Twenty 30-day challenges for writers
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When we watch a master writer at work, in most cases, we’re looking at someone who has mastered writing for many days in a row.
Getting good at writing is one thing, but consistency is the true, hidden skill.
But consistency can be hard. This is why ‘gamifying’ our projects and habits to make them more enjoyable and accessible can be powerful.
One such example of gamification is the thirty-day challenge, an approach that has helped me forge habits and enjoy my life more.
Here are some daily ideas for thirty-day challenges explicitly for writers:
Write a 100-word max micro story every day for 30 days.
This is an exercise in brevity and telling short-stories.
Daily letters to your future self.
Write a daily letter to your future self, reflecting on your current thoughts, goals, and experiences.
This could be a powerful creative and problem-solving exercise — one that puts life in a longer-term context.