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January 2011

January 31st Daily Writing Prompt

Reading Time: 1 minuteToday write about cleanliness. Show a character reacting to cleanliness or the lack of it in their everyday life. Write for five minutes.d

January 30th Daily Writing Prompt

Reading Time: 1 minuteToday write about writing – the marks and symbols used in your story’s world to record or celebrate events. Does the culture write on paper, parchment, leaves, stones? Are marks painted on walls or tablets, are the marks permanents or… Continue Reading →

January 29th Daily Writing Prompt

Reading Time: 1 minuteToday write about renewal. What rites or ceremonies mark the start of a new era for your characters? Does the world of your story look to seasons, tides, moons, or rigorous calendars for marking the start and end of its… Continue Reading →

January 28th Daily Writing Prompt

Reading Time: 1 minuteToday write about imprisonment. Who goes to prison in your story’s world? Who escapes internment? Do prisons have lockdown, are they open prisons based on trust and good behaviour? Show a prisoner in his/her daily routine – or show what… Continue Reading →

January 27th Daily Writing Prompt

Reading Time: 1 minuteToday, write about stimulants. Does your story’s world have a coffee equivalent? If set in the contemporary world, show your character’s relationship with coffee/tea/any other form of pick me up. Write for five minutes and if you like, reward yourself… Continue Reading →

January 26th Daily Writing Prompt

Reading Time: 1 minuteToday write about sleep. Show your character sleeping or being unable to sleep. What are his or her sleeping arrangements and rituals? Wrte for five minutes and see where this takes your writing.

January 25th Daily Writing Prompt

Reading Time: 1 minuteToday, write about water. Show your character interacting with a body of water, large or small – a pond or a glass of water. How important is water in the world of your story? A dwindling resource, a plentiful one,… Continue Reading →

January 24th Daily Writing Prompt

Reading Time: 1 minuteToday write about being lost. How many ways are there to be lost and how is being lost viewed in the culture of your story’s world? Is it shameful, embarassing, celebrated, secretly admired? Write for five minutes showing someone who… Continue Reading →

January 23rd Daily Writing Prompt

Reading Time: 1 minuteToday, write about cold. Show your story’s world in the grip of winter or describe how your characters respond to cold. What about animals – how do they cope, what are the ways your story’s world has for caring for… Continue Reading →

January 22nd Daily Writing Prompt

Reading Time: 1 minuteToday, write about money. Is your character a spender or a saver? Where do they store their money and how secure is it? Show your character suffering a lack of money or a glut of it. Write for five minutes… Continue Reading →

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