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July 2022 Writing Challenge: Sharing Secrets, Coming Out, Spilling the Tea

As decided by vote, here's the next challenge, as written by me: Sharing Secrets, Coming Out, Spilling the Tea Write a story in which a secret is revealed. Maybe you have a coming out story from ...
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June 2022 Writing Challenge: Transformations

As decided by vote, here's the next challenge, proposed by Nyctophobia457: Write a scene where the character transforms into another creature. For example, they transform an animal or a hideous ...
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May 2022 Writing Challenge: Sensory experiences

As decided by vote, here's the next challenge, proposed by Mary: Write a scene where the point of view character comments on sensory experiences from at least three different senses. Go onward and ...
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April 2022 Writing Challenge: Write a mute character

As decided by vote, here's the next challenge, as proposed by Ceramicmrno0b: Write a mute character Many of your favorite fiction characters can speak. What if they couldn't? Write a scene, any scene ...
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March 2022 Writing Challenge: Writing it again, with a different len

As decided by vote, here's the next challenge: Writing it again, with a different len Write the same story twice (or more), but with different word counts that make each version distinct. Post both (...
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February 2022 Writing Challenge: Tell a story with a terminal log

As decided by popular vote, the challenge this month is: Tell a story with a terminal log. Somebody is poking through a computer through the terminal. Try to tell what they're after and who they are ...
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10 questions a day

We have a few strategies to graduate WritingSE out of beta status. I am trying to catch up on the issues (so this is probably naive), Do I understand correctly that the main issue is that we are not ...
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NaNoWriMo topic challenge #2: let's ask about ad-hoc plotting

We recently called for ideas for topic challenges related to NaNoWriMo. I'll leave our previous challenge open, but meanwhile here's challenge #2: let's ask questions about plotting and plot holes. ...
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NaNoWriMo topic challenge #1: let's ask about time management!

We recently called for ideas for topic challenges related to NaNoWriMo. With NaNo starting Saturday, here's the first challenge: as NaNo gears up, what time-management challenges are you facing? What ...
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Call for NaNoWriMo topics

A couple years ago we had a short-lived weekly topic challenge. The goal was to pick an interesting topic and try to ask new questions about it (along with our other activity on the site). With ...
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Weekly Writing exercise 2014-04-15

Here is the chat log for the 2014-04-15 writing exercise. Topic: A familiar item is unexpectedly present. Words: "39th" and "java". Topic by: MετάEd Contributions from: Neil Fein MετάEd Lauren ...
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WTCS: Short story writing

This has been chosen for the week of 15 February 2012 to 21 Feburary 2012 Short story writing is an art form in itself. Short stories can range from six words, all the way to several thousand words. ...
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WTCS: Collaboration

This has been chosen for the week of 8 February 2012 to 14 Feburary, 2012 Weekly topic challenge suggestion: Collaboration. Questions about: Working with co-authors -- division of labor, managing ...
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Weekly Topic Challenge: Call for Proposals

This is the call for proposals for the weekly topic challenge. Topic proposals should be along the lines of the ideas proposed here, although you can branch out from those criteria if you make a ...
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