Writing Daily Creates

  1. TDC867: Meta-list of List of Things You Forgot to Do

    May 24, 2014

    Somewhere, you have a list of things you meant to do, but didn’t do. You probably have multiple lists. There’s a lot of things you forgot to do. Create a Meta-List of all of the lists of things you meant to do, but never had time to do. Annotate your meta-list as needed. Feel free to make excuses for why these things never got done.  

  2. TDC850: Google Results Story

    May 7, 2014

    Use the titles of all ten results from a meaningless google search as sentences within in a story.  

  3. TDC845: Write a Persona Poem

    May 2, 2014

    Use this formala to describe a real or fictional persona Line 1: First name/nickname of the person in the poem Kate Line 2: 4 adjectives which describe the person tall, energetic, happy, intelligent Line 3: X of Y formula, describing an important relationship to the person mother of Danny Line 4: 3 things s/he loves who loves music, books and fresh air Line 5: 3 things that scare her/him who is afraid of President Bush, spiders and heights Line 6: 3 things s/he wants to see who wants to see Latin America, the end of poverty and summer Line 7: resident of…+ place/time/concept resident of this moment Line 8: last name of the person in the poem Thompson  

  4. TDC844: Petswitch Story

    May 1, 2014

    Use this Petswitch to generate an image of you and your pet (or heck someone else’s as one ├╝ber critter). Write an origin story for this unusual creature (make sure you link to it as evidence)  

  5. TDC842: Prime Number Poetry

    April 29, 2014

    Write a poem that includes at least 5 different prime numbers as last words in a line (and then rhyme something else with it).  

  6. TDC838: Will U mean the end of Y?

    April 25, 2014

    Newspapers seem to prefer publishing bad news. Often we can read about “the end of” something. E.g. “Will MOOCs mean the end of universities?” as the head line, followed by some depressing analysis. Write your own bad news story using the headline “Will U mean the end of Y?” You can substitute “u” with anything you want, even with “you”. Feel also free to substitute “Y” with anything you’d like, even with “why”. Make the story sensational!  

  7. TDC834: Heartbleed

    April 21, 2014

    Heartbleed is a bug that caused a lot of trouble in the digital world. Once upon a time in a dark data centre Heartbleed woke up and looked around … (finish the story) .  

  8. TDC830: What Made Tim Scream?

    April 17, 2014

    This image represents a pivotal moment in an action story. Write the plot that led up to the point of this scene- how did it come to be? What is making Tim scream in agony?  

  9. TDC821: Who Saw What April Ate?

    April 8, 2014

    Oh poor April, her eating habits are out of control. On this date, April 8, write a story about what that girl ate.  

  10. TDC816: Bestest Storie Evre Mispelled

    April 3, 2014

    Oh my gosh! There are typos in the Daily Create! Blame the editor… or write a creative story where there is a typo in every sentence, yet it loseth not its great plto plot…  

  11. TDC814: What is Inside Room 814?

    April 1, 2014

    Welcome to TDC 814, a room full of mystery, intrigue, adventure, or just plain fun. Write a story of might one expect when you open the door? If it helps, try a photo as a prompt. You might have some fun using today’s date…  

  12. TDC813: Food for thought

    March 31, 2014

    Write an artistic recipe for that one might use to create a piece of food art, an image created by representation of food as visual element e.g http://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/arcimboldoinfo.shtm or http://www.delish.com/food-fun/food-art  

  13. TDC808: Rhyme at The Start Poem

    March 26, 2014

    Write a poem of paired lines, but write it so the first words of each line rhyme, rather than the last.  

  14. TDC803: What’s the Next iThing?

    March 21, 2014

    Your are so talented in doing Daily Create’s that the chief of Apple’s Design Lab has tapped you to suggest the next device they should design. Explain the power of Apple being applied to an ordinary device or object. What will the i****** Do?  

  15. TDC779: Make up a fantasmic excuse.

    February 25, 2014

    Imagine a situation where you goofed up and had to create a believable but highly unlikely excuse. How do you sell it?  

  16. TDC777: Lucky 7s

    February 23, 2014

    Today is Daily Create 777.. do you feel lucky? Write a story about what happens as you watch the slot machine slowly hits the big jackpot with 7-7-7…. what happens to you after the big payout? How lucky are you to win?  

  17. TDC766: The Most Famous Novel No One Has Ever Heard of

    February 12, 2014

    Write the book jacket summary of the fourth title randomly created by the Book Title Generator. Create an author, and use at least 2 of the other titles as references to the author’s earlier works.  

  18. TDC750: What Lies Behind This Door?

    January 27, 2014

    cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Adamina via Daily Writing Prompts Write the story about what happens when you enter…  

  19. TDC748: Dig With A Golden Shovel

    January 25, 2014

    This form was invented by Terrance Hayes in his poem The Golden Shovel, in which he created a homage to Gwendolyn Brooks by using each word of her poem as the last word in each line of his poem. Camille Dungy wrote her own version, also using Brooks’ poem: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/23832.  

  20. TDC747: Create a Slogan and An Advertising Brief to Help Sell Canada

    January 24, 2014

    Apparently Canada needs a new slogan — is the best a marketing firm can come up with is “Canada: Impossible happens here”? Sad. David Kernohan thinks this is important @cogdog – I INSIST that this becomes tomorrow's Daily Create http://t.co/WKIaMgj4P0 #ds106 #brandingcanada — David Kernohan (@dkernohan) January 15, 2014 Develop a new slogan and include some bits of an advertising brief to accompany it (See Ad Cracker’s sample brief for ideas). An entire nation’s economic future is hinging on your creativity!  

  21. TDC742: Plan the perfect crime

    January 19, 2014

    The perfect crime is one where the perpetrator remains undetected, and indeed, may never even be identified as a crime. You may chose to plan, in outline, any mendacious act – great or small. You must use a pseudonym for this daily create, unless you become too tempted by your own criminal genius.  

  22. TDC741: A bear plays in a harp in the snow. Write the story.

    January 18, 2014

    From Neatorama, Let Me Play You The Song of My People: I wish I knew the story behind this picture. It went viral in Russia a little over a year ago, but it may be much older than that. Russia makes sense as a point of origin, though. When it’s that cold and snowy in Moscow, a harpist will both stay warm and draw attention by busking in a bear suit. And to own both a harp and a perfect bear suit, you have to get out and work every day. At least that’s the story from the shallow reaches of my imagination. Can you come up with a better one? Go deeper. Go beyond the literal. Who is the bear? Why the harp? How did they get here? Who are they playing for? Is this a metaphor? Write the story, go!  

  23. TDC728: Dialogue with a task you’ve neglected.

    January 5, 2014

    Take an important yet undemanding task that you’ve put off for some time. Personify it however you like and then write a short dialogue where you explain why you’ve neglected it. Go overboard on the drama.