give yourself or a character an unusual super power and see what happens.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Write a poem. Use obscurity, metaphor, and analogy to write something with a hidden meaning.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Open a dictionary to any page and pick a random word or visit and use the word of the day in your story.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Tell a lie and build your story around it.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Set your scene before, during, or after a huge catastrophe.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Describe a place--any place. Now go back and change all of your adjectives to change the mood and write a new scene that takes place there.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

What would your character discuss if he/she went to a therapist?

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Turn the tables in a cliche scene. Let the child yell at the parents for coming home late or the student complain about the teacher not finishing homework. Switch the dynamic, but keep it realistic.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Write a dialogue between two or three people in first person. Now switch the perspective to third person and write it again. Then go back to first person, but from the perspective of a character who was not the original narrator and write it again.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Remember the strangest customer, coworker, or manager you ever encountered on the job and turn that person into a character.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

"We have to go now! We have to get out before..."

Friday, May 11, 2012

Write about a holiday celebration besides Christmas or Easter.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

If you didn't write, what would you do? Write about someone who does that for a living.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

"I know you were lying when you said..."

Monday, May 7, 2012

Choose two or more of these people and entangle their lives: tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor, rich man, poor man, beautiful daughter, wives.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

"The breath of the dog was horrendous..."

Friday, May 4, 2012

Write about a person/family who attends the reading of a will and discovers they've inherited something very unusual.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

What things do you or your character hide from the world? Do they need to stay hidden? What would happen if they were uncovered? Write about it.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Which rules of society do you think we take for granted? Change one and write about the society that grows from it. (i.e. People are no longer expected to wear clothes, cannibalism becomes acceptable, etc.)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

What three things would you want to have with you on a deserted island? Give someone those three things. Now put him on an island...