This is the list of challenges I have completed. If you have an idea for a tough writing challenge, please submit it at the bottom of the page.
1. A story containing only one-syllable words and no letter E.
2. The first word of each sentence rhymes with the last word of each sentence, and no two sentences begin with the same word.
3. Every sentence contains at least one unique word containing the letter Q.
4. Every sentence is exactly seven words in length.
5. Each sentence must contain a word with a double letter. The double letter in each sentence will begin the following sentence.
6. A story containing only one-syllable words and no letter O.
7. Each sentence contains at least two k‘s. The k in each sentence only counts as one of the two if it is part of a word that has not yet been used in the story.
8. A story containing a number in every sentence.
9. A story containing no three-letter words.
10. Every sentence contains at least one word consisting of eight or more letters.
11. Using 50 unique words containing the letter X in a story less than 400 words in length.
12. Every sentence contains a pair of homophones.
13. Each sentence is exactly ten words in length.
14. Each sentence contains a unique word ending in the suffix “-tion.”
15. In each sentence is at least one word containing three consecutive vowels.
16. Every sentence begins with a vowel.
17. Every sentence begins with a 4-letter word.
18. A story that does not contain the letter S.
19. Every sentence contains a pair of opposites.
20. Each sentence cannot contain the letter that began the sentence immediately preceding it.
21. A story less than 500 words that included at least 20 unique words containing J and 20 unique words containing K.
22. A story containing no punctuation other than the period at the end of each sentence.
23. Each sentence contains at least one unique word containing a double-T.
24. Readers submitted their favorite words and I used them all in a story.
25. Every sentence contains at least one unique word containing a double-F.
26. A story less than 500 words that contains 20 different terms that originated from the French language.
27. The word “cat” appears at least once in every sentence, and in each sentence it must be used in a word not yet used in the story.
28. Every sentence ends with the letter Y.
29. A story with less than 500 words that contains at least 25 unique compound words.
30. Every sentence begins with a preposition.
31. The first letter of each sentence does not appear anywhere else in that sentence, beginning with the second word.
32. There are no words in the story containing consecutive double letters.
33. Every sentence contains a unique word containing two vowels in between two consonants.
34. There are at least three words in each sentence that contain the next sequential letter in the alphabet, starting with A.
35. There are no words containing two or more consecutive vowels.
36. The last word of every sentence contains at least two M’s, but the letter M does not appear anywhere else in the story.
37. A story with no dotted letters (i, j), whether capitalized or not. (Reader submitted)
38. Every sentence is ten words or less in length, and there is no letter M in the story.
39. At least 25 unique words whose third letter is P appear in a story less than 500 words in length.
40. Every sentence contains exactly three 3-letter words.
41. A story less than 500 words in length contains at least 20 unique words with a double O.
42. Each sentence contains a unique word that starts and ends with the same letter.
43. The story contains at least 30 unique words that are exactly five letters in length and whose third letter is I.
44. Every sentence begins and ends with a vowel.
45. A story that contains at least 25 seven-letter words that contain the letter U.
46. Every sentence ends with a unique three-syllable word.47. Every sentence contains a pair of one-word anagrams at least five letters in length.
48. A story less than 500 words in length contains at least 30 unique words that start and end with the same letter.
49. The first sentence does not contain the letter A. Each sentence that follows is absent of the next consecutive vowel in the familiar “A,E,I,O,U” string.
50. The number of words in each sentence was determined by the roll of two six-sided dice.
51. The third word of every sentence is exactly three letters long, and is not used as the third word of every sentence more than once.
52. A story that doesn’t contain any five-letter words and also doesn’t contain the letter C.
53. Every sentence begins and ends with the letter E.
54. Each sentence contains at least five instances of the letter that ended the previous sentence.
55. The story contains at least 20 unique words beginning with “sw.”
56. Every other sentence contains exactly five words.
57. One word in every sentence contains two sets of double letters, and none of these words are duplicated.
58. A story that contains at least 20 unique words containing all five vowels (a, e, i, o, u).
59. Every sentence contains at least three W‘s, and the story contains at least ten unique words beginning with com.
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