The Daily Prompt
The Daily Prompt is a series of writing prompts delivered directly to your inbox every day for a year.
This 365-day journey of self-exploration is designed to jump-start your creativity by providing thought-provoking story-starters that will get your pen flowing. By tapping into your personal experiences, your own life becomes fertile ground for discovery.
The practice requires only 10 minutes of your day. Ten minutes of free-writing. That’s all.
Sign up and uncover the treasure-trove of stories inside you!
Questions you may be asking...
Who is The Daily Prompt for?
I created the The Daily Prompt for writers who are looking to practice a daily ritual. Many of us want to write, intend to write, but just don’t carve out the time or lack the inspiration. The Daily Prompt is a gentle reminder, a kind of nudge.
It makes a daily practice more accessible when you are not meeting the blank page cold!
How much writing will I do each day?
This is meant to be a doable, daily practice. So the general guideline is to write for 10 minutes a day. Set a timer if you'd like! Write on a napkin in a restaurant, in the waiting room at the doctor's office, or in your journal over coffee in the morning. The point is: anyone can find 10 minutes to put pen to the page.
That being said, some prompts may inspire longer writing periods, which you are free to embrace!
What kind of writing prompts will I receive?
The prompts are designed to draw on your personal, true life experiences. They are specific to trigger memories but still broad enough to give you freedom in what you choose to write about.
What is "free-writing"?
The practice of free-writing asks us to surrender to the present moment -- to the free flow of thought, memory, or whatever spills out onto the page. It invites you to meet your muse and play with the written word, without the pressure of using polished language or fully developed ideas.
Should I handwrite or can I use a computer?
Whatever gets you writing!
What if I want to purchase a gift subscription?
Wonderful! Send me an email with your giftee's name and email, and I will send you a custom payment link.
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