Daily writing challenge

Group writing exercise

I don’t want this to become a burden, or a slog. So the challenges will be small. Please bookmark this page, and keep coming back.

Stuck? Use the exercise a) to play with some aspect of your work in progress, or b) to describe your world right now.

(I hereby give myself permission to fail occasionally. You too.)


Here goes…

Tuesday 8 April 2020:

Sunday 5 April 2020: Write a sentence that is satisfying (at least to you) whether read backwards or forwards. Here please>>

Saturday 4 April 2020: Write to yourself from tomorrow. Step this way>>

Friday 3 April 2020: Write a grovelling apology. (Inspired by my failures yesterday and Wednesday.) Example, etc>>

Thursday 2 April 2020: I failed today. (See paragraph 3 above.) Any objections or applause in the comments below please.

Wed 1 April 2020: I failed today. (See paragraph 3 above.) Any objections or applause in the comments below please.

Tuesday 31 March 2020: Alter the emotion Details, example>>

Monday 30 March 2020: Warn somebody in the the past about something that really will happen Details here>>

Sunday 29 March 2020: Write a Clerihew. Details here>>

Saturday 28 March 2020: I failed today. (See paragraph 3 above.) Any objections or applause in the comments below please.

Friday 27 March 2020: Write a line in which the words successively get longer by one letter each. For an example, step this way>>

Thursday 26 March 2020: Amend a classic text with your dictionary. Details here>>

Wednesday 25 March 2020: Write or re-write a sentence so that it starts and ends with the same word. More here>>

Tuesday 24 March 2020: Write a parable. More here>>

Monday 23 March 2020: Edit brutally a favourite poem. More here>>

Sunday 22 March 2020: Amplify somebody else’s sentences. More here>>

3 thoughts on “Daily writing challenge

  1. I really love these daily challenges – and the feedback. I don’t do them every day – sometimes I go back to one. So of course I don’t mind when you have a day off. In fact it makes it more relaxed that you set it up so you can. I wish a few more people were engaging. I have suggested it to a few. Would you like me to try a wider email shot or would you prefer to leave as is?

  2. 4th April Challenge (couldn’t make the link work)

    This is fiction

    Hello Darling,
    I hope you and Jane had a wonderful day yesterday on your birthday. I enjoyed our toast by Skype and am sorry I could not hang on a bit longer – I was just so tired and knew you would understand.
    This must likewise be short. But it is important. I developed a temperature during the night and have the dreaded dry cough. Please do not come heading straight over – it’s not too bad at the moment. I don’t want you to get it. But please, stand by your phone and be patient if I ring you, even in the middle of the night. If I say, “Come,” please come quickly. I do admit, I am a bit frightened. I should be OK but, as you know, my heart can play up and we must both face the possibilities.
    I can’t write any more. Just too tired. I love you, sweetheart. I am thinking of that day, 26 years ago, when you came into the world so precipitately.

    Got to sleep.

    Love,

    Mum

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