Saturday, September 29, 2012

Let your character make an assumption about someone else. Let that assumption be completely wrong.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Reunite two people who haven't seen each other in years.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Write about a birth or a funeral.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Write about someone who can't do what comes naturally to everyone else (see, hear, walk, speak, smell, reason, read, whistle, etc.)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Write about a first date that one person wants to be on and the other doesn't.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Write about three or four people who are stuck together in a car for a very long time.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Work the following into a story:
A sandwich
A radio
Public transportation

Friday, September 21, 2012

Write about a musical instrument.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

"There's no need to be so ________!"

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

"When you left I thought..."

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Work the following items into a story:
A pair of glasses
Rope
A canal
 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Write about a person who's impersonating someone else.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Write about a failure that turns out for the best.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Write about tradition.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Write about a relationship (mother/son, husband/wife, brother/sister, employer/employee, etc.)  that doesn't fit into the typical dynamic.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Choose one of the following and work it into your story: Earth, Air, Fire, Water.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Write two arguments; one about something important and one about something trivial, but fire up emotions in both scenes.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Introduce a foreigner into your story.

Monday, September 10, 2012

"My life is..."

 

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Write a farewell.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Write about a birthday. Is there a much anticipated celebration? A dreaded milestone? A lonely evening spent pondering? A forgotten date?

Friday, September 7, 2012

Let your character fix something that everyone else thought was broken.
"The man in the black suit..."

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Let your character be responsible for the safety or well-being of someone else and then let everything go wrong.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Write about a character that your reader can identify with and root for, but whom you would never want to be friends with in real life.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Write from the point of view of someone who is close to death. Was the death expected? Is there a flash of memories? A deathbed confession? One final act of rebellion?

Monday, September 3, 2012

Write about your character's deepest fear. What would it take to make him face it?
 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Write about vices, addictions, or habits.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

How do your character's friends affect his choices? Write about a character who seeks counsel from two different people. Which is the bigger influence, the advisor or the advice?