GYWO

  • Jan. 13th, 2017 at 9:58 AM
theemdash: (Writing)
Since I'm actually using DW now, and since I've picked up and reconnected with many people, and since we're coming up on the sign-up deadline (and since I'd love to have more SG-writers in my writing comm), I figured I'd give one final mention of [community profile] getyourwordsout.

GYWO is a community dedicated to encouraging you to write. It's open for pro writers, fan writers, hobbyists, novelists, poets—basically anyone who wants to write. In addition to the main word count challenge, there is additional support though monthly challenges, prompts, word wars, pep talks, craft discussions, and more.

This will be my NINTH YEAR running GYWO, and aside from SG-1 fandom, it's my favorite thing based on LJ/DW. While there is an emphasis on word count, I'm more interested in writers making the effort, and well, since I run it, it all trickles down as support.

Sign-ups are open through January 15. Look over the membership requirements and then follow the directions to leave your pledge and request membership. If you have general questions, you can ask them at the linked post, but I'm also happy to discuss personal concerns here.


[img: notebook paper with "GYWO 2017" printed in large black letters with a blue
shadow. under that, "writing decathlon" in handwritten black letters with an
orange shadow. printed at the bottom in black is "sign up dec. 14 - jan. 15"]
GetYourWordsOut: Year Nine!
Pledges & Requirements | GYWO.net


GYWO is also on Livejournal, Twitter, and Tumblr.

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Your Writing in 2017

  • Dec. 15th, 2016 at 10:43 AM
theemdash: (M Books)
It's time for my annual plug for one of my all-time favorite communities, [livejournal.com profile] getyourwordsout.


[img: notebook paper with "GYWO 2017" printed in large black letters with a blue
shadow. under that, "writing decathlon" in handwritten black letters with an
orange shadow. printed at the bottom in black is "sign up dec. 14 - jan. 15"]
GetYourWordsOut: Year Nine!
Pledges & Requirements | GYWO.net


GYWO is a community dedicated to helping you build a writing life. The idea was based around encouraging writers to write every month instead of just in a push for NaNo, a Big Bang, or some other event/story call. GYWO has grown to include more support for writers though challenges, prompts, and word wars, and through being a forum where writers can discuss problems and roadblocks or celebrate a success.

If you want to strengthen your dedication to writing, you should sign up. Whether or not you meet the writing goal is irrelevant as long as you are writing. I missed my goal 4 years running, but I was writing! Even during life trauma and depression, GYWO kept me writing something and it's made it easier to get back on track.

GYWO has a presence on Livejournal, Dreamwidth, Twitter, and Tumblr, so we're pretty much everywhere you want to be on the internet.

Sign-ups are open now through January 15. Look over the membership requirements and then follow the directions to leave your pledge and request membership. If you have any general questions, you can ask them at the linked post, but I'm also happy to discuss personal concerns here.

Please let your writer friends know about the community!

Your Writing in 2016

  • Dec. 17th, 2015 at 10:20 AM
theemdash: (Buffy/Angel Buffy)
It's time for my annual public post in which I plug one of my favorite communities, [livejournal.com profile] getyourwordsout. (And by "time," I mean that literally since I posted a similar post on Dec 18 last year.)


GetYourWordsOut: Year Eight!
Pledges & Requirements | GYWO.net


GYWO is a community dedicated to helping you build a writing life. The idea was based around encouraging writers to write every month instead of just in a push for NaNo, a Big Bang, or some other event/story call. GYWO has grown to include more support for writers though the challenges, prompts, and word wars, and through being a forum where writers can discuss problems and roadblocks or even celebrate a success.

If you want to strengthen your dedication to writing, you should sign up. Whether or not you meet the writing goal is irrelevant as long as you are writing. I haven't met my goal in the past 4 years, but I'm writing! Even during life trauma and depression, GYWO kept me writing something and it's made it easier to get back on track.

GYWO has a presence on Livejournal, Dreamwidth, Twitter, and Tumblr, so we're pretty much everywhere you want to be on the internet.

Sign-ups are open now through January 20. Look over the membership requirements and then follow the directions to leave your pledge and request membership. If you have any general questions, you can ask them at the linked post, but I'm also happy to discuss personal concerns here.

Please let your writer friends know about the community!

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Your Writing in 2016

  • Dec. 17th, 2015 at 10:19 AM
theemdash: (SBP Sirius)
It's time for my annual public post in which I plug one of my favorite communities, [community profile] getyourwordsout. (And by "time," I mean that literally since I posted a similar post on Dec 18 last year.)


GetYourWordsOut: Year Eight!
Pledges & Requirements | GYWO.net


GYWO is a community dedicated to helping you build a writing life. The idea was based around encouraging writers to write every month instead of just in a push for NaNo, a Big Bang, or some other event/story call. GYWO has grown to include more support for writers though the challenges, prompts, and word wars, and through being a forum where writers can discuss problems and roadblocks or even celebrate a success.

If you want to strengthen your dedication to writing, you should sign up. Whether or not you meet the writing goal is irrelevant as long as you are writing. I haven't met my goal in the past 4 years, but I'm writing! Even during life trauma and depression, GYWO kept me writing something and it's made it easier to get back on track.

GYWO has a presence on Livejournal, Dreamwidth, Twitter, and Tumblr, so we're pretty much everywhere you want to be on the internet.

Sign-ups are open now through January 20. Look over the membership requirements and then follow the directions to leave your pledge and request membership. If you have any general questions, you can ask them at the linked post, but I'm also happy to discuss personal concerns here.

Please let your writer friends know about the community!

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Your Writing in 2015

  • Dec. 18th, 2014 at 4:20 PM
theemdash: (Daniel Home)
It's time for my annual public post in which I plug one of my favorite communities, [livejournal.com profile] getyourwordsout. I'm not just a moderator, I'm also a client!


GetYourWordsOut: Year Seven!
Pledges & Requirements | GYWO.net


GYWO is a community dedicated to helping you build a writing life. Its mere presence on your flist can be a reminder to write, though the challenges, prompts, and word wars can certainly offer further incentive. GYWO is also a place where you can go to discuss problems and roadblocks you're having with your writing or to celebrate a success!

If you want to strengthen your dedication to writing, you should sign up. Whether or not you meet the writing goal is irrelevant as long as you are writing.

GYWO has a presence on Livejournal, Dreamwidth, Twitter, and Tumblr, so we're pretty much everywhere you want to be on the internet.

Sign-ups are open now through January 20. Look over the membership requirements and then follow the directions to leave your pledge and request membership. If you have any general questions, you can ask them at the linked post, but I'm also happy to discuss personal concerns here.

Please let your writer friends know about the community!

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Your Writing in 2015

  • Dec. 18th, 2014 at 4:15 PM
theemdash: (Daniel Bandana)
It's time for my annual public post in which I plug one of my favorite communities, [community profile] getyourwordsout. I'm not just a moderator, I'm also a client!


GetYourWordsOut: Year Seven!
Pledges & Requirements | GYWO.net


GYWO is a community dedicated to helping you build a writing life. Its mere presence on your flist can be a reminder to write, though the challenges, prompts, and word wars can certainly offer further incentive. GYWO is also a place where you can go to discuss problems and roadblocks you're having with your writing or to celebrate a success!

If you want to strengthen your dedication to writing, you should sign up. Whether or not you meet the writing goal is irrelevant as long as you are writing.

GYWO has a presence on Livejournal, Dreamwidth, Twitter, and Tumblr, so we're pretty much everywhere you want to be on the internet.

Sign-ups are open now through January 20. Look over the membership requirements and then follow the directions to leave your pledge and request membership. If you have any general questions, you can ask them at the linked post, but I'm also happy to discuss personal concerns here.

Please let your writer friends know about the community!

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How to Write in 2014

  • Dec. 19th, 2013 at 9:04 AM
theemdash: (M Hugs)
I have done the crazy thing again and am ONCE MORE modding the massive and addictive [community profile] getyourwordsout for 2014. I've done the even crazier thing and have expanded the community to allow members to sign-up and participate wholly on Dreamwidth, and we'll be posting/reblogging/retweeting prompts, challenges, and writing and publishing information on the GYWO Tumblr and GYWO Twitter.

Suffice to say, this is our biggest year ever.


GetYourWordsOut: Year Six!
Pledges & Requirements | GYWO.net


I know folks are often afraid of our pledge levels, or get discouraged early thinking about the possibility of not hitting the goal, but I would like to suggest that the only failure is never trying. GYWO is a lot more than just hitting a word count. It's about being part of a community of writers, making a commitment to writing, and aiming towards creating a writing life. If you can get in the mindset that trying is just as important as succeeding, I really think you'll get something important out of GYWO. I have a lot of writers among my friends, and I hope some of you who haven't tried GYWO before—or who have but haven't been back for awhile—will consider this, consider that this year is different from last, and that you'll sign up for 2014. (And if you already have a consistent writing life, consider signing up to help those of us who are still figuring it out! We need experienced writers, too!)

Sign-ups are open now through January 20. Please look over the membership requirements and then follow the directions to leave your pledge and request membership. If you have any general questions, you can ask them at the linked post, but I'm also happy to discuss personal concerns here.

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How to Write in 2014

  • Dec. 15th, 2013 at 9:39 PM
theemdash: (B20 Nerdfighter)
I have done the crazy thing again and am ONCE MORE modding the massive and addictive [livejournal.com profile] getyourwordsout for 2014. I've done the even crazier thing and have expanded the community to allow members to sign-up and participate wholly on Dreamwidth, and we'll be posting/reblogging/retweeting prompts, challenges, and writing and publishing information on the GYWO Tumblr and GYWO Twitter.

Suffice to say, this is our biggest year ever.


GetYourWordsOut: Year Six!
Pledges & Requirements | GYWO.net


I know folks are often afraid of our pledge levels, or get discouraged early thinking about the possibility of not hitting the goal, but I would like to suggest that the only failure is never trying. GYWO is a lot more than just hitting a word count. It's about being part of a community of writers, making a commitment to writing, and aiming towards creating a writing life. If you can get in the mindset that trying is just as important as succeeding, I really think you'll get something important out of GYWO. I have a lot of writers among my friends, and I hope some of you who haven't tried GYWO before—or who have but haven't been back for awhile—will consider this, consider that this year is different from last, and that you'll sign up for 2014. (And if you already have a consistent writing life, consider signing up to help those of us who are still figuring it out! We need experienced writers, too!)

Sign-ups are open now through January 20. Please look over the membership requirements and then follow the directions to leave your pledge and request membership. If you have any general questions, you can ask them at the linked post, but I'm also happy to discuss personal concerns here.

A Wee Bit of Assistance

  • Dec. 10th, 2013 at 6:54 AM
theemdash: (M Smart)
I'm drastically changing up the check-ins at [livejournal.com profile] getyourwordsout for 2014 and would like to do some testing before January to hopefully work some of the kinks out. You don't need to be a member of the community, I just need responses! If you have a moment, please click the link below and complete the check-in (you can use whatever word count you like!). To ensure that I can work the kinks out, also reply here with a comment that includes the following information:

    I checked in!
    Device: Computer/tablet/mobile
    Browser & Version: (old/newest is okay if you don't know the version)
    Comments: Please leave any comments you have about the form; if something isn't clear or if you had a problem.


Getting a reply here with a comment will let me know if any responses get eaten, so please make sure that you fill out the Test Check-in AND leave a comment here.

2014 Test Check-in


Thank you for your help!

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GYWO 2013

  • Dec. 27th, 2012 at 7:04 PM
theemdash: (M Books)
PLEDGING IS NOW OPEN!
Pledging for [livejournal.com profile] getyourwordsout 2013 is open until January 20. This will very likely be the last year. GYWO has been a boost to my productivity and motivation for the last four years, but as a moderator it's also been considerably time-consuming and exhausting. If you've ever been tempted by the challenge, now is the year to sign up!

Click on the banner or go straight to the link below for Pledges & Requirements and check out what GYWO is all about. I hope you'll be writing with me in 2013!


GetYourWordsOut: One Last Time (Probably)!
Pledges & Requirements | GYWO.net

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GYWO 2012

  • Dec. 15th, 2011 at 6:53 AM
theemdash: (Writing)
PLEDGING IS NOW OPEN!
Pledging for [livejournal.com profile] getyourwordsout 2012 is open until the end of the year, so make a decision soon. GYWO has been a boost to my productivity for three years and I can vouch for it as a motivational tool to actually write.

Click on the banner or go straight to the link below for Pledges & Requirements and check out what GYWO is all about. I hope you'll be writing with me in 2012!


GetYourWordsOut: Back for a 4th Year!
Pledges & Requirements | GYWO.net

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GYWO 2011

  • Dec. 15th, 2010 at 7:05 AM
theemdash: (Writing)
[livejournal.com profile] getyourwordsout 2011 sign-ups are officially open!

Whether you've been eying the community all year, or have never heard of [livejournal.com profile] getyourwordsout, allow me to briefly explain what it entails for 2011.

[livejournal.com profile] getyourwordsout is a year long writing challenge designed to encourage writers to write more consistently, on a day by day basis rather than just when the muse feels like showing up. There are 5 pledge levels this year—150K, 200K, 250K, 300K, and 350K. Words can count for any writing projects you're writing in 2011, so long as those words were written within the calendar year. There are few exceptions to this and our word count guidelines are fairly straight-forward and available on our website

There are 3 participation requirements if you join (aside from trying to make your goal):

  • All members must participate in the monthly check-ins. Each month members provide their current year-to-date (YTD) totals to the moderators. You will only ever be required to provide numbers; sharing what is written is completely optional.

  • At the March check-in, members must have written some number of words for their goal.

  • At the June check-in, members must have written at least 10% of their goal.


If a member misses 3 check-ins, you'll get the ol' boot because after three, it usually means someone has quit writing, so there's no point in us tracking a lack of progress.

We do make it kind of easy to check-in, though—by doing it at the same time every month and having a trackable tag—and we'll send up to 4PM reminders over the course of the year! We really do want people to hang around!

If all of this is sounds good, head over to read the Pledges & Requirements in full, and then make a pledge (how to make a pledge is at the linked post). Make sure you pledge before you request to join the community; we won't accept members who haven't pledged first.

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