Saturday, March 30, 2013

100 Writers Project


My last blog entry sparked an idea. The "100 Writers" Project. A project centered on documenting the experiences of first-time novelists. Writing can be such an isolating activity that it's terribly easy to forget that you are not alone. Every author started somewhere and they probably started with just as much doubt and uncertainty as you and I.

So here's the idea. I'm going to have a series of guest bloggers, all first-time novelists, talk about their experiences writing their first book. I plan on having at least one entry per week and anyone who is interested in participating can contact me here on my blog, Facebook, or on Twitter.

We want everyone who is interested to participate! If you are not comfortable talking about your experiences publicly, we can make it anonymous. All writers are welcome. The only requirement is that you have either completed your first draft of your book or are close to completion.

This project is all about creating a safe space to examine our fears, struggles, and doubts as we work hard to reach that ultimate goal: becoming a published author. It's about support and encouragement and realizing that while we may write at home in front of our computers, we are not alone. It's about community.

If you have any questions or are interested in participating please comment below.


Art by myself.

7 comments:

  1. This sounds amazing! I'd love to write a post for this project.

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    1. Definitely! I'll contact you and we'll get it set up!

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  2. This sounds like a lot of fun. I'd definitely be interested!

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    1. Get me your email and we can get started!

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  3. Hello, I was directed this way while curating the Writers On Rotation Twitter account. I have a first novel experience to share. My email address is the same as my Google account.

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    1. Hi! I don't see your email listed on your account. Feel free to email me at gfmwagner@gmail.com. We'd love to add you to the 100 Writer's Project.

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  4. Hey, I'm very interested in this project, but am beyond the first draft of my first novel. I just finished my final draft a little over a month ago. Is that still okay?

    You can contact me on Twitter (@MarcotteJN), by email (jntappen@alaska.edu), or at my blog (jillmarcotte.wordpress.com). Thanks!

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