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.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Six Word Saturday

Six Word Saturday.

Describe your life or current situation using exactly six words.

Mine: Spring cleaning. Garage, here I come!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Weekly Achievement

What is one positive thing you have achieved this week?

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Ugly

It's a loaded word. What do you personally consider ugly?

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

One Word Wednesday: Dawn

One Word Wednesday.


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Visited

Tell me about a place you have visited.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: I Hate to Say It

What is the most difficult conversation you've ever had?

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sunday Story: Book Fair

Sunday Story: Your chance to experiment with flash fiction.

It's the book fair, the best day of school as far as your 9-year-old self is concerned. Gripping your money in a smudged envelope, you wander through the library, considering your options. A book of facts about the Olympics? A fuzzy pencil topper? The next book in the Professor Pillbug series? A tie-dye, bendy ruler? Your head is swimming. Then you round a corner, and half hidden behind a poster with puppies on it, you see a book that no one else is paying attention to. At once, you know that this book is special, and it's meant just for you.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Six Word Saturday

Six Word Saturday.

Describe your life or current situation using exactly six words.

Mine: A noisy, joyful, happy, full life!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Weird Places

Where's the weirdest place you've ever gotten your writing or journaling done?

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Date

Describe your perfect first date.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

One Word Wednesday: Habit

One Word Wednesday.


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Solving Problems

If you were given the opportunity to solve one of the world's major problems, which one would you choose?

Monday, April 13, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Can't Live Without It

After two weeks in the shop, I got the news today that my beloved workhorse of a computer is not repairable. As a freelancer who works from home and does everything on that laptop, I can't tell you how much that grieves me!

On the other hand, I don't even have a cell phone.

So what one item would you be absolutely devastated to be without, and what one item (that people normally go nuts for) could you take or leave?

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Six Word Saturday: Baggage

I am so tired from AWP (and from hauling the break-down boxes across town) that I literally cannot lift my shaking arms and legs hours later. (It was awesome, btw. Just exhausting!) So for today's writing prompt I am borrowing a recent one from Brian Klems at the incredibly helpful Writer's Digest website:

You start dating a person you met at your local grocery store. The date is going well—you’ve taken the person to your favorite restaurant (in which you both ordered the same unusual meal) and, it turns out, you both grew up in the same small town. The problem is, when you got for a walk along the coastline at the end of the date, they reveal something about their past that shocks you. (Good? Bad? You decide.)

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Six Word Saturday

Six Word Saturday.

Describe your life or current situation using exactly six words.

Mine: So excited to be at AWP!