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“Connecting with other writers via Patricia’s provocative prompts broaden how I see and write about my world. So rewarding!”
—Beverly Bailey, Free Seven-Day Writing Challenge Participant

Once again, it’s time for Writing Your Life’s Free Seven-Day Writing Challenge. Beginning June 19, 2017, all those who register for this free online event will receive a prompt every day for one week. We reached out to past participants, asking them to share what they gained from past challenges.

“[The challenge] is a GPS system,” says Cheryl Lemine, “and the GPS stands for Go Produce Something.” We at WYL couldn’t agree more. This month’s challenge provides each participant with seven opportunities to begin something. Taking that first step to write is often the most difficult, but many great pieces have started with a challenge prompt.

During the week, participants can post what they have written. How can this accountability help? Just ask Norma Beasley who says the challenges, “keep me engaged in writing and [allow me] to appreciate other authors’ perspectives and approaches as they respond to the challenge prompts.”

The prompts this time around will not only provide the potential for seven new projects, they will guide participants to times and places—perhaps forgotten—but relevant to their life stories. “These writing challenges get my mind searching for the memories that fit,” says Judi Graham, “and many times bring [other memories] to mind.”

Triggering memories is one of the primary goals of these challenges. We at Writing Your Life understand that sometimes memories need a little nudge to make their way to the surface of our conscious minds. The Free Seven-Day Writing Challenge is that nudge.

You still have time to register for this event. Join me for seven days, seven writing prompts, seven opportunities to grow as a writer. If you have thought about participating in the past, now is your time. Who knows? You might take just the right step toward something special, and I will be there to help you. Happy Writing!

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