Conquer the Craft Starts Today!

by Gabriela Pereira
published in Writing

Our new writing challenge Conquer the Craft in 29 Days (#CTC29) starts today. During this challenge, writers do one prompt per day for 29 days. I’ve handpicked the prompts so that they cover all the important topics in the craft of fiction and structured the challenge so that by the end of 29 days, writers will not just be writing more, they’ll be writing better. But there’s another reason why this challenge is so exciting for me.

You probably don’t know this, but back in 2010, DIY MFA began as a challenge. In this challenge, I dared myself to blog about nothing but DIY MFA every day for an entire month. This was back when DIY MFA was nothing more than a crazy idea I had mentioned on my tiny personal blog. To give you an idea of how tiny this blog was, I had a grand total of 12 followers, one of whom was my mother. Now in #CTC29 alone we have almost 350 participants, not to mention the greater DIY MFA community that stretches far and wide.

My point in sharing this story is that you never know what a writing challenge can turn into. You just have start, and then see where the writing leads.

It’s not too late to join the challenge!

Prompt-List-ImageIf you haven’t joined #CTC29 yet, hop on over to our sign-up page. Just register with your email (it’s FREE) and you’ll get daily prompts throughout the month of August.

Don’t worry if you join part-way through the challenge. When you sign up you’ll get a link to our Super-Secret Headquarters where we’ll post all the prompts (plus other goodies) as they go live. So just jump into the challenge, and you can catch up on the prompts you missed later on.

We’ve also created a checklist of the prompts and I’m posting it here today so you can get a taste of what the challenge will be like.

Finally, follow @DIYMFA on Twitter and join the conversation by using the #CTC29 hash tag.

What are you waiting for? Join right now!

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