New Digs: Fandom Grammar

  • Feb. 6th, 2017 at 4:49 PM
theemdash: (M Grammar)
[community profile] fandom_grammar has a new home on DreamWidth. If grammar or writing is your thing, please give it a follow and tell your friends.

Fandom Grammar has always existed as a resource not only for fan writers, but for writers in general and for fans who have English as a second language. If you have a question about the English language—or colloquial differences in regional uses—please feel free to ask about it! We're always looking for new questions to answer. We're also open to fandom-specific questions such as capitalization rules for specific fandoms or how fandom-specific words are used in context. (Don't worry if we don't know your fandom, most of the grammarians are research monkeys and we're up to the challenge.)

Our typical schedule includes answering questions on Mondays, interspersed with additional content on Fridays.

I'm excited for our future on DW. We're approaching 10 years of Fandom Grammar, so we're looking to make a new home and build a foundation to last another 10 years.

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, [ 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!
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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!

GYWO 2013: One More Sell

  • Jan. 18th, 2013 at 3:18 PM
theemdash: (M Trust Me)
Dear Friends, you have a little more than 2 DAYS to sign up for GYWO 2013. If you're a writer on my flist, I would love for you to sign up. This is (probably) the last year we will be running this and I want you to join me for writing this year. Am I going to guilt trip you right now? YOU BET I AM.

Look at the other people on my flist who have already signed up!
[ profile] brilligspoons, [ profile] darkmachines, [ profile] getaway_machine, [ profile] jedimara77, [ profile] jenniferkoliver, [ profile] kay_brooke, [ profile] lady_ganesh, [ profile] lanewinree, [ profile] medie, [ profile] melayneseahawk, [ profile] momebie, [ profile] myras_girls, [ profile] nyghtrain, [ profile] paper_tzipporah, [ profile] rydiafantasy, , [ profile] writerfangirl, [ profile] xsnarkasaurus, [ profile] zarathustra

Don't you want to have fun with us???

Okay, in all seriousness: GYWO isn't nearly as high stress as people make it out to be. Yes, writing to a word-count goal can be stressful, but you'll have 200 other people supporting you in your writing, encouraging you to sit down and write, and celebrating with you when you do write. There will be posts all year about the writing process and craft, advice from people who've been there, and opportunities to just get your writing troubles off your chest! We have word wars that are available to members only, a private chat, and prompts and challenges over the year. Also: If you don't make your writing goal, it's okay! The important thing is that you made progress—any progress—and we'll be here to help you make it.

Won't you join me? Sign-ups end January 20.

GetYourWordsOut: One Last Time (Probably)!
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Quick Flist Cleanup

  • Jun. 3rd, 2011 at 10:38 AM
theemdash: (Writing)
Removed a few journals/communities in which interests seem to have parted ways or I haven't interacted with in a long time. Honestly, it was just a few people and if we've talked in the past month, you don't need to worry. (Roadie, I'm sure you're checking anyway.)

If we are parting ways at this time, I wish you the best. As always, please feel free to friend/defriend as you will.


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