Make certain to read and follow the guidelines/rules of each of the following you participate in.
First of all, I will try not to comment on liking a challenge or not. I don’t want to suggest one over another. They all are pretty straightforward, except for those that aren’t. Thank you to those of you who have provided the challenges. I am still working on including them all on the page.
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The following have been provided by the visitors to this blog.
Bulbul’s Bubble: TUESDAYS Twenty-Word-Tuesdays. You write a 20-word story based on the prompt given. Exactly 20 words, title not included, and the prompt word/s need not appear in the body of the story.
Carrot Ranch Literary Community: THURSDAYS “A Weekly Flash Fiction Challenge is posted every Thursday. Responses are due by the following Tuesday. Respond by comment or link. On the following Wednesday, Carrot Ranch publishes a compilation of responses arranged to artfully explore the prompt.” – Carrot Ranch Literary Community Challenge Rules Page. Rules 2&3 paraphrased – Respond with 99 words. Exactly. No more. No less. The title is not required or included in the 99-word count.
Girl on the Edge’s Blog’s Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt: SUNDAYS “Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less. Use the current week’s prompt word.” – Noted each week’s prompt at the bottom. Read. Follow. Enjoy. Repeat.
Go Dog Go Cafè: TUESDAYS Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge.“The prompts are designed to be quick challenges that can be written in 10 to 15minutes, inspire you creatively, are fun, and get everyone interacting.” Read the rest of the prompt post for further info and details.
Mindlovesmisery’s Menagerie’s First Line Fridays: Every Other FRIDAY “[MLMM] will provide the first line, you get to write whatever comes afterward. Length, genre, and structure are completely up to you. Feel free to modify the line as you see fit, adding punctuation, quotes, or other bits if so desired. No need to tie it to the picture, unless you want to.”
Mindlovesmisery’s Menagerie’s Sunday Writing Prompt: SUNDAYS Prompts vary as does sometimes the exact to complete the prompt.Straight forward. Very clear what to do.
Mindlovesmisery’s Menagerie’s Saturday Mix: SATURDAY As the title says, it’s a mix. Different styles, constraints, or not, each week.
MMA Storytime’s 100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge: MONDAYS A prompt is given each Monday. You write 100 words then link back to the post and/or copy the link into the comments of the Challenge Post.
Only 100 Words’ Three Line Tales: THURSDAYS “Write three lines to go with the weekly photo prompt (the photos I use are either royalty-free or I’ve been given permission by the photographer to use them; please credit where appropriate) – sideways interpretation is encouraged. The photo is the launch point – take us wherever you fancy.” – Three Line Tales Guidelines Page. Paraphrasing the guidelines – You think it, and you write it in three lines. Fini!
Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt: SATURDAYS “A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend. How you use the prompt is up to you. Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like. Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise.” – From each week’s prompt page. The ‘challenge below‘ mentioned is an image on that week’s post which gives you a word and a number count you must use and match.
Stine Writing: TUESDAYS Simply 6 Minutes. Set a timer for 6 minutes or be near a clock. You’re given a prompt. Write for 6 minutes. No planning ahead. (Just a thought. If you want to be a real writer, this is how to do it. Don’t backspace, don’t edit, don’t correct. Just type. Sure, you can afterward before posting, but sometimes it’s cool not to or do a before and aftter. This is one way of keeping writer’s block at bay, if you believe in WB, some people don’t.)
Whispers and Echoes an online journal of short writing: “**Flash fiction should be no longer than 100 words, not including the title. A few words over is not a problem, but any more than that and the piece is likely to not be accepted. **Poems can be up to 10 lines long, not including blank lines between verses.” – Submissions Page. These are just two things you need to know, but the pertinent ones. It’s a submission process. Read the details. It sounds interesting.:
PHOTO INSPIRED WRITING PROMPTS
Bikurgurl’s 100 Word Wednesday: WEDNESDAYS “Inspired by an image, share with me 100 +/- words. For some of us: we’ll be stretched. For others, we may feel stifled. I find my writing evolves and changes by taking on new challenges. It allow us the opportunity, and permission, to fine tune our skills sets outside of what we’d normally write.” – 100 Word Wednesday: Overview page. A photo is provided for inspiration. You write. You are encouraged to share across Social Media platforms.
Debbie Whittam’s 50 Word Thursday: THURSDAYS “Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything! The Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50 word increments. (so 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 words.” See the post for the complete information.
Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge: MONDAYS “Each week I will be posting a photo I grab off the internet and challenge bloggers to write a flash fiction piece or a poem inspired by the photo. There are no style or word limits.”
justabitfurther: TUESDAYS Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt. A photo prompt that is for you to use to write a story or poem, “regardless, whatever you write must encapsulate the emotion or feeling evoked or aroused in you from the picture”. See the prompt for further details, but it’s a straight forward prompt.
Life After 50 | Keep it Alive’s What do you See Prompt: MONDAYS This is weekly and published every Sunday/Monday. A picture prompt which lets you have the freedom to write anything as long as they are family-friendly.
Paula Light | Light Motifs Thursday Inspiration: THURSDAYS “…weekly prompt and hopefully it will inspire you to write something creative, perhaps a poem or a piece of flash fiction.” (A Word and Image are the inspirations.)
Mindlovesmisery’s Menagerie’s Photo Challenge: TUESDAYS Use the image provided each Tuesday for inspiration to write a poem or short story. “If you are an artist or photographer, use this as an opportunity to showcase your own work.” The guidelines are atop each prompt post.
Colleen Chesebro 2020 Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge: TUESDAYS you are given your prompt. It varies the type of prompt from week to week. It could be a tanka of your own theme one week, and the next you might have to do a syllabic poem using the synonyms of the prompt words given. The prompt post has pretty much all the information you need. For a bit more information you can visit the Poetry Challenge Cheat Sheet.
Frank Tassone’s Haikai Challenge: SUNDAYS you are provided with a kigo (a word or phrase associated with a season) to use in your choice of various Japanese forms of poetry. Most of what you are already familiar with.
Mindlovesmisery’s Menagerie’s Heeding Haiku with Chèvrefeuille: WEDNESDAY Haiku prompt usually based on a theme.
MMA Storytime’s Rispetto Poetry Prompt Challenge: “For each challenge, writers will be given a particular word prompt to feature somewhere within the poem. Upon completing your Rispetto, you can either create a pingback from your blog…or write your poem directly into the comments.” From each prompt post. A Rispetto is an 8 line long poetry form from Italy constricted to exactly 11 syllables each with a rhyming pattern of…You didn’t think I was going to tell you all of it, did you? Go check it out.
Ronovan Writes’ Décima Poetry Prompt Challenge: WEDNESDAYS A Décima is a 10 line poetry form from Spain restricted to exactly 8 syllables per line along with a rhyming pattern. Each Wednesday a prompt word and the rhyme line is the prompt word must appear in is given.
Ronovan Writes’ Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge: MONDAYS two prompt words are given that must appear in the haiku. Synonyms may be used. The challenge is not limited to haiku. The haibun, tanka, and other Japanese forms may be used. There is also a form I created called the Shi Rensa or Four Chain haiku. A how-to link for that form is in the challenge post.
MAY USE THE GIVEN PROMPT FOR YOUR CHOICE OF WRITING STYLES
Amanpan’s Eugi’s Weekly Prompt: MONDAYS This is weekly too and published on Monday. Usually, an idea/word that has a broader meaning. Again lets you write anything as long as they are family-friendly. “Go where the prompt leads you and publish a post on your own blog that responds to the prompt. It can be any variation of the prompt and/or image.“
Fandango’s One Word Challenge: DAILY “Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.”
Mindlovesmisery’s Menagerie’s Tale Weaver: THURSDAYS “Go where the prompt leads you, have fun …”
Pensitivity101’s Three Things Challenge: DAILY “The challenge is to simply read the prompt and see where your creativity takes you, using one, two or all three words in your post. There are no restrictions regarding length, style, or genre apart from keeping it family friendly.”
Weekly Prompts’ Weekend Challenge: SATURDAYS you are given a prompt and then “Interpret our challenge as you please. Words, Pictures, Poetry or Rhyme.”