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, July 30, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Crafty

What was the last craft or DIY project you took on?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

One Word Wednesday: Race

One Word Wednesday.


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Holiday

If you could create a new federal holiday, what would you recognize or celebrate?

Monday, July 27, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Ouch

What's the weirdest injury you've ever received?

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sunday Story: the Aquarium

Sunday Story is your chance to write a short piece of flash fiction. The one minute timer does not apply.

Write a short bit of dialogue between the fish (or dolphins or lobsters or whatever) in an aquarium.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Six Word Saturday

Six Word Saturday.

Describe your life or current situation using exactly six words.

Mine: Tea, good books, and good friends.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Quality Friends

What personality trait is most important to you in a friend?

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Summer Memories

What is your favorite memory of summer?

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

One Word Wednesday: Hot

One Word Wednesday.


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Bad Advice

What's one thing that you were taught about writing that you would unlearn if you could?

Monday, July 20, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Portals

Today's prompt comes via my friend Jessica Su.

Suppose you could place five portals anywhere in the world, and you can travel instantaneously between any portal and any other portal, but you can't move the portals once they're created. Where would you place them?

Does your answer change if anyone can use the portals, not just you?

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Sunday Story: the Best Seller

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

You are a famous novelist, and your works fill the current NYT Best Seller lists. You have an assistant just to deal with your daily piles of fan mail, and you are stopped in the street and asked for your autograph.

Write a scene or two of what your life as a famous author is like.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Six Word Saturday

Six Word Saturday!

Describe your life or current situation using exactly six words.

Mine: Sitting downstairs in the basement: Tornado!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Review

My kids and I have just finished reading All Four Stars at bedtime and loved it. It's the story of an 11-year-old girl who becomes a restaurant critic for the New York Standard.

Write a one-minute fictional review of a meal you have eaten recently.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Book Club

If you could read books along with another person, book club style, which other person would you choose to read with?