Sometimes, I like to write and let thoughts meander while my fingers tap away, recording every conjured memory, scent and feeling, sending keystrokes onto digital paper. Some days though, I need a little outside inspiration choosing a topic, so, I typically turn to The Daily Prompt, which unfortunately, has been falling out of favor with many of its long-standing authors, running short of quality prompts.
I began looking for and have found other communities who try to mimic what Word Press first started with its different prompts and challenges, but it seems to me that many of these wannabes have turned into cliques which can be… No. I will not. I must say no more, I have been on a war path lately and do not want to say anything more.
However, the whole point of this post is to gather a listing of smart, established, non-prejudicial communities where bloggers can join in, feel welcomed and pat each other on the backs, even if it’s just to say “Hi!”
Here is the beginning of my list:
CEE’S PHOTOGRAPHY, is where I go for great fun with participating in her four different photography challenges – B&W, Oddball, Which Way, and Fun.
FRIDAY FICTIONEERS – Every Friday authors from around the world gather to share their 100-words and offer constructive crit and encouragement to each other. This creates a wonderful opportunity for free reading of very fresh fiction! Readers are encouraged to comment as well. As always a special thanks to Madison Woods for founding this terrific group. Watch for the new photo prompt on my every Wednesday. Hope to see you there.
Five Sentence Fiction – about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just use it for direction.
One Word Photo Challenge – To participate:
- Create a new post on your blog titled “One Word Photo Challenge: (current week’s topic)”
- Include an image or images that you feel fit the theme
- Tag your post with “One Word Photo Challenge” so that others can find your contribution
- Include an image or images that you feel fit the theme
Have fun! Links to your contribution will be shared on the next week’s post. Share your post or contribution on Twitter or tumblr and I will retweet and reblog it (it must say One Word Photo Challenge or OWPC somewhere in it so I can find it)
Light and Shade Challenge– Monday and Friday challenges…
MONDAYS – Are typically 500 words or less…Are you ready to start the week? Below you will find two prompts, one a picture and one a quote. Have a look and see what story they inspire you to tell and then go for it – in 500 words or less! You can use one or both and you don’t need to refer to them in your writing, just follow that spark of inspiration whether it is fact, fiction or poetry. You have until next Monday at noon GMT so go for it. Have fun, write some stuff and then use the link underneath to let people see it.
FRIDAYS – Are 100 words or less – Are you ready for the weekend? Below you will find two prompts, one a picture and one a quote. Have a look and see what story they inspire you to tell and then go for it – in 100 words or less! You can use one or both and you don’t need to refer to them in your writing, just follow that spark of inspiration whether it is fact, fiction or poetry. You have until next Monday at noon GMT so go for it. Have fun, write some stuff and then use the link underneath to let people see it.
Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Poetry.
New themes at Destino’s Black & White Photo Challenge are posted on Fridays.
Sunday Photo Fictioner Sunday Photo Fiction is a weekly Flash Fiction prompt based on the photo supplied below. If you wish to take part, the idea is to write a piece of fiction of around 100-200 words (usually called flash fiction)
Once you have written your story, please click on the blue creature below to add your story to the list. If you see other people’s faces there, then take a peek at their story and pop them a like a bit of feedback. It’s always nice to hear what other people think of your stories.
Three Word Wednesday looks like another nice community of writers.
The Scribe’s Cave – Where Writers Dwell Expectations: As a writer of flash, you should be familiar with the following expectations:
Word limit: keep it between 50-200 words – If your flash has adult content, be sure to indicate such so that we can warn our more tender-aged readers. Utilize the Linky below the image. Submit by Monday
Friday Phrases#FP is a Twitter microfiction party held on Fridays. It stands for #FridayPhrases, but in order to have the maximum number of characters (out of 140) at our disposal, we’ve shortened #FridayPhrases to #FP.
A Six-Word Memoir® is the story of your life—some part of it or all of it—told in exactly six words.
In classrooms and boardrooms, churches and synagogues, veteran’s groups and across the dinner table, Six-Word Memoirs have become a powerful tool to catalyze conversation, spark imagination or simply break the ice.
Here on Six Words, we offer a simple platform to share the short, sharp story of your life, as well as provide daily prompts to share your six-word takes on the topics of our times.
More than half a million short stories have been shared here. Read more about six. So give six a try—and make your words count.
What about Haiku? The Bard on the Hill will explain.
Write Tribe Write Tribe is a place where bloggers offer writing advice, blogging prompts, ways to blog daily with a Wednesday, Saturday(100 words) and Friday (55 word) prompt on the last Friday of every month.
Flash Friday Fridays at 00:01 EDT and closes at 23:59 the same day. You post your writing in the comments. You can leave a link back so the judges contact you if you win.
From 15 to 50 Each month, I will put up 3 prompts: a word/ a phrase/ a photograph. You can choose to use any/all of the prompts in your post or just use them for reference. Scroll down for the Prompt/s.
I know I have seen many bloggers whom I follow participating in other writing challenges, but, I did not bookmark them. If you have any writing groups which you enjoy, please comment below so I may add them.