December 1 – Is it dangerous to . . . ?
December 2 – Open a magazine and a newspaper and find a picture of a person. Then write a 300-500 word profile of the person.
December 3 – Here’s a 90-second drill: List items you can find in an airport. When the 90 seconds are up, write a story that includes all of the words on your list. Set your story anywhere but near an airport.
December 4 - Before I go to bed tonight, I'm going to...
December 5 – This is a tale about debauchery. The story is about an awkward arch-druid.
December 6 – Create a story, poem or any other piece based on this metaphor: a plate of fear
December 7 – Write about the relationship between two brothers
December 8 - This is a tale about xenophobia. The story is about a duchess who fears non-human beings. The effect of magic on technology is a major part of the story.
December 9 – Write about a god of sunlight who takes the form of an older man.
December 10 – Use all these words in a story or poem: preacher, coin, stairwell, comb.
December 11 – Write about a group of people dressed entirely in red.
December 12 – Finals Week: Write the last line of a story about an animal-like character.
December 13 – Finals Week: Write the last paragraph of a story about two characters who do not speak the same language
December 14 – Finals Week: Write the last line of a story set in a sultan’s palace
December 15 – Finals Week: Write the last three lines of a story with a bittersweet ending
December 16 – Finals Week: Write an alternate ending for a well-known story
December 17 – Finals Week: Write the last line of a story about an abnormally tall character
December 18 – Finals Week: Write the final scene of a story about unrequited love
December 19 – The educated, rebellious male half-Chimera with a knack for trouble. His non-human ancestry gives him a horribly inhuman appearance.
December 20 - The story must involve a spear in the beginning.
December 21 - Describe a routine or holiday ritual, using the 2nd person “you”.
December 22 – Start an original story with this title: The House without a Window
December 23 – Silken, sad uncertain
December 24 -
December 25 – The door to somewhere
December 26 – Character: Blaise Finney
December 27 – Sane mage
December 28 – Create a story with all achetypal characters (examples: the young hero, the damsel in distress, the benign old woman, etc)
December 29 – Use the name of a famous literary character (examples: Helen, Ishmael, Elizabeth Bennet) for one of your own characters.
December 30 – Write about two tarot cards
December 31 – Write about a man with strangely colored eyes