A few days ago while I was trying to fall asleep, a new idea popped up in my head. I wrote it down and fell asleep. The next day I was still excited about the idea, namely starting a monthly writing challenge. Years back I hosted a writing contest on Wattpad and I really enjoyed doing that, but I don’t want to critique the writings of those that participate anymore, so that’s why I chose for a challenge instead.
This challenge is a great way to start writing more, to warm up for writing your novel, or to get to know your own characters better in a different setting, without taking up too much of your time. I hope you are as excited as I am!
Little Writing Challenge
// The Little Writing Challenge is a reoccurring monthly challenge that starts on the first of every month and ends on the 25th.
// Write around a 1000 words. This is a guideline, don’t focus on it too much.
// Use the given prompt/setting/sentence/genre/etc.
// Email your story to me before the 25th to get featured in the next month’s post. I will make a pdf containing all the stories that were send to me, including mine.
// Share your writing process with #lwchallenge on Twitter. The hashtag is also a way to connect with other writers, to ask for feedback, or to find inspiration. During the challenge I will host a few Twitter questions to bring writers together if they want.
// It is totally fine if you want to keep your story to yourself, but a thing to keep in mind is that you can just use a nickname to send in your story so it’s anonymous. But that’s up to you.
// Sharing about this challenge is much appreciated.
// You can obviously still participate in the challenge once the month is over. You will just not have a chance to be featured anymore.
How to submit your story
Again, it’s perfectly fine if you want to keep your story to yourself. If you do want to get featured in the next month’s post, here’s how to do it:
Email to email@example.com or click on the submit-button in the challenge post.
<story title> by <(nick)name>
<blog or social media if you have any. No more than 3 links.>
<trigger warnings if there are any>
Please paste everything in the email itself, not attached in a document. That makes it a lot easier for me. Also, pay attention to punctuation and spelling. It doesn’t have to be perfect of course, but make sure it’s readable. I am not going to edit your story for you. Another thing you have to keep in mind if you want to submit your story, is that is has to be written in English. I know that might be difficult for some, but this rule is there so everyone can read it and I can check its content. I will not feature stories that are nsfw or hurtful to people to keep this challenge a safe space for everyone. I hope you understand! Don’t hesitate to ask questions if something is unclear.
The first challenge will be posted on February 1 2019. I hope you’ll participate!