Category Archives: Challenges

Responses to Writing prompts, challenges and contests

TriWriMo: Starting a Writing group at Trinity University

Spurred on by November writing challenges like NaNoWriMo, DigiWriMo, and particularly Academic Writing Month (#AcWriMo), I sent out an email to our campus community asking if anyone wanted to join me in a November writing challenge.  Within a few hours I had two … Continue reading

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November: Not just for Novels Anymore

National Novel Writing Month began as an agreement between 20 people in the San Francisco area in 1999.  They each promised to produce a novel-length work within a month.  Since these beginnings, NaNoWiMo has grown into an annual international writing … Continue reading

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Plinky prompt: TWITTER: great? or a great waste of time?

Today’s Plinky prompt: Is Twitter a great way to keep in touch with people, or a time-waster? Birdie I haven’t used Twitter much for keeping in touch with people I know. In my opinion, that’s what Facebook is for. I … Continue reading

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Plinky prompt: Where do you get your news?

Today’s Plinky prompt: Where do you get your news? Newspapers B&W (5) I wake up every morning to NPR on the clock-radio and I also have my car stereo tuned to the local NPR station, so for national and international … Continue reading

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Plinky prompt: If you could only wear one outfit, what would it be?

Today's Plinky prompt is "If you were forced to wear one outfit over and over again, what would it be?" Blue Jeans Jeans are already my de facto uniform, even for work (unless I'm scheduled for e meeting with the … Continue reading

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Plinky: Name one thing you should stop doing

Today's Plinky prompt: Name one thing you should stop doing. The Detour Ends Here! I think most people are answering this question with one word: procrastination! I've read a few books about procrastination and time management, as well as many, … Continue reading

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Plinky: My favorite month of the year.

Today's Plinky prompt: What's your favorite month of the year? Why? October is my favorite month because it's when the Texas temperatures finally drop.

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