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.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Today's Writing Prompt: License Plate

If you had a personalized license plate, what would it say?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tanka Tuesday: Flood

It's time for the next installment of Tanka Tuesday!

Tanka is a form of poetry similar to haiku. It's short, and the lines don't need to rhyme. The just must have a set number of syllables: 5/7/5/7/7.


For more about tanka, see the original post here.

Today's tanka prompt is: flood.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Today's Writing Prompt: Impulse Buy

Write about a time you made an impulse purchase.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Today's Writing Prompt: Amusement Parks

Did you have a favorite amusement park that you liked to visit as a child?

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Six Word Saturday!

Six Word Saturday!

Describe your life or current situation using exactly six words.

Mine: Summertime and the living is easy.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Today's Writing Prompt: Phobias

What's worse:

Spiders, snakes, or rats?

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Today's Writing Prompt: Betrayal

Have you ever been betrayed by a loved one?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Today's Writing Prompt: Escape

What have you escaped from lately?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tanka Tuesday: Mountains

It's time for the next installment of Tanka Tuesday!

Tanka is a form of poetry similar to haiku. It's short, and the lines don't need to rhyme. The just must have a set number of syllables: 5/7/5/7/7.


For more about tanka, see the original post here.

Today's tanka prompt is: Mountains.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Today's Writing Prompt: Parade Float

Imagine you are in charge of designing a float for a parade that's all about you. What would your float look like?

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Today's Writing Prompt: Animal Entertainment

What are your feelings about entertainment events that use animals, such as circuses and rodeos, assuming the animals are legitimately well cared for?

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Six Word Saturday

Six Word Saturday!

Describe your life or current situation using exactly six words.

Mine: Yes! A change for the better.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Today's Writing Prompt: Meeting Someone New

Describe the person you've most recently met for the first time.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Today's Writing Prompt: What Would You Do?

How far would you go for your family or loved ones? Give up your career? Your life? Take someone else's life?

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Today's Writing Prompt: Camping

Did you ever camp out in the backyard as a kid?