Prose Challenges
Here you will find writing prompts and competitions to help spark your imagination and guide your pen.
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CotW #66: Write about the biggest lesson life has taught you.
Created by Prose
$100
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40
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The writer of the best short story from this challenge wins a ProWritingAid Lifetime License, worth $140. Take the terribly-written adverb-laden outline of a story below and use your own voice to make it amazing. Maybe it's sci-fi, maybe it's romance, maybe it's thriller...it's up to you: The door was opened and they looked out. She was very surprised. He looked very worried. They went quickly to find out more. She slowly picked up the object and it all finally made sense.
Created by ProWritingAid
400-600
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10
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We are a literary agency seeking fresh talent. In 200 words or more, demonstrate your writing talent. We will be in touch with any and all promising participants throughout the rest of this quarter.
Created by InklingsAgency
>200
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463
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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 the necessary 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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625
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9
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Write automatically and describe who you really are, without referencing your physical appearance, job, traits, ethics, possessions, achievements, beliefs or environment. And good luck with that ;)
Created by MilesNowhere
>50
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45
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3
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Love Poem Challenge - Let's Test The New Challenge Abilities
Created by RubyPond
$5.91+
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50-150
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13
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5
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Tell me a story: About someone who is trying to get the courage to tell someone they can't remember their name.
Created by Snowshoerabbit
>15
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25
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Continuing with cloudyvision23's original challenge to passionately write about a food, this time choose a dessert, write a descriptive poem, then tag another Proser to continue the challenge. Please also tag me @ruffmiriam in the comments, as well as previous writers of this prompt, so we can all read the final result.
Created by ruffmiriam
15-20k
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12
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May the 4th is Star Wars Day. For this challenge write a micropoem in the point of view of any Star Wars character (Canon or Legends). Include the hashtags: #starwars, #maythefourth
Created by Harry_Situation
15-30
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11
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10
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I'm sorry
Created by Dream
>15
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10
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3
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Write about some part of you that has remained the same since you were very young.
Created by scaredy
15-300
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6
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2
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The Great Write! Granted, writers want to write well, but what makes a "Great Write?" If you are primarily a reader on Prose, please join in the conversation, too, by entering or commenting on what makes for a Great Read. All forms of entries and viewpoints are so appreciated for dialogue! (*I won't be submitting a post myself...just reading/conversing if you tag me @MsH : )
Created by MsH
15-500
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5
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3
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Write about the most evil place you can think of.
Created by butlersteph
>15
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6
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You are looking at : an object, nature or a human for the very first time. You have no words, concepts or memory to facilitate this experience.
Created by MilesNowhere
>50
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5
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3
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Abusive Relationship
Created by CreativeChaos
>15
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4
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4
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Write a haiku about the supernatural.
Created by u
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3
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27
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Describe a villain with depth and style!
Created by ScotlinT
15-500
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2
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6
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Week 1: Define the word mungo without looking up the definition. The most creative answer will earn the prize!!
Created by Snowshoerabbit
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>15
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2
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Create a metered poem having to do with life and death. Use #Lopmeter
Created by SaoirseRuby
15-220
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Everything nice? Please! Everyone knows that girls are actually made of sugar, spice and...
Created by authorrlg
15-20
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I haven't been feeling well lately. Write a poem, short story, or play about illness.
Created by HexGirl
>20
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1
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Once upon a time...
Created by u
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15
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Describe your dream house.
Created by cloudyvision23
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3
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I want you to write a poem about despising.
Created by Snowshoerabbit
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1
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