For those of you who like month-long challenges to keep you motivated (think NaNoWriMo)–here are 2 for you, both led by Robert Lee Brewer. The first is on platform building and the second is for the poets in the group.
The April Platform Challenge will provide writers with a new manageable task each day in April on the My Name Is Not Bob blog. The goal is for writers to have a stronger online platform heading into May than they had heading into April. Plus, everyone who completes this challenge can enter themselves into a raffle for a signed copy of the 2012 Writer’s Market Deluxe Edition!
Here are the guidelines for the April Platform Challenge: http://robertleebrewer.blogspot.com/2012/03/april-platform-challenge.html
The April PAD (or Poem-A-Day) Challenge will be celebrating its fifth year beginning on April 1 at the Poetic Asides blog. Each morning (in Atlanta, Georgia), I’ll post a prompt and poem. Then, hundreds of poets around the world will write their poems—some sharing in the comments on the blog; others following along silently.
Here are the guidelines for the April PAD Challenge: http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/poetic-asides/2012-april-pad-challenge-guidelines