31 days of five-minute free writes :: 2014 edition

The following page and link-up was from our 2014 edition of 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes. Click here for information about the 2015 edition.


Welcome to 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes — a writing challenge in conjunction with The Nester’s annual 31 Days.

31 Days is a collaboration of bloggers the world over who decide to post on their own blogs every single day in the month of October.

All the info you need can be found at: write31days.com

Five Minute Free Writes button

31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes is a “challenge within the challenge,” so to speak — namely, to post on your blog every day in the month of October, but to write each post in only five minutes flat.

It’s like a month long Five Minute Friday party!

Those who are playing along will link up below starting on September 30th so we can visit their blogs throughout October.

Participants of 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes have the option to:

~ use the prompts I’ve listed below;

~ choose their own theme entirely; or

~ try to fit the prompts below into a specific theme.

For example, I’m going to be writing each of my posts in five minutes, but all on the theme of 31 Days of Life in South Africa.

If you decide to choose your own topic, you may also create a button for your blog and link-up on the Write 31 Days website over here, starting October 1st.

Please note: If you don’t have a title or topic other than the generic 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes, please rather don’t link up at the Write 31 Days site — if a bunch of people all link up with the same title or button, it will look like duplicate entries, and the links will likely get deleted.

Feel free to ask questions in the comments if this is confusing.Β  πŸ™‚

For those who want to use my prompts and like to plan ahead, here’s the road map:


Wed. Oct. 1 β€” Day 1 :: Move Β 
Thurs. Oct. 2 β€” Day 2 :: View
Fri. Oct. 3 β€” Day 3 :: New {Five Minute Friday & giveaway}
Sat. Oct. 4 β€” Day 4 :: Learn
Sun. Oct. 5 β€” Day 5 :: Stuck
Mon. Oct. 6 β€” Day 6 :: Know
Tues. Oct. 7 β€” Day 7 :: Go
Wed. Oct. 8 β€” Day 8 :: Say
Thurs. Oct. 9 β€” Day 9 :: Join
Fri. Oct. 10 β€” Day 10 :: CareΒ  {Five Minute Friday & giveaway}
Sat. Oct. 11 β€” Day 11 :: Teach
Sun. Oct. 12 β€” Day 12 :: Rest
Mon. Oct. 13 β€” Day 13 :: Work
Tues. Oct. 14 β€” Day 14 :: Away
Wed. Oct. 15 β€” Day 15 :: Life
Thurs. Oct. 16 β€” Day 16 :: Adjust
Fri. Oct. 17 β€” Day 17 :: LongΒ  {Five Minute Friday & giveaway}
Sat. Oct. 18 β€” Day 18 :: Taste
Sun. Oct. 19 β€” Day 19 :: Honor
Mon. Oct. 20 β€” Day 20 :: Fear
Tues. Oct. 21 β€” Day 21 :: Second
Wed. Oct. 22 β€” Day 22 :: Expect
Thurs. Oct. 23 β€” Day 23 :: Look
Fri. Oct. 24 β€” Day 24 :: Dare {Five Minute Friday & giveaway}
Sat. Oct. 25 β€” Day 25 :: Enjoy
Sun. Oct. 26 β€” Day 26 :: Visit
Mon. Oct. 27 β€” Day 27 :: Free
Tues. Oct. 28 β€” Day 28 :: Wake
Wed. Oct. 29 β€” Day 29 :: Unite
Thurs. Oct. 30 β€” Day 30 :: First
Fri. Oct. 31 β€” Day 31 :: Leave {Five Minute Friday & giveaway}

If you’re joining us for 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes, add a link to your introductory post below!Β  (Link-up opens September 30th)

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** Just to clarify, you only need to link up ONE time, preferably with a page or post that will direct readers to where they can find the rest of the posts in your series.Β  You don’t need to link every post every day.Β  Thanks for joining in the five minute fun!