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, December 20, 2014

Six Word Saturday

Six Word Saturday.

Describe your life or current situation using exactly six words. (Last one of the year!)

Mine: Looking forward to the holiday celebrations.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Today's Writing Prompt: New Year

We won't be back to prompts until after the new year, so tell me: What are your hopes for 2015?

Break Reminder

Just a reminder, if you missed the post at the beginning of the week, that I will be taking a break from prompts over the holidays this year per usual.

The last prompt of 2014 will be tomorrow, Saturday December 20th. Prompts will resume on Saturday, January 3rd, 2015. I'm looking forward to the break!

Everyone be well and enjoy the holiday season! See you next year.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Today's Writing Prompt: Good News

There have been a heck of a lot of terrible things happening in the news lately. Counteract it, tell me something great that has happened in your world recently!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

One Word Wednesday

One Word Wednesday.


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Today's Writing Prompt: Pregnant

What would your reaction be today if you found out you (or your significant other) were pregnant?

Go beyond disbelief. I know, it's not a possibility for many of us, but imagine for a freaky moment that it is. How would this affect your life?

Monday, December 15, 2014

Today's Writing Prompt: Switching Bodies

If you could swap bodies with someone else, would you do it? And with who?

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sunday Story: the Ghost

Sunday Story. Feel free to take a little more time today if you need.

One winter night, something wakes you up from a deep sleep. Sitting up, you see a ghost standing at the foot of your bed! Your eyes aren't playing tricks on you, this ghost is real. They're a loved one who has come back with an important message.... Who is it and what do they say?

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Holiday Break

*** Prompt is below this Announcement ***

Hello to all my readers new and old! Happy Holidays!

As in previous years, I am planning to take a break from the daily prompts over the holidays to enjoy my family, rest, and recharge my creative batteries. This year is turning out to be an especially busy one for me, so my plan is to take two weeks to focus on making merry, taking care of the kids, and eating chocolate.

The last prompt of 2014 will appear on Saturday, December 20th. Prompts will resume on Saturday, January 3rd. As always, if you're bored, we have extensive archives - feel free to go back and use prompts from the past if you need them over the break!

I wish everyone the happiest of holidays and a wonderful new year! Have fun, stay safe, and keep writing. It helps you cope with the relatives.

Six Word Saturday

Six Word Saturday!

Describe your life or current situation using exactly six words.

Mine: Happy Birthday! You're my heart brother <3.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Today's Writing Prompt: Holiday Treats

Which winter holiday food is your favorite treat to indulge in?

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Today's Writing Prompt: Inspiration

Is there a writer who inspires you?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

One Word Wednesday: Clean

One Word Wednesday.


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Today's Writing Prompt: Technology

How long could you last without technology, like cell phones, TV and computers?

A full day? A week? A year? More?

Monday, December 8, 2014

Today's Writing Prompt: Hug

A bit of a throw-back Monday... here is the prompt from December 8, 2009. Five years ago!

"Write a simile or metaphor that describes how you feel when you get a really good hug."