Day Fourteen: Recreate a Single Day

Now that you’ve tried a timed free-write and word count exercise, let’s incorporate a new restriction today: write a post that takes place during a single day.

How will you use 24 hours as your story’s canvas? Here are some examples:

  • Start at any point! The story can begin when you woke up, the middle of the day, or the end of the day.
  • Structure your post as a play-by-play (or hour-by-hour) account, complete with time markers.
  • Limit yourself even more: tell a story about one hour of your chosen day.
  • Talk about how one particular day changed your life.

Laly’s Tip

A beautiful example of recreating a day, is what Jewel did with her song “You Were Meant For Me,” where she tries to get through the day – from the moment she wakes up until she puts on her PJs – without her ex.

Check out the video below! You may get inspired to go deeper within you

Laly York. Neurodivergent Gen-X writer / B.Ed. / Lawyer. Writing, coding and taking pics. From Jupiter, living in a soap opera; flying on the web with three blogs.


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