birds in a barrel's mission is to release creative nonfiction into the wild.

40 Days & 40 Writes is its first project.

Get Ready to Get Ready

Greetings! Robin here. Just a quick note to confirm that you are enrolled for the next session of 40 Days & 40 Writes. This group was a little large, so I'm dividing you into two smaller groups to make things more manageable.

If you know Kerry Madden-Lunsford, you are probably a Waxwing. If you don't, you're probably a Cardinal.

A quick primer on how things work: Each day I will email you a writing prompt and a time target (starting at just 10 minutes)  at about 2 a.m. Pacific Time. You have 24 hours to do your writing and submit it on your Cardinal or Waxwing workout page at

That's it. Easy-peasy.

I did have to make some changes to the web site to accommodate two flocks of writers. Poke around and let me know if anything seems unclear.

Enjoy the rest of this holiday season, and I'll see you in 2018.

Onward and upward!

- Robin

P.S. I've been stalking some of you on Facebook. My primary purpose is to invite you to like/follow the 40 Days & 40 Writes FB page, here:  

The first few days

Signing off