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  • Writer's pictureBex Drate

The #TenThingsChallenge for Writers

Updated: May 5, 2020

Starting in June, I’m going to be hosting the #TenThingsChallenge for writers on Instagram. The writing challenges I’ve done on Insta have been a great way to meet other writers and keep my daily writing muscles in shape. But my short attention span is craving something new, so the the Ten Things Challenge was born!

Each day for the month of June, I will be making a list of ten things related to my work in progress or writing in general. Please join me!

Why Ten Things?

First of all, credit where due, the idea of ten comes from James Altucher and his post, The Ultimate Guide for Becoming an Idea Machine. Do yourself a favor and read it!

But to paraphrase Altucher, ten things is like maxing out on weights at the gym. If I asked you for ten ideas of books you could write, you could easily write down four or five. Maybe even more in this crowd of writers. But your brain is hardly breaking a sweat!

But at six, seven, eight… this is when it gets hard. This is where the magic happens. Push through the fatigue and find out what is hiding the depths of your brain.

The ten ideas don’t all have to be good. In fact, some of them will be awful. The ten things don’t need a full explanation, a short list is fine. The point is NOT to create a perfect todo list. The point is to flex your idea muscle and be inspired by what comes out and to share that list so others can be inspired, as well.

I think it sounds like a lot of fun. I hope you do, too!

So grab your sweat band and join me in the #TenThingsChallengs for writers!


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