Writing 101 Challenge

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Day 1
Let’s unlock the mind. Take twenty minutes to free write. And don’t think about what you’ll write. Just write.
Unlock the mind

Day 2
We’re all drawn to certain places. If you had the power to get somewhere — anywhere — where would you go right now?
A Room with a View

Day 3
Today, free writing. To begin, empty your mind onto the page. Don’t censor yourself; don’t think. Just let go. Let the emotions or memories connected to your three songs carry you.
Commit to Writing Practice

Day 4
Write about a loss: something (or someone) that was part of your life, and isn’t any more.
Make today’s post the first in a three-post series.
The Serial Killer (Part 1)
The Serial Killer (Part 2)
The Serial Killer (Part 3)

Day 5
You stumble upon a random letter on the path. You read it. It affects you deeply, and you wish it could be returned to the person to which it’s addressed. Write a story about this encounter.
Be brief

Day 6
Who’s the most interesting person (or people) you’ve met this year?
A Character-Building Experience

Day 7
Write a post based on the contrast between two things — whether people, objects, emotions, places, or something else.
Give and Take

Day 8
Write an adverb-free post. If you’d rather not write a new post, revisit and edit a previous one: excise your adverbs and replace them with strong, precise verbs.
Death to Adverbs

Day 9
Write a scene at the park. Write the scene from three different points of view.
Point of View

Day 10
Tell us about your favourite childhood meal — the one that was always a treat, that meant “celebration,” or that comforted you and has deep roots in your memory.
Happy (Insert Special Occasion Here)!

Day 11
Tell us about the home where you lived when you were twelve. Which town, city, or country? Was it a house or an apartment? A boarding school or foster home? An airstream or an RV? Who lived there with you?
Size Matters

Day 12
Write a post inspired by a real-world conversation.
(Virtual) Dark Clouds on the Horizon

Day 13
On day four, you wrote a post about losing something. Today, write about finding something.
Serial Killer II

 Day 14
Pick up the nearest book and flip to page 29. What’s the first word that jumps off the page? Use this word as your springboard for inspiration.
To Whom It May Concern

Day 15
Think about an event you’ve attended and loved. Imagine you’re told it will be cancelled forever or taken over by an evil corporate force.  How does that make you feel?
Your Voice Will Find You

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