I saw this posted to one of my fellow writer and friend’s facebook and decided this would be a fun and worthy way to spend the month of April. Since I spoke with my new boss today and it looks like my new job will involve extensive travel but not until around autumn time, I should be able to allow myself the illusion of stability in my life. Maybe for a little while, at least. With that in mind, I will start this on 01 April, and no, that won’t be an April Fools kind of thing.
25 Days of Writing Challenge
Day 1: Write a biography your life. Only use a seven word sentence.
Day 2: Create a character. Write a brief scene of them in a setting. Also use this paragraph to introduce the character to the reader by how they react to their setting.
Day 3: Think about the character you created for Day 2. Write their seven word biography.
Day 4: What world does your character exist in? Real or imagined? Scientific? Fantastical? Write a scene where your character is shown in their world.
Day 5: Your character is getting ready in the morning. Write a scene of their morning (or even mid day) routine.
Day 6: How was your character’s childhood? Write a scene about them as a child. How was their home life? Their family? Their upbringing? Where did they grow up? What friends did they have?
Day 7: FREE DAY! Write any scene you want!
Day 8: What about their earlier school days? Write a scene of your character in grade school or middle school.
Day 9: How was your characters first kiss? Who with? Where was it? How old were they? Write the scene.
Day 10: Your character has dreams, ambitions, and goals don’t they? What are they? What are they doing to achieve them? Write a scene that shows these aims.
Day 11: What does your character do on a daily basis? What is their job? Do they have one? Write a scene from a normal day in your characters life.
Day 12: What does your character do when their day isn’t a normal day? Write a scene where something goes amiss in your characters day-to-day life.
Day 13: Your character has a whole day off to do whatever they want. Write a scene of them enjoying this free day.
Day 14: FREE DAY! Write any scene you want!
Day 15: Your character is upset. What about? How does it affect them? Does anyone come to comfort them? Write a scene where your character is distraught.
Day 16: Your character is going on a trip. Where to? Who with, if anyone? Why are they going on a trip? Write a scene of them either getting ready or departing on their journey.
Day 17: Your character has fallen in love. With who? Is it serious? Are they in a relationship with this person? How did they meet? Write a scene of your character either contemplating this significant other or directly interacting with them.
Day 18: Your character has a conversation with an influential person in their life. It can be a parent, a teacher, a mentor, anyone your character looks up to. Why are they having the conversation? Write the scene.
Day 19: Today is a day that will change your characters life forever. What course of events occurs? How does your character react? Write a scene from this day.
Day 20: Your character is in a new place. What brought them there? Why are they there? How are they reacting to this change of scenery? Write a scene of your character in this new place.
Day 21: FREE DAY! Write any scene you want!
Day 22: Today is the end of an era in your characters life. How do they feel about this? What is happening today? Write a scene of your character on this day.
Day 23: Write a scene between your character and another character of your choice (whether brought up previously in the other scenes or not) using only dialog. The setting and situation is up to you, but you cannot not use descriptive exposition, only dialog.
Day 24: Write, in second person, a dream your character is having. Whether it be a nightmare or something happier, describe the dream in its entirety.
Day 25: Today, your character is saying goodbye to someone. Who are they saying goodbye to? Why? Are they emotional? Are they going away or is the other person? Write the scene.