Writing Challenges

061118writing challenge

Challenges are listed alphabetically in the following two categories.

  1. Challenges that run for an entire month or daily.
  2. Challenges that run weekly, bi-weekly, or once a month.

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Challenges that run for an entire month or daily

Title:   ~M’s Whimsical Writing Prompts

  • Host Name: Michelle Cook
  • Host Blog:  Writing Prompts
  • Type of Challenge:  Writing
  • Short Description: Fun, quirky, writing prompts, to charge your imagination and get your creativity flowing.
  • Day challenge is published and frequency:  Daily (check for month listing of topics)

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Title:   A Name a Day Challenge

  • Host Name: Christine
  • Host Blog:  StineWriting
  • Type of Challenge:  Writing
  • Short Description: Feel free to participate in A Name A Day. Write a story, poem, or something about a real individual you know with the name of the day. If you have a name that you would like for the blog please send me a message. Please keep it all positive.
  • Day challenge is published and frequency:  Daily

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Title:  (The) Daily Spur

  • Host Name:  Nox Sétanta
  • Host Blog: The Daily Spur
  • Type of Challenge:  Writing Prompts
  • Short Description: Inspire creativity with a word, music or a photo. Write, draw, sing, do whatever you do but create it!
  • Day challenge is published and frequency:  Daily

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Title:   Fandango’s One-Word Challenge

  • fowcHost Name:  Fandango
  • Host Blog:  Fivedotoh.com
  • Type of Challenge:  Open to writing, photography, or art.
  • Short Description:  A daily one-word prompt to take the place of the now defunct WordPress daily prompt.
  • Day challenge is published and frequency:  Daily

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Title:  Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie (different challenge each day)

  • Host Name: Yves (coordinator), Nekneeraj, Kristjaan, Michael, Sarah, Mandi and Dylan
  • Host Blog:  MindLovesMiseryMenagerie.com
  • Type of Challenge: Creative writing, including poetry
  • Short Description:
    • SUNDAY – Sunday Writing Prompt (rotating prompts: All In the Title, Collage and Random)
      MONDAY – Wordle
      TUESDAY – Photo Challenge
      WEDNESDAY – Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille
      THURSDAY – Tale Weaver
      FRIDAY – (alternates) Music Prompt, and, First Line Friday
      SATURDAY – Saturday Mix (rotating prompts over the course of a month: Double Take, Same Same But Different, Opposing Forces, and a Poetry form)
  • Day challenge is published and frequency:  Daily

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Title:   (The) Ragtag Daily Prompt

  • Host Name: Ragtag Community
  • Host Blog:  TheRagtagCommunity.wordpress.com
  • Type of Challenge:  Writing and Photography
  • Short Description: The Ragtag Daily Prompt is run by a small community of bloggers. We invite you to join us in being creative. Writing and/or photography welcome.
  • Day challenge is published and frequency:  Daily

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Title:   Wednesday and Saturday Challenge

  • Host Name:  GC The Main Aisle.com and SueW Nan’s Farm.net
  • Host Blog:   Weekly Prompts – Your second chance to be creative
  • Type of Challenge:   Weekly Prompts for writing, photography, artwork
  • Short Description:  Topic specific for each day.
  • Day challenge is published and frequency:  Wednesday and Saturdays

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Title:   Word of the Day

  • Hosts Name: Dee Kelly from Thriving not Surviving, Calmkate from Aroused and Cyranny’s Cove, Kristian from Tales from the mind of Kristian
  • Host Blog:  Word of the Day Challenge
  • Type of Challenge: Writing, or though it is still a work in progress and other challenges may emerge in time.
  • Short Description: Currently it is just a Daily word prompt challenge.  No set word length and it can be a story, poem or an anecdote.
  • Day challenge is published and frequency:  Daily, 7am EST or 12pm BST (British summer time.)

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Challenges that run weekly, bi-weekly, or once a month

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42-wordsTitle:   42 Words 

  • Host Name: Deb Whittam
  • Host Blog:  Twenty Four
  • Type of Challenge:  Writing
  • Short Description: he answer to life, the universe and everything might be 42 but can you write a complete story in 42 words?
  • Day challenge is published and frequency:  Sunday, Weekly

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Title:   50 Word Thursday

  • Host Name: Deb Whittam
  • Host Blog:  Twenty Four
  • Type of Challenge:  Writing
  • Short Description: Write a piece in relation to a photo prompt and quote – up to 250 words.
  • Day challenge is published and frequency:  Thursday, Weekly

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Title: A mindset to escape from all controversial thoughts

  • Host Name: Yuriko
  • Host Blog:  Sharing thoughts & Daily discoveries
  • Type of Challenge:  Writing
  • Short Description:  I challenged to write my first book. I started to write by the end of 2019. It took 4 months for me to complete my first copy. My dream to publish a book in 2020 is realized thanks to all supports. I am glad if this book could accompany you during your quarantine. Wish you a happy reading.
    All aspects in one book, a simple vision through problems, a fresh philosophical point of views, some humors, … and more interesting contents….Please don’t lose this opportunity to know more about me and the big picture of the world. You will be part of the book when you go through the book chapter by chapter. I am appreciated your challenging on my first book decorated with positive and negative conversations. Please share me your controversial thoughts too.
  • e-book & paperback published on April 7, 2020
  • Day challenge is published and frequency:  Weekly

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Title:   Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

  • Host Name: Priceless Joy
  • Host Blog:  FlashFictionForInspiringWriters
  • Type of Challenge: Flash fiction challenge
  • Short Description: Flash fiction challenge stemming from a photo prompt.
  • Day challenge is published and frequency: Monday, Weekly

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Title:  Famous Women Spies Challenge (NFWS)

  • Host Name: Queen Nandini
  • Host Blog: QueenNandini
  • Type of Challenge:  Writing,
  • Short Description: This Famous Women challenge is topic related.  For a list of upcoming topics, please see the list at the bottom of her page.
  • Day challenge is published and frequency: Weekly, runs from Monday through Sunday.

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Title:   Flash Fiction for the Practical Practitioner

  • Host Name:  Roger Shipp
  • Host Blog:  FlashFictionForThePracticalPractitioner.com
  • Type of Challenge:  200 word Flash Fiction Challenge
  • Short Description: A weekly Flash Fiction Challenge that features a photo prompt and the chance to create a 200 flash story. During the week, reciprocal readings from the other participants in the writing community is greatly appreciated!
  • Day challenge is published and frequency: Wednesday mornings 12:01 am EST, Weekly

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Title:    Friday Foto Flash Fiction

  • Host Name: Donna B McNicol
  • Host Blog:  Friday Foto Flash Photo Fiction
  • Type of Challenge:  Writing
  • Short Description: Write a story in 500 words or less using the photo prompt provided.
  • Day challenge is published and frequency:  Friday, Weekly.

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Title:  JSW (Just Start Writing)

  • Host Name:   CS Knotts
  • Host Blog:   A Writer’s Life
  • Type of Challenge:   Writing
  • Short Description:  300 word writing challenge using written prompts and/or photographs.
  • Day challenge is published and frequency:  Monday, Weekly

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Title:  Let it Bleed

  • Host Name: Saumya Agrawal
  • Host Blog:  randomnessinked
  • Type of Challenge:  Writing
  • Short Description: Let it Bleed is a weekly writing challenge where you’ll be prompted with a word, a phrase, a sentence, a question or a photo every Sunday. Interpret the prompt the way you like and write a piece of prose or poetry, fiction or non- fiction, anything that suits you.  There are no length restrictions.
  • Day challenge is published and frequency:  Sunday, Weekly

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Title:  Manic Mondays Prompt

  • Host Name:  Laura
  • Host Blog:  All The Shoes I Wear
  • Type of Challenge:  Writing or Song (Audio)
  • Short Description: Every Monday I’ll post a photo and a song
    Use one, both or one to inspire the other.  Any genre of creativity accepted whether poetry, short story or even work of art. Let your creativity run wild!
  • Day challenge is published and frequency: Monday, Weekly

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Title:   (The) New, Unofficial, On-line Writer’s Guild (OLWG for short)

  • Host Name: TNKerr
  • Host Blog:  The New, Unofficial, On-line Writer’s Guild
  • Type of Challenge:  Writing with prompts
  • Short Description: Take the proffered prompts and, choose some of them, or choose none of them and incorporate them into a story or poem. You can wax poetically, or you can write fiction, non-fiction, stream of consciousness, or whatever else strikes your fancy in that moment of that day.  If you want to apply a bit of pressure to yourself – limit your writing time to 25 or 30 minutes. You can tack on extra time to edit, if you want or you can have that time include editing. Your choice.
  • Day challenge is published and frequency:  Weekly, probably on Sunday’s, I will post two or three prompts from my collection.

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Title:  Nurturing Thursday

  • Host Name: Becca Givens
  • Host Blog: OnDragonflyWingswithButtercupTea
  • Type of Challenge: Photography, Writing
  • Short Description: Nurturing Thursday involves nurturing posts that eliminate labeling ourselves as “good” or “bad”, and clearly accept ourselves with an open heart … to treat ourselves with the same kindness, caring, and compassion we would show to a good friend.
  • Day challenge is published and frequency: Thursday, Weekly

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Title: Pic and a Word Challenge

  • Host Blog:  Pic and a Word Challenge
  • Type of Challenge:  Writing and Photo
  • Short Description: “Creativity Challenge”: any form of imagery and/or writing.  The Pic and a Word Challenge is a weekly creativity challenge. I provide one word and a photograph and respondents can respond with words and/or images which reflect or are inspired by the given word and/or photograph.
  • Day challenge is published and frequency:  Sunday, Weekly

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Title:  Share Your World

  • Host Name:  SparksFromaCombustibleMind
  • Host Blog:  SparksFromaCombustibleMind
  • Type of Challenge:  Writing
  • Short Description: I ask 4 questions each  week for you to respond.
  • Day challenge is published and frequency:  Monday, Weekly

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Title:  Six Word Saturday

  • Host Name:  Debbie
  • Host Blog:  travelwithintent.com
  • Type of Challenge:  Writing
  • Short Description:  Six words, with or without photo(s)
  • Day challenge is published and frequency:  Saturday, Weekly

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Title:   Sunday Photo Fiction

  • Host Name: Donna B McNicol
  • Host Blog:  Sunday Photo Fiction
  • Type of Challenge: Flash Fiction Writing
  • Short Description: This is a 200-word flash fiction challenge prompted by a photograph. Stories posted on personal blog and linked to host blog using InLinkz. Reciprocal readings by members of the community is encouraged.
  • Day challenge is published and frequency:  Sunday, Weekly.

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Title:  Ten-Sentence Story Challenge

  • screenshot_507Host Name: MMAStorytime
  • Host Blog:  MMA Storytime
  • Type of Challenge: Writing
  • Short Description: Each week, writers who choose to participate will be given a prompt and ten sentences. Much like two mixed martial artists meeting in the cage: a minimal ruleset can create endless possibility and wild excitement.
  • Day challenge is published and frequency:  Weekly.

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Title:   Twittering Tales

  • Host Name: Kat Myrman
  • Host Blog:  KatMyrman.com
  • Type of Challenge: Photo Prompt Flash Fiction Tweet-Sized Tales
  • Short Description: Each Tuesday I will provide a photo prompt. Your mission, if you choose to accept the challenge, is to tell a story in 280 characters or less.
  • Day challenge is published and frequency: Tuesday, Weekly

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Title:  V.J.’s Weekly Challenge

  • vjwcbannerHost Name: V.J.
  • Host Blog:  OneWoman’sQuestII.com
  • Type of Challenge:  Poets, Writers, Photographers
  • Short Description: I am hosting a weekly challenge, geared towards self-discovery and creative expression – for poets, writers, photographers, etc.  Everyone is welcome.
  • Day challenge is published and frequency:  Monday, Weekly

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Title: We Are the World Blogfest

  • Host Name: Team of 16 co-hosts
  • Host Blog: We Are the World Blogfest
  • Type of Challenge:  Writing
  • Short Description:  In a world swamped with negativity, this is an attempt to share positive news on blogs and social media.
  • Day challenge is published and frequency: Last Friday of each month, Monthly

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Title:   Weekly Flash Fiction Challenge: 99 words, no more, no less!

  • Host Name: Charli Mills, Lead Buckaroo
  • Host Blog:   Carrot Ranch
  • Type of Challenge: Literary Art Challenge
  • Short Description: Each week, writers are challenged to respond to a word prompt in exactly 99 words. It’s up to each writer if they want to link or join the discussions in the comments. A form is provided for writers willing to submit to publication at CarrotRanch.com.
  • Day challenge is published and frequency:  Thursday, Weekly (Every October, the challenge goes on hiatus to give space to a month-long Flash Fiction Rodeo of multiple contests lead by bloggers within the Carrot Ranch Literary Community.)

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Title:   Writing Every Week

  • Host Name: Kripi
  • Host Blog:  Web Designer Kripi
  • Type of Challenge: Writing
  • Short Description: It is a weekly challenge with the purpose to encourage the bloggers and writers to write different genres, different writing styles.
  • Day challenge is published and frequency:  Tuesday, Weekly

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22 Comments

  1. Hi again. You might want to note that:

    + the address linked to ‘Friday Foto Flash Fiction’ is 404 not found 😦

    + the page linked to for ‘Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers’ has a message dated 27Jan2019 that the challenge has ended 😦

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