Welcome to Week One!
This weeks’s theme: Limits
(Keep scrolling for this week’s writing prompts!)
I know you’re excited.
I know you want to get started on your great masterpiece. But putting that kind of pressure on yourself is the fastest way to create a crippling case of writer’s block!
This week I’m going to impose limits on your writing that will make it almost impossible for you to write something great. This is my gift to you.
(Don’t worry I’m going to let you write what you want a little bit later in the month.)
The limits I’m going to impose on your writing will bypass your inner editor, lower the stakes, and help you discover the joy of writing for its own sake, without worrying about being graded, critiqued, or assessed as worthy of publication or not.
The exercises and the limits include:
- a time limit
- a list of words that you must us in your story
- point of view
- specific characters you must use
- specific forms you must use.
Tips for Success In Week 1
- Set a time to write every day
- Don’t worry about writing something great
- Hit the page, write with abandon, finish the story, walk away and never look back.
This is going to be fun!
Here are your posts for the upcoming week
How To Take Part
- Write a story every day (you don’t have to use the prompts)
- Come back to each day’s post and leave a comment telling us how you got on.
- Encourage other people to keep going!
Even if you’re note using the prompts, click on the links below, because the comments of those blog posts are where the community discussion‘s happening for StoryADay September 2016!
The Prompts – Week One
- Day 1 – Write A Story in 30 Minutes
- Day 2 – Fourth Grade Spelling List
- Day 3 – Write A Drabble (100 words)
- Day 4 – Write A First-Person Story
- Day 5 – When Your Character Is Like You
- Day 6 – When Your Character Is Not Like You
- Day 7 – Write A Story in Dialogue
Week Two (coming soon)
One Last Thing
Don’t forget to come back and leave comments on the blog posts, letting us know how you got on.
And yes, if you’re posting your stories at your own blog and want to share them, you’re welcome to leave a link here in the comments.
For more community togetherness, you can use the hashtag #storyaday to find other participants on Twitter. You can also find people at the Facebook page or take part in the online community (post your successes and struggles in the Victory Dance Group – email julie at storyaday dot org if you don’t have a community membership and I’ll get you set up.)
WRITE A SHORT STORY TODAY!
Download the free StoryADay Short Story Framework and:
- Draft a short story today: no more stalling
- Discover the story-telling secret in finishing your stories
- Make today Day One of the rest of your writing life
DON'T MISS OUT ON YOUR LIFE'S CALLING!