It's FRIDAY! Shannon here. And for the record, I'm not hanging out with Jill or Steph or any of the cool folks out at OYAN. Instead, I'm here Word Warring it out with you guys! I SO NEED TO FINISH THIS BOOK!
This is the last day of the word war, but if you're just joining now, please feel free to jump in--any bit of writing is a win, right?
If this is the first you've heard of the word war, here are the details:
This word war is a friendly competition to motivate participants to write as many words as they can in a designated amount of time.
While some word wars are shorter (fifteen minutes or an hour) and strict, this will instead be a come-and-go, write-when-you-can style of war. So start when you want and participate whatever days you can. There are no hard and fast rules. This is about encouraging each other and writing a lot of words. It's that simple.
How you can connect with each other:
1. You can connect in the comments section of the blog. There will be a post every day, and we'd love for you to keep us updated on how the day is going for you. Something as simple as "Just wrote 1,000 words in the last hour!" is fine. Seeing everyone's posts will help to encourage each other in knowing that we're all hard at work.
If you want to break the time into smaller word wars, you can post that in the comments section too. For example, you could arrange a word war from 1:00 to 2:00 with a few people.
2. You can connect on social media. On Twitter using the hashtag #wordwar or on the Go Teen Writers Community Facebook Group. This is a closed group, so if you're not a member yet, apply to join and then shoot an email to GoTeenWritersCommunity(at)gmai
l.com telling them so they can get you approved.
Happy writing, everyone!