Welcome to the 2022 edition of the annual 31-Day Writing Challenge!
I’m so glad you’re here. I pray and trust that this challenge will be a great encouragement to you and your writing life, and that the words that accumulate during this month will be used in meaningful ways — even if only for yourself.
This year’s link-up will be open from 8:00am EST on Saturday, October 1st through 10pm EST on Wednesday, October 5th.
The link-up can be found at the bottom of this page. Scroll all the way to the bottom and click the blue “Add Your Link” button to participate! You only need to link up once.
Please note: You don’t have to post your writing online in order to participate in the challenge. You’re welcome to write privately, either on paper or on a device.
Be sure to visit some of the other participants’ links to read their work and get to know them better.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
1. Do I have to use the writing prompts provided?
No; you’re welcome to use the list of prompts provided, but you can also choose your own topics for 31 days of writing in October. The main goal is to write everyday. Some people like to use the prompts and the five-minute free write format as inspiration and motivation.
2. Do I have to stick to a five-minute limit with my writing?
Nope! Our hope is that a five-minute free write will be a manageable amount of time for most people to accomplish in a day, but if you want to write more, go ahead! 🙂
3. Can I share my writing on Instagram or Facebook instead of on a blog or website?
Yes! You’re welcome to use the 31 Days Writing Challenge as a microblogging exercise on Instagram, Facebook, or somewhere else. 🙂
4. Do I have to post my writing publicly online?
No. You’re welcome to write privately on paper or on a device and keep your work unpublished. If you prefer paper and pen, you might enjoy The 31-Day Writing Prompt Journal, now available on Amazon.
5. Do I have to purchase The 31-Day Writing Prompt Journal in order to participate?
Nope! The paperback journal is completely optional.
6. Is there a hashtag for the writing challenge?
Yes! We’ll be using #31days2022. Be sure to use the hashtags in your social media posts and follow along to meet other participants online.
7. When does the link-up open?
The link-up will be open from 8am EST on Saturday, October 1st, through 10pm EST on Wednesday, October 5th. You only need to link up once. I recommend linking up a landing page or Table of Contents for your series so people can easily find future posts.
8. What is a landing page?
A landing page is simply a page or a post on your website where you can direct people to “land” when they visit your site. I would encourage you to use a landing page or post to introduce your series, invite people to subscribe to your mailing list if you have one, and link future posts as a Table of Contents. Examples of past landing pages I’ve used can be found here and here.
Related article: What is a Landing Page and How Do I Create One?
9. What is a “button”?
The square image that bloggers include in link-ups to identify themselves, their site, or their series is sometimes called a “button.” You can create a square graphic using a free program such as Canva. If you joined the challenge, a video tutorial was provided for you.
Okay, I think that’s it! Let’s use this month to stretch ourselves as writers and develop a daily writing habit . . . even if it’s just five minutes a day. Cheering for you!
Join the link-up by clicking the blue “Add Your Link” button below.
You only need to join the link-up once. The link-up will be open from 8am EST on Saturday, October 1st, through 10pm EST on Wednesday, October 5th, 2022.