No hard and fast rules but these are some guidelines and stress-free steps that will position you for excellence in the writing challenge. I have heard so much about Hogwarts school of witchcraft but I am yet to pay a visit to the place; this is an open disclaimer – I am not a magician.
I am not making a promise that you will become an award-winning writer after 21 days but it all depends on your commitment and dedication. This is far from the Holy Grail of writing but I am sure that you will never be the same again after this challenge.
It is all for free. All I need from you at the end of this challenge is an honest review of the course outline and suggestions to make it better for prospective writers. I will be super grateful if you can do this for me.
First, the guidelines:
- Get a writathon buddy.
- Write at least 400 words everyday for 21 days.
- If you miss a day, pick up from where you stopped. Don’t try to make up for lost days.
- Make your commitment known to the public with the hashtag – #My21daysWritathon.
- Just write, then edit later.
- If possible use a timer for your writing period.
- Watch out for the daily prompts and tips.
- You can always post your daily write-ups in the Facebook group.
- Please be civil with your comments in the group, constructive criticisms are welcomed but please I have no tolerance for in-fighting and abuses.
- Treat the group members like family members.
To be honest, I want you to make the best out of this course. There are five simple steps I want to share with you; they will place you on the right path. They are proven strategies to make you stay focused and disciplined.
Add this email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) to the address book of your mailbox and if you are using Gmail, move the email to the “Primary” tab of your mailbox. This is to ensure that you don’t miss any of the emails that will contain prompts and tips for the 21 days trip.
Join the Community
This is the community of addicted writers like you – individuals who are deliberate about living a disciplined writing life. In this closed group on Facebook
, you will be able to share your daily word writing target. You can post whatever you have written and get a constructive feedback about your piece. It will also be an avenue to network with other writers who love the beauty of words.
Writing consistently for 21 days will push you to your limits. In this journey, some days are coming when you will feel like calling it quit but you don’t have to go through this alone. There is strength in synergy. We look forward to harnessing the power in having a partner who shares the same writing goals and aspirations with you.
Get a Writathon buddy for accountability and motivation. It is advisable for you to choose a partner in the closed group and be committed to checking on each other’s progress during the challenge.
I was almost going to give up on hosting this class but I made my opinion known to the public on Dec. 5, 2016, and it hastened the completion of the course outline. Make your writing commitment public on your social media network; let your friends and family know about it. You can use the hashtag – #My21daysWritathon. This is a sure way of setting yourself up for triumph in grand style.
This is where the rubber meets the road, fusing energy into your passion to write out your hearts in a lovely way. It is going to be a long journey but I believe strongly that you will make it to the finish line.
In the next mail, you will get your first writing prompt and write more than 400 words (hopefully).
Yes, you can!
Fall in love with your pen,