Friday, September 19, 2014

My [choose a parent] is (like) a [choose a kitchen utensil] because...

Friday, August 8, 2014

Why hasn't she opened the package yet?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Write about the things your character notices when all the lights are out.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Open the nearest book. What is the last word on the last page? Use that word to start a new sentence and a new story.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

What was your favorite Halloween costume as a kid (or as a parent)? Write about either the person who put the costume on or the person the costume represented.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

From the window, he could see...

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

If your character were telling his own story, would he tell it the same way you are? Write one journal entry from your main character today.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Where would your character go if everyone he/she knew turned him/her away?

Thursday, February 27, 2014

How does the weather affect your character? Does he have to stay in while it rains? March for miles in the sun? Wait for the windshield to defrost? Watch his home get sucked away by a tornado? Nearly go down with the ship? Struggle to overcome mid-winter blues?

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

What if your character woke up in someone else's body? Or in his/her own body, but something was just a little bit different (i.e. skin was green, nose was growing, toes were webbed, etc.)?

Monday, February 24, 2014

What is all that racket in the garage (dungeon, tunnel, etc.)?

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Write about the disguise or deception that's just about to fail.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

What is the last sentence of the book you read most recently? Start a story there.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Let the weather ruin everything.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Follow this link: to a random quote and then write a story inspired by it.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

"I have to be careful not to let him see my..."

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Write about the things they burned in the fireplace.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Interact with a stranger or call a friend or family member. Build a scene from one line of dialogue you share with this person.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Write about the thing that just arrived in the mail.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Write about weeding, shoveling, raking, mowing, sweeping, vacuuming, or mopping. Introduce whatever it takes to make the task less tedious.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Watch a movie or television show you haven't seen before with the volume muted and write about the scene that unfolds.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Write about the train that is running on time.