Two weeks ago I shared a post that was determined by random. It was a great way to find some inspiration for writing and the randomness of it all entertained me. When I was talking to Rebecca today, we decided that we’d have a bit of fun with the format and see if we could help inspire each other with a bit of randomness. And so, we’ve created a new game.
Here’s how it will work: There are 346 writing prompts over at CreativeWritingPrompts.com. We will use Random.org to randomly select a number then we will send the corresponding prompts to the other person. We’re picking numbers for each other so that we keep ourselves honest – and to make it that little bit more fun.
I imagine that we each have different reasons for wanting to try this challenge. My reasons are simple: I want to be challenged to write about things I might not write about. I hope that it will help me improve my writing skills as well as my creativity – and I hope that it will force me to write about things I might otherwise shy away from.
Oh! And I’ve already been given my topic for this week: List 50 things you’ll never do. On the surface, it sounds easy, but I’ve learned with lists that anything past 10 is difficult! So, I guess I should start thinking about the things I’ll never do.
And with that: Let the challenge begin!
[In the spirit of the topic, the photo with this story was the photo that came up in my random photo block when I went to create the post. It’s from Thanksgiving 2011.]