31 Days of Writing Tips


Welcome to 31 Days of Writing Tips! 

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This series is written in conjunction with the annual writing challenge,
31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes.

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This is my sixth year participating in the annual 31 Day Writing Challenge that happens every October.

Each post in this series has been written in five minutes flat based on a single word prompt.

I hope the writing tips you find here will be a great blessing to you in your writing life!


Click each post title below to read the full post.


Know Your Why {Day 1 :: Why}

Use Your Gifts {Day 2 :: Gift}

What Problem Can You Solve? {Day 3 :: Problem}

FMF Writing Prompt Link-up {Day 4 :: Listen}

On Reading Widely {Day 5 :: Other}

The Practice of Noticing {Day 6 :: Notice}

Linking Arms {Day 7 :: Same}

The Importance of Gathering {Day 8 :: Gather}

Join a Writing Community {Day 9 :: Join}

Write Scared {Day 10 :: Scared}

FMF Writing Prompt Link-up {Day 11 :: Deep}

Go There First and Lead the Way {Day 12 :: First}

What if You Only Reach One? {Day 13 :: Reach}

The Benefits of Reading Your Work Aloud {Day 14 :: Voice}

Open with a Hook {Day 15 :: Open}

Avoid Unnecessary Repetition {Day 16 :: Avoid}

Check for Inconsistencies {Day 17 :: Consistent}

FMF Writing Prompt Link-up {Day 18 :: Active}

Use Strong Verbs {Day 19 :: Strong}

Show, Don’t Tell {Day 20 :: Tell}

Experiment with Metaphor and Personification {Day 21 :: Person}

Appeal to the Senses {Day 22 :: Sense}

Make Every Word Count {Day 23 :: Need}

Vary Your Sentence Length {Day 24 :: Different}

FMF Writing Prompt Link-up {Day 25 :: Wait}

Accept Constructive Criticism {Day 26 :: Accept}

Pursue Excellence {Day 27 :: Better}

Try New Methods and Approaches {Day 28 :: Test}

Practice, Practice, Practice {Day 29 :: Practice}

Make it Memorable {Day 30 :: Memory}

Enjoy the Writing {Day 31 :: Enjoy}


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