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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 It can be unpublished or published, a novel work in progress, or a short story, poetry, or non-fiction.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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  1. I have been semi-aware of some of these sites. I may have to do more checking into them. I'm very interested!

  2. You have done an excellent job in promoting the Weekend Writing Warriors and the other groups. As in any medium/media support groups are so helpful in all the areas you mentioned. The AtoZ Challenge has been that for me for the last three years....yep, I wondered if you were participating, too. Glad to see that you did...I will have to catchup on your 2014 posts...I so enjoyed them last year. Thanks for stopping by...I'll add you to my 2014 BlogRoll so I don't miss the last three Letters....better late than never, huh?
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

  3. That's a great list. I've never heard of them except of course for the IWSG. Thanks for mentioning it.

  4. I’ll have to check out Thursday threads - and I can’t agree with Teresa strongly enough. Though lately I haven’t been participating due to personal factors, it’s a great way to meet people, improve your writing and learning what’s going on in the world

  5. I've never heard of these groups mentioned in your informative post, but intend to try them out once this challenge ends. It sounds like you're having fun while writing, and that's important. Thanks so much for sharing, and visiting my blog. Michelle http:www.writer-way.blogspot.com

  6. It sounds like some great hops! I will be bookmarking this post for future reference. Thank you for the heads up. :D

  7. I think I've heard of Weekend Writing Warriors, but didn't know what it was about. It sounds interesting.

    ~Patricia Lynne~
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, YA Author

  8. Ha, great minds think alike (notice how I cleverly call us great : ). My W post is a combo of flash writing (can't call it fiction) and eight sentences to convey what WeWriWa is all about : )

  9. I like that wewriwa doesn't have any obligations - that makes it so much easier to participate! Thanks for introducing me to it. One this challenge is over and I can breathe again, Lol, I'll look into it!

  10. WeWriWa, and the former Six Sentence Sunday, have helped me with condensing and rewording things as well. I also loved the former Sweet Saturday Samples, and hope the administrator decides to come back from her break and resume the weekly hop.

  11. Oooh interesting! I always love finding another writing hop.

    Stopping by from the #atozchallenge !

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