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.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Game Show

If you could be on any game show, which one would you choose?

Monday, March 2, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Hooky

If you didn't have to be at work or school or wherever today, where would you be instead?

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sunday Story: The Battle


Sunday Story: As always, you can take more than a minute to write this scene.

Your / your protagonist's country is at war. The town your scene will be set in is about to be invaded by the attacking army. Write a story about how your characters prepare emotionally and practically to survive... or fight back.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Six Word Saturday

Six Word Saturday!

Describe your life or current situation using exactly six words.

Mine: This week needs to be done.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Toys

What was your favorite toy as a child?

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Uniform

What is your 'uniform?' That is, what clothes are you most known for wearing, especially when you are working or doing an activity you are well known for?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

One Word Wednesday: Hero

One Word Wednesday.


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Bad Parents

In your opinion, what is the worst thing a parent can do to their child?

(This should give us plenty of ideas for those tragic novels to be written!)

Monday, February 23, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Donate

What was the last thing you donated? It can be an item, your time, or a particular talent you have. Maybe you donated to a worthy cause, maybe you helped a friend or gave a hand to a stranger.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sunday Story: The Prank War

Sunday Story: As always, you can take some extra time with this one.

Write a story from the POV of a counselor or camper at summer scouting camp. A prank war breaks out between cabins. Shenanigans ensue!

Happy Birthday to my little brother, who would very much approve of camp prank wars!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Six Word Saturday

Six Word Saturday

Describe your life or current situation using exactly six words.

Mine: Just weary of the routine battles.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Toward Your Goal

We're a few weeks into 2015 now. Many people start the new year with resolutions and hope for things they want to make happen.

What steps, big or little, have you taken recently to move you towards achieving one of your goals?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Slang

What slang words or phrases were popular in your youth?

Don't have a cow, man!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

One Word Wednesday: Water

One Word Wednesday.


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Sequel

What book do you think really needs a sequel?