Grab your notebook and head outside! The May challenge prompts will get your summer writing off to a great start. Try your hand at six-word stories to add a dash of literary fun to your bullet journaling.
|May Challenge Prompts: 6-Word Story Challenge (2017)|
Welcome back to another month of my 6-word story challenge (#PFSixWordChallenge)! The May prompts are live on Instagram.
You don’t have to haul a huge collection of art supplies with you to enjoy some summer inspiration.If you’re eager to start some creative projects this summer, 6-word stories are a great place to start. They’re quick and portable. You can even throw your notebook in your bag and ride to the park for an outdoor writing session.
If you think 6 words sounds easy, think again! You won’t have to waste a whole day on the computer, but it’s tough to squeeze a full story arc from only 6 words. That’s the challenge.
Here are a few of mine to get you started:
- Homesick Colorado girl dreams of mountains.
- Dear husband, I fired your girlfriend.
- “I’m innocent!” (The judge did it.)
Ready for bigger writing projects? Take a peek inside my writing journal for inspiration.
If you’re feeling extra creative, try your hand at six-word poems (rhyming) on odd days. Six-word poems are new to the challenge this year, but they’ve added a whole new layer of complexity. Micro-poetry is definitely outside my comfort zone. It’s a great way to flex your creative muscles.
Not sure where to start? See the examples of 6-word poems in the January 2017 Challenge post.
How to Play…
Six words. That’s all you get. Experiment and have fun with it!
- Write whatever sparks in your mind. You are free to use the prompt words in your story, but it’s not required.
- You can continue with the 6-word stories (non-rhyming) if you like.
- If you’re ready for the extra challenge, try rhyming poems on odd days.
Where to Post
- Post your stories on Instagram. For the best chance of being featured, tag your posts with the challenge hashtags.
- Feel free to tag me (@PageFlutter ), so I can give your awesome story a shoutout!
- Not on Instagram? No worries; just play along on my Facebook page.
- Subscribe to my newsletter to get my latest posts and challenge prompts delivered to your inbox!
Printable Challenge Sheet: MAY
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Remember: It’s not about having the “best” 6-word story. It’s about inspiration, so have fun & take creative risks!
If you need a little help getting started, check out my 6-Word Story board on Pinterest. For those of you looking to turn your six-word stories into larger projects, follow my boards devoted to the craft of writing. Happy journaling!
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