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Writing Challenges and Prompts

None of these are my originals, but they are pretty good to help “get yourself out of your own way.” In my opinion of course…

  • Standard “Word War” – Find someone to write with. Set a timer to 15, 30 or even 60 minutes and see who can write more in a given block for your particular story. If you and your opponent write at different speeds – set goals for the other to meet.
  • Prompt: Write a Scene with 3 Random Words – Use a random word generator to pick 3 words with which to create a scene. For this challenge, I prefer to go head’s-up with someone and try to write in a genre that wouldn’t be my first pick. This one seems to work pretty well for picking words. Dictionaries, random words out of your favorite books or other methods also work pretty well.

I’ll add more as I get myself organized and I’ll happily take suggestions too. Also – if anyone is looking for a challenge opponent if you don’t have one available, shoot me a message. The worst I could say is no right?

Today’s Author is running a number of prompts. I may participate in them on occasion, but if you are feeling adventurous, I would definitely recommend them.

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