Members’ Writing Challenge Posts — XII

A collection of posts by Writing Cooperative members participating in the 52-Week Writing Challenge

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As 2017 continues to move forward, so does the 52-Week Writing Challenge, and so do the writers participating in it. This week, a couple of our members wrote about their struggles to write on a weekly basis. I know how difficult it can be to find the time and inspiration to write, so I applaud you all most sincerely. Congratulations to those who’ve been writing week after week! And welcome to participants who are just joining!

Here’s a look at what some of the members of The Writing Cooperative have been writing recently…


My Personal Pick This Week

Chris Jones nails the struggle of the writer/artist/creative. I want to write for writing’s sake, but also, ya know, making some money from it would be great, too. Is it a problem to market your work? Why does that make us feel uncomfortable?


Fiction, Creative Writing, Poetry

I think you can read this 50-word horror story by Nicole Willson both literally and metaphorically. Either way, it’s scary.

Felicia Denise’s flash fiction story about internet addiction:


Non-Fiction

Muffie Waterman explains her method for maintaining calm while grocery shopping with children. I don’t have kids, but I think this method could even help me stay on budget!

Ah, remember the innocence of youth? Nicole Cayer shares a story about her first time that will take you back to 16.

Did you tell yourself you’d lose some weight in 2017? So did Justin Cox 🍩. Here’s how it’s going for him:

A reminder from Ifeanyi Omoike to do what really makes you happy. It’s not, unfortunately, going to magically happen if you don’t take action.

Whether you’re in the UK, the US, or anywhere else in the world, Karen de Lange’s piece this week is rather inspiring: there is always power in the mob.



Note that these links represent just some of the content Medium writers have created as part of this challenge. Over 200 people (members and non-members) are participating! To find all the writing produced as part of the challenge, follow the “52 Week Writing Challenge” tag on Medium. Or, check out the #coop52 hashtag on Twitter.

See the previous weekly round-ups of members’ challenge posts:
I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, and the 10-week check-in

Or, get to know some members better by checking out this 3-part mini-series to learn more about what they’ve committed to writing for the challenge: 
1, 2, and 3


The Writing Cooperative is a community of people helping each other write better. Become a member to join our Slack team, get fresh eyes on your writing, and participate in the 52-Week Writing Challenge!