November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). In the past, we've encouraged NaNo specific questions and provided chat room support for writers. Are we doing that again this year?
How about a community short story?
Someone starts it running with an enigmatic sentence, maybe with a character limit (100) per person and this has to be finished till the end on the event. Best line gets a prize kind of thing.
I remember doing this in school as a creative writing exercise and it was extremely useful to help us think outside the box.