31 Days of Ninja Writing Challenges

Spend the next month kicking ass!

“HELLO written on a door with an arrow over it that says "This way."” by Samuel Zeller on Unsplash

Hey Ninja Writer!

Here are links to all of the posts in the 31 Day Ninja Writer Challenge — May 2018 edition. If you’d like the remainder of the posts in your email inbox, fill out this form:

Pre-Game Post

Welcome Post

Day 1: Write 10 Minutes Every Day

Day 2: Read 10 Minutes Every Day

Day 3: Tiny Goals

Day 4: Keep a Writing Log

Day 5: Cage Your Inner Editor

Day 6: Be More Observant

Day 7: Keep a Writer’s Notebook

Day 8: Stop Comparing Yourself to Other Writers

Day 9: Start a Story Journal

Day 10: Start an Email List

Day 11: Set a Long Goal

Day 12: Call Yourself a Writer

Day 13: Find Your People

Day 14: Learn from the Masters

Day 15: Be the Boss of Your Writing

Day 16: Watch like a Writer

Day 17: Grow a Thick Skin

Day 18: Publish Something

Day 19: Find Your Constant Reader

Day 20: Pull the Trigger

Day 21: Set Up a Writing Space

Day 22: Learn Your Craft

Day 23: Use Strong Verbs

Day 24: Kill Your Darlings (or not)

Day 25: Character

Day 26: Setting

Day 27: Situation

Day 28: Test Your Idea

Day 29: Turn Yourself into an Idea Machine

Day 30: Combat Writer’s Block

Day 31: Be a Ninja Writer



Shaunta Grimes is a writer and teacher. She lives in Reno with her husband, three superstar kids, and a yellow rescue dog named Maybelline Scout. She’s on Twitter @shauntagrimes, is the author of Viral Nation and Rebel Nation and the upcoming middle-grade novel The Astonishing Maybe and is the original Ninja Writer. Do you have a writing question you’d like me to answer? Send it to shaunta@whatisaplot.com with DEAR SHAUNTA in the subject line.