Write 28 Days

Write 28 Days

 It is time for the Write 28 days challenge!  Each February, I try to participate in this exercise hosted by Anita Ojeda.  The challenge is to commit to writing and posting EVERY DAY in February. 

I'll link each days post to the prompts below so you can easily find them.

  1. Wonderful: Wonderfully Made                                      15. Beautiful
  2. Broken: Broken Beyond Repair                                    16. Lonesome        
  3. Fascinating: What do you Find Fascinating                  17. Reflections            
  4. Community Cookbooks                                                 18.  Tiny
  5. Safety: The Safest Place                                               19.  Lottery
  6. Beliefs Check-up                                                            20. Changes
  7. Ease: 3 Steps to Ease Your Baggy Bottom                    21. Adore
  8. Shock: Shocking Results                                               22. Danger
  9. Skull                                                                               23. Common
  10. Crevice                                                                           24. Saver
  11. Name                                                                              25.  Problem
  12. Decline                                                                            26. Threat
  13. Fact                                                                                 27. Favorite
  14. Rare                                                                                28. Stewardship

Some writers use the given prompts, while others pick a topic and write about it for 28 days. I personally enjoy the challenge of writing with her prompts.

  •  The prompts flex my creative muscles and disrupt any complacency that has crept into my writing during the year. They allow me to stretch myself out of my comfort zone with words and ideas I wouldn't ordinarily use, taking my writing places I don't usually go. 
  • Using a topic picked by someone else improves my ability to listen to the Holy Spirit on what to write.
  • Daily writing improves my writing skills.
  • It refreshes the discipline of writing and posting consistently.

Another blessing with this challenge is reading what other people are writing. It is fun to see what direction writers go with these words. We've received the prompts for the first couple of weeks, and there are some doozies! I look forward to what the Holy Spirit and other writers do with these words.

Earnest Hemmingway says that writers are apprentices in a craft that no one ever becomes a master. But by consistent practice, we can improve. As writers, we have been given a talent by God. It is one we are expected to use and increase, as Jesus taught in the parable of the talents in Matthew 25:14-30.

It will be a fun ride, and I'm excited to see where God takes us. Last year, I let myself get bogged down and overwhelmed during this challenge and did not finish it. This year I plan on doing better! These blogs will be a mixture of encouragement, bible study, recipes, projects, new ideas, information, and quotes. Thank you for joining me on this journey.

 

If you are interested in participating in the Write28Days Challenge, you can still join in. You don't have to have a blog to participate. Some people only post on Facebook. I did Instagram for the challenge one year. You can sign up here: 

  Welcome to the Write 28 Days Challenge with Anita Strawn de Ojeda

 

 

have a delightful day