What Should You Write Today?
Write about the biggest falling out/breakup you ever had entirely from the other person’s perspective.
Write a scene where two characters argue … without using any dialogue.
Write about what it would be like to suddenly wake up and lose one of your senses.
Write about what it would be like if you were suddenly unrelated to and hung out with your parents when they were your age.
Write a monologue where you confess your deepest, darkest secret to your high school assembly.
Write about a time you said sorry and didn’t mean it, and what you wish you could say instead.
Write an imaginary biography for the first random stranger you see today.
Write what your inner thoughts would be if you suddenly realized you were in love with someone you don’t like in real life.
Write about what would happen if you woke up exactly one year later and had no recollection of what happened.
Write your best friend as a character and have them live your life for a day.
Write what would happen if you unwaveringly followed your very first childhood dream.
Go on Wikipedia, click “random article” until you get a person, and write a page of their autobiography.
Think of a moment in your life where you couldn’t find the write words (for instance, not knowing what to say to a friend experiencing grief.) Write what you wish you could say now.
Write what would happen if you had to marry your first crush right now.
Write about an imaginary drug that would let you switch genders for just one day and what you think would happen.
Write a detailed guide for a spy trying to impersonate you for a secret mission.
Write what would happen if you suddenly developed a magic power that let you read the mind of whoever you hugged.
Write what you would say if you were trying to describe food to a robot.
Go to the “odd news” section of a newspaper and write a story based on a headline.
You have to go away to an undisclosed location and can only write one letter to one person once. Write that letter.
Rewrite a scene from your favorite Disney movie if the characters were real, ordinary people living in the modern world.
Think of the worst job on earth and write about a character who has to work that job.
Recall an event you missed but really wanted to go to and what you think would have happened.
Write about what would happen if you magically transformed into the character you dressed up as for last halloween and had their personality for a full year.
Think of a situation you can’t imagine living through without your sibling, and write about it sans sibling. Alternatively, if you’re an only child, describe a time you loved being an only child only now with your dream sibling.
Put your iPod/Spotify on shuffle, grab the lyric that appears 1:35 into the song, and write from there.
Write what would happen if you were suddenly allowed to relive your life from birth with all your knowledge/consciousness still intact.
Write about a time you felt unexpected pity or compassion for someone you disliked.
Write about someone doing something you find deplorable, and find a reason why they would.
What’s the worst thing about today’s society? Write a dystopian story where this problem somehow destroys the earth.