One-Day Writing Challenge Registration

Free Live One-Day Writing Challenge

Saturday, January 14, 2023
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET

In just one day you’ll…


…receive live writing instruction from multi-award-winning author Patricia Charpentier

…discover a proven way to brainstorm your stories before you write

…draft the beginnings of four to six new stories in response to prompts

…receive feedback on one to two of your stories from fellow participants

…make new friends and enjoy the camaraderie and support of other writers

…find inspiration and accountability to write your life stories


Patricia Charpentier

Patricia Charpentier

Owner/founder of Writing Your Life, creator of the Life Writers membership, and multi-award-winning author of Eating an Elephant: Write Your Life One Bite at a Time.

It’s free! Sign up now.

If you are a current member of Life Writers or the First Tuesday Write and Read,
select “I have an existing account” to register.
Otherwise, choose
“I am a new user.”

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What You Can Expect

  • two live writing sessions–morning and afternoon–on Saturday, January 14, 2023
  • four to six writing prompts designed to trigger memories
  • four brainstorming sessions to mine your memories
  • two extended writing times to develop your stories
  • multiple opportunities to share your work with your peers
  • two chances to receive feedback on your stories
  • recorded challenge sessions available within forty-eight hours of the challenge
  • check-in/Q&A call with Patricia on Monday, January 16, 2023, 6:00 p.m. ET
  • benefits awarded to all who qualify as Rock Star Writers
  • support and encouragement from an engaged group of fellow writers from across the globe

Patricia is wonderful! She makes us dig deep for memories long forgotten. Her workshops are wonderful experiences and so much cheaper than therapy!”       —Lois

Connecting with people from other parts of the country and walks of life, not to mention sharing our writing experiences, really brightens my days. So much camaraderie and encouragement!”     —Linda

Thank you for your inspirational teaching. Your exercises, prompts, and insights were so helpful. I have incorporated your ideas and am INSPIRED!!!”                —Cheryl

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be an experienced writer? I’ve never written anything before.

No, absolutely not! The Free Five-Day Writing Challenge is ideal for writers of every experience level—or none at all. Our motto is The only way to do it wrong is to not do it at all. So, join us and just start writing!

Does the challenge include any writing coaching?

Every participant has the opportunity to qualify as a Rock Star Writer and win a ticket to a live, group coaching experience with Patricia after the challenge. Rock Star Writers may submit 750-1,000 words maximum for a chance to receive a live review of your story. Three submissions will be chosen at random for review during the coaching call.

How do you win this fantastic bonus? Post something you’ve written on the challenge page and engage with your fellow members by Saturday, January 21, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. We’ll notify all qualified participants within twenty-four (24) hours and provide an access ticket to the group coaching experience.

Are all the events live via Zoom?

Yes, the Free One-Day Challenge is a live event via Zoom and so is the check-in/Q&A call on Monday, January 16, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. ET

You are also invited to join our live Life Writers Write-In on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET.

If you qualify as a Rock Star Writer, you are encouraged to join the live coaching and feedback session on Thursday, January 26, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. ET.

The challenge and check-in/Q&A call will be recorded and posted within forty-eight (48) hours once the events end.

How much does it cost?

Not one penny!

How long will the challenge content be available to me?

The live challenge will be recorded, and you’ll have access to it and all related content for thirty (30) days after the challenge ends.