Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Write about the best day of your life.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Give your character a responsibility he/she wasn't ready for.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Write about someone who has just failed at something important (missed a field goal, failed a test, botched a job interview, etc.).

Saturday, February 23, 2013

What do they find in the secret tunnel, secret room, or secret drawer?

Friday, February 22, 2013

Introduce a new character whom everyone else is inexplicably fascinated by.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Write about two people who are unaware that they are competing against each other.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Find a newspaper or magazine article that interests you and write a short story from the perspective of someone mentioned in the article, or the person who discovered the information you're reading.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Click the "I'm feeling lucky" button at and write about whatever comes up.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Write a short story which incorporates a rodent, a balloon, and a strange plant.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Touch something you don't usually touch and then describe it as vividly as possible. Read what you've written to a friend and see if he/she can guess what it was on the first guess. (Put your hands into a a bowl of dry beans, cold noodles, cotton, dish soap, etc.)

Friday, February 8, 2013

Write about the strangest food you've ever eaten. If you've never eaten anything strange, make something up. Explain what it's made of and for what occasions it might be enjoyed.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Come up with ten ways to twist your plot (a car accident, a fire, a breakup, winning the lottery, meeting a stranger, etc.) and put them into a hat. Now pull them out one by one and incorporate them all into your story.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Learn to do something new--a new sport, a new craft, a new song, a new language. Then write about it.

Or write about something you'd like to learn.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Who's speaking? What's he saying? Will it change anyone's mind?

Monday, February 4, 2013

Tell a story about atypical friends: a dog and a cat, a lion and a lamb, a hero and a villain.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Build a scene in an unusual place (a cave, under water, space, inside someone else's body, etc.).

Saturday, February 2, 2013

You find a piece of paper with nothing but a phone number on it. What happens when you call that number?

Friday, February 1, 2013

Write about the worst thing that happened to you this week from your perspective. Now write it again from the perspective of someone else who was involved.