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.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Photo Prompt

Tell your story...

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

One Word Wednesday: Dark

One Word Wednesday.


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Today's Writing Prompt: Persuasion

Write about a time someone tried to convince you of something or change your mind about something.

Monday, June 27, 2016

The Blurb on YOUR Dust Jacket

This is my first attempt at doing the prompt. Testing...testing...testing. Be gentle with me.

So, imagine someone has written your biography. Now take your One Minute and write the inner-flap blurb for YOUR dust jacket. A short summary of your life. What would your biography be entitled? Is it mostly fiction, non-fiction, sci-fi, romance, drama or horror? Who might be your author?

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Sunday Story: The Bedroom

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

You are spending a week visiting your best friend from college. You guys are having a great time, and his guest room is surprisingly comfortable. You do wonder, though, why he insists that no one, under any circumstances, ever go into the back bedroom. Some nights, you are sure you hear something in there...

Saturday, June 25, 2016


I am so pleased to announce that Carla Hurst-Chandler has stepped in at the last minute and agreed to take over TOMW! We have been working out the details, and she will be doing prompts together with me this week before I leave. She is a devoted TOMW user and I know she'll bring great new energy to the blog.

Welcome, Carla!

Six Word Saturday

Six Word Saturday.

Describe your life or current situation using exactly six words.

Mine: It's Pride!! Plus reading and thunderstorms.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Today's Writing Prompt: Sacrifice

Think of someone you love very much.

How far would you go to save this person? Assume your actions had a direct impact on their survival.

Would you break a law? Steal? Lie? Murder?

Would you give up your home and all your possessions?

Would you touch a spider???

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Today's Writing Prompt: Regrets

I remember, as a teenager, hearing the saying, "You won't regret the things you do, you'll regret the things you didn't do." It motivated me to move across the world to a new country.

Looking back, what did you choose NOT to do that you now regret?

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

One Word Wednesday: Yesterday

One Word Wednesday.


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Today's Writing Prompt: Support

Who, if anyone, do you have in your life that you know you can turn to - any time, day or night, no matter what?

Monday, June 20, 2016

Today's Writing Prompt: Philosophy

What is your guiding philosophy in life?

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Sunday Story: The Newcomers

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

Write a quick story, set in any place or time, about what happens when a new family moves into town.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Last Call

Six Word Saturday is below this announcement


I don't know about you guys, but it feels like this summer so far has just been exhausting. I feel like I am juggling so many things, and it's been a tough week emotionally.

I am lucky enough to be taking a vacation this year, and I'm leaving on July 4th.

Rather than try to cover my vacation, I have chosen that day to bow out of TOMW. I haven't heard from anyone who would like to take it over, so as of July 4th this blog has reached the end of the road. It's time. It has had such a good run and there have been so many years of great prompts. I will be sad to see it end, but happier to have the free time and energy to devote to my writing and editing career.

Thank you for all the wonderful responses! You've been an outstanding community.

Six Word Saturday

Six Word Saturday.

Describe your life or current situation using exactly six words.

Mine: Catching up! Work, sleep, and cleaning.