The July challenge prompts are up! Another month of prompts, 6-word stories, and everyday creativity. Mix up your Bullet Journaling by adding a few words each day, or try rhyming to make a 6-word poem. Write on!
July Challenge Prompts: 6-Word Story Challenge (2017) #PFSixWordChallenge |
We’re about halfway through a full year of 6-word stories, and you guys have been killing it! Most of us don’t have time to dream up an epic novel or paint a timeless masterpiece. Hey, we all have time for six words. They’re just a taste of the creative life to make your day a bit brighter.
Not sure where to start? See the examples of 6-word poems in the January 2017 Challenge post.
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. The fun is in the trying.
Here are a few of mine to get you started:
- Summer love taken away. Letters continued.
- Memo: Hiring freeze due to nepotism.
- “I’m innocent!” (The judge did it.)
Ready for bigger writing projects? Take a peek inside my writing journal for inspiration.
**Like this mockup? You can get it for free from Dawn Nicole Designs.
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 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.
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!
- I’ve put my “Pink Flamingo” story on a free mockup from Dawn Nicole Designs. You can do something similar or simply write them in your journal.
Printable Challenge Sheet: JULY
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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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