31 Days of Writing Creatively


Join me for a wildly, wonderfully, totally creative writing journey.

I’ll be linking up with 100s of other bloggers over at The Nesting Place. The challenge is to write on one topic everyday for the month of October. (If you want to join in the fun with your own 31 Day idea, check out The Nester’s #31Day Tips!)

My topic, writing creatively as you have gathered, has two parts:

1) I will post and respond to a creative writing prompt every day for 31 days.

2) I invite you to also respond to the prompt and post your piece (if it’s shorter) in the comments or (if it’s longer) via a link back to your site.

Buckle up buttercup, it’s about to get all creative up in here!

The Prompts

Day 1) “I deserve a…”

Day 2) My earliest memory.

Day 3) Write an ode to an article of clothing.

Day 4) Wild Card (Write Anything!)

Day 5) The Moviegoer
“You’re at the movie theater and it’s the climax of the summer’s big blockbuster hit. And someone is talking on their cell phone. When you go to confront them, you find that it is your boss. What do you say to them?” (from Writer’s Digest)

Day 6) Write a poem.

Day 7) Write an open letter to anyone.

Day 8) Wild Card

Day 9) A First
“Describe a “first” (first apartment, first kiss, first time driving a car, first lie, first big success, first roller coaster ride, first time in this setting). Include as many details as possible, being sure to include an aspect relating to each of the five senses.” (from Warren Wilson College)

Day 10) Writing Projects
Are you working on any writing projects? Refine and share a few lines from that! (If not, sketch out some ideas for an upcoming project.)

Day 11) You turn a corner and are surprised to find.

Day 12) Write one sentence about one thing you saw today.

Day 13) Instagram Image
Write a creative response to any image on my Instagram feed.

Day 14) Wild Card

Day 15) Develop a character.

Day 16) Write a monologue for the character you developed yesterday.

Day 17) Write about pulling an all-nighter.

Day 18) “My jaw dropped to the floor. I couldn’t believe…”

Day 19) Writers are first great readers. Share an excellent piece of writing that you’ve read recently.

Day 20) Daycare Day
What thoughts run through a baby’s mind through the course of a day at daycare?

Day 21) Character iTunes Playlist
Think about the character you developed on Day 15, what top 10 songs are on his/her iTunes playlist?

Day 22) Wild Card

Day 23) Wild Card

Day 24) Write a poem in 140 characters or less.
If you are on ‘The Twitters”, tweet it!

Day 25) Bumper Sticker
“You’ve been hired by a bumper sticker manufacturer to come up with ideas. Write a clever or witty phrase you’d love to see on a bumper sticker. (If you want, write several.)” (from Writer’s Digest)

Day 26) Create and respond to your own prompt.

Day 27) Write a Haiku poem.

Day 28) Pursue an Idea
Did you stumble upon any interesting ideas through the past 27 prompts? If so, use this day to pursue one of those.

Day 29) What’s the spookiest thing you’ve ever done?

Day 30) Wild Card

Day 31) The worst Halloween costume you’ve ever seen.

A few reflections and thanks on my first 31 Day Challenge!



  1. Bek on September 25, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Um hello this is the coolest thing ever!!! 😀

    Will you have the button and instructions for us to link to your post each day? Instructions are great *wink wink* 🙂

    • Victoria Wilson on September 26, 2013 at 8:15 am

      Thanks Beks! And I wonder if the description is a bit misleading. If you want to join the official linkup with your own topic, hop over to The Nesting Place 🙂 http://www.thenester.com/2013/09/31-days-tips.html

      If you want to join me in my little 31 Day project (a part of the BIGGER, MASSIVE linkup) then just chime in on the comments 🙂 Whether with your piece or a simple link to your blog post with your piece.

      Does that make sense?

      I’m so glad you’re stoked!

      • Bek on September 29, 2013 at 11:24 am

        Aha! Well I think your topics are pretty awesome, so I will comment away on your posts! 🙂 Plus that means I get to read your posts each day 😀

  2. Megan Eccles on September 30, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    I’m doing something similar! I look forward to following along 🙂

    • Victoria Wilson on September 30, 2013 at 9:09 pm

      Hi Megan! Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Can’t wait to follow you also!

  3. Kailey on September 30, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Oh my gosh, I LOVE this!! I’m so excited to follow along! Love your site and can’t wait to get to know you better! 🙂

    Kailey | living in the rain

    • Victoria Wilson on October 1, 2013 at 8:22 am

      O my word, Kailey! Thank you so much for the kind words 🙂 Looking forward to following your 31 Days also!

  4. Kelli on September 30, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    I LOVE it! I adore a good writing prompt. I look forward to following along, and hopefully I’ll manage to answer a few of your prompts myself! 🙂

    • Victoria Wilson on October 1, 2013 at 8:22 am

      That would be great, Kelli! Hop in whenever 🙂 (I’m going to try to keep up with myself! Lol)

  5. Bev on September 30, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    Great idea! Lots of interesting topics. Will try joining in with you.

    • Victoria Wilson on October 1, 2013 at 8:22 am

      Thank you Bev 🙂 It’ll be challenging, but tons of fun I hope!

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  7. Lesley on October 3, 2013 at 11:58 am

    LOVE this idea and it may be the jumpstart I need to get back into writing. Although I may have to switch blog sites as I still can’t seem to upload any graphics 🙁 …. But I wanted you to know that I am accepting the challenge AND I also have incorporated into our homeschool lesson plans. This morning, C. wrote an “Ode to Pizza” and D. – an “Ode to Nachos”. When one of them used the word “cascading” to describe the cheese’s route on the chips, I nearly jumped for joy – they are young writers using more descriptive verbs just like I try to teach them!!! Thank you for inspiring!

    • Victoria on October 3, 2013 at 1:18 pm

      That is SO great Lesley! 🙂 I’m really glad you’ll be joining in! Feel free to write and share along with everyone.
      And I LOVE that 31 Days of Writing Creatively wiggled its way into a homeschool lesson plan. That’s beyond awesome. You’re a resourceful mama!

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