WEP/IWSG challenges are open to all.

On the 1st of the challenge month, there will be a get-your-thinking-caps on post. The badge will include the dates of the challenge and the winner’s prize.

Going forward, the InLinkz sign up will open on the third Wednesday and close 3 days later. Participants link up with the DLs.

Team members collate a SHORTLIST and Nick Wilford judges WINNER, RUNNER UP and ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD.

The BEST COMMENTER AWARD will continue, shared by different people, so keep on reading wonderful people!

Tuesday, 12 January 2016


Happy New Year!

As everyone gets the New Year off to a great start, your hosts have been working on the details for WEP 2016 challenges. Here's the new menu and a link to the 2016 Challenges Page which is still under construction, but the dates and prompts for each challenge are listed. We hope you'll put WEP on your calendar and get your muse flowing with the possibilities.

Our first challenge is all about that elusive or not-so-elusive icon of love, the Valentine.
  • Does it hold special meaning, or is it just another day? 
  • Do you have not-so-fond memories such as the angst of young love waiting for a Valentine's card from a schoolyard crush? 
  • Were you the one who missed out while all your friends got loads of cards? 
  • Or were you filled with glee that your Valentine' Day cache was overflowing while your friends looked on, filled with jealousy?
  • Did you have a nasty boyfriend or girlfriend who texted on Valentine's Day to break up?
  • Alternatively, did you have a husband or wife, the romantic at heart, who surprised you with a secret Valentine's Day trip to the place of your dreams?
These are just a few examples to get your creative juices going. None of the above needs to have happened to you...they are just possible scenarios for those unsure how to proceed.

Of course, you don't have to write a fictional story at all! Plenty of other options.

Poetry – Valentine's Day is all about the poetry – I doubt our poets need any prompting here.

For a visual piece, do you have a Valentine's tale that goes along with a saved Valentine, or one you created on your own – share it and tell us the story behind it? A Valentine's Card used as a post, created or real, would be a stand out.

Alternatively, post a picture of love or something that signifies what the holiday means to you or someone close to you or someone completely imagined.

We also know there are anti-valentine folks out there, and that's fine too. Tell us why and how you celebrate love or lack thereof, without the need for a holiday.

For a non-fiction piece or that tale of fiction, 1000 words or less is the suggested limit. 

Can't get enough of Valentine writing challenges???


We'll post the Linky for sign-ups to our very own WEP challenge on the 1st February. Don't forget to sign on, and remember it's the same day as posts go live for the Lost & Found Blogfest being held by Guilie and Arlee.

You can learn more about the Lost & Found and sign up  HERE.

We can't pass up a blogfest about romance so we're helping by being co-hosts.

Help us Celebrate Loves Lost & Found!
We'd love if you'd Tweet one of these:


REMEMBER: The Lost & Found blogfest posts on February 1st
The WEP Valentine blogfest posts between February 17th- 19th


  1. There are some wonderful challenges for the year ahead. Thank you both.

    1. Our pleasure Sue. We hope you will participate as much as you can. It's going to be an exciting year for sure. :-)

  2. Happy New Year to you both, Denise and Yolanda! The schedule of challenges looks great, nice and meaty.(Valentines!Gardens!Constellations!! drool! :) That will be going up on my sidebar pronto...Hoping to be back for all. Thank you for the space and hosting!

    1. Thanks Nila, it's wonderful that you find the selection meaty. We're thrilled. With so little response to our post we were getting worried. :)

  3. Thank you, Denise and Yolanda for offerings these opportunities! Definitely in for the two in February. Even though I'm one of those anti-Valentine's Day people, I'll have a true love story (with music) for the first one and likely some fiction for the second. Cheers!

    1. Oops! Typo with "offerings" - should be "offering". Thanks for adding The Doglady's Den to your sidebar. That's such an honour! ☺

    2. Hello Debbie. I'm so glad you're in for both. Gets the creative juices to be thinking of not one, but two, blogfests!

  4. Hope the New Year's off to a good start for the both of you! From the looks of this list, it just might be. :)

    After a little hitch at the end of last year, I'm looking forward to getting more firmly entrenched in the writing game.

    Can't wait to get started!

    1. Can't wait to see what you come up with Arpan. I still remember your stranger walking along the road...

  5. Happy New Year Denise and Yolanda,

    Sending you wishes for a great 2016. I personally am looking forward to participating in Lost and Found and in the WEP for February.

    Take care.

    1. It will be great to have you Pat! I just wish it'd all hurry up!


  6. Not sure if I'll be able to participate in this WEP. I am not coming up with anything I like...but if not, I'll be around to read the entries. I'm not a hater of Valentine's Day, but I'm not a gushing fan, either. . .


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