March Challenge

Welcome to the March writing challenges. The response has been great and I have taken this into account and will continue to issue three challenges to reflect the diverse membership of the participants. You can accept one, two or all three of the challenges depending on your time and motivation.

This is not a competition. The writing prompts are designed to stimulate our imaginations and to nudge us all into writing more so that we can develop our writing/storytelling skills.

Your writing can be taken from real-life experiences, totally made up or, a mix of the two. There are no rules, no right or wrong. In my experience, the more you write, the better you become at revising and editing your work. Interpret the prompts as you wish. You can write in your first language or English.

Aim for 500-1000 words for each challenge unless your work is a poem, then the word count should reflect your personal style of poetry. Please keep to the limit of 1000 words, if possible, as this makes it easier for members to read more submissions.

Writing Prompts March 2021

Challenge 1

An error of judgement.

Challenge 2

An introductory letter to a new pen pal or penfriend. (amigo por correspondencia/carta)

Challenge 3

Either using the photographs below or one of your own, tell the story of the photograph (please ensure you own the copyright or it is covered by a creative commons license). Please include the photograph (jpeg) with your written submission.

Photo 1

What next?

We all have different reasons for joining in this creative writing challenge. It would be great if we can publish some of your work here on the website. That way we can begin to share experiences and learn from each other. Listed below are some of your options once you have completed your challenge/s:

  1. Do nothing, just write, enjoy the experience and reflect on what you have achieved.
  2. Publish your writing on your personal site or blog but remember to send me the link so other members can read and comment on your efforts.
  3. If you do not have a blog or website, you can upload it to google documents (with a google account) and send me the link so I can include it here (space permitting).
  4. Over time, you might want to develop a writing partnership with another member and exchange your efforts to provide mutual support and feedback, probably best achieved by joining in the chat over on our Facebook page.
  5. Send your piece to me by email, your writing as an attachment (preferably in Word or Open Office format) and I will try my best to publish it here for others to read and provide you with feedback.
  6. Submission, if possible by Sunday March 21st.

Please submit your writing to:

Published by Ian

Music maker and story teller.

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