30-Day Challenge

Welcome to your 30-day Writing Habit Challenge! I hope you'll check in each day to find a short writing activity that will help you reach your goal of writing daily. Some will be short and fun, some will make you think, and some will be geared toward improving craft. I hope all will encourage you to write. You may want to start a journal and do these activities with pen and paper. Or you may want to work on your computer. Whatever appeals to you! Some of you may be joining in late, after NaNoWriMo, and we're glad to have you.

Thank you for joining me on this challenge! Please feel free to comment below to check in and encourage each other. Let's go form a writing habit!

Missy



30 Day Writing Habit Challenge! November 12-Dec. 11, 2018

NOVEMBER
12—Write down “I am a writer” several times and then say it out loud (to someone else if you feel comfortable doing that). That’s it for today! You’ve written something. :) If you feel like you want to keep going, then write about the dream God has given you to be a writer.
13-- Write about your favorite childhood Christmas or birthday gift--who gave it to you, why you loved it.
14-- Pick a writer you admire for their work ethic and write how you might mimic them (in your own way).
15--Jot down 5 things you love to shop for at an office supply store. Circle the one you consider #1 and explain why.
16—Tell what you’d like to do for fun if money were no object.
17—Write a short scene from the point of view of a dog that has just been adopted. (I know! It’s unusual, but give it a try anyway. It can help you nail point of view.)
18—Write a prayer where you’re talking with God about your writing.
19—Grab an item from your bathroom cabinet and write how you would describe it to someone who lived in biblical times.
20—Describe the smell of pumpkin pie (even if you don’t like it!).
21—Despite the flurry of Thanksgiving prep, stop and make a list describing 5 things you’re thankful for. 
22—Tell something special about a family member or friend you want to remember today.
23--Write a short, funny scene where two strangers meet while trying to grab the same item off the shelf at a hectic Black Friday sale. :)
24—Imagine a writer friend just got stinging rejection or contest feedback. Write what you would say to encourage that person.
25—Write how this Scripture touches you (if possible, look it up in The Message version, which you can find online at BibleGateway.com): Matthew 5:14-16.
26—You’re halfway there! Congrats on sticking with us! I’m giving you a Persistence Award. Write your acceptance speech. :)
27—Dream up a new main character and list his/her current physical (external) goal, why he’s motivated to achieve it, and what’s just happened that could stand in his way (conflict).
28—Make an acrostic for the word WEDNESDAY that relates to the 5 senses. (for example: W—waterfall roaring (sound); E—eggy (taste)…)
29—Describe an empty box from the point of view of someone who has just lost a loved one.
30—Write a paragraph about how this Christmas will be different from last Christmas.

DECEMBER
1—Write yourself a pep talk, building yourself up and bragging on your talents. Then consider taping it on your mirror!
2—Write how you can live out this verse: Romans 12:9-10 (I like the NIV version for this one).
3—Describe how a rose petal feels.
4—Tell about a time that sliding into cool, clean sheets made you feel happy.
5—Write ad copy that would sell your favorite breakfast cereal or favorite snack food.
6—What animal are you most like? Why?
7—When/how did you pick your favorite color? If you don’t have a favorite, tell why.
8—Write fun dialogue between two characters about a misunderstanding over a recipe.
9—Sit quietly and let God speak to you. Breathe. Listen. Then write a prayer in response.
10—If you were a main character in a book, what would your story goal be? List possible scenes where you’re trying to achieve that goal.
11—Ta-da! You did it!! Write about the successes you’ve had in the past 30 days!
Dec. 12, etc... Keep up the new habit!!

Thanks so much for taking this journey with us! I pray you’ll find new excitement for your calling. Please keep in touch and let me know how it’s going!

Missy
https://twitter.com/missytippens

31 comments:

  1. I'm joining although I've been writing every day for several months some days very little and other days quite a lot. Depends on my schedule and how the vertigo is affecting me. Writing every day does help.

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    1. Welcome aboard, Wilani! I hope the vertigo will ease!

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  2. This is a great idea! I`m in and have completed today`s challenge -- I told a squirrel Ì`m a writer! but he didn`t look impressed. -)

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  3. Joining and printing out the list since I know I've gotten out of the habit of checking Seekerville since moving to Colorado. Great idea and list Missy. I may try to work that new habit thing elsewhere in my life as well.
    -DebH
    (having issues signing into Google @ work *sigh*)

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    1. Deb, I'm so glad you're joining us! That's a good idea to print it out just in case. I hope it goes well for you! I'm trying to use the method with establishing the habit of eating right.

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  4. I love this challenge to write every day. I need this to get back on track with my novel. I started today.

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    1. Way to go, Joyce!! I'm glad you're taking the challenge with us!

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    2. I don't remember too many Christmas gifts, but one that comes to mind was a red box. Although I didn't realize it, that was a Christmas when money was tight. Daddy put a hinge on the lid of a wooden apple crate and Mama covered it with padding and red plastic material. I'm sure I got other things that Christmas, but that box was special. It held my toys and "important papers." It was a desk when I played office and "wrote" letters to my big brother who was away at college. It was a handy place to sit when I read my story books and played house with my dolls. Eventually, the plastic tore and the rough wood showed trough. As I grew older it got thrown away, but I have fond memories of that simple Christmas gift that provided me so many hours of fun.

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    3. Joyce, that's wonderful! What a special gift.

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  5. I'm in! And I set a daily alarm to remind me.

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    1. I, too, set an alarm! :) Susan, we're glad you're joining us!

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  6. I hope you all have a great writing day! How fun to think of our favorite gift. I hope it brings you joy to think of that good memory. :)

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  7. Some happy memories trying to decide what my favourite gift was....but when I did it gave me an idea for a plot point in my story! How cool is that?

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    1. Kav, that's wonderful!! I love when those God things happen!

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  8. I hope you all have a great writing day! I have several authors I'll have to pick from to write about today. :) Several Seekers, in fact. :)

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  9. What a fun topic today! Who besides me could go spend hours at an office supply store??! :)

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  10. Bwahahahahah -- just five things from an office supply store????????????? Is this to challenge us on concise writing? :-)

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  11. Oooh, how fun to dream big as if money is no object! What fun things are y'all going to do if ever given the chance? The first things I thought of were going whale watching or swimming with dolphins.

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  12. Hmmm...my if money is no object dreams might involve books...lots and lots of books. Anyone surprised?

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  13. I'd love to hear what y'all thought of the prompt for today, writing from the adopted dog's POV. :)

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  14. I hope you all have blessed Sunday worship and a great writing day!

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  15. Back into another week of writing! Lots to do before Thanksgiving prep begins. :)

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  16. As I'm running out the door to go buy groceries, I'm thankful for all of you!

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  17. I hope you're all hanging in on the challenge! Hope you'll write something encouraging for a writer friend today.

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  18. Have fun dreaming up a new character today! I hope you're all finding some time to write each day during this busy time!

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  19. I hope everyone has had a good writing weekend!

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  21. Well, we're at the end of our challenge. I hope you all had positive results, even if you didn't get to do all the prompts. I hope you've been writing and have found your groove again! Congratulations on making a step toward regular writing!

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