Wednesday Writings - 7 Fun Blogging Prompts, Challenges, Chains, and Contests

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Hello :)

As I follow more and more blogs, I realize that there are so many ways to get involved with the writing community on the internet. There are endless amounts of contests, challenges, prompts, chains, and other writing related activities.

For today's Wednesday Writings, I wanted to put some of them into one post, describing each with a couple of sentences. Click the contest's name to lead you to their blog.

1. Monday's Minute Challenge

What it is: A prompt challenge.
How it works: Every other Monday, the blog gives you three prompts to choose from. Using one of those prompts, you'll create a short snippet of 150-300 words. You have the chance to vote, read other writer's work, and save up points for some wonderful prizes! 100 for 100 Challenge

What it is: To write 100 words a day for 100 days on one specific manuscript.
How it works: To participate in this challenge, you have to sign up by Monday, September 15. To learn more about this challenge and to sign up, click the link above.
It's going to be a great incentive to get ahead on a  project you're working on!

3. Teens Can Write Too Blog Chain

What it is: A chain where multiple bloggers post about the same topic.
How it works: Every month there is a new writing or book related topic. To sign up, put in your blog link and dates that will or will not work for that month in the comments. Then, on your appointed date you'll publish your blog post.
I hope to do this in the future!

4. Beautiful People

What it is: A chance to interview your characters.
How it Works: Every 5th of the month a new topic for your characters is posted. Then, for the rest of the month, you're able to interview your character with the set of 10 questions the blog gives you.
I've seen this pop up in a few places, but haven't yet had the chance to do it.

Future Homeschool Authors
5. Future Homeschool Authors Contest

If you are homeschooled, an aspiring author, and love free books... This is a contest for you.

What it is: A monthly writing contest.
How it works: Every month a new homeschooled author is featured along with their book, which you are given the chance to win. To enter, write up that month's contest prompt and then send your entry to the administrators in an email. 

Five Minute Friday - 46. Five Minute Friday

What it is: A weekly writing link-up.
How it works: Every week a new word will be posted such as, "story," "song," or "whisper..." You have exactly five minutes to write up your post. You leave it unedited and publish it, just as it is. To learn more click the link above.

7. Weekly Writing Prompt

What it is: A writing prompt.
How it works: Each Friday there is a new prompt using a picture or quote. If it inspires you, write up a passage and post it on your blog or in the comments! There have been some really neat pictures in the past.

 I hope to see you join some of these!
- Katie

Do you know of any other blogs that hold these types of contests? If so, comment below! I'd love to learn about them. ^_^


  1. Good idea to share these, Katie! Just one note: the sign-up deadline for 100 for 100 is the 15th, not the 22nd. Unless you saw differently? I'm doing it this year, though, and I'm super excited!

    1. *smacks head* Thank you for pointing that out. I'll change it right away...
      It should be fun
      Thanks for commenting :)

  2. Wow, thanks for all these resources! I'll have to check them out and do them sometime. =)

    1. And sorry for the different usernames. Commenting with a Wordpress account on Blogspot gets awkward. 0_o

    2. Yay! I'm glad that this may come in handy for someone. I hope to see you participate!
      Hehe, that's okay. I still rather you comment than have an awkward username. xP

  3. Oh wow Katie, I just stumble onto your blog and saw that you had Future Homeschool Authors on this post, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I'm going to enjoy cheacking out the other places to! =D

      I will join another Future Homeschool Authors contest when I get a chance. Right now I've been kinda busy, and the prompt didn't work with me this month. But, thank you for holding it every month and coordinating everything with all the authors!
      Thank you so much for commenting :)

    2. That's okay, I just find it awesome that people like the blog! =D Your welcome, I really enjoy cordantaing FHA and Lisbeth and Ysa are really cool to work with. =D
      Thank you again!

    3. Hehe :) Who wouldn't like the blog? Like I said in my post above: Free books, homeschoolers, and contests... What would get better? ;)
      You are very welcome!


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