Friday, 12 July 2013

Friday Night Write

Okay, first thing on the list: a complete novel. Or a first draft at least, which should probably be between 60,000 and 10,000 words depending on the story. How do you get a lot of words written in a short space of time? Why, by joining the Friday Night Write Club, of course!

Friday Night Write Club is a Twitter-based organisation, where writers from all over the world get together for half-hour writing sprints. Everybody writes and supports each other, and reports their word counts every half hour using the hashtag #writeclub.

After a working day, I didn’t much feel like coming home and writing. Common sense tells us that after a day of work we’re good for nothing but the pub or the sofa. But I came home, and fired up the laptop, and wrote 2,701 words between 9pm Friday and 1pm Saturday. Whether or not they’re good words remains to be seen, but it’s more than I would’ve written otherwise, and I quite enjoyed it. I’d recommend it: just follow @FriNightWrites on Twitter.

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