Before you write, do 20 jumping jacks. Then sit down + write for 10 mins starting w/ the sentence, “I couldn’t do without it.”
Write a story titled, “Sunday Sunday Sunday.”
Describe the taste of black coffee. Don’t use the words “bitter,”roasted,” or “dark.”
Bring your notebook for a walk. Write down 10 things you see on your walk that puzzle you.
Describe a character who wears a t-shirt that reads, “Oprah didn’t die for your sins.”
Write a story that takes place on a rooftop patio. Use the word “stick.”
Write a story in the form of a pamphlet.
Write for ten minutes about baby oil.
Write a story about a fold-up stroller. Use the word, “chorus.”
Write a scene using the words, “anti-lock,” “pirate” and “fiddlehead.”
Write about the first wedding you attended. Use the word, “develop.”
Write a scene about gold ballet shoes and a deciduous tree.
Write a story in the form of a pool, with a shallow end and a deep end.
Write a scene that involves ankle socks and an endangered species of frog.
Write a list of things that are folded.
Write a story from the point of view of a shadow.
Write a story that uses the words “wooden,” “Jacky,” and “France.”
Describe a complicated mechanical process in detail.
Write about a character who does something backwards.
Write a story that takes place on a streetcar. Use the word “hallucinate.”
Write a story in the form of a letter of complaint.
Write a story that involves paper, a cove, and the scent of Chanel No. 5.
Pt 2: Put each sentence at the top of a fresh page. Each is now the first sentence of a scene.
Pt 1: Write a list of ten sentences that do not connect. (Pt 2 tomorrow)
Write a story that uses the words “slate,” “terminal,” and “bejeesus.”
Describe your character’s wrists in detail. Write for at least half a page.
Write a story in the form of a eulogy.
Describe a pair of shoes you don’t have anymore.
Write about your first kiss. Fictionalize it, and use the word “paperclip.”
Describe your mother from the point of view of your father.
Open your closet. Write about the first three items you find in there.
Come up with a list of 5 story titles.
Write a list titled, “Things that I used to love.”
Describe a character who only eats with a spoon.
Write a story that takes place next year.
Write a story that takes place on a rooftop.
Write a story in the voice of a postal carrier.
Write a story with the title, “Three Cords/Chords.”
Write a scene that responds to a piece of music you love.
Write a scene that uses the words “stripes,” “seal,” and “ghost.”
Write a scene about a character who steals someone’s suitcase.
Write a story that involves wooden slats, an apple, and the Mojave desert.
Read a story you love, and then try to rewrite the first paragraph from memory.
Write a story that involves pelicans, green tea, and the word “amorphous.”
Write a scene that involves a flag from a foreign country. Use the word “zipper.”
Look out your bedroom window. Write about two things you see out there.
Write about a character named Pillow.
Write a scene that involves wrinkles and a lead pencil.
End a story with the line, “Everywhere you looked, there were puppies.”
Write a scene that focuses on a high-pitched sound.