30 Days of Writing – Pass It Along!

I found this challenge on Beth’s blog (who found it on Ralfast’s blog).  My November is going to be a busy mess of “stuff,” so I’m all for some structure to keep me writing.  Plus many of the questions are cool and thought-provoking. 

To make sure I stick to the schedule, I may not start until next weekend (this week has no sleep already written all over it).  The rules are simple: blog answer to a question/topic each day for 30 days.  Easy enough, right?

The 30-day list is below.  To get us primed and ready for this fun task, I figured I’d add a little mood music.  When I flashback and think of Jermaine Stewart and this peppy song, I’m always struck by how happy he was in his craft…performing on Soul Train, as a background singer with Shalamar and with his solo career.  May we all find that as writers. 🙂

  1. Tell us about your favorite writing project/universe that you’ve worked with and why.
  2. How many characters do you have? Do you prefer males or females?
  3. How do you come up with names, for characters (and for places if you’re writing about fictional places)?
  4. Tell us about one of your first stories/characters!
  5. By age, who is your youngest character? Oldest? How about “youngest” and “oldest” in terms of when you created them?
  6. Where are you most comfortable writing? At what time of day? Computer or good ol’ pen and paper?
  7. Do you listen to music while you write? What kind? Are there any songs you like to relate/apply to your characters?
  8. What’s your favorite genre to write? To read?
  9. How do you get ideas for your characters? Describe the process of creating them.
  10. What are some really weird situations your characters have been in? Everything from serious canon scenes to meme questions counts!
  11. Who is your favorite character to write? Least favorite?
  12. In what story did you feel you did the best job of world-building? Any side-notes on it you’d like to share?
  13. What’s your favorite culture to write, fictional or not?
  14. How do you map out locations, if needed? Do you have any to show us?
  15. Midway question! Tell us about a writer you admire, whether professional or not!
  16. Do you write romantic relationships? How do you do with those, and how “far” are you willing to go in your writing?
  17. Favorite protagonist and why!
  18. Favorite antagonist and why!
  19. Favorite minor that decided to shove himself into the spotlight and why!
  20. What are your favorite character interactions to write?
  21. Do any of your characters have children? How well do you write them?
  22. Tell us about one scene between your characters that you’ve never written or told anyone about before! Serious or not.
  23. How long does it usually take you to complete an entire story—from planning to writing to posting (if you post your work)?
  24. How willing are you to kill your characters if the plot so demands it? What’s the most interesting way you’ve killed someone?
  25. Do any of your characters have pets? Tell us about them.
  26. Let’s talk art! Do you draw your characters? Do others draw them? Pick one of your OCs and post your favorite picture of him!
  27. Along similar lines, do appearances play a big role in your stories? Tell us about them, or if not, how you go about designing your characters.
  28. Have you ever written a character with physical or mental disabilities? Describe them, and if there’s nothing major to speak of, tell us a few smaller ones.
  29. How often do you think about writing? Ever come across something IRL that reminds you of your story/characters?
  30. Final question! Tag someone! And tell us what you like about that person as a writer and/or about one of his/her characters!


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8 Responses to 30 Days of Writing – Pass It Along!

  1. Beth says:

    Best of luck with the challenge! I lost steam partway through and it took me well over a month to complete…but I finished.

  2. writenowlife says:

    Thanks Beth! That is why I’m stopping myself from diving in today. I’ll be MIA a bit this week with work items and know I won’t have the focus for my answers. I read some of your posts (will return later) and you did great. Now if we could have a magic universe with 30 days to focus on nothing but writing…

  3. writenowlife says:

    (Waving my wand) 🙂

  4. Hartford says:

    I love this idea!!! Best of luck with the challenge – looking forward to reading the posts. I will definitely come back to this and give it a go as well.

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