El (aka. Yoshimitsu) had a great idea last year when he posted his Writing Challenges topic. These were fun and interesting ways to get people writing, and I think it'd be cool to revive them. I'll start off with the same three challenges El originally posted, but each month or two it'd be fun if we updated this first post with new stuff for people to try. All replies to the current challenges will go in this thread. If you're a fellow staff member, feel free to update this post with new writing challenges - but give it a month before doing so. For everyone else, drop me a PM with your ideas. Enjoy! And thanks again for giving me the ok to post this, El. ^^ Without further ado, here are El's original three challenges: Writing Challenge 1 1. Pick a character, pairing, or fandom you like. 2. Turn on your music player and put it on random/shuffle. 3. Write a drabble related to each song that plays. You only have the time frame of the song to finish the drabble You start when the song starts, and stop when it's over. No lingering afterwards! 4. Do ten of these, then post them. Writing Challenge 2 Pick 26 words, each one starting with a different letter of the alphabet, in alphabetical order. Pick a character, pairing or fandom you like. Write up to three sentences for each word. Sentences do not have to contain the word, but must link to them somehow. They do not have to follow chronological order, they can be really random. Writing Challenge 3 Pick 50 words (use a random word generator ) Pick your favorite character, pairing, fandom, etc etc You can write either one sentence or two lines of dialogue, but it must relate to the word. When replying, state which challenge(s) you're doing, just for the sake of clarity.