My friend Carrie Tian, who works for Mailchimp, wrote aboout how their seasonal reading bingo board inspired her to create one for writing. I really love this: one of my goals for 2021 is to write a great deal more, building on the progress I made this year, and this feels like a great way to push me outside of my comfort zone.
She was kind enough to share a template, so here's mine:
Each of these squares is designed to push me a little bit. Each column has a slightly different theme:
1: Short stories in different styles and genres
2: Non-fiction essays that go a little deeper, sometimes into uncomfortable topics
3: Different media (audio, code, visual arts, multi-part email)
4-5: Novel, with some explorations into style and expression
Like Carrie, I'm doing blackout bingo and attempting to fill every square in 2021. As ever, I'll update this space with my progress.