Let's jump right in with this month's writing challenge. We're doing a 30 in 30 days type of challenge, focused on short-form writing. You can choose the type of writing you want to do for this challenge, depending on your goals. My recommendations are to focus on:
- Blogging (ideal for pro bloggers, nonfiction writers, or anyone using blogging as a part of their platform)
- Flash fiction (ideal for fiction authors looking to create shorter work for promotional value on their site or to sell to flash fiction publishers)
You can even mix these together if you'd like.
The challenge itself is self-explanatory. You have a 30 day period to write 30 short pieces of your choosing.
You can do this as a part of the community challenge this month, or you can do it at any time that works for you using the charts below for tracking and the challenge-specific forum where you can share your progress and get tips from other writers who took on the challenge before you.
Here are the charts to help you out:
Moving forward, we'll likely continue in this format -- having a focus challenge as a community, but having challenge resources and forum sections available for you to take them on at any time. I'll release more challenge intros and worksheets in the near future.
Jennifer Mattern is a professional blogger, freelance business writer, and indie author. She began writing for clients in 1999 and started her first blog in 2004.
She owns 3 Beat Media - a publishing and client services company which operates All Indie Writers as well as several other websites and blogs including The Busy Author's Guide and BizAmmo. Jenn comes from a background in online PR and social media consulting, having owned a small PR firm for several years before choosing to pursue a full-time writing and publishing career.
Jenn also writes fiction under multiple pen names in the areas of children's fiction, mysteries, and horror fiction. Jenn is an active member of the Horror Writers Association (HWA) and currently serves as the organization's Assistant Coordinator of Promotions and Social Media.
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