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.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunday Story: Thanksgiving Announcement

Sunday Story - you may take more than One Minute to write this scene.

Everyone was gathered around the Thanksgiving table. Turkey and mashed potatoes filled plates, wine filled glasses, and laughter filled the air. Suddenly, someone [give your character a name and a title, like Great Aunt Evelyn or Cousin Otto] stood up and cleared their throat. "Excuse me, everyone! I have an announcement to make."

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Six Word Saturday

Six Word Saturday!

Describe your life or current situation using exactly six words.

Mine: My life is full of friends!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Today's Writing Prompt: Awkward

I had a really awkward moment with someone this week.

Today, especially with Thanksgiving and family holidays coming up, tell me about any awkward encounters of your own.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Today's Writing Prompt: Your Week

How's your week going so far?

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

One Word Wednesday: Play

One Word Wednesday:


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Today's Writing Prompt: Extra Time

If you magically had an extra hour today, what would you spend it doing?

Monday, November 17, 2014

Today's Writing Prompt: Awakening

Are you good at getting up early, or is it a struggle?

(Man, especially during the winter when it's so cold and dark, I don't know how other people do it and stay cheerful!)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sunday Story: In the Margins

(Remember you are allowed more than one minute for Sunday Stories.)

You are at the library in a quiet aisle, browsing, when you see a lonely book hidden behind the others. You dig it out and page through it, only to notice someone has carelessly written all through the margins. Rude!

That's when you look closer and realize the writing isn't just someone's study notes, it's a very urgent, interesting hidden message.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Six Word Saturday

Six Word Saturday!

Describe your life or current situation using exactly six words.

Mine: Finally, a day off to relax!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Today's Writing Prompt: Holiday Season

I just this week realized how little time there is left between now and Thanksgiving, and then between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Holy cow! If I want to order anything online, I'm sunk. Better get moving!

Are you ready for the annual hustle and bustle of the season, or did it kind of sneak up on you, too?

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Today's Writing Prompt: New Things

What was the last new thing you tried, tasted, or did?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

One Word Wednesday: Full

One Word Wednesday.


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Today's Writing Prompt: Service

In honor of Veterans Day, today write a quick note of thanks to a veteran or someone else who has given their time and effort for you.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Today's Writing Prompt: Bills

Everyone pays them, even if we don't like it. What's the most expensive bill you paid this past month?

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sunday Story: Cold

(Sorry I'm late, my fault this time, the furnace is out and it was a verrrrry cold night around here!)

Today write a quick scene where cold is a major factor - a cold heart, a town in the Arctic, a group of penguins, whatever.