30 Characters in 30 Days Challenge

This is one of those awesome ideas that I am kicking myself for not thinking of. Basically you’re challenged to come up with 30 characters in 30 days. They can be any genre, and any type. It lasts for the whole month of November; you sign up for free, and commit to posting your creations on their site. If you’re a writer, you can come up with a character description or bio, or maybe a short scene that describes them. If you’re an illustrator, you can draw your own or you could use HeroMachine to create yours.

It sounds like a fun way to stretch your creative muscles and challenge yourself. Apparently only 100 people have completed it, which sounds like the gauntlet has been thrown! If you’re of a mind, head on over and check it out.

12 Responses to 30 Characters in 30 Days Challenge

  1. what if i do not have access to computers on the weekends?

  2. The Atomic Punk

    Oh, man! I’ve been searching for my old spirals forever. Hundreds, thousands of characters to re-visit. I would start coming up with original stuff as well, but the Reactor Core is still in full meltdown. :/

    Definitely keeping tabs on the 30 Day Challenge! Thanks for the link.

  3. OdioAmoris:
    what if i do not have access to computers on the weekends?

    According to their FAQ, you can save up and then post several at once. It’s sort of up to you how you pace it, apparently.

  4. Can we enter already entered creations?

  5. Jawsabi:
    Can we enter already entered creations?

    As this is, by the sound of it, NOT run by Jeff, I’d say you can put up whatever you feel like.

  6. Worf: Jawsabi:
    Can we enter already entered creations?

    As this is, by the sound of it, NOT run by Jeff, I’d say you can put up whatever you feel like.

    That is correct — I am not involved with this in any way except as a fellow participant.

  7. So, like, where exactly do you sign up? I can recycle 30 contest entries in half an hour, but it’ll take me to November to sift out the best!

  8. Geez, I totally failed to put a link in the text, didn’t I? Idiot. I will do so momentarily, but in the meantime it’s http://www.30characters.com/

  9. Will we be seeing 30 “Jeff Hebert” characters in 30 days? I know you are short for time, but even penciled drawings on the plane would be cool!

  10. so do we start now or do we start in november?

  11. DC-Lover:
    so do we start now or do we start in november?

    The third item on the main page states that it starts November 1, yes. I assume, though, that you can start making them now and then just start posting them on November 1.

    Man, that site loads slowly, too …

  12. Sounds cool! I might even break out some hand-drawn art for this one.