Join the WeSeWriMo challenge: Web Serial Writing Month is almost here!
Hi again everyone. Just wanted to let you all know that it's that time again: for the sixth straight year, the EpiGuide Web Fiction and Entertainment Community is hosting a month-long serial writing marathon, starting on August 1 and running through August 31, where creators of original, regularly-produced webfiction are challenged to write as they've never written before.
As many of you know, we were inspired by the famous NaNoWriMo, but where we part company from that popular tradition is that rather than a single goal for all writers, WeSeWriMo offers each serial creator/writer to set his or her own benchmark. Since webserials come in many different formats and genres, from text-based narratives to podcasts to screenplays and beyond, milestones may vary.
The idea is to stretch ourselves to the limit, so each participant is strongly encouraged to set goals that are ambitious. One good rule is to judge your regular output, then try for a minimum of 150%. For example, if you usually produce one episode/installment a week, try setting your monthly goal to six episodes. Someone else might aim for 31,000 words -- a thousand words a day for the entire month. Goals should be ambitious yet realistic.
We're a decidedly low-key, low-tech project so far, and admittedly we lack the automated tools of NaNoWriMo. But we hope to grow in future if participation warrants it. Any willing volunteers (programmers, moderators, publicists) are gratefully invited and encouraged to help us add to the WeSeWriMo experience!
Joining is easy:
2. Add your series/site/project and goal to the official WeSeWriMo 2012 registration thread by August 1, 2012.
3. Write your ass off and have fun!
Once we process your info we'll add you to the official list and you'll get some free goodies, such as a blog, a banner, access to the WeSeWriMo '12 forum where you can meet the other participants, and other extras.
I hope some of you will join in and help support all of us in making this a successful month of writing like crazy people. If you have any questions, let me know. Thanks!