Welcome to WitFit, our wildly successful series of daily writing prompts for all genres!
“Write every day” is one of the most popular pieces of advice given to writers. No other practice challenges the mind, provokes the imagination, and does so much to encourage a writer to continue practicing their craft!
But what about time? The prospect of trying to write at the same time every day can be discouraging, but if you can find even twenty minutes to write—when waking up, on lunch break, or while dinner is cooking—you can develop your style, sharpen your ability to pair words and ideas, and stir your creative imagination.
Prepare to stretch your creative wings!
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Rules for Submitting Your Writing
- You do not have to submit your work, but if you want to, please follow these guidelines.
- Registered users will receive links to writing prompts on a daily basis. Read at your own discretion.
- You can write on any subject or topic, within the appropriate rating category—see the Ratings Guide. You must provide all appropriate ratings, warnings, and disclaimers to readers in each of your entries, and use the exact formatting provided by WitFit, all as specified in Process, below. Note: We reserve the right to moderate any writer and refuse to publish works that contain questionable subject matter, particularly in cases where controversial material is submitted.
- There is no word minimum or maximum.
- You can send your formatted entries via email and we will post them on our website. See Process for details about formatting and submitting your entries. Note: If you cannot submit your entries by the deadline of midnight Central Standard Time on the prompt date, don’t worry—simply start over with a new prompt tomorrow! We post what you write, and any level of participation is better than none.
- You can post your work under your own profiles, blogs, websites—wherever you choose.
There are six basic prompt types in WitFit, all designed to get your creative muscles working at peak efficiency. Monday through Saturday, you’ll receive writing prompts of various types. Sundays are reflection days, when we encourage you to review your progress for the week and to set goals for next week’s writing—and of course, to celebrate your success.
Word Prompt: A single word meant to inspire immediate thought. Write what your imagination dictates. Submissions are completely open to word count, point of view, characterization, and so on.
Plot Generators: You will be given a topic, concept, or a common phrase in one of the following areas. Use the prompt to jump-start your imagination and follow where it leads, writing as you go.
- Binding Blurb: In 500 words or fewer, write a blurb or a short entry on the given topic.
- Idea Completion: An idea or concept is presented. Follow where it leads you.
- Phrase Catch: A phrase is presented, one that could lead in various directions. Repeat the phrase to yourself five times, open a blank document or get out a fresh sheet of paper, and begin.
Audio-Visual Challenges: You will be given a video, music clip, or image as a prompt. Watch or view the provided files, and write what comes to you.
- Video Challenge: A YouTube video of a scene from a movie, television show, speech, news presentation, and so on.
- Musical Mastery: A YouTube video of a piece of music from a variety of genres. Listen to the sample, then write whatever comes to you first.
- Imagined Image: A photograph or image taken from the web, each one different and ambiguous—designed to stimulate your mind.
Dialogue Flex: Using the provided snippet of dialogue, explore what comes to mind, be it a scene, a thought, or something else.
Scenario: Complete the scenario in any way, in any style, and for any word count. Open your mind and follow where it leads, writing as you go.
Multimedia Share: Search Google/YouTube for one of three given words, then select a search result at random and write about it.
Want to know more? Learn how the process works, sign up to receive the prompt emails, check out our FAQ, get tips about making the most of your WitFit writing experience, view past and current WitFit writing prompts, and come back at the end of each month you participate in WitFit to tell us about your experience.
We look forward to writing with you!
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