Once upon a time in Urban Outfitters I discovered something I actually liked! I’d been dragged in against my will and in return the friend responsible had no choice but to let me peruse their meagre book offerings.
I ummed and I ahhhed at a book I really didn’t need for so long that the friend began toe-tapping and I left Urban Outfitters without it.
For ages I kicked myself for not buying that book. The title left my mind the very moment I left the shop and our nearest UO is a 60 min drive away so that- I thought- was that.
A year or so later I was wandering through a bookstore in Dorchester and there it was, waving to me from a shelf in the non-fiction section of Waterstones! I never look at non-fiction but the very same friend had dragged me upstairs, looking for an origami book.
I had to buy it this time.
“642 Tiny Things To Write About presents oodles of delightful and thought-provoking writing prompts, packaged in an uber-cute, irresistible and tiny new format. From writing a life story in five sentences, to elaborating on a tiny detail, this book will inspire writers to push the limits of their imaginations. 642 Tiny Things to Write About makes a perfect gift for the active author, stumped writer, journaler, or any creative type in need of a spark of inspiration, however tiny.”
Alas, I am terrible at stopping and starting projects, and so the book sat on my desk doing nothing but looking pretty.
Long long after, I recalled a plan I had to save £1 every time I finished reading a book.
I’d seen Aoife at Pretty Purple Polka dots tweet this idea early last year and had planned to join in but despite the very best of intentions.. I didn’t!
At most I predicted I could have made £60ish following that one rule.
What if I paid £1 into a jar each time I completed a writing task in that fun little mood booster I bought?
I could save money, have fun, awaken my imagination AND boost my writing motivation all at once.
What a plan.
Should I share this?
Maybe other people will want to do it too!
What would I do with £642?
What would YOU do with £642?
Why not buy this book and join me for #642Writes?
You can find Po Bronson’s creation at the unaffiliated links below, among many others..
! Compare your answers, ideas, stories or descriptions with others.
! Share your own writing talent with the community.
! Find inspiration and motivation for writing projects new and abandoned.
There’s no schedule, no deadline. Post what you like, when you like, IF you like, WHEREVER you like.
This is a fits-all challenge, whether you prefer to post an image on instagram, compose a tweet, write a blog post or read your creations to us on Youtube- #642Writes has an angle for everyone with hundreds of content opportunities.
(Saving ££s is of course completely optional, I myself will have to get a smash moneybox to stop myself taking money out as fast as I put it in! Hopefully I will stick to it though- I aim to pay for our holiday to Italy once I complete the prompts.
Also, there are many variations of this book, including a larger version -do feel free to purchase whichever type suits you)
If you’d like to participate please do credit me in your endeavours- you can link back to this post, tag @AnAverageLife88 or use #642Writes but most importantly…
GET CREATIVE & HAVE FUN!
14 thoughts on “642 The Writing Challenge!”
Great idea. I’m still a bit on the fence but I am away to have a look at the book!
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this sounds a great idea!
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