Accountability Write-Ins (Zoom)
Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays, Ongoing
Time: 5-7pm PST, 8-10pm EST
Organizer: Grant Faulkner
“I think the hardest part about writing is writing.” -Nora Ephron
Writing is hard! Especially when you’re doing it alone. Or when you don’t have a goal. Or when you lack a routine that pushes your writing project forward.
We’re going to make writing a little bit easier through this weekly accountability write-in. We want to create a supportive space where writers can churn out words, meet their goals and deadlines, and build creative connections with others.
For this ongoing, inspiring program, we're matching you up with writer, editor, and publisher, Grant Faulkner. Yes, the very same Grant Faulkner who directed National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), the organization that has helped more writers get words on the page than any other organization on the planet. Grant has written five books of his own, and he's working on a new one, so he'll be writing alongside you every session on Zoom. He'll help warm you up and give you the energy you need to keep going.
Meeting regularly to write with others is important because it helps keep you accountable. Think about it. Are you more likely to stop writing when your plot plays dead while alone at home or in a room full of other writers?
Each of our meetings will open with a 5-minute writing talk and include an optional photo prompt for each hour. We'll end each session with an accountability check-in in break out rooms with your fellow writers.
Joyce Carol Oates said, “Getting the first draft finished is like pushing a peanut with your nose across a very dirty floor.” With this writing accountability group, we’ll make writing the first draft a little less arduous—and a lot more fun!
About the Instructor:
Grant Faulkner is the former Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and the co-founder of 100 Word Story. He recently published The Art of Brevity: Crafting the Very Short Story. He's also published Fissures, a collection of 100-word stories; All the Comfort Sin Can Provide; Nothing Short Of: Selected Tales from 100 Word Story; and Pep Talks for Writers: 52 Insights and Actions to Boost Your Creative Mojo. His stories have appeared in dozens of literary magazines, including Tin House, The Southwest Review, and The Gettysburg Review, and he has been anthologized in collections such as Norton’s New Micro: Exceptionally Short Fiction, Flash Fiction America, Best Small Fictions, and Best Microfiction. His essays on creativity have been published in The New York Times, Poets & Writers, Literary Hub, Writer’s Digest, and The Writer. Find Grant online on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Listen to his podcast Write-minded and subscribe to his newsletter "Intimations: A Writer's Discourse."
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