Friday, August 31, 2012

Fictionalize a real life experience and give it a happier ending.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

"This seems like a pretty good time for..."

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

"The most extraordinary thing about him was..."

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

If you could change any law or create a new one, what would it be? Write about a society where that change has been enacted.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Write a letter to someone you aren't able to speak with--a romantic interest who got away, a loved one who has passed on, a celebrity you'll never meet, etc.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Can you bring a classic story up to date? If you move Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miserables, Moby Dick, etc. to the 21st century, how does the story change and/or stay the same?

Friday, August 24, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012

What is your favorite thing to eat? Write about it.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Write about a special occasion (wedding, funeral, birthday, graduation, etc.) and all the things that go wrong.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

What's the most interesting thing you've ever found on the ground? Write about it.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Two strangers having a conversation on a train: Go!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

What happens when the fire burns out? It can be a figurative fire of passion and motivation or an actual fire that leaves the world dark and cold once it's gone.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

What invention would make your life easier or more enjoyable? Let a character invent it and see what happens.

Friday, August 17, 2012

"You can apologize all you want to. Everyone knows that you..."

Thursday, August 16, 2012

"I should have told you this a long time ago, but..."

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Write about the moment when the protagonist realizes his mistake.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Turn on the television or radio and write down the first complete sentence you hear. Now turn off the source and continue the conversation.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Write a list of things that would often be whispered and a second list of things that would often be shouted. Then choose one and build a story with it.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

It was not a dark and stormy night. What was it?

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Besides sunshine, what comes through the open window?

Friday, August 10, 2012

Write one paragraph explaining a tightly held belief.

Now write another paragraph to counter it.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

"This never would have happened if I hadn't..."
What would your story be like if your protagonist and your antagonist switched places?

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

What does your character see when he looks in the mirror? Is it different than what other people see?

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

If real life were a musical, at what moment would the chorus break into song? Write the scene and the song.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Open a dictionary randomly and find a word to be the inspiration of your story today. If you don't own a dictionary, go to and use the word of the day. Use the word in any way you want to.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Pick your least favorite sentence from whatever you're working on right now. Find at least twenty different ways to say the same thing.

Friday, August 3, 2012

What has your character given up or lost in search for whatever he's looking for?

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Does your character spend his time working toward all the things he wants, or is he asked to do something for someone else that he doesn't want to do? How does he handle that request?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Write about something that won't stop growing.