Writers in the Storm is having a "Writing Event" on Monday, April 20.
Write Up A Storm is a one-day sprint-writing bash on Facebook, designed to motivate and sustain your writing throughout the day. Even if that day job impinges on your time, you can participate before work, during lunch and after hours. We'll be here. Writing. Piling up word count. Supporting each other.
We'll be writing all day and keeping track of word count totals from our fabulous readers. You can post your word count in a comment that day, and we'll add it to the tally. You can post every hour if you want to and encourage others--or challenge them. Hmm, is this a WITS Throwdown in the making? We're hoping that everyone's combined word count will add up to a novella. Actually I'm hoping for a full-length book!
Here's a short list of simple things you can do to prepare for Write Up A Storm:
* At the California Dreamin' Conference last week-end, Laura, Jenny and I heard Keynote Speaker Sylvia Day talk about how when writers stop reading, they stop writing. So read to fill your writer well. Read like a reader and enjoy yourself.
Are you willing to commit to writing on Monday, April 20? Are you willing to share your word count? How about sharing a tip to help all of us get ready?
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Fae Rowen discovered the romance genre after years as a science fiction freak. Writing futuristics and medieval paranormals, she jokes that she can live anywhere but the present. As a mathematician, she knows life’s a lot more fun when you get to define your world and its rules.
Punished, oh-no, that’s published as a co-author of a math textbook, she yearns to hear personal stories about finding love from those who read her books, rather than the horrors of algebra lessons gone wrong. She is grateful for good friends who remind her to do the practical things in life like grocery shop, show up at the airport for a flight and pay bills.
A “hard” scientist who avoided writing classes like the plague, she now enjoys sharing her brain with characters who demand that their stories be told. Amazing, gifted critique partners keep her on the straight and narrow. Feedback from readers keeps her fingers on the keyboard.
When she’s not hanging out at Writers in the Storm, you can visit Fae at http://faerowen.com or www.facebook.com/fae.rowen.
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Sounds like a mini Nanowrimo. Great, because the commitment is only one day. Another tip: shut off all mail, social media on your computer and silence the phone (but those are obvious ones).
Great reminders, lrtrovi! Particularly when we'll be writing just one day. Electronics can be a huge time sump.
I'll be there, Fae! I'll contribute my measly 1k words. It'll be nice to not feel alone - can't wait!
We're going to have fun! I may just challenge you to word count! What a surprise!
I'm noodling new projects so this will be perfect play time to get the creative juices going. 🙂 We're going to have so much fun!
Absolutely true, Orly! This is going to be perfect for beginning a project, but also great for sprinting to the end and getting through that saggy middle. And a fun way to do it!
Fabulous! I'm all in!
Yeah, Holly! I look forward to writing with you.
I'll participate. I'm doing background research for my sixth novel and writing various sections as I go rather than try to write from the start of the story to the finish. This is a new approach for me, but I think it will free me from the tyranny of having to write chapter 11 after I've finished #10 to be able to work on what seems most pressing.
Wow, Another Take, you write like our own Jenny Hansen. You two will have to share word counts on April 20th!
Thank you! I've needed some accountability, and motivation. I look forward in participating.
Glad to know you're in, Diane. We'll have motivation enough for all.
Fae, this sounds like such fun. I look forward to the day 🙂
So happy you'll be joining us, ramblings. We are going to have a great time while we are productive to the max!
I'm in! I'm doing Camp Nano this month, so this will fit in perfectly. Thanks Fae!
Great, Lara! Feel free to share any tips from your Camp between now and April 20th.
Ooh, a mini NaNo day. How fun is this? Wonderful idea girls. Keep us posted! 🙂
We hope everyone has fun. We plan to!
This sounds wonderful!
Hope to see you there, tigerofmu.
I didn't see the link for sign ups, so I just added it and made it stand out. I hope to see y'all there!!!
This looks like a lot of fun! See you there 🙂
Looking forward to having you join us, Elise!
Just wondering to myself: how am I going finagle this within my working in "90 Days" by Sarah Domet? Hhhmmm!?!?!
Who needs sleep? We'll yawn together, ocjarman1!
It's not an April's Fool joke, right? Because I'm about to tweet about it, commit to it, despite a very long working day on Monday, 20th. But there's always the train ride and the lunch break.
No joke, Vahida! Tweet and commit away!
Can't wait to see you there!
I'm joining in! I have scenes to flesh out as part of the edits for my book. Even when not doing sprints like this, I work from a detailed scene outline. know as much as you can about the scene(s) you are going to write to help you from getting blocked.
Yeah, Barb! It will be fun to have you with us.
I'm in! This will be fun.
Yeah, Deb! I'll look for you.
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Fae, what were you referring to when you when you wrote "Who needs sleep? We’ll yawn together, ocjarman1"? I was writing about how I could utilize my copy of "90 Days to Your Novel. . ." by Sarah Domet.
I'm currently in the midst of writing the middle of Act 1 of my WIP. I'm going to be deciding what exactly I'll be doing for WUAS event Monday, over the wwwk-end.