Photo by Ethan Robertson for Unsplash.

Photo by Ethan Robertson for Unsplash.

Join the #30DaysofSummer Writing Challenge!

Following the success of the January & April Write-Offs, the 30 Day Writing Challenge returns next month with a series of fun summer and sun-themed prompts to spark your imagination and get you writing every day during August 2019.

how does it work?

Sign up to the 30 Day Challenge and each day you’ll receive an email with:

  • a daily writing prompt,

  • ideas on how to tackle the prompt,

  • writing inspiration.

And in the Summer Challenge Facebook group, you can:

  • share your response to each day’s prompt,

  • receive personal feedback from me during the first week,

  • receive oodles of support and encouragement from me and the rest of the group during the Challenge.

It’s the perfect way to establish or maintain a regular writing practice this summer!

what can i expect?

All you have to do is set aside 15 minutes each day and free-write around that day’s prompt to find your way into a poem or story. The inspiration comes in the form of poems but feel free to write in whatever genre you prefer. The challenge isn’t about producing finished work but about playing with ideas and trying something new.

Over 120 writers from around the world joined the January Write Off, with 40-45 actively posting and commenting every day. It was great fun but a little bit hectic so this time numbers are limited for better interaction and a small fee (€15) applied to keep the lurkers at bay.

The group is a super-supportive environment — for each prompt you can post a poem, a story fragment or just an update on how you’re getting on. The emphasis is on providing encouraging feedback that is constructive to your work at the first draft stage.

By the end of the month, you’ll be writing regularly, have a bunch of new first drafts and an overwhelming sense of achievement!

praise for the 30 Day challenge

Here’s what writers have said about the 30 Day Challenge experience:

The January Write Off exceeded my expectations. I wanted to try and regain a regular writing habit lost for a couple of years. I never expected to do most of the prompts but I think I only missed three or four. It was like doing NaPoWriMo but with better, more flexible prompts and no compulsion to write in any particular form. I found the encouragement from Angela and others especially useful. It truly has been appreciated.
— R. Kelsey
Angela is a talented writer with the generosity and ability to nurture, encourage and facilitate other writers at varying stages of their writing careers. The challenge is a heartening environment for fostering creative thinking. Place your seedling poems in this cloche, some will grow and thrive... this is the ecosystem that will give them at the very least a warm and nourishing start.
— R. Bugler

how do i join the summer challenge?

Here’s what to do:

  • Sign up for the Challenge below — invest only 50c per day to nurture your development as a writer.

  • You’ll receive an email with the prompts graphic on 31 July – save to your laptop, phone or device, or print out and pin up in your writing spot.

  • Share the image on social media with the hashtags #30DaysofSummer #SummerWriteOff and #30DayChallenge. Don’t forget to tag me @adreamingskin (Twitter & Instagram).

  • Join the Facebook group for daily encouragement and to share your experiences.

  • Write every day!

SIGN ME UP — #30Daysofsummer Here I Come!!

Click the Paypal button below and make a payment to secure your spot. You don’t need a Paypal account - just follow the instructions for credit cards.

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more praise for the 30 Day challenge

I really have hankered to write for so long - and this challenge was the most precious gift in that it has empowered me to write - instilled a habit that I will never give up... Angela shares her wisdom and experience so freely and with such generosity that I feel I have to honour that by keeping my side of the bargain and write, write, write.
— R. Greene