A hiatus…but stay tuned!

In case you couldn’t already tell, The 18 Somethings Project has been on a bit of a hiatus as Caroline and Janet focus on their creative endeavors. We’re hoping to launch the next edition on September 1, so please stay tuned! If you are not already on our mailing list, add yourself hereThat’s the best way to hear from us when we have an update.

Happy creating and until soon!

Activate your creativity tonight!

The deadline to sign up for 18 days of writing and sharing/receiving ONLY positive feedback is TONIGHT (June 22) at 11:11pm PST. Just head here to fill out the short Google form and make your donation.

It sounds simple–18 days of writing for 10 minutes a day, sharing/receiving ONLY positive feedback with a stranger–but the magic is great. Join more than 50 people who have already signed up! Questions? 18somethings [at] gmail [dot] com. Happy solstice!

The July Edition by the numbers

In case the magic of The 18 Somethings Project isn’t yet clear, or you’re more of a numbers person, here’s a breakdown of what it’s all about:

  • 18 days of writing every day
  • 10 minutes of writing per day, per prompt
  • 18 prompts of words and images, sent each morning
  • 1 supportive partner who reads your pieces and sends you back ONLY positive feedback, and vice versa
  • Infinite: the amount of amazingness that can come out of this.

Sign up to activate your creativity by 11:11pm PST on June 22.

18 somethings truckee river

I got inspired this weekend by being in Truckee, California–there’s the gorgeous Truckee River, tons of lakes and hiking, and a historic downtown that feels like something out of an old Western. What will inspire you?

We’re back: The July Edition!

writing adventure 18 somethings projectHappy summer! I’m stoked to announce the fourth edition of The 18 Somethings Project, after more than a year-long hiatus. Thanks so much for your patience as we (Janet and Caroline) were busy pursuing our own creative projects. For this edition, I (Caroline) will be running things solo and I’d love to have you join me July 1-18.

As always, this is a writing adventure for anyone and everyone–whether you call yourself a “writer” or “a person who writes” or none of those! Over the past two years, we’ve seen a lot of amazingness come out of this project–new friendships, collaborations, writing group formations, and people continuing to exchange 10-minute writes on their own.

A few updates to this edition:

  • I’m requesting an $18 donation to sustain my own commitment of time and energy, allow this project to grow, and ensure a high-quality level of participation. If this is an obstacle for you, we have scholarships available–we’d never want money to stand in the way of your participation! To request a scholarship, please write a brief note (no more than 250 words) explaining your need. All responses kept confidential.
  • There is a *slightly* longer application form to also ensure commitment and make it clear how important positive feedback is to this process.
  • Some of the prompts will be images, instead of short phrases or words!

If you’re new to the project, please check out the Process and FAQs pages first. Ready to roll? Sign up now.

The deadline to sign up is 11:11pm PST on June 22. You’ll get your partner by June 26. We’ll start writing on July 1. Looking forward to writing with you! And of course, reach out with questions.