30 Day Challenge: A Storm of Creativity –

55327_girl-writing_lg30 Day Challenge: A Storm of Creativity – Starting November 1st and running through November 30, 2014

As posted on Facebook by Edward Frank.

There are a number of writing challenges out there. One of the most prominent is the NaNoWriMo The National Novel Writing Month, held each November for writers to dive into the task of completing a novel in one month with the encouragement and challenge of others participating in the event. I am going to do a similar event here, only with flash fiction with the goal is to write a story of at least 500 words every night for thirty days.

Genre: Fantasy and Science Fiction

There are only two goals: 1) Any story you write must be a minimum of 500 words. 2) You are to complete 30 stories by the end of the month. I don’t care if you do a full short story, flash fiction, or even a vignette, write a new story of 500 words every day. Even the busiest of people can find time to squeeze in 500 words, even me! If you miss a night keep going. There isn’t a prize for winners except for completing the task itself. If you only write twenty stories in a month, that is still a worthwhile push of creativity that you have accomplished.

This can be a source of inspiration, a chance to grow your skills, a chance to write that old-time western vampire dinosaur story you always wanted to try. Try writing different genres, or write all the stories in one setting as a prelude to a longer work. Just write – 30 stories in 30 days. Blog about it, and talk about your successes and failures. You are encouraged to post links to these blogs to the 30 Day Challenge Event Page. If you don’t want to post your stories online – post a word count every day to show your progress and to encourage others.

Some of you know we’re working on creating a TV series based on my novel Cassandra’s Castle. The Pilot is near finished  but what if I use this challenge to write a synopsis for  each of the episodes?

That’s my plan! Let me know what you think! I would love input.



About Dianne Gardner

With a passion for wholesome and entertaining stories, Dianne Lynn Gardner dives into fantasy novels both adult and young adult. She is both a best selling author and an award winning illustrator who lives in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Mother of seven and grandmother of 16, Dianne wants to make sure that books which ignite imaginations, strengthen friendships, spur courage and applaud honor are available to every reader in the world.
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3 Responses to 30 Day Challenge: A Storm of Creativity –

  1. CCKoepp says:

    Reblogged this on On Cloud Eight-and-a-Half and commented:
    I may take a crack at this myself. I’ve been tossing around short ideas for various novels I’ve written. This could be interesting. 🙂

  2. True. I’m wondering if I can do both. I have a novel I’m trying to write too.

  3. shegyes says:

    I’m participating in NaNoWriMo, but this sounds like an awesome idea as well! Good luck!

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