Have you noticed the air has turned crisp and the days are shorter? The smell of spices fills the air and sweaters are the norm? It’s fall, ya’ll! We have an autumnal list of words for you this October that will keep you warm and toasty as you enjoy the cooler weather.
Not sure if you’re up to writing a story? No problem! Use the prompts for journal writing or free writing. Actually, all that’s required is that you have fun and keep on writing!
The “official” guidelines & printables are at the end of the post.
Join us in October as we write a story, one scene at a time!
How to Play #writeastorychallenge
Here’s how to you to play along for the Write A Story Challenge – October Edition:
- Each day use the prompt word and write one to three sentences that include it. How you use the prompt in your scene is up to you!
- Post your newest scene to Instagram or to Facebook.
- Use the hashtag #writeastorychallenge.
- Tag us so we can cheer you on!
By the end of the month, you’ll have a short story of about 1,000 to 1,500 words.
Wait! What if I don’t like that day’s prompt? No problem! Substitute it with one of the Bonus Words. But there’s a catch (isn’t there always): you can only substitute a daily prompt up to ten times without repeats.
Ready? Set. Write!
Grab Your Printable
Grab your printable below. It includes all the daily prompts and bonus words. To make your life easier, we’re now offering the printable in one size: half page Letter (with or without crop marks). You can blow it up to fit your page or shrink it down. The choice is now yours!