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:   (The) Daily Addiction

  • Host Name:  Roger Shipp
  • Host Blog:  TheDailyAddititions542855004.com
  • Type of Challenge:  A Daily Word Prompt
  • Short Description:  Embolden and infuse your morning routine (or any time of the day you prefer) by responding to the Word-of-the Day Daily Addictions. Your response can be in any form you prefer… Maybe the response form will even vary from day-to-day depending upon your relationship with the chosen word.
  • Day challenge is published and frequency:  Daily 12:01am EST

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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:  One-sentence Memoir Challenge

  • Host Name:  Judy Dykstra-Brown
  • Host Blog:  Lifelessons –  A Blog By Judy Dykstra Brown
  • Type of Challenge:   Writing
  • Short Description:  I challenge you to write as many one-sentence memoirs as you can in 15 minutes, and then share them with us in the comments below.
  • Day challenge is published and frequency:  Daily – January 2020

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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:   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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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:   Deb’s Tuesday Caption

  • Host Name: Deb Whittam
  • Host Blog:  Twenty Four
  • Type of Challenge:  Writing
  • Short Description: Come up with a caption for this week’s photo
  • Day challenge is published and frequency:  Tuesday, 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:   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:    Weekly Prompts

  • 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:  We decided to team up and create an alternative site “Weekly Prompts” Your second chance to be creative, a site aimed at writers, poets and photographers who still crave the opportunity to present their work to the public.
  • Day challenge is published and frequency:  Wednesday and Saturday, Weekly

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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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