Friday, April 25, 2014
A to Z: W is for Weekend Writing Warriors
Weekend Writing Warriors is a weekly bloghop for writers. This is how it works. Each participant writes a post on his or her own blog that includes 8 sentences from something they've written. It can be unpublished or published, a novel work in progress, or a short story, poetry, or non-fiction. Then sign up at our linky list @ wewriwa.com. There is a new list posted each week. So each week that you want to participate, you sign up. There's no long term commitment. If life gets busy, take a break. When time permits, join in for the week. And it doesn't cost a dime.
I hope you'll give it a try, and if you do, don't be shy. The more you put into it, the more you'll get back. If you visit others, they'll visit you. The site is powered by reciprocity.
Of course I'd write this up as a shameless plug for wewriwa.com. I am one of the admins. But in fairness to other sites (I know of), and to stress the point that networking with other writers can do wonders for your knowledge base and your self-esteem, I'll add that any group you join will do you good--as long as it it's free, and the people are respectful of each other.
On facebook there's a group called Snippet Sunday that is very similar--in fact, many of our participants do both in the same blogpost.Twitter hashtag #snipsun There's also a group called Saturday Spankings. I'm guessing it's for Erotica. Twitter hashtag #SatSpanks
There's also Thursday Threads, a weekly flash fiction contest (you get a prompt and write a 250 word piece of fiction). Twitter hashtag #ThursThreads. Many of the same people participate week after week--so you do get to know other writers. But there's not so much critting that goes on there. Still, it's good practice for tightening your writing.
Oh, and I can't leave out the Insecure Writer's Support Group IWSG--a monthly posting that won't recieve crits but you will meet other writers and you will find support there. :-)
And so you won't have to backtrack ;-) the Weekend Writing Warriors
I'm sure there are many others. If you know of any, please leave a comment and let me know. I want to list them on the sidebar of my blog. :-)
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