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, March 28, 2015

Six Word Saturday

Six Word Saturday!

Describe your life or current situation using exactly six words.

Mine: Vacation relaxation with my wonderful girls.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Spring Break

Spring Break starts today for our family.

What's your best spring break or other vacation story?

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Beautiful

What's your idea of beautiful?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

One Word Wednesday: Panic

One Word Wednesday.


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: 2,500

This happens to be the 2,500th post on the One-Minute Writer! Six years of daily writing prompts, that's quite a collection!

Is there a milestone you have reached in your life recently?

Monday, March 23, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Support

When you just need to talk to someone, who is the first person you go to?

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sunday Story: Zombies!

Sunday Story is your chance to take a little more time and write a slightly longer piece of short fiction.

Our scene opens in a typical post-apocalyptic zombie world. You are one of the few humans to have survived, and you have to try and protect your few resources... and your precious brain.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Six Word Saturday

Six Word Saturday!

Describe your life or current situation using exactly six words.

Mine: A lightbulb: Real love doesn't threaten.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Beloved

You are Romeo calling up to Juliet on her balcony, or the prince climbing up to Rapunzel in her tower.

What do you say to your beloved to convince her to run away with you?

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Quotable Plans

What famous (or not so famous) quote sums up your plans for today?

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

One Word Wednesday: Fire

One Word Wednesday.


There was some confusion about One Word Wednesday last week because we've gained some new followers. One Word Wednesday just means the prompt is only one word. This leaves more of the interpretation up to you! The writing part is still the same: Time yourself for one minute.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: St Pat the Deer

Happy St Patrick's Day!

There is a legend about St Patrick that he once evaded ambush by the Celts by turning himself into a deer. In this disguise, he was able to wander away through the forest completely unnoticed.

If you had to change yourself into something that would make you completely unnoticeable in your life, what would you be?

Mine: An empty cup. Because every time my children empty a cup, they apparently become completely invisible, and are discarded and ignored throughout the entire house. I find those things everywhere!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Today's Writing Prompt: Good Riddance

We wrote on Friday about our departed loved ones that we would love to have a chance to meet again.

So today, the converse, and be honest: Is there anyone missing from your life that you are SO GLAD is gone? (You can be grateful for what they taught you and still very glad to be rid of them!)

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sunday Story: Marriage

Sunday Story: As always, feel free to use more than one minute.

Write a scene where your characters decide to get married. It can the internal conflict of making the decision, or the actual proposal.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Six Word Saturday

Six Word Saturday.

Describe your life or current situation using exactly six words.

Mine: First totally free day in forever!