30 Day Writing Prompt Challenge

I’m going to try something out . . . a writing challenge! What a fabulous idea to expand my knowledge and perhaps learn a thing or two about writing for a prolonged period of time.

The challenge I’m accepting is a 30 day writing prompt challenge I found while Googling “30 day writing prompt challenges”–go figure. This one is from 30 Day Challenge Archive’s Tumblr, and I picked this one because, well, it was the least first-day-of-school “let’s get to know each other and play some ice breakers!” like writing challenge I could find.

Feel free to join in, you’re more than welcome to! Here are the day-by-day prompts:

  1. Select a book at random in the room.  Find a novel or short story, copy down the last sentence and use this line as the first line of your new story. (Click here to read.)
  2. Tell about a character who lost something important to him/her. (Click here to read.)
  3. Write about the worst time you’ve ever put your foot in your mouth. (Click here to read.)
  4. Write a story/excerpt to include the line, “Sorry, we can’t insure you for a journey like that.” (Click here to read.)
  5. Pick a letter of the alphabet.  Now imagine two aisles of your local supermarket.  List everything found in those two aisles that begin with that letter of the alphabet. (Click here to read.)
  6. Write about a person who would buy all of those items in Day 5. (Click here to read.)
  7. What sets you apart from the crowd? (Click here to read.)
  8. Tell your life story from someone else’s point of view. (Click here to read.)
  9. What was your favorite childhood toy? (Click here to read.)
  10. What do you want to be remembered for? (Click here to read.)
  11. What was your first childhood pet?  Describe it in detail. (Click here to read.)
  12. What is your favorite day of the week? (Click here to read.)
  13. Write about a random picture you would find in an envelope of finished prints at Costco. (Click here to read.)
  14. Elvis still gets 100 Valentines each year.  Tell about one of the people who sent one. (Click here to read.)
  15. Create a character who is falsely accused of a crime. (Click here to read.)
  16. If we assume ghosts are real, what type of ghost would you like to see? (Click here to read.)
  17. Write a short scenario set in the kitchen of a fast-food restaurant. (Click here to read.)
  18. Take a reader behind the wheel with the worst driver you’ve ever known. (Click here to read.)
  19. Write a list of 25 (or just 5!) things you want to do in your life. (Click here to read.)
  20. If you could go on only one more vacation in your lifetime, where would you go and why? (Click here to read.)
  21. Find a job ad in the paper.  Write about your life if you had that job. (Click here to read.)
  22. You wake up with a key gripped tightly in your hand.  How did you get this key?  What does it lock or unlock? (Click here to read.)
  23. Pretend you’re a cartoon character.  What type of a character would you be?  What would a day in your life be like? (Click here to read.)
  24. Write about the longest amount of time you’ve ever gone without sleeping. (Click here to read.)
  25. Write a story about ‘What the Neighbors Saw.’ (Click here to read.)
  26. Write about your worst habit. (Click here to read.)
  27. Make up a near-death experience (unless you have a real one). (Click here to read.)
  28. You read about yourself in your brother/sister, girlfriend/boyfriend’s diary.  What did you read? (Click here to read.)
  29. You are at a cemetery reading gravestones.  Write about one of the people you find. (Click here to read.)
  30. Write a short entry that ends with the line, “The silver dust of moonlight settled coldly on the night.” (Click here to read.)

With these prompts, I plan to write them in prose/as an essay (except for maybe Days 5 and 19 since it instructs to list, but I guess I can get those creative juices flowing).

Good luck if you’re doing this challenge with me! Hope you enjoy reading my prompts, as well.

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