Monday, September 23, 2013

Writing Challenges

I've been wanting to write this post for a while, mostly because my memory is a shifty thing nowadays.


Where was I...

Right, well, by the time I remember there's a writing challenge I want to do, I've already missed half of it. So I'm compiling a list of writing challenges in one handy-dandy place. If I've missed your favorite, let me know and I'll add it to the list.

You think you got the chops to be a writer? Well do ya, punk? Then sign up for one of these challenges and show your mad skillz.

Dang kids and all their bling verbiage...

Monthly Challenges
Slice of Life Story Challenge - March
Every Tuesday during March, post a 'Slice of Life' story (Slice of life is a phrase describing the use of mundane realism depicting everyday experiences in art and entertainment). This challenge is also designed for writing classes in schools.
A to Z Challenge - April
" would start beginning April First with a topic themed on something with the letter A, then on April second another topic with the letter B as the theme, and so on until you finish on April thirtieth with the theme based on the letter Z. It doesn't even have to be a word--it can be a proper noun, the letter used as a symbol, or the letter itself. The theme of the day is the letter scheduled for that day."
Green Moms Network Blog Writing Challenge - April
Post as many times during the month as you feel comfortable. Use the provided topics. Members entered for awards.
Camp NaNoWriMo - July
Write 50,000 words during July. Awesome support system.
WriteNow Blog Challenge - August
Write a blog post every day for the month of August.
October Memoir and Back Story Blogging Challenge
This challenge is in your own creative hands with multiple options. The overall theme is Memories. This year (2013), blog on odd-numbered days and blog hop (reading each other’s posts) on even-numbered days.
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) - November
Write 50,000 words during the month of November. Awesome support systems.
StageofLife.Com Writing Contest
Each month, StageofLife.Com posts a writing prompt for everyone's different life stages. Prizes offered.
10 Day Writing Blogger Challenge
This challenge runs for 10 consecutive days, but will remain open to join in, for 5 months (JULY – NOVEMBER).
Insecure Writers Support Group
The first Wednesday of every month, post your thoughts on your blog. Talk about your doubts, fears, struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others and connect with your fellow writers.
Weekly Challenges
Trifecta Writing Challenge
Trifecta consists of two weekly challenges: one weekday prompt and one weekend prompt. - See more at:
Trifecta consists of two weekly challenges: one weekday prompt and one weekend prompt. Editors mention top three winners, while the top winner receives 'Trifecta Winner' logo for their blog.
Trifecta consists of two weekly challenges: one weekday prompt and one weekend prompt. - See more at:
What If? Weekly Writing Challenge
Every Sunday, What If? Weekly Writing Challenge will issue a challenge using a what if scenario. You have until Thursday at midnight, Eastern standard time, to get your post in.
So what are you waiting for? Get writing!


  1. You can also join me at in January, April, July, and October. It's a quarterly writing challenge where everyone sets their own goals and reports on the blog.

  2. I think I'll do NaNo this year! Good list, Tony!


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