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, October 22, 2014

One Word Wednesday: Shoes

Yeah, I'm playing around with some different kinds of weekly prompts.

That's your prompt for today.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Today's Writing Prompt: Only You Know

What is something that only you know?

Monday, October 20, 2014

Today's Writing Prompt: Voting

We're getting into voting season, judging by the umber of fliers and door knockers showing up on my porch.

Why do you think it is that some people don't vote?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday Story: the Voice

There you are, walking down the street, minding your own business, when you clearly hear a voice yell, "Help! Let me out of here!"

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Six Word Saturday!

Six Word Saturday!

Describe your life or current situation using exactly six words.

Mine: Work and play, a busy weekend!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Today's Writing Prompt: Success!

What's one success you've had this past week?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Today's Writing Prompt: Mom Memories

Describe an activity from your childhood that you always remember doing with your mother (or a mother figure.)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Today's Writing Prompt: Disappointment

What has been your greatest disappointment in life?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tanka Tuesday: Evil

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: evil.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Today's Writing Prompt: Plan

Happy Monday! What's your plan? For the week, for the month, for the year, for life...

What do you have planned?

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Today's Writing Prompt:

I'm trying to switch to doing more literary-style prompts some days of the week rather than survey types. It requires a different way of thinking, and might inspire you to write for more than one minute, but they're great springboards for starting a new story!

Write a short scene (it doesn't have to be a complete story) in which a man encounters something unusual during his daily commute.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Six Word Saturday

Six Word Saturday!

Describe your life or current situation using exactly six words.

Mine: Daughter's multiple fractures, tired of hospitals!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Today's Writing Prompt: Coupons

Have you ever purchased a deal online, like via Groupon? What was it for?

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Today's Writing Prompt: Astrology

What is your astrological sign? Do you exhibit any traits commonly associated with your sign?

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Today's Writing Prompt: Scars

What sorts of serious injuries did you ever do to yourself as a child? Do you carry any scars from your childhood adventures today?