Author: daily writing prompts

prompt 1105

I’ve gone down in flames so many times before. How is this any different?

prompt 1104

Pick an activity and write about someone doing it for the first time. Be sure to give your character a personality; don’t just describe the action.

prompt 1103

Words associated with flying:

soar

drift

float

wing

air

bird’s eye

flutter

lift

current

glide

rise

take off

hover

levitate

luff

dive

sky

flap

float

prompt 1102

I tell my students one of the most important things they need to know is when they are at their best, creatively. They need to ask themselves, What does the ideal room look like? Is there music? Is there silence? Is there chaos outside or serenity outside? What do I need in order to release my imagination?

                                          —Toni Morrison, The Paris Review, 1993

prompt 1101

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

                                                                —Lao Tzu

prompt 1100

Write down a description of your demographic. Then write down a description of the opposite. Put yourself in the shoes of your opposite and write a piece from that character’s perspective.

prompt 1099

The colors in my dreams are so much brighter than in real life. I set out to discover why.

[Finish the paragraph. Write a longer piece if the spirit moves you.]

prompt 1098

Words associated with light:

illuminate 

brighten

candle

luminous

shine

star

gleam

brilliant

spark 

radiant

luster

streak

glow

blaze

ember

glare

dazzle

glimmer

ray

sun

sparkle

prompt 1097

At first, the message didn’t seem like a threat.

prompt 1096

The ancestors of someone you know have a message for you. They come to you in a dream. Write the dream—and remember, dreams are never direct or linear.