creative challenges

Side Projects: Poetry and Photography Challenges

I have been working on writing a novel, and, as is usually the case with large projects, I am finding my confidence and motivation flagging. (That happens to other people, too, right, not just me? Right?) So I sat down to brainstorm some side projects that I could do to help me continue feeling inspired […]

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Have We Done 642 Things Yet?

Oh, nowhere close to 642 things? Yay, that means there are so many left to do! By now you know the spiel, yah? There’s a book with 642 things to write about in it and every couple of weeks or so, I randomly select one, write for 15 minutes, and post the (largely) unedited result […]

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Creative Challenge: Stealing from the Greats

The First Line

Well. Stealing inspiration, anyway. And a first line! The challenge this week is to take the first line of a book (a book you love, a book you hate, a book you’ve never read) and use it as your own first line. Write any kind of piece you want. Remember to cite the source of […]

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Different Strokes | Creative Challenge

Aaand right on in to the creative challenge for this week! Last week it was drawing inspiration from three words, but this week, we want you to experiment with different forms. If you’re a writer and you usually write poetry, try a short screenplay. If you’re a photographer and you usually go digital, try film, […]

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