Welcome to the new year, and a new challenge. This blog is here to host the weekly writing prompts for More Odds Than Ends as we work on whetting our skills as wordsmiths.
Submit a prompt (with your preferred pen name for credit) at the beginning of the week to this email: firstname.lastname@example.org. All submitted prompts will be randomly assigned to participants, and a table of assignments will appear here on the blog for those who want to take part. Prompt posts will be put up on the blog on Wednesday, starting with January 1. Prompts should be submitted no later than Tuesday if you want to participate that week.
Prompts should be more than just a word. They may be a phrase, a sentence, a question, a line of poetry, an evocative image… Something that can spark the imagination.
Submissions can be of any length. They could be fiction, non-fiction, poetry, essay, vignette, art… whatever your prompt sparks for you. There is no word count length here. Just that you create something. If you choose to string all your prompts into a novel by the end of the year, wonderful! If you wind up just honing your craft, that’s sufficient.
The submission can be at any point in the week. If you get your prompt Wednesday and finish it Thursday, post it then. If you don’t finish by Tuesday night, put up what you do have. It’s ok, that is why the group is more Odds than Ends, we all have trouble with ends.
Publish your submission anywhere you like: social media, your own blog, the comment section on our weekly prompt post. Once you have done this, put a link in the blog comment section for that week’s prompts so we can all see what you’ve written. If you have your own public platform, and you can link to your prompter, and promptee, we recommend that as a way to spread the reader love around, too.
Please try to make a few helpful comments and critiques on other’s posts, and keep in mind that by doing so, you gain insight into your own work. Keep it helpful and respectful, as always.