Jump-Start Your Creativity With #The100DayProject

If you made a simple creative action every day, what would you have at the end of 100 days? April 3 starts #The100DayProject, which invites you to answer that question for yourself. Past participants have done 100 days of collages, pompoms, illustrated quotes and dancing in public.

Photo: Tom Magliery

You can choose any action or goal you like, and it's fine to begin in the middle if you missed the start but want to join in. Here's what some of us at Lifehacker are doing:

  • I'm doing 100 drawings of people and everyday objects, because I'd like to get better at capturing what's going on around me. I'll post them on Insta (I'm @bethskw).
  • Staff writer Nick Douglas (@toomuchnick on Twitter) will do 100 one-scene scripts. "I'm co-creating a scripted comedy podcast called Roommate From Hell (about a human and a demon who are friends), and once we launch in May, we'll need to turn out a LOT of material."
  • Deputy editor Alice Bradley (@finslippy) has done this project before with abstract paintings, but this year is doing 100 sketches of everyday objects instead. "I want to get back in the habit of drawing every day, and not worrying about creating a masterpiece or whatever."
  • Parenting editor Michelle Woo (@woopics) will post one unfolding thought (with more text appearing in each scene) as an Instagram Story each day. "I like Instagram Stories because it gives people a behind-the-scenes glimpse of your life, but I definitely haven't used it to its full potential. This will be a fun little experiment."
  • Food and beverage editor Claire Lower (@clairelizlower) will do 100 paragraphs about something other than food, "because it's good for me to practice non-food writing to keep my brain limber."

You don't have to publish your work, but if you do, Instagram is the place to be. (Tag your stuff #the100dayproject.) As you choose your adventure, remember that some days you'll be tired and busy. Small actions still count! For more ideas and inspiration, check out these tips from a previous year's challenge.

[The 100 Day Project]


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