Define a gym you like
Make iceberg lettuce the hero of some kind of drama.
List things you fear, or should have feared, and then combine them into a short story.
Mix and match adjectives and nouns.
Flying through the streets like a trail of fiery rage that quickly burns out of sight.
Describe the last time you saw Elvis.
Write a personal add in which you describe all your most unattractive qualities. Be as specific as possible and brutally honest. Celebrate your unique flaws and characteristics.
Write an obituary for an object rather than a person.
Describe why Saturday night is different from Friday night.
Empty your pockets, stand back, and look at the contents. Pretend you have never seem this things before. What are they? What are they used for? What is their significance?
What kind of animal are you underneath your human skin?
Go exploring in your basement, garage, or attic. Find something that used to be important to you. Describe why it used to be important,a nd why it no longer is. Why do you have difficulty letting go of this thing?
Mix and match adjectives and nouns.
Describe yourself through the eyes of someone (real or imagined) of the opposite sex who either loves you or hates you.
Describe an important event from a child’s life (your own or invented) from the temporally distanced perspective of an adult narrator.
Describe an important event from a child’s life (your own or invented) from the child’s perspective and using the child’s language.
Describe a situation you don’t understand, perhaps a situation involving someone who worries or disturbs you.
Describe an experience you have never had but have heard about and can imagine. Describe this experience in the first person singular, present tense as it is happening.
You are going to be sent to a deserted island for the rest of your life. You can take only one personal possession with you. Describe that possession and its importance to you.
In the future your house will be a ruin. What will someone see in the rooms of your house? What will they decide about you from these ruins?
Describe your room. Choose details that reveal something about you as a person. Let the details speak for themselves. Do not use generalities or judgments.
Two people are considering divorce until something unforeseen happens. What happens? Why? How?
You’re invited to a friend’s house for an important holiday dinner. You find a roach in your food. What do you say?
ou have some advice to give to someone. Who gets it and what do you say?
You are the last surviving member of the human race. How do you cope?
Would you eat a bowl of live crickets for $40,000? Explain why or why not?
The world will end in one week. What will you do until then?
What is the strongest type of love? Why?
How do you relate and combine all that you know?
Why is it that a snorer can’t hear himself snore?
Why don’t we melt in our bath water?
If you could be someone else, who would you be? Why?
If you could take a bus trip anywhere, where would you go? Why?
Would you watch a public execution on TV? In person? Why or why not?
What’s a sin? What’s the worst sin?
You die without communicating with anyone. What do you regret not having told someone? Why didn’t you tell them?
If you mixed vodka with orange juice and milk of magnesia, would you get a Philip’s Screwdriver?
pWhy do we say something is out of whack? What is a whack?
Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery?
If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled?
Why do women wear evening gowns to nightclubs? Shouldn’t they be wearing night gowns?
If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?
When someone asks you, a penny for your thoughts, and you put your two cents in, what happens to the other penny?
Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?
Why do croutons come in airtight packages? It’s just stale bread to begin with.
When cheese gets its picture taken, what does it say?
Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist, but a person who drives a race car not called a racist?
Why are a wise man and a wise guy opposites?
Why do overlook and oversee mean opposite things?
f horrific means to make horrible, does terrific mean to make terrible?
Why isn’t 11 pronounced onety one?
If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn’t it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked and dry cleaners depressed?
Do Roman paramedics refer to IVs as 4s?
Why is it that if someone tells you that there are 1 billion stars in the universe you will believe them, but if they tell you a wall has wet paint you will have to touch it to be sure?
If you take an Oriental person and spin him around several times, does he become disoriented?
If people from Poland are called Poles, why aren’t people from Holland called Holes?
From your canceled checks, choose several purchases made around the same time that evoke strong feelings or memories. What was going on in your life when you made these purchases?
Pick a favorite movie. Using no more than eight words, write a movie review that encapsulates the movie’s central theme, plot, or story line. A reader should be able to decide whether or not to see this movie based on your review.
A female classmate wants to try out for the football team. Write the dialogue between her and the football coach. This dialogue should be believable, realistic, and come to a logical conclusion.
A person has just won the lottery and tells the boss they are quitting their job. Write the dialogue between these two people.
“You’ve been asked to dedicate a building to someone. Write your dedication speech in which you describe why this building should be dedicated to this person.
Gripe about something on your mind. Convince your reader that it is important.
Observe bizarre or unusual combinations of things people buy at a store (for example: toilet paper, kiwi fruit, and a package of manila envelopes). Write a dialogue between the person buying these things and the cashier.
Look at several product containers and instructions and make a list of warnings you find. Try mixing and matching some of the warnings in bizarre and humorous ways. See if you can write several sentences composed only of warnings.
What happens when we die?
What is the purpose of life?
How was the universe created?
Why are we separated?
Why am I only aware of the inner mind of this person (me)?
Why is there something rather than nothing?
What is going to happen in the future?
Why is the future more chaotic than the past?
What is evil? why does evil exist?
The meaning of “why” and “because”
Karma and natural selection as a transcendent phenomenon
The universal absolute reality
Mental concepts and institutions
Time is in the mind
The nonlinearity of time
Contradiction and duality
The other people
Determinism vs Free will
Indeterminacy of the unknown