October 27, 2021– Is there such thing as a perfect day? Or does perfection not exist? I think that many days in my life have been perfect so far and that there’s a common theme that makes them this way; I get to spend the day doing what I want with who I want. It’s as simple as that for me!
Sleeping in, writing, great coffee, cuddling the cats, hiking with Mike and Luna, exploring new places, watching old movies, reading, and playing board games, are some things that my perfect day includes. What are yours?
For today’s writing challenge, I want you to write a 1000-word short story about your perfect day or your idea of an ideal day and what that consists of. I like this challenge because it’s so personal and lets us see how much we have to be thankful for and that it’s the little things that matter. Notice how none of the items on my list cost money? They say the best things in life are free-I agree.
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October 21, 2021-I love all of the photo prompts we’ve selected this month, but this particular prompts speak to me for some reason! I love the colour and style. You can almost hear the chatter going on around the table; whether it’s family or friends, it’s a gathering of individual personalities connected by common threads- food, wine, and conversation.
For today’s assignment, here are the instructions:
Write a 2500 word short story about a dinner party among friends. Write it in the third person narrative and choose an exotic location. Let your imagination run wild, whether it’s a winery in the south of France, a garden terrace in Italy, or a stunning backdrop in the Alps! If you’ve never been to the location you’re writing about, do some research to see what it would be like to visit.
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October 19, 2021– Writing prompts are a great way to get a glimpse into who you are as a writer, what genre and style you like to write in, and what your challenges are. Photo writing prompts are especially fun because they let your imagination run wild! Humans are naturally visual creatures, and we can remember up to 2000 pictures with 90% accuracy according to recognition tests performed in studies.
For today’s author challenge, I’d like you to reflect on the photo above and write a 1500 word personal essay about what you feel when you look at the picture. What thoughts go through your mind? What are you inspired to write about? Happy writing!
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October 7, 2021– I hope you’re enjoying our theme this month which is meant to stretch you out of your writing comfort zone! We’re posting a photo each day with instructions so that you can get the most out of the exercises and continue to hone your craft.
Today’s assignment: Write a 50-word rhyming poem using the photo above. A simple photo with so much potential.
I think that it’s incredibly challenging to rhyme well, and the objective of this assignment is to show you how difficult it is. We discourage rhyming prose in children’s books (99% of the time) because it can’t be done to perfection. We find that authors make up words to fit the rhyme rather than focus on the story and character development/confict resolution.
Happy writing! And if you’re ever inclined to send in your work for consideration, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 5, 2021– We’ve been stretching our imagination muscles with writing prompts as our theme this month! I hope that you’ve been participating in the challenge and that you’re keeping your collection of short stories for submission to a publisher eventually. If you’d like to submit your work to us at the end of this challenge, feel free to do so at email@example.com.
Today’s assignment: Using the photo above, write a 4500-word short story from a third-person omniscient point of view (and to throw a monkey wrench into this challenge even further); please write your story in the psych thriller genre.
Omniscient-A narration style that is all-seeing, all-knowing, of all characters. The narrator tells the story from multiple characters’ perspectives.
A great example of the above perspective is The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Psychological-thriller is a genre that combines psychological and thriller genres into one. The thriller aspect usually contains crime, mystery, espionage, all while psychologically manipulating the reader/audience.
Great examples of this type of genre include The Woman Next Door by Sue Watson, and my book Obsessed with Her available here: Obsessed with Her Novel – Pandamonium Publishing House.
Happy Writing! X LLB
February 5, 2021– Today we’ll be doing an exercise that is going to stretch your writing muscle! I love posing these types of challenges to my writers because it’s not only fun, but it helps them grow as authors. Sometimes we get stuck in a rut and we find ourselves coming up with stagnant ideas for plots and character development. This is a great tool!
Photo writing challenge: Using the photo above, please write a 1200-word short story. Ensure that you have 1 character, 2 conflicts/challenges, and wrap it all up with a bow. This sounds really difficult to do, but I know that it’s possible! Plus, if you send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org, you will get the chance to have your story featured on our blog in a future post! Also, if you want some guidelines on what publishers are looking for, check out my number 1, best selling book, here: Advice From a Publisher (Insider Secrets for Getting Your Work Published!) An Amazon Best Seller – Pandamonium Publishing House