A couple of weeks ago, I had an idea for writing challenge. I really like short stories (writing and reading them), so I thought – why not create a whole challenge centered around them?! If you like writing and you want to get involved, then please do! In this first post, I’ll introduce the challenge, what’s involved, and then get started straight away with the first challenge! LET’S GO!
What is the Short Story Challenge?
Each month, I’ll post a new challenge here on my blog. The aim of the challenge will be to write a short story with a around 1000 words. (It’s not too strict, but don’t make it too long!) Anyone who wants to take part will have about a month to complete the challenge and submit it. The challenges will vary to mix it up a bit! They might be…
- A sentence or a few words you must include
- A starting sentence
- Just a title, and you write a story with that title
- A setting (place, time, maybe even whether conditions)
- Anything I can think of as I go along!
There will be no obligation to take part every month. If you just want to drop in and take part one month and not the next, great! If you can’t think of anything for the prompt, you don’t have to force yourself to write something.