4 Writing Challenges: Up your Writing Game

As a writer, it’s important to challenge yourself. There are a lot of writing challenges out there, many of which I’ve done myself. I’ve always found them to be super helpful for brainstorming and perfecting my craft. To give back to the awesome writing community, I decided to create a few of my own. I’ll also be participating in many of these writing challenges myself.

There are so many benefits to taking on writing challenges. You get practice writing, sometimes out of your comfort zone, (which is always a good thing). You also get to brainstorm ideas, keep yourself on a bit of schedule and experiment with your writing abilities. With all the benefits you get from writing challenges, why not do one? You have nothing to lose!

Here are 4 writing challenges to help you up your writing game: (and hopefully have some fun)

28 Days of Writing Challenge

The idea of this challenge is to get you writing daily and hopefully develop a routine. I struggled a lot with keeping a consistent writing routine when I first started writing. I developed this challenge not only to get you writing consistently, but to also be able to pinpoint which time of the day you write the most. Are you a morning writer? An afternoon writer? A midnight writer? Somewhere in between? Hopefully doing this challenge can help you answer that question!

If you do the challenge, let me know how it goes in the comments or on my Facebook page: Nerd Life Facebook Page.  

“A Character a Week” Challenge

I created this challenge for anybody who struggles putting together a character. You can do this challenge for as many weeks as you want, the goal being to put together a well designed character that you could potentially use in your work.

Keep checking back if you struggle with character creation, I’ll be adding character worksheets as a freebie 🙂


Project: Origin

The ability to creating compelling origin stories is a great skill for a writer. The goal of this writing challenge is to work on creating better origin stories that you could potentially use in your work down the road.

“3 Things” Writing Challenge

I have used these types of writing prompts many times in the past so I’ve created some of my own. The idea is to use the three things mentioned in the prompt and create a story using those three elements. I love these types of prompts because you can really use your imagination and make a unique story. Also, they make for some great writing practice!

I’ll probably keep creating versions of this one as I find this particular writing exercise so helpful.

Time to Write!

I hope these challenges are beneficial to at least one writer out there. Being a writer is a solitary adventure but that doesn’t make it any less significant. I wish all you writers out there the very best! Just keep writing, perfecting your craft and encouraging yourself. There’s an awesome story in there somewhere! Keep writing 🙂

Let me know in the comments if any of these challenges have benefited you! What does your writing process look like? What do you hope to accomplish with writing in the upcoming year? Let me know!

Keep writing, nerds.

Krissy October is a professional freelance writer, aspiring novelist and knowledge nerd who is dedicated to consistent self-improvement and finding clever ways to solve everyday problems.


  1. I love this! I’ve always enjoyed writing, so I’m looking forward to doing some of these!

  2. thank soooo much for this post will be doing the 28 days to start and def trying the character build. Just what I needed to end my year with a bang.

  3. I love this and the prompts. They are short enough to get through timely but intriguing enough to want to do them. Great ideas on this. Thank you.

  4. These are so good! I love the topics for the 28 days and the character one! Im doing them all and I hope you do more of these!

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