How it works

Who's got the time to journal daily? You do.

1. Read the daily writing prompt.
2. Push "Play" on the timer on the right side of the screen.
3. Spend 60 seconds or less writing a response to the daily prompt.

You may respond in the "Comments" section of each post, if your response is family-friendly. Or you can write in your own journal or blog. If you respond in a public blog post, post the link in the comments and share it with us. Also feel free to use the "Comments" section for informal discussion about the responses that are posted.

Today, take a minute to write!

Questions? Check out this link for The One-Minute Writer Q&A, including comment guidelines and copyright information.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sunday Story: Sob Story

Sunday Story is a chance to try writing a piece of flash fiction. The one-minute timer does not apply.

The phone rings and you answer it, only to hear nothing but the sound of hysterical crying and sobbing. Who is calling you? What happened?

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Six Word Saturday

Six Word Saturday.

Describe your life or current situation using exactly six words.

Mine: If anything else breaks, I'm gonna....

Friday, August 28, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Liar Liar

Can you tell when people are lying to you?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Dream Omens

Have you ever had a dream that predicted the future or provided an answer to a problem for you?

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

One Word Wednesday: Soul

One Word Wednesday.

Soul.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Purpose

Do you feel that your life has a well-defined purpose, or are you still trying to discover what your purpose might be?

Monday, August 24, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Act of Kindness

What's one act of kindness you could perform for someone this week?

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sunday Story: The Murder Mystery

Sunday Story is a chance to write a bit of flash fiction. The one-minute timer does not apply.

I'm sure you're all familiar with the mystery detective trope where our hero detective has to discover who the murderer is. For today's story, invert the roles: The murderer has to figure out who among the cast of characters is the detective.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Six Word Saturday

Six Word Saturday.

Describe your life or current situation using exactly six words.

Mine:Snuggling the newest family members: Kittens!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: The Game of Life

If your life was a game, what would playing it look like?

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Done!

What are you just SO DONE with today?

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

One Word Wednesday: Cheat

One Word Wednesday.

Cheat.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Back to School?

This prompt may be a bit US-centric, but I'm going with it anyway.

In our area, school doesn't start until after Labor Day, so for example this year we start September 8th. That's the way I and everyone else I know grew up.

It seems like many of my friends with kids, especially on the west coast, are starting school super early these days. Like the beginning of August! They don't seem to get out any earlier: We all get out in late May or early June. What are they doing with that extra month in class? Isn't it unbearably hot? Does it have any proven benefit at all? It always makes me feel so sad.

What's your stance on starting the school year in the middle of summer?

Monday, August 17, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Movie Quotes

If you're anything like me and my friends, you love quoting movies as a form of communication.

What's your favorite line from a movie?

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Sunday Story: Push It!

Sunday Story is a chance to write a bit of flash fiction. The one-minute timer does not apply.

You are hiking where Minnesotans refer to as 'Up North,' in the wild woods. Backpack on your back, canteen of water at your side, you are far from civilization, enjoying the trees and clear skies. As you round a bend in the trail, you almost stumble upon a metal box mounted on a post. There is a large red button in the middle of the box labelled PUSH.