Writing Challenge Day 232: Story Review (Day 4)

If you started with us at the beginning, you've been writing your life stories for the better part of a year. Now it's time to assess what you've written and begin to put it together into a narrative. From this point on, we will be giving you weekly assignments and tips to help along the way.

If you've recently joined us, you may want to build up a few more stories before you begin this part of the challenge. You can always come back to these posts when you are ready. To continue your daily writing, pick something else from the archive, this question list, or write more on something you wrote earlier. For more information about the challenge, read this post.


Continue to quickly read through your stories and write any impressions on the corresponding your story card. (You should have an index card with a title or short description on each story or writing segment.)  Don't edit or change anything at this point, just read! Don't take too long with this exercise, just move through quickly and take a couple of notes on each. Use this time to re-familiarize yourself with what you have written. Also, be thinking of any themes or common threads that appear in your stories, and jot them down.


  • Take these assignments at your own pace. They are meant only to get you started and to give you a step-by-step process. Depending on how much you have already written, it may take you longer to complete each section.
  • If you want to keep going after the 15 minutes are up, go for it! 
  • Have a question or challenge or triumph to share? Feel free to comment below.