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Here you will find writing prompts and competitions to help spark your imagination and guide your pen.
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CHALLENGE of the WEEK
Challenge of the Week #55: Write a story of 200 words or more about a stranger. The most masterfully written piece, as voted and determined by the Prose team, will be crowned winner and receive $200. Quality beats quantity, always, but numbers make things easier for our judges, so share, share, share with friends, family, and connections. #ProseChallenge #getlit #itslit
Created by Prose
$200
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>200
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154
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9
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It's record-breaking time. Together, we are going to break the world record for longest book. 100 word minimum. When this challenge gets 15,000 entries, it will expire, and we will turn it into a book. Each entry will be its own chapter. The plot? It’s the first day of a zombie apocalypse, write a diary entry. Each contributor should share this challenge prompt with as many people as possible. If we break the world record, this will be read by people for generations to come.
Created by Prose
>100
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411
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10
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CHALLENGES by the COMMUNITY
Explain to the one you love why you will not be joining them in the afterlife...
Created by dLYNX
>15
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31
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3
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Visual inspiration! Poetry/Prose: Pick an image, any image, and write a poem about it! It can be distinctly about the image itself, or whatever the image makes you feel/think. Just go with the flow! I'll do one too. Make sure to upload your chosen image as a header and tag me!
Created by zikeda
>15
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32
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3
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Whatever is the first word you think of, you must start typing about it.
Created by Snowshoerabbit
20-200
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4
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5
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Write a pair of haikus, one describing how each lover feels for the other.
Created by Harry_Situation
15-34
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10
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3
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Write the most meaningful, emotional thing you can think of in 30 words.
Created by LiberalPoet
30
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55
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13
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Write a poem that if you change the picture it can have a different meaning all together. I will do one too! Tag me!
Created by RubyPond
20-100
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13
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3
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Once upon a time, there was a hound who hollered, howled, and heckled through each and every night into the wee early hours of each and every morning. Why?
Created by AmandaCary
15-1k
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15
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6
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Write drunk. Post sober.
Created by A
>30
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23
ENTRIES
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5
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Who are you, really?
Created by A
200-500
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44
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13
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Misheard lyrics! Yes, of course listening to Pearl Jam's "Yellow Ledbetter" inspired this challenge! So pick a song that you just can't understand and write what you hear! Try to keep it flowing with the song so we can follow your lyrics along, and please do post a link and make sure to mention the name and artist (as we always should). Please tag me and have fun!!!! I'll do one, too!
Created by AmandaCary
>15
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2
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3
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///// Nightdwellers 'Beginning Line' Challenge (January 1st) ///// Okay, let’s start the new year with a potential affectionate line, with all the cold weather in the UK and other parts of the globe it’s always nice to cuddle up to someone innit so… Here’s the line ‘I KISSED YOUR LIPS AND WHISPERED TO YOUR SOUL…’ Tag it #nightdwellers #beginningline. Aaaah lovebug! ;) Happy New Year peeps. http://www.facebook.com/groups/NightdwellersWrites/
Created by RichWithey
>18
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37
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12
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A-White-Elephant-Exchange-Challenge-of-Sorts. Pick a discarded, worn out or unusable idea you've had for a story or poem and re-gift it to someone you know can breath new life into it! In the comments, tag the person along with the idea you are giving them. That person then has the option of completing the challenge and creating a new topic for someone else...or re-gifting the idea! I'll issue out the first topic and we may go from there. Tag me as well, if you wish. #whiteelephanttales
Created by PhynneBelle
>20
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8
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5
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I dare you to write a 222-word sentence.
Created by A
222
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36
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13
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Resolutions. Let's be done with it. Capture in a haiku an indecision, make me hold my breath a few seconds #newyear Tag me if you want @casteleijn
Created by casteleijn
5-17
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43
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5
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Childhood Memory. Write about something (material, preferrably) that meant a lot to you as a child. Tag me!@poeticasymptote
Created by poeticasymptote
>15
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15
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2
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Write the first several paragraphs of a comedy novel.
Created by A
100-300
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13
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5
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Don't even think about the story you're about to write. Just start writing it and let the plot unfold.
Created by A
200-500
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22
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13
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Donald and Putin sittin' in a tree...
Created by A
100-1k
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11
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25
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Prose battle. Create a war with yourself. Commit it to ink.
Created by MilesNowhere
>15
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5
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7
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Write the first several paragraphs of a fiction novel.
Created by A
100-300
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11
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5
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