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.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Today's Writing Prompt: Memorial Day

Tell me about someone you love who has passed on.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Sunday Story: The Cruise

Write a bit of flash fiction today. The one-minute timer does not apply.

You and your friends are out enjoying a wonderful cruise on the bay. You sip your drink and wander to the back of the boat to admire the incredible sunset. Suddenly you notice how quiet the water is. Looking down, you see an enormous tentacle start to encircle the boat.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Six Word Saturday

Six Word Saturday.

Describe your life or current situation using exactly six words.

Mine: Memorial Day relaxation! Books and tea.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Today's Writing Prompt: Loan

Have you ever borrowed something you did not return?

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Today's Writing Prompt: Photograph

Describe a photo you have of yourself and what was happening when it was taken.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

One Word Wednesday: Tomorrow

One Word Wednesday.

Tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Today's Writing Prompt: Disease

If you could erase one disease from the earth, which one would you choose to eradicate?

Monday, May 23, 2016

Today's Writing Prompt: Accident

Have you ever been in a car accident?

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Sunday Story: Rewrite

Write a flash fiction scene today. The one-minute timer does not apply.

Think of the worst movie scene you have ever watched. Now rewrite that scene and make it soooo much better!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Six Word Saturday

Six Word Saturday.

Describe your life or current situation using exactly six words.

Mine: Reading, gardening, tea, my girls: Perfect.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Today's Writing Prompt: Dictionary

What's the coolest or most unusual word you know?

I love "vellichor," from John Koenig's Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. It means "the strange wistfulness of used bookstores."

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Today's Writing Prompt: Alliteration

Write a story (it only needs to be a sentence or two) using as much alliteration as possible.

The perky puppy proudly pawed Papa's pumpkin...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

One Word Wednesday: Energy

One Word Wednesday.

Energy.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Today's Writing Prompt: Grandparents

Tell me about your grandparents.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Today's Writing Prompt: Fairytale

What is (or was) your favorite classic fairy tale?

I have a soft spot for Goldilocks.