Daily Writing Prompts

“A writer is someone who writes.”

— Pat Schneider

  • Every day via email
  • Receive one prompt
  • Be prompted by a writing partner waiting to read your writing
  • 15 minutes of writing
  • 15 minutes of reading and commenting on someone else’s writing
  • 1 writing partner per week
  • 3 weeks — Beta program for alumni of The Philadelphia Writers Workshop and invited participants

How Daily Writing Prompts Help

We all know we should be writing every day. Very few of us do. It’s easy to skip a day. Who will know? And then a few days go by. A week. A month. Meanwhile, our ideas and stories never make it to the page.

Daily Writing Prompts holds you accountable and encourages you to develop a daily writing habit. Keep your promise to yourself to write every day. With daily writing prompts and a new writing partner every week, you will no longer be alone with your words. Receive only encouragement from your writing partner — negativity will not be tolerated — and respond to their writing as well. Spend 15 minutes writing and 5-15 minutes reading and commenting on your writing partner’s work.

What to expect from Daily Writing Prompts

  • Every Monday, the facilitators will pair you with another writer by emailing you their name and email address.
  • Every day at 12:01 a.m., you will receive an email with a prompt.
  • Use the prompt for inspiration, or write whatever you’d like.
  • Write for fifteen minutes. If you want to keep writing, by all means, go ahead, but only send your partner what you wrote in fifteen minutes.
  • Restrain yourself from editing your writing beyond typos, spelling, and grammar.
  • Email your writing to your partner by midnight.
  • Spend 5-15 minutes reading your partner’s writing and responding with only positive comments. What stands out as good and strong? Which sentence, phrase, or paragraph made you feel something? What did it make you feel? Keep it brief and positive.
  • The facilitators will be available for support
  • More information when you sign up.

Lead Facilitator: Rachel Kobin

Facilitators: Eric Bell, Grue Shackleford, Jonathan Leeds, Michael Shapiro




Monday, June 12  – Start Week 1

Monday, June 19 – Start Week 2    Happy Juneteenth! —  keep writing

Monday, June 26 – Start Week 3

Last day until the next session: Sunday, July 2

Who can enroll

This session is open only to those who have previously participated in a Philadelphia Writers’ Workshop.

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