Writing every day is hard. Especially if you don’t have any inspiration or don’t know what to write about. So I decided that since writing needs constant practice, I would set a challenge for myself.
A 30-day challenge with 30 different scenarios that will make me think outside of the box and help me tackle obstacles in the future.
Call it an exercise to keep my keyboard warm and my mind active. You are all welcome to join me in this challenge! That would be really amazing, to be honest.
From all the writing challenges, the one that I liked best, was the 30 prompts written by a certain Heide Priebe from Thoughtcatalog and you can check out the original post if you like right here.
So, without further ado, let me introduce the 30 challenges for the next 30 days.
- Describe yourself from your pet’s point of view.
- Share the most incredible thing you’ve ever seen in the most boring tone possible.
- Provide your stream of consciousness during the worst nightmare you’ve ever had.
- Write about leaving home.
- Pick ten sayings for a fortune cookie that you would never want to see come true.
- You wake up with a key gripped tightly in your hand. How did you get this key? What do you do with this it?
- Write a compelling argument pushing the worst advice you’ve ever been given.
- Describe heartbreak.
- Give 14 pieces of advice to a teen who is graduating high school.
- Write the autobiography of the life you weren’t brave enough to lead.
- Write a love story from end to beginning.
- Pick a person you can’t stand and write a letter describing every wonderful thing about them.
- Write a love scene from the point of view of your character’s hands.
- Turn the thing that makes you the angriest into a poem.
- Write about the way things should have been.
- Write your own obituary honestly.
- The person you loved who didn’t love you back.
- A coffee date with the person you were a year ago.
- The horrible secret that the grocery clerk was hiding.
- Write a love story starring your algebra teacher.
- Write a letter to your future self.
- Write about writing.
- You approach a stranger on the street and ask them to tell you one thing they have never told anybody. What do they tell you?
- You only have room for 5 things on your bucket list – what are they?
- Describe the exact day you just had but from the point of view of a psychopath.
- Personify regret.
- Write the back cover of the fiction novel that is based on your life in high school.
- Detail the adventures of a day where you say “Yes” to everything.
- How do you feel about love these days?
- Write ten facebook status updates written by yourself in 2025.Fieuw, that is a long list. But damn interesting! So, this is what you can expect me to write about for the next month together with my other duties as writing for My Own Human and posting other thoughts etc.
Day 1. Describe yourself from your pet’s point of view.
To give you some context, I don’t own a pet at the moment. I used to have a cat when I still lived at my folks and he is still there. So I will be describing myself through his eyes when I visit my folks every so many weeks.
He is a big, fluffy, white cat that like all cats, loves to eat and sleep. He really has no name, we just call him ” The white one”. So here are his thoughts whenever he sees me when I visit.
“ Oh, hey. It is that person again. You smell weird. Do I know you? I think I know you. You seem familiar, but I am not sure from where… I don’t recall… Hmm… Wait, let me roll over your shoes a little. Aaah, it is you. I know who you are.
Still naked I see. Except for that stupid piece of fluff on your head. You should grow it out over your whole body. Like mine. Oh well, not everyone is as blessed with a full pelt of white fur like me.
At least you are properly shedding. You are losing black hairs everywhere. That is good for you. But not here, this is my turf. Go shed your black hairs somewhere else. Let’s shake myself so I can spread some more of my hairs around. There. Nice. Oh, does that make you cough? Too bad. I will shake some more then.
Wait, who are you again… What are you doing with your hand? Ooohh, yes, that is nice. Keep petting my head. Hmmm.. Prrrrr… Are you gonna feed me? No? Why not? You smell like you have been eating meat. Didn’t you bring any for me?
No? Alright, then I will walk away. Bye. I will just go sleep on my couch and oh, oh, oh, where are you walking off too? You are running pretty fast with those two legs. Hey, what are you doing? You are in my spot. I was gonna sit there. I always sit there. What is the matter with you?
You are disturbing my daily life. What are you doing here again? When are you leaving? Will you get out of my chair if I look at you for a while? No? Hmmm..
Oh, your lap looks comfortable. JUMP.
Very nice. Soft and warm. That is nice. An instant seat warmer.
Ooh, let’s poke some holes in your leg. Poke, poke, poke, you like that? Oooohh, yes, scratch my head again… Prrrrr…. Purr…
You are not so bad. Let me move your hand out of the way and push my tail up your nose. Great. Purr… Let’s sleep some more. You are comfortable. Keep petting me… Yassss….
Oh, not there! Hey, my belly is private! Don’t touch my tail! I will have to scratch you a little now. But you deserved that. Nobody touches the tail.
Hey, don’t pat my head. I am not a dog. Stop making that weird noise all the time, you are disturbing my sleep. All that talking. It is much quieter when you are not here.
Are you standing back up again? Why? We only sat here for 10 minutes, nap time takes hours! Impatient, much?
Where are you going? Oh, you are walking towards my food bowl. What are you up to? I better follow you. Are you gonna give me food? Yes? Yes?
Oh, no. Okay then. No food for me. You are useless. I can’t wait until you leave again.”
My most amazing experience told in the most boring way possible