The EpiGuide webfiction community is hosting its annual month-long writing marathon, starting on August 1 and running through August 31, where creators of original, regularly-produced web-based fiction are challenged to write as they've never written before. And I'd love to invite you to join in because hey, that's what y'all do.
For those who haven't participated or even heard of this thing before, Web Serial Writing Month, or WeSeWriMo, was (duh) inspired by NaNoWriMo, but where we part company from this huge event is that rather than a single goal for all writers, WeSeWriMo offers each serial creator/writer to set his or her own benchmark--sometimes multiple benchmarks, in fact. Since webserials come in many different formats and genres, from never-ending serials to serialized novels to screenplay-formatted works 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 chapter/installment a week, try setting your monthly goal to six. 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:
3. Have fun! (Also please spread the word, if you can. If you're part of other webserial or general writing communities, such as Jukepop or Wattpad, it'd be great for folks to help let other serial fiction authors know of this marathon made special for them!)
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 '15 forum where you can meet the other participants, and other extras.
Hope to see some of y'all joining in. BTW, if you've never seen the EpiGuide: we've been around since 1998, and are avid creators and supporters serialized fiction and the webfiction community as a whole. The community is very quiet (my fault) but you'll find a set of new people doing other interesting things with webserials in different genres that are less represented here at WFG.
If you have any questions, let me know... and thanks very much for reading this far!