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Old 02-02-2015, 04:31 PM View Post #1 (Link) 30 Day Writing Challenge
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Seeing as its a new month and a pretty dull one at that I found this writing challenge I had saved from an old website months back and decide hey why not give it a try. I desperately need to refresh my writing.

So if anyone wants to give it a try and see if it will help them here it is;

30 day writing challenge: small to large
Having trouble mustering up the willpower to write a lot of words in a day? This challenge will help you ease into it by starting small and building up.

Day One: Describe a Setting
Setting descriptions have to be short, or else they will bore the readers. See if you can get the entire atmosphere of a real or imagined place packed in to only a few sentences.

Day Two: Describe a Character
It doesn’t have to be one of your characters. Describe the physical and mental traits of somebody. It shouldn’t take very long.

Day Three: Drabble
A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words. How much plot can you pack into 100 words?

Day Four: Two Drabbles
If you can write one, you can write two.

Day Five: Three Drabbles
Why am I making you write so many Drabbles? Because this way, you will know how to make up several ideas in a day even though you used up your first ideas earlier.

Day Six: Scene Rewrite
Rewrite a scene from one of your favorite works. No need to spend time figuring out what’s going to happen, since the scene was already written.

Day Seven: Original Scene
Think of a short scene and write the entire thing down.

Day Eight: Original Scene that Includes Vampires
Writing with restrictions can make the process both easier and harder.

Day Nine: Original Scene that Takes Place in a Middle School

Day Ten: Beginning Scene for a Longer Work
Beginnings can be tough and it’s important to know how to do them.

Day Eleven: Ending Scene for a Longer Work
Endings are often the toughest parts of all. You have to tie everything together but at the same time it can’t look too neat or it loses its plausibility.

Day Twelve: Alternate Ending Scene
You can never have enough practice with endings.

Day Thirteen: 700 Words of Story

Day Fourteen: Write a Work of Flash Fiction
Flash fiction is a story that takes up 1000 words or less from beginning to end.

Day Fifteen: Write Another Work of Flash Fiction

Day Sixteen: 1000 Words of Story

Day Seventeen: 1300 Words of Story

Day Eighteen: 1800 Words of Story

Day Nineteen: Write 2000 Words of Story
You have passed what most people write for their daily allotment during NaNoWriMo

Day Twenty: Write a Short Story
Short stories are generally 1000 to 5000 words long.

Day Twenty-One: Write Another, Longer Short Story

Day Twenty-Two: Write Yet Another, Longer Short Story
Again, the point is that you need to be able to think of ideas fast and often.

Day Twenty-Three: Write Two Chapters in a Longer Work

Day Twenty-Four: Write Three Chapters in a Longer Work

Day Twenty-Five: Edit the First Eight Days

Day Twenty-Six: Edit Days Nine Through Sixteen

Day Twenty-Seven: Edit Days Seventeen Through Twenty-Four

Day Twenty-Eight: Write 6000 Words

Day Twenty-Nine: Write as Many Words as You Can

Day Thirty: Write More Words than Yesterday

Please don't hesitate to message me if you have any comments or questions, I'm always happy to talk about anything reading or writing related. If you want me to look at your writing just ask!
It is not hard to write what one feels as truth. It is damned hard to live by it.
-Eugene O'Neil to Alexander Berkman
I am also a major Tumblr addict and have a collection of quotes (reblogged and stockpiled over the course of five years) that you are welcome to peruse
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Old 02-02-2015, 04:47 PM View Post #2 (Link)
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This seriously looks like a challenge. I was all confident with the first few days and then I kept reading down and ahh I don't know. It would be so cool if you could complete this, though. It looks like fun, too, I might try and see how far I get.
Definitely let me know if you'd like a critique--- I'd love to.
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Old 02-02-2015, 05:04 PM View Post #3 (Link)
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Day 27 is a nightmare.
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Pro-tip: because my first instinct is to procrastinate anything I see as an obligation or responsibility, asking me for a critique is a good way to make sure I never give you a critique.
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Old 02-03-2015, 03:26 PM View Post #4 (Link)
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This is too structured for me. I like to do things loosey-goosey.
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