A writing challenge for the challenge challenged

I was going to write today but…..

Life has a nasty way of getting in the way of writing. Whenever I ambitiously commit myself to a writing challenge something derails me. For example, last time I decided to participate in the novel in a month challenge, I promptly fracture my wrist (in five places) while mountain biking.

I was going to write today but my cat wouldn't let me

I was going to write today but my cat wouldn’t let me

However, I have found the solution! Mini-challenges.

For those like me who like writing challenges but also fail to complete the month long or so many word a day challenges, I bring you a week of exercises.

I am going to start tomorrow (Wednesday). I’ll let you know how it goes.

Oh and if the notion of a one-act play seems daunting in a day, try the sub-genre, 10 minute play.




Soliloquy SUNDAY–take the stage, and give me a speech.
Murder Me MONDAY–kill me with something in the crime genre.
Try-a-Limerick TUESDAY–inspired by NPR’s Wait wait . . . Don’t Tell Me!
One-Act WEDNESDAY–try some drama for your mamma.
Humor-me-it’s-almost-the-weekend THURSDAY–just make it funny.
Flash-Fiction FRIDAY–a complete story in 50 words or less. The fewer words, the better.
Satire SATURDAY–be bitingly funny, and make a statement while you’re at it.