Handwritten Challenge with Dead Reckoning Collective

Today is day 17 of Dead Reckoning Collective’s 30-day Handwritten Challenge. Every day for the past two weeks, I’ve been sharing hand-written responses to their prompts on Instagram.

This is exactly what I needed after a summer of life getting in the way of personal writing projects.

There’s nothing like a challenge to keep yourself accountable.  I could be scribbling these in my diary and still get the daily practice, but something about sharing the work forces me to let go of perfectionism and just post whatever I’ve got for the day.

One post at a time, I’m also getting over my fear of sharing my handwriting and putting typos on display.

Here are my favorites so far.

Day 7 – Write a 4-line war poem without mentioning killing or violence.

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Handwritten Challenge – Day 7 – Write a 4-line war poem without mentioning killing or violence.

 

Day 6 – Think of a difficult time in your life, pull a mundane detail out of it, and describe it.

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Handwritten Challenge – Day 6 – Think of a difficult time in your life, pull a mundane detail out of it, and describe it.

 

Day 8 – Write a 4-line love poem without mentioning love or the person.

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Handwritten Challenge – Day 8 – Write a 4-line love poem without mentioning love or the person.

 

Day 5 – Write about your neighbors.

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Handwritten Challenge – Day 5 – Write about your neighbors.

Day 10 – Write about a routine.

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Handwritten Challenge – Day 10 – Write about a routine.