Writing: Finding Everyday Inspiration

Find fresh inspiration in unexpected places.

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  • Lists
  • Words
  • Images
  • Quotes
  • Letters
  • Word counts
  • Your readers
  • A single day
  • Your location
  • Your drafts
  • Tweets
  • Maps

Writing: Finding Everyday Inspiration is a twenty-day challenge that warms up your writing muscles and helps you to find inspiration in the places closest to you — but where you might not think to look. This course gives you a lot of freedom to experiment: you’re encouraged to shape each assignment as you wish. We’ll offer that initial spark each day, but we won’t tell you what to do. In short, we just want you to write.

Finding Everyday Inspiration is designed especially for bloggers interested in personal writing, essay, and nonfiction, but everyone — from fiction writers to poets to others with niche blogs — can join. This isn’t a course on craft or technique — the focus is on brainstorming post ideas, exploring new formats, pulling from your own experiences, and getting familiar with online resources (from publishing tools to social media).

Publish what you write if you’d like, or use the assignments as private writing practice. Either way, the prompts will help you unlock new ideas!