Monday, 21 September 2020
Snail Mail September 2020 update
Monday, 7 September 2020
Snail Mail prompts and challenges.
Over on the forum, a new challenge was started - Snail Mail September, with the hashtag #snailmailseptember2020 and it is running on Instagram, and the forum's Facebook group.
•Decorate an envelope for a letter you’re mailing
•Write to a family member
•Write a letter Outdoors
•Send a postcard to someone you haven’t seen in a while.
•Decorate mail in seasonal colors
•Mail a letter from a new-to-you postbox
•Use an interesting stamp to mail something
•Write a letter/postcard in colored ink
•Send a photograph
•Write to someone about a memory you have of them
•Send something about your city/town/state
•Use a sticker or washi tape to decorate your mail
•Write something with your non-dominant hand
•Send mail to another country
•Include a tuck-in in your letter/card
•Draw a doodle/sketch on your letter/postcard
For February, a lighter challenge than InCoWriMo, I started February Letters with A Challenge-a-day with 29 prompts/tasks to do in your letter for the day (and it didn't matter if a letter could not be completed that day).
1st: Use the word duck
2nd: Write a sentence backwards
3rd: Draw some eyes
4th: What can you hear while you write?
5th: What is the nearest tree to your home?
6th: Use the word bird
7th: Did you see a cat this week?
8th: Use the word snowman
9th: What book(s) are you reading?
10th: Draw a smiley face
11th: Do you have any houseplants?
12th: Use the word weather
13th: What was the last boardgame you played?
14th: Did you make any resolutions for 2020?
15th: Use the word postcard
16th: Can you play a musical instrument?
17th: Use the word DIY
18th: What was the last photo you took?
19th: Do you like travelling by train?
20th: Who is your favourite cartoon character?
21st: Can you see a clock while you write?
22nd: Where are you writing the letter?
23rd: Use the word cup
24th: Write a sentence with your eyes closed.
25th: What does your name rhyme with?
26th: What was the last household chore you did?
27th: Do you have a favourite household chore?
28th: Do you collect anything?
29th: Would you like to have your birthday today?
I shall be changing the prompts/tasks for next year. Which ones are good and should stay (or be changed very slightly), and which ones should be changed totally?
These are great prompts/tasks. Do they help? Would you like to see more mini-challenges?