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=== Previous Prompts ===
 
=== Previous Prompts ===
  
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* November 13: [https://beta.pnut.io/@33MHz/posts/699070 "plaid"]
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* October 30: [https://beta.pnut.io/@33MHz/posts/692002 "catch"]
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* October 23: [https://beta.pnut.io/@33MHz/posts/687790 "blood sucker"]
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* October 9: [https://beta.pnut.io/@33MHz/posts/681403 "Flocculation"]
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* October 2: [https://beta.pnut.io/@33MHz/posts/676898 "hot drink"]
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* September 25: [https://beta.pnut.io/@neil/posts/673081 "silence is golden"]
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* September 4: [https://beta.pnut.io/@MrFresh/posts/661010 "the one in the bedroom is alive"]
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* August 28: [https://beta.pnut.io/@33MHz/posts/657754 "wink"]
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* August 14: [https://beta.pnut.io/@blumenkraft/posts/650791 "looped"] (or "pooped" if you're feeling it)
 
* July 24: [https://beta.pnut.io/@33MHz/posts/640350 "behind the curtain"]
 
* July 24: [https://beta.pnut.io/@33MHz/posts/640350 "behind the curtain"]
 
* July 10: [https://beta.pnut.io/@33mhz/posts/633218 "edit"]
 
* July 10: [https://beta.pnut.io/@33mhz/posts/633218 "edit"]

Latest revision as of 10:43, 13 November 2019

Write a single-post short story in response to a prompt chosen weekly (posted with the #WedC tag).

How it works

Write a 1-post entry based around the week’s theme, chosen each Wednesday. Post it, remembering to include either the tag #WedC (preferred) or #WednesdayChallenge if your muse isn’t being helpful and you need to fill space!

More answers to questions

  • An extended version can be posted elsewhere (e.g. your own blog).
  • Though the challenge starts on Wednesday there are no pressures to hit deadlines - writing runs for the full week. You don’t even have to publicize your involvement, if writing is the thing that spreads your toes.
  • Given the 256-character post limit most people will use #WedC. The original #WednesdayChallenge tag was abbreviated in response to the inevitable observation that 14 superfluous characters of tag is silly.

History

On App.net, @nitinkhanna called for the first Wednesday Challenge[1] and @duerig, creator of Patter, suggested it be a weekly thing[2]. This conversation took place in the Writers Write room set up by @richardleis.[3], who introduced the #hourofwriting[4], a similar challenge activity, during which people write at the same time for an hour non-stop.

Previous Prompts

Deutsch

“Guten Abend, nach altem Brauch (#WednesdayChallenge) rufe ich auf, eine kurze Geschichte zu schreiben. Sie passe in 256 Zeichen, trage das Zeichen #WedC oder #MitC und treffe das Thema dieser Woche “Links” (Deutsch oder Englisch) #MittwochsChallenge

Footnotes

  • ^ #WednesdayChallenge - @nitinkhanna: Write a short story in 256 characters involving the words "Pope","battle" and "moon". The wilder the better. :) - app.net, March 13 2013.
  • ^ #@duerig: That was fun. We should do this every wednesday. - Writer's Write Patter archive, March 13 2013
  • ^ #@pamdavis: We also used to do #hourofwriting, which anyone could call for. That was started by the room owner @richardleis. - app.net, October 2013 recollection.
  • ^ #@richardleis: I got the idea for #hourofwriting from Jane Espenson (TV writer and producer). She often calls for one on Twitter. Hope your writing is going well! - app.net, April 2013.
  • ^ #@thelma: @duerig That actually sounds great! If @bazbt3 and @annatarkov concur, we can let everyone know? @nitinkhanna said he wanted to sit this week out. - app.net, October 2013