Day 39: Writing Challenge ~ #wewrite

Avoiding my writers desk! 

  A writer friend shared with me that she was finding it hard to sit at her desk. I can relate to this so deeply. I can’t remember the last time I sat and wrote stories from my desk. I generally write in bed or on the train, on the floor or on the bus. My desk is completely filled with books. I can’t remember the last time I sat in my beautiful chair. 

 I can admit I’ve been procrastinating. But today I will remember why I’ve been called to write the stories I write. Today I am not avoiding my desk.  

Writing Prompts: 

(1) The conflicts that arise… (20 minutes) – Writer or character can respond.

(2) I will push myself to write about… (20 minutes) – Writer or character can respond.

Remove yourself from this exercise. Allow your characters to speak. Allow what wants to be written to find its landing on the page. Surrender to the process. Lean in and trust what wants to be expressed. 

Set your timer for the time allotted. Do not lift the pen off of the page. Do not over think. Do not censor or self edit. You are writing from a stream of consciousness. Trust what wants to be written. If you get stuck begin the prompt again… GO!!!

There are things we fear as writers. Certain truths we rather keep hidden. Let’s go there!

The intention for these prompts is to help you flush out your story and look for the scenes you might want to write. Whether we are writing fiction or non-fiction there are moments (the great stories do this well) where we are called to feel things. Allow us to feel everything. Allow us to see everything. Bring us into this world. 


Joining in on my writing challenge and writers commitment! Here are the TWO rules:

1. Check in for yesterdays writing each day:
How was yesterday? (post if you wrote, didn’t write, got stuck, need some support.)

Did you find it challenging to carve in the time to write? If we are honest with ourselves where could we have begun instead of doing…….. (Fill in the blank-leave your response in the comments). Yesterday is done. We are not beating ourselves up. Today we get to begin again.


I AM committed to writing everyday!

I AM completely off FB or any form of social media until the days writing is done!

I WILL check in once a day everyday to share that I have met our goal!

If you are writing fiction or non-fiction, choose to write the prompt from whichever POV, or character you choose-i.e. 1st or third person.  Writing Prompts: 

(1) The conflicts that arise… (20 minutes) – Writer or character can respond.

(2) I will push myself to write about… (20 minutes) – Writer or character can respond.

 Check in later.

Happy writing!

NOTE TO READERS: I‘m so grateful for this community. I’m currently raising money for the TENGO SED “I’m Thirsty” Writers retreat in Costa Rica, I am one of seven writers selected for this amazing opportunity. Please consider donating and sharing my gofundme campaign. Please spread widely:

With love,

Alicia off FB, IG, Tumblr, WordPress – #WEWRITE

Copyright © 2015 by Alicia Anabel Santos

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