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A Writing Strategy Inspired by Floodwaters and a Messy Office

Laura Ayo

Inevitably, my office becomes a dumping ground and storage room over the holidays. But as someone who has trouble being creative and productive in a disorganized space, knowing that Write by Midnight is coming up in February always motivates me to clean up the mess and return things to their proper places after the kids go back to school in January.

But not this year. Continue reading

Get Ready to Write – It’s Write by Midnight!

It’s Feb. 1 and that can only mean one thing – Write by Midnight! Every year, we invite all of you to spend the month of February working on your individual writing goals with the common goal of writing every day – by midnight. We’ll be posting and tweeting daily content to keep you motivated.
This year, we’re adding an extra element to keep it interesting. Play along with Write by Midnight Bingo. Each day, we’ll prompt you with a writing challenge tied to a square on the Bingo card. Click here for more information about how to play.
Each of the WriteOwls will also be tweeting their goals and progress throughout the duration of the write-a-thon. Please comment here or tweet #WriteByMidnight2020 and tag us @WriteOwls to share your accomplishments, as well.
By the end of the month, we hope you’ll have established some good habits to fuel your writing well beyond Feb. 29. So get to it. Enjoy the creative process. We can’t wait to see what you have to share with the world when you’re done.

 

 

Write by Midnight Pep Talk 1-27-20

Write by Midnight 2020 starts Saturday! Last week, you set your goals for the month. This week, it’s time to get organized and fired up about writing. To chart your success throughout February, be sure to download our printable writing log here or use any progress-tracking app of your choosing.

New this year, we’re introducing a fun twist  – Write by Midnight Bingo – with a book give-away at the end.

Here’s how it works:

1. Follow @WriteOwls on Twitter and subscribe to this blog (on the right side of your screen) for a daily shot of Write by Midnight tips and encouragement.

2. Download your Write By Midnight Bingo card here. It’s filled with prompts to inspire you to stay on track during the write-a-thon. When you complete a prompt, mark that spot on your card. You can do them in any order you choose. However, if you need a push to stay the course, we’ll have three ways for you to receive a prompt from the card each day: Twitter, the WriteOwls blog, or by subscribing to our blog to get a prompt emailed to your inbox.

3. When you complete five spaces in a full row (diagonal counts), tweet a picture of your card to @WriteOwls and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a chance to receive a copy of a writing craft book we will reveal later in the month. Be sure to include #WriteByMidnight2020 with each tweet to be eligible. You can be entered up to 12 times if you complete the entire card. That’s 12 chances to win a book each of the Write Owls find full of practical and inspiring advice about writing for young readers.

4. All entries will be due by midnight EST on Saturday, Feb. 29. One winner will be drawn from all eligible entries and announced here and via Twitter on Monday, March 9.

We hope this year’s Write by Midnight challenge will help you re-energize your daily writing habits, and we look forward to hearing from you throughout 2020 as you keep reaching your goals.

Practical Prompts 1-20-20

Write By Midnight 2020 starts in 12 days! Start thinking about what you’d like to accomplish during this year’s write-a-thon. Write those goals down and post them where you can see them every day. Then, share your goals for this year’s challenge by tagging us on Twitter @WriteOwls and include #WriteByMidnight2020.

Insomniacs Anonymous 01-13-20

Every February, the Write Owls host a month-long write-a-thon where we challenge ourselves and our readers to write every day by midnight.

If you’ve ever participated in Write By Midnight or any other writing challenges, what exercises kept you engaged and kept you writing?

Be sure to tag us @WriteOwls and include #WriteByMidnight2020 with your response. We’ll do our best to incorporate your suggestions in this year’s daily prompts.