We’re off folks! 100k words in 100 days starts today!
We’ve had to change the hashtag on Twitter as someone else is using the #100k100days for a blood donor drive. I’d like to wish them the very best of luck! So instead of that hashtag we’ll be using #100kwords100days to chart our progress.
If you’re not already a member of the Facebook Group, then do join us over there. There was a yahoogroup, but as over 300 people are taking part this year, I’m retiring that as it would mean a heck of a lot of emails coming into your inbox, and mainly just people updating their word counts. I have been asked to set up a forum too, but again with so many people taking part, I just don’t have time to moderate it AND do my own writing. I’m very eager that this challenge should be as informal as possible for everyone. So you don’t actually need to join any groups. You can just do it on your own.
So the FB group, and this blog, is where it’s all happening. I’ll be trying to post five prompts on here daily, but much depends on how my own writing is going. But here are your first five prompts to be going on with (and do feel free to add your own in the comments section here).
1. Go to Wikipedia.org and click on Random Post. Write something inspired by the post that appears. Feel free to keep clicking till you find something that inspires you.
2. If you have an ipod, put it on ‘Shuffle’ and play something inspired by the tenth song that plays (you don’t have to listen to everything – just click through to the tenth song). If you don’t have an ipod, switch on the radio or a music station on your tv and write something inspired by the first song that plays (on the basis that it would take ages to get through ten songs when you’re not in control of the music!)
3. Go to flickr.com and click on ‘Recent Photos’ (it’s in a drop down box under the ‘explore’ link at the top). Write something based on one of the pictures on that page.
4. Go to http://www.quoteland.com/random.asp and write something based on one of the random quotes that appears.
5. Open your own work files and find an unfinished project. Add 1000 words to it today.