Letting The Foretold rest since completion of my first draft, but as a writer it’s not good to stop writing all together. So I’ll be giving my brain some new creative exercises by doing a 31 Day Writing Challenge.
30 Day Challenge was made by Tumblr member mycreativewritingchallenge last year. It was the only one I found that I really liked mostly all of the prompts. (Especially day 16) Check them out below.
Her list includes:
Day 1: Re-write a classic fairy tale.
Day 2: Write a fanfiction.
Day 3: A story that takes place pre-1950
Day 4: A poem using the words: blue, mistrust, half, twang
Day 5: A story revolving around an object in your room
Day 6: Start your story with: “He glanced at his watch impatiently…”
Day 7: Create a superhero. Have he/she save the day.
Day 8: Write a prequel to that Superhero. Pre-Superhero life. Maybe their childhood.
Day 9: A story in 250 words or less about your favorite city
Day 10: Start story with: “She touched the little box in her pocket and smiled…”
Day 11: A story where the characters go without power for a day.
Day 12: Find 10 random words and create your own definitions.
Day 13: Begin with “I thought I saw…”
Day 14: Randomly find someone in your yearbook. Create a story about their life today.
Day 15: Write about a stranger you see. Either their back-story or what they are thinking in the moment you see them.
Day 16: Go to iTunes, put your music on random. Write a story about the first song that comes up. (250 words or less)
Day 17: Use time travel in a story
Day 18: A story set in a ghost town.
Day 19: Write an obituary for a historical figure
Day 20: Use these words in a story: grandfather, photo album, post office, and folder
Day 21: He or she sees their crush in a library. Describe the incident.
Day 22: Write a story based on a dream you had
Day 23: Describe/fictionalize a childhood memory
Day 24: Write a story that takes place 100 years in the future
Day 25: Write a story about a mythical creature.
Day 26: Write about the 30th picture on your phone or computer. Write about the story behind it, or make up the story behind it.
Day 27: Story taking place during a sporting event (any sport)
Day 28: Story on a ship. Past, present, or future.
Day 29: Story about space
Day 30: Story or poem about ice
I added a day to her list from another challenge I found on this website -> http://30daychallengearchive.tumblr.com/post/832610035/writing-prompt-30-day-challenge
Their day one: Select a book at random in the room. Find a novel or short story, copy down the last sentence and use this line as the first line of your new story.
Is now my Day 31.
My goal for doing this is to exercise my creative muse and mind. Expand my writing abilities. And to get myself to try something new and exciting for absolutely no reason and no pressure.
I’m hoping to start this creative adventure and share it with you starting Monday and post regularly. Won’t you join me on this madness journey?