Writing Challenges

I just started The Write 250 Words a Day Challenge, which is the creation of blogger, author and artist Inkygirl (aka Debbie Ridpath Ohi).  She also has 500 and 1,000 Words a Day challenges.

Another challenge/writing exercise I love is NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, where folks try to write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November, and it’s accompanying hoot-and-holler event “Script Frenzy,” which takes place in April.  I plan to do them both up this year at school, with the help of the Young Writers Project, which has great resources for young writers and ideas for celebrating the two challenges in your school.

250 Words a Day Challenge


About Paula Montrie

I am a Middle School Librarian at Friends School of Baltimore. I have been a librarian for 11 years, serving 6 years with the Howard County Public School System before arriving at my current school. I teach two classes: SpeechCraft (a combination of information literacy, public speaking and theater), and Media Literacy at the middle school level. I also collaboratively co-teach with a number of teachers at the school, including Music, Geography, and U.S. History. I love it! My professional interests are: information literacy, multiple intelligences and learning styles, teaching through movement, curriculum-writing, technology integration, and bridging the gap between digital natives and digital immigrants. My personal interests are: dancing, singing, knitting, sewing, art, living history, writing and of course - reading!
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2 Responses to Writing Challenges

  1. tsactuo says:

    Nifty exercise. 250 words per day, nice little bite-sized chunks of writing.

  2. ktenkely says:

    Excellent idea and challenge for all of us. Writing is important, it helps us reflect and gives us a way to practice expressing ourselves, our ideas, write, and communicate. I think I will take on the challenge as well. Thanks!

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