🥁 Announcing…The 10-Day Story Relay Challenge!

Published on
January 29, 2024
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February 12, 2024
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Alastair Budge

Are you ready to flex your creative muscles and have some fun at the same time? Get ready for our first challenge of 2024.

🥁 Announcing…The 10-Day Story Relay Challenge!
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Exciting times, we are kicking off 2024 with a fun challenge.

It’s called “The 10-Day Story Relay Challenge”, and will combine creativity, teamwork, and English writing skills. What’s not to love?

Here’s how it’ll work:

  • Every day for 10 days, I will post a new start of a fictional story
  • The first person will take what I’ve written and write the next part (maximum 100 words)
  • And the next person will take what has been written so far and write the next part
  • And so on…and so on
  • At the end, we'll have a wonderful story written by a big group of people

It might sound complicated but this has happened naturally in almost every one of our challenges so far.

People have been picking up the baton, just like a relay race.

Of course, it's not a competition, or a race, it's a fun way to improve your English in a creative way with a group of curious minds from a mixture of countries.

Who will enjoy this challenge?

  • You want to have fun
  • You want to be accountable to others
  • You want to flex your creative muscles
  • You want to learn as part of a community
  • You want to have a reason to spend time using English every day
  • You want to connect with others from different countries and cultures

What are the dates of the challenge?

Who can take part in this challenge?

I’m not on the “Pro” membership. Where can I get it?

Note: if you became a member before March 2023, you are automatically entitled to take part for free.

Why should I do this?

Getting into good habits is hard, and doing something over a continuous period with a group of people is one of the best ways to get into the habit of something.

Sharing a journey with other people is incredibly motivational, and by doing this challenge with a group you will have a far better chance of success.

It will also be a lot of fun, you will learn a lot, and your confidence, writing skills and use of language will improve.

How long do I need to spend doing this?

You'll only need to write a short amount every day (100 words). How long this will take depends on your level, but it shouldn't take any more than 30 minutes.

You do not need to read and engage with other participants' tasks, but you may enjoy doing so. Of course, this will take more time.

Is Da Vinci going to be taking part in this challenge? What have you done with that cute robot?

Ah, good memory. Da Vinci is our AI-powered English tutor.

It will also be providing feedback and corrections to everyone who takes part, but the format will be a little different this time. All will be clear in the challenge.

I'm not a creative person...

Well, now is your chance to change that!

Seriously, you don't have to have any experience in creative writing, and everyone is welcome in this challenge. Because you'll only have to read what has happened in the story so far, and then write the "next chapter", it should be doable even if you have never written any fiction in your life.

I'm shy and would rather not share in public

I understand - people don't generally like sharing their work, especially with strangers. But it can be incredibly motivational, and everyone will be going through the same process.

The sharing is the magic. It's also not completely 'in public' - only other members of the challenge will see it.

OK, I’m ready. How do I register?

You can register for the challenge here. Please note, Pro membership is required to be approved.

I have another question

Please email challenges@leonardoenglish.com

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