Happy New Year and welcome to the Story a Month Challenge!
Are you ready to write some words? I know I am. I've got that new year burst of can-do energy, and I hope this email sprinkles a little on you too!
So how will this work, you ask?
On the first day of every month, I will send you three different prompts for you to choose from -- or that you can combine! We'll have a text prompt, an image prompt, and an audio prompt.
You can also ignore the prompts and just write whatever the heck you want.
Our only goal is to finish a story.
That's right: we want a beginning, a middle, and an end. It can be a flash fiction piece under 1000 words, or it can be a full short story...Or heck, write a novel if you can manage it!
Again, the only goal is to finish a story.
I myself am aiming for flash fiction and short stories because, quite honestly, I suck at them. And what better way to improve than to force myself to write a story a month for an entire year?
I hope you'll join me on this journey, and I hope that knowing others are doing it too will empower you! We have all sorts of participants, from seasoned pros to people who've never written a fictional word in their life. I LOVE that there's so much variety, and I LOVE that we're all here to cheer each other on.
And remember: there's no wrong way to do this, no wrong length, no wrong amount of effort or time to put in, and no wrong level of quality. All we want is to set a goal and meet it.
Now, onward to prompts and tips and reading recs below! Good luck!!