The tumblr landscape is filled with 30 day challenges. Thirty days of fan art. Thirty days of pictures. Thirty shades of gr-whoops, not that one. I stumbled upon this writing challenge a month or so ago and archived it, promptly forgetting it existed.
Since I`ve been in college, I`ve gotten almost no writing done. That ought to change. So I pulled this challenge out, dusted it off, and pinned it metaphorically onto my to do list. (Not literally. Printing costs way too much for that kind of extravagance.)
I probably won`t be doing it on thirty consecutive days. Or even consecutively. We`ll see. But I will undertake this challenge. Anyone want to join me?
Day 1: Re-write a classic fairy tale.
Day 2: Write a fanfiction.
Day 3: A story that takes place pre-1950.
Day 4: A poem using the words: blue, mistrust, half, twang.
Day 5: A story revolving around an object in your room.
Day 6: Start your story with: “He glanced at his watch impatiently…”
Day 7: Create a superhero. Have he/she save the day.
Day 8: Write a prequel to that Superhero. Pre-Superhero life. Maybe their childhood.
Day 9: A story in 250 words or less about your favorite city.
Day 10: Start story with: “She touched the little box in her pocket and smiled…”
Day 11: A story where the characters go without power for a day.
Day 12: Find 10 random words and create your own definitions.
Day 13: Begin with “I thought I saw…”
Day 14: Randomly find someone in your yearbook. Create a story about their life today.
Day 15: Write about a stranger you see. Either their back-story or what they are thinking in the moment you see them.
Day 16: Go to iTunes, put your music on random. Write a story about the first song that comes up. (250 words or less)
Day 17: Use time travel in a story.
Day 18: A story set in a ghost town.
Day 19: Write an obituary for a historical figure.
Day 20: Use these words in a story: grandfather, photo album, post office, and folder.
Day 21: He or she sees their crush in a library. Describe the incident.
Day 22: Write a story based on a dream you had.
Day 23: Describe/fictionalize a childhood memory.
Day 24: Write a story that takes place 100 years in the future.
Day 25: Write a story about a mythical creature.
Day 26: Write about the 30th picture on your phone or computer. Write about the story behind it, or make up the story behind it.
Day 27: Story taking place during a sporting event (any sport).
Day 28: Story on a ship. Past, present, or future.
Day 29: Story about space.
Day 30: Story or poem about ice.