Over the next 30 days I am going to attempt to write 30 different stories/ poems/ posts with the inspirations below. It is going to be a challenge so I might have the odd day off but here goes nothing! Wish me luck!
Day 1 —Select a book at random in the room. Find a novel or short story, copy down the last sentence and use this line as the first line of your new story.
Day 2 —Tell a story about a character who lost something important to him/her.
Day 3 —Rewrite a fairy tale.
Day 4 —Write a story/excerpt to include the line, “Sorry, we can’t insure you for a journey like that.”
Day 5 —Start your story with: “He glanced at his watch impatiently…”
Day 6 —Start story with: “She touched the little box in her pocket and smiled…”
Day 7 —Use these words in a story: grandfather, photo album, post office, and folder
Day 8 —Tell your life story from someone else’s point of view.
Day 9 —Write a story based on a dream you had
Day 10 —What do you want to be remembered for?
Day 11 —Write a story about a mythical creature.
Day 12 —What is your favorite day of the week?
Day 13 —Write about a random picture you found in an envelope on the street.
Day 14 —Story taking place during a sporting event (any sport)
Day 15 — Create a character who is falsely accused of a crime.
Day 16 —Write a story with a ghost.
Day 17 — Write a poem with no rhyming words.
Day 18 —Write a story without using the letter L.
Day 19 —Write a story about something which happened in your day.
Day 20 —If you could go on only one more vacation in your lifetime, where would you go and why?
Day 21 —Find a job ad in the paper. Write about your life if you had that job.
Day 22 —You wake up with a key gripped tightly in your hand. How did you get this key? What does it lock or unlock?
Day 23 —Write a story for a child.
Day 24 —Write a "it was just a dream" story with a twist.
Day 25 —Write a story about ‘What the Neighbours Saw.’
Day 26 —Write about your worst habit.
Day 27 —Make up a near-death experience (unless you have a real one).
Day 28 —People watch and include two strangers in a story together.
Day 29 —You are at a cemetery reading gravestones. Write about one of the people you find.
Day 30 —Write a short entry that ends with the line, “The silver dust of moonlight settled coldly on the night.”
- A Twenty Something