Writing Prompts for Days 226 +

 

Day 226: Pretty Little Lies

Has someone ever told you a lie that sounded so great you wanted it to be true? Have you ever told one like that?

Today, weave a beautiful lie.

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Day 227: Memory

Sometimes our memories get fuzzy. Sometimes they are clearer than we’d like them to be.

Today, good or bad, write about a memory.

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Day 228: Bad Stories

We’ve all seen bad movies and read bad books. And while they are painful, we can learn from them.

Today, write a terrible story. Or write about the worst movie you’ve ever seen (and why it was awful).

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Day 229: Habits

Many of you have been at this daily writing habit thing for a really long time now (229 days, to be exact). Some of you are new to it.

Today, write about your best advice for sticking with it. Or about your biggest obstacle.

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Day 230: The Bucket List
(Thanks Red O’Laughlin)

What’s on your bucket list?

Choose one thing. Share the story of how you will remember it after it’s done. Or tell the story of the thing you can’t imagine you’ll ever really get to do. Or maybe it’s about who helps make it happen.

Today, write about an epic bucket list experience.

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Day 231: Cliffhangers

One key element to any great piece of writing is the ability to pull your reader through the piece, and leave them wanting to read more.

Sometimes, this means a cliffhanger. Maybe it’s the tease at the end of a chapter to keep your reader turning the page. Maybe it’s a hint to encourage readers to anticipate your next post. Maybe it’s a legit cliffhanger at the end of your novel.

Today, write about what you can do to keep your readers coming back.

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At this point there is a return to the initial prompts. It is a wonderful thing that what was begun as a 31 day challenge has evolved into a community where new people are joining and participating. Since I have benefitted from the prompts and from ideas of others, I would encourage you to add ideas of your own on this page. When the well of ideas seem dry, having the ability to draw from others can help us get going again.

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Day 232 – 235 Review prompts from the first 31 days of the challenge

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Day 236: Party Time

I was the designated driver at a wine tasting party last night. Maybe you love fine wines; maybe you or someone you love struggles with substances. Or maybe you just love to people-watch.

Take your reader to a party. Put us there. Help us feel the heavy humid air or smell the bonfire or shiver at the dry cold of impending snow. Let us feel compassion for the person who’s had a little too much or laugh hysterically as we take goofy pictures with close friends.

Today, write about a party.

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Day 237: Take a Stand

A new member recently asked a great question which sparked some amazing conversation (and reminds me yet again why I love all of y’all). In that thread, a question came up about how to write something strong while still remaining respectful.

And to be honest, this is one of the hardest but most important things we can do as writers. It’s not good enough to write about the vanilla things in life…anyone can do that. We will make a dent in the universe by writing about the important things. By taking a stand.

So let’s jump back (or ahead) to Day 17.

Today, write a manifesto. A short statement of purpose that represents what you believe in. This needs to be a hill worth dying on, something not everyone will agree with (but some hopefully will).

Ask yourself: what’s wrong with the world? And then address that problem. Pick a fight with it, and invite others to join your cause.

Keep it short (500 words) and punchy and to the point. Make it actionable, so that others know what to do once they’re done reading it.

And then… Viva la Revolucion!

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Day 238: Pets

Are you an animal person?

Cat people. Dog people. Three-toed-sloth people. Chances are you’ve either had a pet that gave you some great stories or you know someone who has. And the reality is: people love a good pet story. The wilder, the better.

Today, write a crazy pet story.

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Day 239: Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery

They say that imitation is flattery. Imitation can also be a great way to practice and try on a new voice.

So today, pick a favorite author to imitate. Write your own 500 words, but in a style really different from yours.

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Day 240: Turning Pro

There are many different goals as there are people in this group. Some of us write to inspire others. Some of us write to entertain. Some of us just write for ourselves.

Whatever your goal, you’ll only reach it if you take yourself seriously. If you turn pro in your own mind.

Today, take yourself seriously. Write about yourself as if your goal is already reached.

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Day 241: Life’s Hard

Lots of things in life are hard. Writing is one of them.

Today, write about your biggest struggle when it comes to writing.

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Day 242: The Value of Art

What is art worth? A painting? A sculpture? A poem? A song?

Is its value higher because it was created by someone famous? Dead? Is its value lower because the artist is as yet unknown? And how do you value your own art?

Today, write about art and what it’s worth to you.

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Day 243: Just Desserts

S’mores Ice Cream Pie. Chocolate Cake. Fresh fruit.

Write a scene where your favorite dessert makes an appearance.

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Day 244: Free Write

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Day 245: Learning

We learn something new every day. So today, write about what you will learn?

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Day 246: War

War…What is is good for? (Yep. That’s stuck in your head now. You’re welcome.)

Bu seriously, we live in scary times. And for many of us, we’ve lived in scary times several times over. Maybe you’ve lived through a war. Maybe a loved one is serving now, or is living in a war zone.

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Day 247: The Kindness of Strangers

It’s easy to be kind to someone you know. It’s easy to be kind to someone in need. But how about acts of kindness to strangers whom you may never see again — who will never show any appreciation?

Today, write about kindness between strangers.

Today, write about war.

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Day 248: Steaks on a Plane

Airports are terrific places to people-watch.

Imagine you’re at an airport. Look up. Pick the first person you see, and write a story about why she (or he) is there.

Show us her story. Let us feel the thud of her heart and the determination to get on the plane despite her terror.

Show us his story. Feel the sweat rolling down his face and the blister on his left heel from running in his dress shoes. Why can he not miss the flight?

Or the crazy fool who buys a steak fajita and eats it on the plane? Show us what happens when he lowers his tray and begins his stinky feast….

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Day 249: DIY Disasters

My first house was over 100 years old. I learned a lot about knob and tube wiring and wet basements and how not to put a 20 amp fuse in a 15 amp circuit. I consider myself pretty handy, but I’ve also lived some amusing (and some not-so-amusing) stories of home improvement.

Whether you live in a small, new apartment or an old, sprawling farm — or anywhere in between — today, write about a home improvement disaster.

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Day 250: What’s It Worth **To You**

Tonia Hurst, Carryl A Robinson, Laura Scott, and Katherine Lawrence are all at a writers’ conference. Iris Meyers is paying herself market rate not only for her writing time, but also the time she’s using to develop herself. I love this!!!!

And it brings to mind this question: What is your writing worth to you?

Golfers spend hundreds of dollars a month on greens fees. Photography buffs spend thousands on their equipment. Gearheads buy fancy parts and get all sorts of things chromed and powder coated. Geeks buy gadgets.

But writers? Too often, we think of writing as “free.” A pen and a pad of paper, bought for $3.50 at Office Depot, will put us in business. And that’s amazing. It makes writing accessible to anyone. But it also temps us to cheapen the value of our time, our effort, and with it, our art.

Today, whether your writing is a hobby or a career or anything in between, write about what writing is worth. And, for those of you who can, set a budget. What can you invest each month (or year) in yourself?

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Day 251: Offend Someone (Redux)

Note: This prompt originally posted early in the challenge (Day 75), and some recent conversations in the group have prompted me to resurface it…I think it applies to everyone, whether you’ve been here for one day or since day one.

***Offend Someone***

Now, before you get all upset at me…I don’t mean for you to be mean or disrespectful or horrible. Because you guys can’t do that. You’re an awesome, kind, encouraging bunch of people.

But sometimes being a lot of nice can tend to water us down a little bit. We spend a lot of energy tweaking our writing so that it won’t upset or offend anyone, and in doing so, sometimes we remove too much of the strength in a piece.

Today, pick something you feel strongly about. Take a stand, don’t water it down, and expect at least one person to disagree.

(And for the record, no actual wars, please. This isn’t about opening debate over the content…it’s about learning to write strongly and bravely.)

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Day 252: Nom de Plume

Many first-time authors want the fame and riches that come with Being Published. But sometimes writers (famous and no-so-much) choose to write under a pen name. Some, like Steven King and Nora Roberts, use them because they can produce more work than their publishers can release. Some prefer to hide their identity because of their content or simply for privacy.

Today, write about pen names. Would you use one? Why or why not?

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Day 253: ____ Makes Everything Better.

We all have a bad day every now and then. And we all have a go-to comfort *something* that makes us feel better.

For me, it’s potato chips (plain Lay’s from a freshly opened bag with a tub of sour cream, thankyouverymuch). For some of you who are better humans than I am, it might be something productive like exercise. Or <gasp> writing.

What is it for you?

Don’t just tell us what it is. Make us feel the agony leading up to it and the sweet comfort of whatever it is. For instance, I want you to feel the tears in my eyes, and smell the grease as the bag opens, and then taste the salty crunch.

Today, write about your magic elixir.

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Day 254: We Want What We Cannot Have

It’s tempting to look at something we can’t have and just, well, want it. We create a whole fantasy about what it would be like if we had that one new thing. And the next. And the next.

Maybe you struggle with this. Maybe you’ve beaten it, or maybe you’ve just succumbed to it. What does it feel like? What thoughts run through your head? Is it ever as good as you think it will be?

Today write about wanting.

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Day 255: All You Need Is Love

Some say that love makes the world go around. Without it, life is empty. With it, nothing else matters.

What do you think? What does that really mean?

Today, write about love.

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Day 256: Obstacles

Any time you do something that matters, you’ll meet resistance.

Whether you look at it as the Universe or God or just plain Murphy’s Law, if something can get in the way of your forward progress, it will.

What do you do next? Do you fight? Push through? Cry?

What’s the biggest obstacle to your 500 daily words?

(And for those of you who’ve been rockin’ it out for a long time, what did you have to overcome?)

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Day 257: Under the Cherry Tree

Those of us who grew up in the US (and maybe some of us who didn’t) have probably heard the story of young George Washington: “I cannot tell a lie. It was I who chopped down the cherry tree.”

Except it wasn’t. A parable about telling the truth is actually fiction.

Today, write a fictional story about truth.

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Day 258: History Repeating

Santayana said “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

Whether you’re examining the history of civilization or a personal experience from yesterday (or anything in between), take a look at history. Write a cautionary tale or a lesson learned.

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Day 259: Crossing the Line

There’s a fine line between being a leader and being straight-up bossy. There’s a fine line between deferring to someone and being a doormat. There’s a fine line between eating a piece of fruit or scarfing down a hot fudge sundae with pecans. (OK, that last one is not so fine….)

Today, write about crossing a line. And trying to fight back to the other side.

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Day 260: Clarity

We all want clarity. We want to know what to expect and what direction we’re supposed to go.

We get up and we write. We set our precious words out to sea and watch as they are tossed by the crashing waves.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to spend time thrashing about in murky waters, bleeding my words out onto the page only to find a particular combination didn’t touch others the way it did my own heart.

I want a roadmap guaranteed to get me from point A to point B. I want clarity. But where art meets craft, it doesn’t quite work that way.

Clarity is a byproduct of trust. (Jeff Goins said that. He’s a smart one.)

Today, write about trusting the process, and the clarity you will find when you push through.

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Day 261: Born to Run

Maybe you run marathons, or maybe walking is more your speed. Or maybe, like me, you prefer to watch other people exercise on TV.

Today, write about exercise. Let us feel the burning muscles and aching feet and the sense of accomplishment when you achieve a goal.

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Day 262: Progress

We live in interesting times (wasn’t that some kind of ancient curse?)

In some ways, we’ve advanced unimaginably far. In other ways, people are really quite the same, generation after generation.

Maybe you’ve seen massive technological changes in your lifetime. Maybe you don’t see what the fuss is all about. Whatever your (or your character’s) perspective, today, write about “progress.”

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Day 263: Silly Saturday

It’s easy to take ourselves too seriously sometimes. So today, just be silly.

It doesn’t have to make sense or be perfect or organized or fancy. Just write something ridiculous.

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Day 264: Eyes

When I was little, my mom always said she had eyes in the back of her head. But is that really the best place?

If you could have an extra eye, where would you have it? Would you have one or two? What could you see? What advantages would you have? What disadvantages?

Write a story about a person with an extra eye.

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Day 265: Travel

Whether you’ve traveled the world or just across town, getting out of your normal space creates a new perspective.

Today, write about travel. Take the reader someplace unique, or show us an ordinary place through your eyes.

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Day 266: Language

Do you speak a second language? Have you spent time talking with someone whose native language is different from yours?

Today, write a piece as if you’re speaking a new language.

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Day 267: I saw a panda at the zoo…

A few weeks ago, I visited a middle school class. The teacher had the kids start out with the sentence, “I saw a panda at the zoo…” and then just go from there. Some of them were pretty amusing.

So today, let’s have some more fun…what happened after YOU saw a panda at the zoo?

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Day 268: Downtime

We all need some rest every now and then. We need time to recharge. To relax and enjoy life a little bit.

Maybe you like to read and get lost in a great story. Maybe your character likes to go to the firing range and shoot things up.

Today, write about downtime.

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Day 269: Goodbyes

Whether it’s a friend that’s moving cross country, a relationship that’s better off ended, or the more permanent goodbye when you lose a loved one, saying goodbye is hard.

Today, write a goodbye.

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Day 270: It’s a New Day

As we try to build a habit — any habit — one of the most common things that trips us up is missing a day. It’s too easy to fall into the guilt and shame trap. Lies like “I have to make it up” or “I failed” too easily overshadow the accomplishment and momentum we’ve built.

Even if you’ve written one day and miss the next, it’s the writing that counts. When you miss a day (and it’s almost inevitable), wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, don’t think about what you didn’t do. Just write.

Pick up a pen and write on a napkin. Or grab your phone and dictate at a stoplight. Turn off the Walking Dead marathon. Write.

What trips you up?

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Day 271: Are You Ready For Some Football?

Maybe you love the gridiron. Maybe you’d rather watch HGTV. Maybe you live in a place where football is played with a round ball.

Find a new angle on the value of teamwork, or let us feel the heavy mist falling over a Friday night high school game as you sit under the bleachers to steal a smoke. Today, write about football.

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Day 272: Winning

It’s Monday. For some of us, it’s a new work week. For others, it’s just another day.

What’s been getting in the way of your daily writing habit? What’s hard? When you miss a day, why?

Whatever the cadence of your week looks like, take a look at it. How can you make this week a winner for you and your writing?

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Day 273: The Welcome Mat

Welcome New People!!!!!

We have a LOT of new people here making the commitment to write 500 words a day. People ready to build a new habit. People taking themselves seriously as a writer — ready to stop talking about “someday” and just taking action.

That takes a lot of courage.

So to all the new people…congratulations! We are all here to encourage you and cheer you on.

For all you veterans here, what did you wish you knew on Day 1? Today, write your advice to those just starting out.

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Day 274: Free Stuff

Who doesn’t like to get stuff for free, right? Whether it’s a new book for free on Amazon or a free couch by the side of the road, free stuff is awesome.

Today, write about the best thing you ever got for free.

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Day 275: Speechless

There are several schools of thought regarding writer’s block. We’re not going to argue today about whether it’s real or not. This is a place for encouraging.

So today, write 500 words to a person whose words aren’t flowing. What would you say to keep them from giving up and to help them get through a feeling of being blocked?

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Day 276: Holes

Sometimes our memories fail us. Sometimes research turns up a blank. We’re left to fill in the holes.

Pick a gap in a story that you don’t remember or can’t confirm. Make up the details to fill in the story. They could be reasonable or they could be outlandish. Today, fill in a hole.

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Day 277: Seasons

For those of us in the northern hemisphere, fall is upon us. Days are getting shorter and nights are cooler.

Maybe you love the changing seasons. Maybe you live in a tropical climate and don’t experience the changes.

Today, write a story that depends on the season.

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Day 278: Do You Like A Challenge?

Some people thrive on challenges. Others shrivel up when they’re pushed too hard. Which one are you?

If you haven’t seen it yet, Jeff Goins has declared October “Intentional Blogging Month.” Unlike other blogging challenges, where you post something — anything — every day, this is about being intentional. (Clever name, then, huh?) It’s about making your writing matter.

It goes great with the 500 words challenge…you can use your 500 words every day to take steps toward creating a blog that stands out. And I’d argue that whether you’re just getting started or you’re working on your 14th book, a blog is still a great place to share your words and test out ideas.

Today, write about challenges. And if you haven’t made the leap yet, consider signing up for Intentional Blogging this month.

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Day 279: Villains
(Thanks, Andy Traub)

Every good story has a villain. A strong one.

Maybe it’s a thriller with a serial killer. Maybe it’s a personal memoir with addiction or abuse or disease. Maybe it’s just a hero facing an obstacle that appears insurmountable.

Today, write about a villain.

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Day 280: Wipeout

From Nascar and hockey games to epic internet fail videos, people seem to love a good crash, fight, or wipeout. Maybe it’s the adrenaline rush, or maybe we’re just thankful it’s not us.

Put your reader in the middle of it. Help us feel time slow down. Make us smell the smoke or the gasoline. Today, write a story about a wipeout.

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Day 281: Ignorance is Bliss

Sometimes, it’s easier to not be in-the-know. To be blissfully unaware of an awkward situation or to have total license to ask the question no one else is willing to ask. And sometimes, it’s convenient to feign ignorance for the same results.

Today, write about a situation where ignorance (false or real) changes how you or your character behaves.

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Day 282: Vows

A vow is a promise on steroids. Maybe it was a promise between two childhood friends. Maybe it was a vow of love or a vow of revenge.

Today, write about your first vow.

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Day 283: If I Only Had More Time

Ask a group of writers what they struggle with, and one of the top answers will always be time.

Every one of us has the same 24 hours in a day, but we have so many other demands on our time — no matter our stage of life. It’s just hard to fit it all in and make time to take writing seriously.

And then there are THOSE people. The ones who consistently seem to crank out 3,000 words or more a day. The ones who look like they have social media all figured out, who are always everywhere with an encouraging word or a great new giveaway for their readers (I’m lookin’ at you, Jeff Goins).

It’s easy to look at people like that and get jealous. To say “If I had more time…” or “If I didn’t have to do x, y, and z.” I hear it from other writers. I say it myself. A lot.

What we don’t think about, though, is that many of those high-productivity people have the same demands on their time as you and I do. Many have full-time jobs and families and friends and other commitments.

So how do they do it?

You might have a better answer than you think. You’re doing what most people just dream of. You’re actually writing. Daily.

How do you do it? How do you fit it all in? How do you decide what to let slip?

Today, write about capacity. Write about the things in your life you are willing to let go of. Write about ways to be more efficient. Write about giving up watching one reality TV show and replacing it with writing time.

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Day 284: History

Maybe you love history. Maybe you hate it. Regardless, it’s where we come from. It’s what made us who we are now.

Today, choose an era of history and write in it. Don’t worry about research or details — imagine the smells, the sounds, the feel of the air.

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Day 285: Celebrations

Maybe you like big surprise parties. Maybe you like quiet family gatherings, or a fancy mean with one special person.

Today, write about a celebration.

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Day 286: Encourage Everyone

How are you holding up?

Some of us have been at this for over ten months. Some of us have been at this for just a few days.

No matter how long you’ve been working at your habit of writing, you probably could use a little encouragement. So today, use your 500 words to encourage your fellow writers.

Make it personal or make it community-wide, but post it here to give everyone a little boost.

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Day 287: Whadda ya know?

Really. What DO you know? You might be surprised at the things you are actually an expert at.

So today, tell us. Teach us something.

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Day 288: Extended Family

Family is more than just the people who live in your house. They’re the people you share a little DNA with (and the ones you might even prefer not to). They’re the people connected to your spouse or partner. They’re the people you choose to stand beside, and the ones who will never leave your side.

In this world, family takes so many different forms. Today, write about extended family.

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Day 289: Make It Your Own

Have you ever read different translations of something? Or listened to different covers of a song? Interpretation is an art.

So today, find a short piece of writing — maybe one you love, maybe one you hate — and rewrite it in your own style. Keep the essence of the original, but make it yours.

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Day 290: Fix-It

I hate it when things don’t work the way they’re supposed to. And like an obsessed Chihuahua, I will keep digging far longer than it’s worth to make it work.

Are you tenacious? Or do you know when to throw in the towel? Let us feel your frustration, determination, or triumph. Today, write about fixing something.

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Day 291-292: Weekend Free-for-all

(Sorry I’m late with today’s prompt. Sometimes sleep wins.)

If you’ve been writing daily for any length of time, if you’re developing the habit, you’ve probably started seeing ideas flying through your head at the most inopportune moments. While you’re running errands or folding laundry or in a meeting. Mine come reliably when I’m cleaning the pond.

Capture them. Scribble on a post-it-note, leave yourself a voicemail, get shower-markers, drop it in Evernote…whatever it takes. Be sure to jot enough of the idea so you’ll remember what you were thinking later. Then make a point of sifting through those notes every now and then.

This weekend, freewrite on an old idea.

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Day 293: Belief

Seeing is believing. But is it really all there is?

Whether you believe in God or aliens or even the goodness of humanity, today, write about something you believe, but you can’t see or touch.

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Day 294: Junk Food

These days, it seems that everyone wants to get healthy. Yet if you go into an supermarket, you’ll find an awful lot of boxes and bottles that tell a different story.

Today, write about junk food.

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Day 295: Free Write

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Day 296: Sell us something

Whether you sold cookies as a Girl Scout or your used car or a million dollar software packages, nearly everyone has sold something at some point in their lives.

Today, write a sales letter. Pick something that *no one* could sell, and sell it with style.

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Day 297: Heroes

It’s easy to place a hero on a pedestal and forget that they are human. And it’s easy to define a person only by a part of who they are — good or bad.

Whom do you admire? Why? How do you keep it all in perspective?

Today, write about heroes.

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Day 298/299: Interview Someone

We writers spend a lot of time inside our own heads. It’s fun to think up an idea and tumble it around until it shines. But it’s also really valuable to get other people’s perspectives and to learn from them.

Whether you choose another writer to learn about their process, an expert in a field that interests you, or someone who just has a story to tell, today (Saturday), interview someone. And tomorrow (Sunday), write about it and share it here.

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Day 300: Free write

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Day 301: 501 words on silly stuff. We’re coming into NaNoWriMo and I’m pacing for this marathon. Excited to get started. I think our contingent from South Africa (i.e. Linzé and Vanessa) start first. Very excited for all my NaNo friends, kid’s fiction friends like Dave, and conscientious objectors (you know who you are) who write fiction on their own equally legitimate terms. Ready to burn through November with My 500 goes to NaNoWriMo cronies.

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Day 302: The Yoke’s On You.

My husband loves bad puns. I groan at them.

Today, write about jokes.

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Day 303: Memory (or lack thereof)

I think the hard drive in my head is full. And when it crashes, well…hijinks ensue. Like the time I forgot to tell my husband we were dogsitting for a week. Or the time I forgot to post a prompt last night.

We all sometimes forget important things. So today, write about something forgotten.

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Day 304: Lost and Found

Have you ever lost something that didn’t belong to you? How do you explain it to the rightful owner? What if it’s something special? What if it’s a family heirloom or their pet?

Today, write a story about losing something that’s not yours to lose.

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Day 305/306: What’s Your Limit?

NaNoWriMo starts today, and with it, several of our number will put pencil to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and stretch to knock out 50,000 words this month. That’s a lot of words!

What’s the most you’ve ever written? In a sitting, in a stretch of days?

What about other accomplishments or feats? What’s too much? Will that always be true, or will it change over time?

Today, write about your limit and how you found it.

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Day 307: Is Your Writing Good Enough?

Here’s the thing: None of us are good enough, and all of us are good enough.

You won’t get better from writing assignments after assignment for class after class or by seeking out approval from teachers on something so subjective and personal. What makes you better is doing it. Writing from the heart, then connecting with people who read and asking them “what worked?” “what didn’t” “what did you want more of?” “less of?”

You’re a grownup. You’re not in school anymore. This doesn’t affect your GPA. There’s no right or wrong answer here. Just the writing.

Today, stop waiting for someone else to validate your work — to tell you it’s good. Write about being good enough.

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Day 308: Free write

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Day 309: Monsters

Whether you were afraid of monsters under your bed or entranced by the wild things behind the closet door, monsters are a part of every child’s development. We learn to cope with the unknown or process the evils that are all too real.

Today, write about monsters.

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Day 310: Angels

Yesterday, we wrote about monsters, both figurative and literal. Now let’s flip that around. Like with monsters, angels are among us every day, too. Maybe it’s the person ahead of you in line at the gas station who buys your coffee or a guardian angel keeping you from danger.

Today, write about angels.

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Day 311: It’s The Simple Things

I tend to overcomplicate things. It’s easy to do that. To see all the tiny variables and how everything fits together and how one little change can throw a whole system out of whack.

But the real beauty is in simplicity. Elegance.

Today, write about something simple.

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Day 312/313: Breakfast

Whether it’s a, salty-crisp hash brown, a creamy rich Hollandaise sauce, or a sweet strawberry crepe, breakfast can be filled with flavor. Today, write about your favorite breakfast.

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Day 314: Lend a Helping Hand

Giving feels better than taking. Some of the best moments in life are found in helping with something important.

Today, write about helping someone.

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