Summer Writing Challenge: Day One

Beautiful tropical beach with the word summer written on the san
Welcome back my friends to the annual ritaLOVEStoWRITE Summer WRITING Challenge. Each day for the month of July I’ll present you with a word prompt.

It is up to you how much or how little you wish to write for the day (Maggie and I have set our goal at 1 hour a day.)

You don’t have to WRITE. This can be a CREATIVE challenge.  You can use the prompts to set you off on other creative journeys if you like. Last year Emily W. took an artistic approach and did some great photo essays. I’m wondering if some of my chief friends could whip up some menu items based on our prompts?

And you can share (or not) by leaving a comment below or sending me an email at

Beautiful tropical beach with the word summer written on the sanOK here it is… Today’s prompt is…


So whether is it a plank like the exercise…

English: an exercise of abs

English: an exercise of abs (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

or cedar plank you are going to cook your salmon on, or…

English: Wooden plank with nailed aluminum she...

English: Wooden plank with nailed aluminum sheet. Building facade close-up. Français : Planche avec une lame d’aluminium clouée dessus. Gros plan d’une facade. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

the plank in a political platform… get nailing people, you’ve got a lot of creating to do.


Writing (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(NOT my actual hand.)

Also: Quick reminder… don’t forget to keep up with “A Year of READING Dangerously” lots more books to get through on the 100 most banned and challenged book list. Please stop by and help us get through them all before Banned Book Week!


About ritalovestowrite

Freelance writer, graphic designer, musician, foodie and Jane Austen enthusiast in Northern Baltimore County, Maryland. As a writer I enjoy both fiction and non fiction (food, travel and local interest stories.) As an advocate for the ARTS, one of my biggest passions is helping young people find a voice in all the performing arts. To that end it has been my honor to give one-on-one lessons to elementary, middle and high school students in graphic design and music. And as JANE-O I currently serve as the regional coordinator for JASNA Maryland and am working on a Regency/Federal cooking project. View all posts by ritalovestowrite

4 responses to “Summer Writing Challenge: Day One

  • pianogirl88

    I will accept the challenge, and will spend an hour (or maybe more!) at the piano each day as I get ready for a recital early in September. The sounds wafting through the air from Silver Spring to Northern Baltimore County will contain notes from Bach, Chopin, and Haydn!

  • ritalovestowrite

    Excellent! I’m wondering if you can record some of those lovely sounds and send them my way via facebook? When is your recital? Also the challenge is to get people to be creative, not necessarily to get them to use the words I throw out. So you don’t have to PLANK whilst playing the piano. 🙂

  • pianogirl88

    I wouldn’t have a clue as to how to do that, but I will let you know when the recital takes place! I know it will be Labor Day Weekend when we are doing Piano Festival By The River!

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