Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Get your creativity flowing!

I've just discovered  two wonderful sites for overcoming writer's block.

Leah Peterson has a weekly 5MinuteFiction challenge, where you have five minutes to write to a prompt. (You get fifteen really but that's to allow for slippage.) It's every Tuesday at 1:30pm EST - that's currrently 6.30pm BST for those of us in the UK. Today's challenge is here.

And through Leah I also found Creative Copy Challenge, where on Mondays and Thursdays they post ten random words for you to make into a short story.

I've tried the Creative Copy Challenge but the time limit on 5MinuteFiction has me stymied at the moment. Can you manage it?

9 COMMENTS:

Talli Roland said...

Interesting! Thanks for the heads-up!

fairyhedgehog said...

Talli, I hope you enjoy them!

Kelly Dexter said...

Thanks for these links, I'm looking forward to checking them out!

Simon Kewin said...

Thanks for those; I'll check them out. 6:30pm BST is just never going to work for me though - that's bang in the middle of family/dinner chaos!

fairyhedgehog said...

Kelly, hope you like them.

Simon, it's not great for me either. I'm usually cooking around then - but for me "cooking" means bunging stuff in the oven and microwave, so if I remember I can manage to take time out.

Ann said...

Late for one and early for the other. Story of my life. Thanks for the links. I will pop over and have a look.

fairyhedgehog said...

Ann, the Creative Copy Challenge doesn't seem to be particularly time sensitive. I've managed to have a go at both now but my 5 Minute one was really rushed off - and having my cat trying to walk on the keyboard didn't help!

Old Kitty said...

Oooh I don't know about the 5 minute challenge but I might try the copy challenge one!

Thanks for the links!
Take care
x

fairyhedgehog said...

Kitty, they're ever so friendly over at the copy challenge website! (Glad to see you around again - you seemed to be missing earlier this week.)

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