Category: Daily Writing Prompts

Get in the habit of writing daily with our daily writing prompts.

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Apr. 10 Writing Prompt

Last week we covered the writer’s voice theme. This weekend, we will take a little break and just have some average and normal writing prompts (whatever those are). I did like the theme aspect, though. With the standard Thursday blog...

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Apr. 09 Writing Prompt

As we wrap up this week on writer’s voice, there is one last lesson I want to impart upon you. Like I am some wordsmith wielding a handcrafted steel quill, touching your shoulders as you kneel before me. Also, please...

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Apr. 08 Writing Prompt

Voice is the topic of the week, and as of today, the Thursday main blog covers the definitions, examples and understanding a little more in depth. For the writing prompt, though, we will go a different direction and practice more...

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Apr. 07 Writing Prompt

As we continue our dive into the writer’s voice week of lessons, we turn back to understanding. In today’s prompt we will work more with identification and manipulation. Sounds ominous, doesn’t it? When you can learn to identify the various...

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Apr. 06 Writing Prompt

Yesterday we set out to define and identify writer’s voice. Today we continue on with our week long lessons about voice and how to harness it’s powers to make our readers love us (or at least our books). I am...

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Apr. 05 Writing Prompt

A new week is upon us, and you and I have some things to discuss. All 7 blog posts this week will be focused around a central aspect. That means all 5 writing prompts will have a little lesson about...

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Apr. 04 Writing Prompt

It is Easter Sunday today. I have a brisket in the smoker for me and the puppers. Also, it is time to get some writing done. What? You thought I would give you the day off? Not a chance? (mom...

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Apr 03. Writing Prompt

It is the first weekend in April. Easter, for those of you that do things like celebrate. And for the writers it is a chance to get some words done without many interruptions. To that point, and since we just...

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Apr. 02 Writing Prompt

We will conclude our naming things week with the inside of your book. Those little pause pages that everyone thinks are so important. Of course, I am talking about your chapters. Should you name your chapters? To be honest, it...

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Apr. 01 Writing Prompt

The greatest writing prompt of them all, ever. It is right here. No special lesson today. This writing prompt is so good it needs nothing else. April 01 Work on your damn book/screenplay/script and don’t worry about anything else. That’s...

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Mar. 31 Writing Prompt

The last day of the year! Oh, it’s only March? Still? Are you sure? Okay, well what ever it is, it is almost over. And today we will continue to name things. Shall we look at characters today? I think...

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Mar. 29 Writing Prompt

Good morning fellow kids! The big theme this week is about names. Your name, the book’s name, your characters names, we will cover it all. But how can we make naming things into a writing prompt? Well, you leave that...

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Mar. 27 Writing Prompt

Today’s writing prompt is all about keeping your readers in your story. As you may be aware (and if not, pay close attention today), there are many things that can remove a reader from your story. We, as writer’s, spend...

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Mar. 26 Writing Prompt

Today is a little different. It may be the weather. Not sure. What I do know, though, is that the writing prompt today is going to be a little challenging for most of you. A challenge, you say? I do....

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Mar. 25 Writing Prompt

This week we have been all over the map. Yesterday was sad, so, so sad. Today we will once again look at another writing term that deserves some attention. This term, though isn’t about you as a writer, it is...

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Mar. 24 Writing Prompt

It’s hump day! And while I am still trying to figure out the correct connotation for that phrase, let us move on to a more writing-focused term. The term I want to cover today is emotion. And yes, we have...

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Mar. 23 Writing Prompt

Yesterday has come and gone and here we are, starring into the abyss of the next one. Have you ever felt groggy? Even after waking up, doing your morning routine, maybe going for a walk or having a second cup...

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Mar. 22 Writing Prompt

I’ve debated back and forth about what to cover as the mini hidden lessons in this week’s writing prompts. I still haven’t decided. But that’s okay. Until I do, we will just have another fun little prompt and I will...

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Mar. 21 Writing Prompt

Another end of the weekend and another chance to have some fun. And have I got a great prompt for you today. The lesson is about correlation. By definition, correlation is the apparent relationship or connection between two things. How...

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Mar. 20 Writing Prompt

In our quest for daily writing prompts for a year, we come to March 20th. This entire week we have covered point of view (in the various forms that it represents). But this weekend, we will return to a more...

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Mar. 19 Writing Prompt

For today’s writing prompt we will take one last look at POV. This is one you may not expect, though. The Point of View we are going to examine is yours, the writer. As the producer of the work, you...

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Mar. 18 Writing Prompt

Good evening, scribes. It is late tonight, so I won’t waste much time getting to the point for today’s writing prompt. We’ve covered a lot this week. Everything from using deus ex machina to justifying our bad guys, and all...

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Mar. 17 Writing Prompt

For today’s writing prompt I want to cover a single word. That word is the basis for many things in life, including writing. One small word that has multiple facets. It can be a catalyst, something to push you, give...

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Mar. 16 Writing Prompt

What a long and crazy week this has been. I am glad it’s ove… what? It’s only Tuesday? That doesn’t bode well. Well, we take what we are given and we make the best of it, right? So, here we...

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Mar. 15 Writing Prompt

Over the weekend, we covered a couple of aspects of point of view. One had you start to think like another person, and the other showed you how important POV can be to your story. I was going to continue...

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Mar. 14 Writing Prompt

Happy Sunday, y’all! I hope your weekend went well and that you are gearing up for a productive week. Today’s writing prompt is a little more of the same from yesterday. There we learned how to write from someone else’s...

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Mar. 13 Writing Prompt

For today’s writing prompt, I want to go a little more traditional. Since it is the weekend and we should be having fun. What we will deal with, though is point of view. Not so much in actual writing, though....

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Mar. 12 Writing Prompt

As another week draws to a close, we continue our look at breaking writing rules. We have one final “rule” to look at today and it is a big one. I am sure you have heard the phrase “show don’t...

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Mar. 11 Writing Prompt

Another day in the week and another writing rule to examine and break. What could be better? The meat and bones analogy. Almost all writers will hear (or use) the analogy of building a human with writing. I, myself, use...

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Mar. 10 Writing Prompt

Today will be a short lesson and prompt, I’m afraid. It seems I have come down with a touch of the brown bottle flu. I am still here to give you a daily writing prompt, though, so you have little...

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Mar. 09 Writing Prompt

We covered a bit about writing “rules” and I want to go back over that some more with you today. One of my favorite rules to break is from Stephen King. As a fellow horror and suspense author, I listen...

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Mar. 08 Writing Prompt

On the regular blog we talked about chapter length. We also covered rule breaking here on the DWP side of the blog. Today, I want to take a look at the two, combined, and see what we can come up...

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Mar. 07 Writing Prompt

Let’s not think about tomorrow being a workday. Instead, I have a fun little writing prompt for you to work on. But before we get into it, I want to cover something. I want to point out a common saying....

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Mar. 06 Writing Prompt

Another week come and gone and here we are facing yet another weekend. The good news is they keep coming. The bad news is they keep coming. Weekends are an important time for many writers. You may be off from...

The End-ish 0

Mar. 05 Writing Prompt

As another week comes to a close, we continue talking about endings. We have covered the shock ending for both scenes/chapters and entire stories. And we covered harnessing emotions as well as why adding facts to our fiction makes it...

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Mar. 03 Writing Prompt

We’ve talked all week about endings and how to shock your reader the right way. Today, I want to shift gears just a bit and focus on another aspect of your readers. Namely, their emotions. If your book is written...

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Mar. 02 Writing Prompt

Endings! That is where we are this week. At least, you know, for now. Yesterday we worked on adding surprise to the end of a chapter/scene instead of relying on giving the readers questions. Shock and Awe is a good...

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Mar. 01 Writing Prompt

Welcome to a new month! A month of clock movement, warmer weather (hopefully) and writing a lot more words on your WiP. To start off the month, I want to begin at the ending. Essentially, we will talk about endings...

Who's Crazy? 0

Feb. 28 Writing Prompt

For the final day of the month, I figured I would give you something a little different. Well, different for this blog, anyway. Instead of a lesson or a set up scenario (or a recipe) I will be even more...

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Feb. 27 Writing Prompt

The month is almost over! I can’t believe it (though, I have been waiting for it). I am sick of winter. Aren’t you? Let’s look ahead a bit and talk about warmer days, trips to the beach and soaking in...

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Feb. 25 Writing Prompt

Greetings, fellow kids. Today’s writing prompt is more practice on a combination of things. While you are writing this scene, think about the reader’s questions and their desire to have them answered. Keep the scene engaging. You also want to...

Ponder What Happens 0

Feb. 24 Writing Prompt

In yesterday’s prompt we talked (at length-and no I won’t apologize) about dialogue tags. Today, I want to switch things up a bit and cover another little secret of mine. This time it deals with scene transitions. If you missed...

Peter and Mary 0

Feb. 23 Writing Prompt

Well guys, my streak came to an end. I missed the prompt yesterday. In my defense I am dealing with a broken foot that happened yesterday morning. But, I don’t like to make excuses. We all knew this day would...

Hunted and Hunters 0

Feb. 21 Writing Prompt

As the weekend rolls along, so do the writing prompts. What should we work on today? I’ve been thinking of a fun one, but you know me by now. I either add in a hidden lesson or make it more...

How Blue of You 0

Feb. 20 Writing Prompt

I hope the weekend is finding you well. Today it is time to relax a bit, maybe go see a few friends in a public place (if Covid allows it!) and mingle. Otherwise it is time to buckle down, grab...

Reminders Work 0

Feb. 19 Writing Prompt

Before we dive head-first into the weekend, I want to wrap up the segment on dystopian/utopian worlds. We have spent all week learning how to make a new world, and make it engaging for our audience. There is one more...

Utopian Start 0

Feb. 18 Writing Prompt

Well, I will admit it. I almost missed today’s prompt. However, the sickness and weather and dreariness is no match for a good habit. I firmly believe that if I had missed any previous prompts, I would not be here...

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Feb. 17 Writing Prompt

This week (so far) I’ve asked you to write about dystopian worlds. First, we concentrated on the aftermath of what caused the dystopia, then we worked towards turning things around and building a utopia. Today, the lesson is in-line with...

Love Day 0

Feb. 14 Writing Prompt

It’s the international day of love. And as you may need time to spend with your loved ones, it is still time to write a little. So we will make a quick and pretty prompt for you, and who knows?...

Jack and Jill 0

Feb. 13 Writing Prompt

Welcome to the weekend! It is time to get to work on your own projects without having to worry about alarm clocks or clocking in for work (unless, of course, you work weekends). So for today, we are going to...

Shopping Can Be Dangerous 0

Feb. 11 Writing Prompt

This entire month we have worked on out arcs, from the narrative arc to the character arc. We even had fun creating mini arcs (MARCs) for insignificant characters that make appearances in our stories. Today, as we head into Friday...

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Feb. 09 Writing Prompt

Yesterday we practiced writing a character arc for our main protagonist and antagonist. Today, we will also work with these two characters and expand their arcs. We want our main characters (MC) to resonate with the reader. We need them...

Protective Dog 0

Feb. 07 Writing Prompt

As another fun weekend comes to a close, we will cap it off with another simple and fun writing prompt. No real lesson hidden away in this one. Except, of course, writing practice. So, without further fanfare or ado, let’s...

Car Wreck 0

Feb. 06 Writing Prompt

A change! For the weekend, I figured we could get a lot more creative, no? So instead of the narrative arc lessons and practice, I thought we would do a fun little writing exercise instead. No pretense, no intro, nothing...

Adding Subplots 0

Feb. 05 Writing Prompt

All week long these writing prompts have helped you create a story arc. We will continue this trend today. As a recap, we have created our narrative arc, made it more exciting and added the pre-inciting subplot. We then followed...

Write Happy 0

Jan. 31 Writing Prompt

In yesterday’s prompt, we wrote whatever we wanted as long as we wrote relaxed. Today, we are going to focus a little more on that aspect of writing. For many people, writing is relaxing. We enjoy it. Some of us...

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Jan. 30 Writing Prompt

We are almost done with the first month of the year. And while I wasn’t able to add my own writing to each prompt, I was able to put a prompt up every day so far! I won’t lie, it...

Azuirk the ViDOGrapher 0

Jan. 29 Writing Prompt

Today’s prompt comes from the heart. Not my heart, mind you, but my dog’s heart. This beautiful lazy bastard spawns more story ideas than I care to admit. And while most of them end up in the waste basket, there...

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Jan. 27 Writing Prompt

It’s essay day! Don’t worry, you don’t need to make a bibliography and use the 5 paragraph structure (unless you want to…) But, it is also opposite day! So here is how this will work. You will read the prompt....

Get to Work 0

Jan. 26 Writing Prompt

Good evening, fellow writers, authors and word slingers. I do hope you are well and excited about today’s prompt. Today is a fairly straight forward and simple writing, and I want you to enjoy it. Spend a little time on...

Juggling 0

Jan. 25 Writing Prompt

Writing prompts serve several purposes. One of those purposes is fun. Another is to make you think about your writing on a different level. So, for today I am going to combine those two aspects. We will have a little...

Alpha Omega 0

Jan. 24 Writing Prompt

Character development. That is the second theme of the year, following our scene building practice. Today is the final day for character development practices. Let’s recap. We started by learning how to take the time to develop every character that...

Cubes 0

Jan. 18 Writing Prompt

We will continue the scene building practice this week. If you missed yesterday’s lesson, it was on dialogue and writing a scene with details only using character’s speech. Today, we are going to do the same thing, but of course,...

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Jan. 16 Writing Prompt

Hello kids! Today’s writing prompt is a little more straight forward. While there is still an element of teaching involved (as always) it is more about repetition. Practice. There is an old saying that practice makes perfect. But this isn’t...

Scary 0

Jan. 13 Writing Prompt

Greetings fellow kids! Today’s writing prompt is designed to get you to think about titles. This can (and does) include things like chapter titles, scene headings and project titles for the novelist and screenwriters out there. It also includes headings...