Writing Challenges

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Have you ever suffered a really horrible, debilitating, spirit-crushing trauma and then, after nearly a year,  just when you start to pick up the shattered, tattered pieces of your overwhelmingly grim life, your friend P.J. sends you an email asking you if you’re going to host another writing challenge?

See how much my skin has cleared up and how only one of my eyes is twitchy? I'm all better now.

See how much my skin has cleared up and how only one of my eyes is twitchy? I’m all better now.


No? Never?

Sigh. Of course not. Me neither.

That being said, I have the dubious honour of announcing that WWFC, much to our chagrin, is hosting the Third Second Annual 30 Minus 2 Days of Writing.

For those of you who are new here – or still haven’t recovered from last year’s creative literary debacle – the Third Second Annual 30 Minus 2 Days of Writing is a writing challenge that will begin February 1st, 2014 and end February 28th, 2014.  There will be 28 prompts, one for every day of the month and a daily linky thing where participants can submit their offerings to the academic scrutiny and subsequent mockery of fellow participants.

Sounds like sooooo much fun, right?

Here’s what’s gonna happen: you’re going to leave suggestions in the comment section. We’ve already received some great ones over on my Facebook post… suggestions like  “medication” and “when Hell freezes over”. Don’t be shy, submit as many as you like. CheesyMike and I will go through the list, determine which ones we hate the least and then post them here next week.

Then the writing begins. You can write in whatever style you like – action, adventure, comedy, crime, Sci-Fi, horror, mystery, or my personal favourite – erotica. You can write whatever format you like – narrative, personal essay, short story, poetry, screen play, interview, grocery list… completely up to you.  You can write 5 words or you can write 5,000. Just don’t expect anyone to read your post if you write 5,000 words. You can write every day or every other day or once a week. And the prompts are guidelines to spark your creativity which means you do not have to be exact when using the prompt. It’s all about the interpretation.

In fact – and I never get tired of saying this – there are NO RULES to this challenge.

So, there you have it, folks. Leave your prompt ideas in the comments section so we can get this party started. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to make a liquor store run. There are only 6 cases of vodka left in my freezer and there’s no way that’s going to be enough.

For Day 1.

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