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Word Sprints [Jun. 14th, 2008|09:07 am]
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Hey! Just found the comm. I run sprintly, which is a community 100% dedicated to conducting word sprints. We're supposed to be sprinting now in fact but no one is around except for me. We meet in the AIM room sprintly at times that are posted weekly on the community. Join! I find that sprinting often helps me out of tight writing spots.
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Open Posting #1 [Mar. 28th, 2008|09:27 pm]
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I found this today. What do we think? Yay/nay?

Also, I've opened up the posting for the weekend. You may post anything writing-related between now and Monday morning. There's a reason why I'm only doing open posting on the weekends, which I will explain. There'll be a big bumper-edition post tomorrow evening with all the information I've stored up while we were gaining members. All will be clear! This comm's going to be different to all the other billions of writing comms out there. (Not that there's anything wrong with other comms! I'm just doing something different.)

FYI, writing-related literally means anything even remotely related to writing. There are no limits. Questions, advice, calls for beta readers, links, etc. Go for it. :)
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Outlining... [Mar. 25th, 2008|06:20 pm]
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People! The comm's a day old and we're doing great! But we need lots more members for the place to really work. So pimp, people, pimp! Tell everyone. Drop a promo in an appropriate comm. Mention it next time you post to your LJ. Woo!

Later on tonight I'm going to put up a post informing you all of what's coming in this comm over the next week. I don't want to leave you all in the dark. :)
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Welcome! [Mar. 24th, 2008|02:33 pm]
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The first post is for us to state our own writing plan. In other words, our goals. Not everyone will have a writing plan, and for those who have no idea what I'm talking about, here's mine:

1. Finish outline and plot guides by March 31
2. April -- August/September: complete first draft.
3. September -- November: re-write, complete second draft
4. Put it away for Christmas.
5. January & February: return with fresh eyes; line-by-line edit, complete third draft
6. March: final read-through/edit, complete fourth draft
7. April: write synopsis
8. May: prepare and send query letters; cross fingers and toes

So there you go. The plan isn't set in stone -- who knows what RL will throw at me? But I feel confident that a year is a good amount of time to spend on my first novel, so here's hoping. :) Now let's see yours!

At the end of each month I will be making a post for the people who planned to have their first draft complete by that time. We'll see how you're all doing. :D

I'd also like to use this post to introduce myself...

I'm English, living in Ireland, and this will be my first novel. I've spent a lot of time in various fandoms, and fanfic helped me learn how to write. As I said in the profile, I woke up one morning with a strong desire to write a novel. By the time I made it to the bathroom, I had a half-formed plot developing in my head. Yay!

I'm writing the first of a three-part series, and it's Urban Fantasy.

Your turn! Leave your writing plan and introduction in a comment. Tell me everything.
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