Join Me for a 15-Day Writing Challenge

Great Writers ChallengeEver since I wrote You Are a Writer, I wanted to do a series about it on my blog.

People would ask me, “What does it take to build a platform?”

Or, “How do you get up every day and just write?”

We’re going to answer those questions together in a 15-day writing challenge.

Here’s how you can participate

  1. If you haven’t already, buy the eBook. (Not a requirement, just a good idea.)
  2. Sign up for daily email updates to the blog. You’ll get an email every day Mon–Fri for the next three weeks (and stay subscribed afterwards, unless you opt out).
  3. Show up every day, willing to do the work. Respond to the challenges, write when you’re asked to, and engage in the community.

Every week day for three weeks, we’ll cover a different habit that will help make you master the craft of writing. And if you finish the series, you’ll be on your way to becoming a great writer — plus, you’ll get a neato badge (seriously).

If you have a blog and want to join the link-up, you can do so here and see the other 100+ writers who are signed up. You can also follow along on the Facebook page and join us on Twitter, using the hash tag #15habits.

 So why should you do this?

  • It’s free.
  • It’s a one-time deal.
  • It’s a great way to meet other writers in the trenches (including me).
  • It’s a good way to hold yourself accountable to getting serious about your writing.

What do you have to lose? Join us for 15 Habits of Great Writers — the first lesson will go out tomorrow (Tuesday, June 5).

Find out more here: Mastering the Habits of Great Writers.

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85 thoughts on “Join Me for a 15-Day Writing Challenge

  1. my personal 4 day challenge: i have a 10,000 word book (which you call a “pamphlet”! ouch!) to write between today and thursday. i’m holed up in a hotel room in buenos aires, and think i can make it happen, if i stop reading blogs.

  2. I’m in!

    Maybe I should annoy…er…prode my dad to give me the three dollars needed to get your e-book. I need a paid item to write Amazon review, but your book is just too inviting to miss out on.

  3. I’m lookiing forward to it. This will launch my blog and get some good habits going which is what I need.

  4. I have bought the books (and read some), followed the blogs, and listened to the podcasts.  Time to get down to it. Thanks for your diligent encouragement.

  5. All right.  Time to knuckle down and do something to put into action all this encouragement of yours I’ve been taking in, Jeff.

    Writers, Assemble!

    1. Amy, sounds like there are a lot of newbie’s in this group (me included!).  We’ll learn together!

  6. I’m in. I need a good  challenge right now. I feel like my writing has gone to sucksville as of late. I can’t guarantee I’ll be organized enough to be on top of this for 15 days but I’ll certainly give it the effort.

  7. Bought the book, starting to read it, signed up…a little apprehensive about how I’ll pull it together and pull it off, but let’s go!

  8. Count me in!!

    I Already bought and consumed the book, so this will be a great next step.

  9. Read the book.  Widget on my blog.  Posted on my Facebook Page & Tweeted!

    I’m In.  This is good, because next week is when I buckle down to write a devotional I started two years ago.

    I spent last month updating my blog.  It went live last week!  Thanks to the help of your good buddy Seth Leonard!  I was introduced to Seth by you.

    Thanks for all you do!

    If you have time take a peek at my blog, more post coming this week at

    1. Joyce – Hope you don’t mind, but I took a quick look at your blog.  It’s beautiful!  The format, the subject matter, the whole nine-yards.  Well done!

      I look forward to interacting with you during Jeff’s 15-day challenge.

  10. Hey Jeff, I want to do this…but am in the midst of switching over my blog to a different URL soon…within the next week. My old URL ( will still point to my new URL (…and I want to do this. So if I link up now with RB’s URL…would you like me to just update it later once the conversion is complete? I am completely down with linking up about this. This is fantastic accountability for me with the journey I am on to write my book this summer…and continue on with blogging even as I enter back into school this coming fall to work on finishing my degree (by next summer! woo hoo!)! 😀

  11. Just started in on my first book and I appreciate your insight. Looking forward to the challenge. I’d be curious about balancing writing with the rest of life. Any tips for someone trying to write in their spare time?

  12. This is my first time participating in something like this.  I’m looking forward to it.  I’m in the middle of my first book already.  So far it’s about 150,ooo words.  The first draft is done.  I’m loving it, but I want to learn more to be better.  I  have a second book started which is much smaller and I can see being an ebook at some point.  

  13. Hi Jeff,

    I’m ready for the challenge.

    But first, an assignment for you: update your About.  You are a writer, a husband, dog owner and a . . .?

  14. Let’s do this! I think the first habit scares me the most – declaring! I feel like a writer who’s still in the closet trying to come out..

  15. I finally got the review of Jeff’s e-book, You Are A Writer, up at my site.  I had it ready for release date but got in a pickle and didn’t have time.  There was a reason it was delayed, because I could not piggyback my enthusiastic invitation to my readers to join Jeff’s workshop on Mastering the 15 Habits of Great Writers, starting tomorrow (June 5).  If you’d like to see what I wrote, go here.

  16. Love the book; looking forward to the daily challenge.  Thanks for doing this–it’s exciting–like attending a writer’s conference without leaving the house! 

  17. I realized tonight how desperately I need this, Jeff. When updating my About page I wrote, “I like tea, red wine, and kale in my smoothies” without realizing it sounds like I combine all three in the blender. Is there hope for me? I’ve got the participant badge on my site and I’m ready to roll!

  18. I’m all in, Jeff!  Still working my way through the Intentional Blogging series, but I’ve bought the book, my blog is up, and I’m excited about this challenge.  Great to be part of this community – let’s get it started! 

  19. Brilliant, thanks Jeff! Been procrastinating about the blog & book for a long time. Been championing OTHER people to write their blogs though ironically. Now taking a stand no matter where I am, or how busy. Get it out there & ship it (Seth Godin would say!). I love structure to help keep on track (not procrastinating) so this is a great idea. Thank you!!

  20. I’m in!! If ONLY I could hole myself up somewhere to get my second book finished!!  Having a one yr old at home and five older children + running 2 businesses doesn’t make it easy!  I’m definitely up for the challenge! 

  21. This is really exciting Jeff. I’m planning to finish my first ebook this month. Thank you! 

  22. Man, declaring I’m still a writer felt like a huge victory. I’m in a better position to shake off the fear and uncertainty than if I hadn’t. Thanks Jeff!

  23. So excited to challenge myself, get back into my habits as a writer (or develop new ones might be a better thought) and move forward in my craft.
    One question, I didn’t hear about this until today and I see it says your book is available UNTIL the 5th. Is there anywhere I can get it?

  24. I think I will join in too. What would really be helpful is someone to critique my writing that way I can ‘learn’ new skills while not repeating the ‘ones’ that are not so good.

  25. I haven’t written a blog post since 2009 and I’d like to start again with your writing challenge. I’m excited to join in the challenge. From today onwards, I am a writer. 

  26. Hi there, I’m also Theresa Stolk and I share your views. It must be our name that has given us our personality and view of the world. You are a much better writer than I could ever be. See my blog. Theresa-Card-Stolk

  27. i love writeing!
    its art but made in words.
    i wanna write my own “art” but i dont know what to say.
    you may think ” why write.
    if i got nothing to say.
    well writeing moves me, and b/c it moves me, iam sure it’ll inspire others.
    thats y i write

  28. I wish I would have known about this. Is there anyway of taking the challenge out of step? lol

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