2019 Day 6 – A Fresh Genre

How did you get on yesterday? Did you write a story?

Remember, set your own rules, and stick to them. If you miss a day, don’t try to catch up. Just keep moving forward!

The Prompt


It’s easy to get stuck in a rut.

Writing in a different genre (or mashing two genres together) can be a wonderful way to freshen things up.

So what are you going to write today? A romance? A mystery? A Sci-Fi-Punk-Rock-Thriller?


Check back every day for more prompts, and don’t forget to come back and leave a comment to celebrate your writing successes, every day!

31 thoughts on “2019 Day 6 – A Fresh Genre”

  1. Just saying hi. I’m writing 800 words a day, which for me is about a story a day within my memoir. Hope it’s okay to be here! This is the most I’ve written in years.

    1. That’s awesome! And yes, use this challenge any way that works for you. Happy to hear you’re writing !

    1. Hi Milton, We don’t have access to see the story. You’ll have to change the permissions in Google Docs.
      But well done! You’re writing and that’s good enough for me 😉

  2. I took Sunday off but am back today. I was a little apprehensive this evening, asking my wife, “How did I do that last week?” The prompt reminded me of a spark I’d had, about the mysterious “circumstances beyond his control” preventing a famous horror writer from attending StokerCon… so I had to try horror. Or the best version I could muster. It was lots of fun to write, and I’m back in the rhythm.

    1. Yeah, who would say that to a room full of writers?! I wonder how many other stories that sparked 😉

  3. Woo-hoo! Wasn’t sure I was going to get my story done today, but a 90 minute hangout with the StoryADay Superstars provided the focus and writing sprints I needed. Ended up with my longest story yet, this month!

  4. I took Friday-Sunday off because writing at a science fiction convention just wasn’t going to happen. Too much going on. 🙂

    However, I started on the new genre for me on Day 2 (and it’s sitting unfinished, sadly), so today’s piece is more a combination of Day 4 (they reference a third character, but there’s just Anne and James actually in it) and 5 since I’ve been making sure to at least get a 100 word drabble done even if the longer piece is left languishing unfinished.

    Exchange of Favours

  5. Hey Julie, I finally found my way to the comments again, thanks for showing me how! Hi everybody, I just want to share that I’m learning a ton by doing this challenge, and I’ve written every day. I can feel the reality of becoming a writer with a daily practice, which is not something I’d ever thought to achieve. Anyhow, here’s to Julie and all the participants! Huzzah!

    1. Hi Dawn, glad we figured that out, but even more glad you’re writing so much. Well done (and welcome!)

  6. I changed my genre and experimented with a thriller. It was based on human trafficking and the central character was a girl who had escaped from her gang master. I wrote about 250 words and I have a rough draft which I am going to enjoy working on.

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