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

40 Days & 40 Writes is its first project.

Wrapping up week one

Greetings Starling Flock!

Here we are at nearly the end of week one already. I know that some of you have encountered a few technical hiccups along the way, and for that I apologize. With help from my buddy Nate in Kansas, we now have a functioning, live-update Standings page. Woo hoo! (If for some reason you think I'm missing one of your submissions, email me and I'll check.)

One reminder: You will get a weekend prompt on Saturday morning. You have until 2 a.m. PT Monday to write that.

One of the aspects of 40 Days & 40 Writes that I love is the wide range of thoughts and experiences that come through in these short bursts of writing. If you haven't had a chance, take a look at what your fellow Starlings have been up to over at the 40 Writes Blog. There are 15 of you, and it might be hard to catch up with everything, but here are a few places to start:

Workspace: White Ribbon

First Impression: First Day of Class

Animals: Men

Bedroom: Four Across or Three in the Attic

It's just a pleasure for me to get all these pieces of writing from you. Keep it up!


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