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WriteRoomies is a Literature Group that embraces all forms of the written word with no particular focus in any one area.

The chatroom #WriteRoom and it's subsequent group WriteRoomies were both founded by aughters, formerly incluye. Though he is no longer with us, his Literature Chat and Group Legacy live on with the aid of the Administrators and Moderators.
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It's July!



That means it's both Camp NaNoWriMo and Flash Fiction Month! Huzzah! I, personally, am hoping to complete a revision on a past NaNo novel. We all have goals, and there are lots of ways to go about achieving them. But when it comes to first drafts with deadlines, there are some things you might want to consider, or remember, or just paste on a wall above your desk. Because it's HARD to keep up. There are totally points at which you want to quit, and points where you have no idea what is supposed to happen next, where you feel like you've run out of ideas. BUT. You signed up for this. And I'm holding you to it!

So. Here you go. Pinky's Top Five Survival Tips for Writing Challenges!

1. First drafts suck. 


AndyTheShowMustGoWrong by PinkyMcCoversong

They suck a lot. All of them. Whether you're Nooby McNoobwriter or Stephen King. So give yourself permission to suck. It's okay. You can fix it later.

2. STOP EDITING.


RonNeverHalfAssTwoThings by PinkyMcCoversong
That's for later. Your goal right now is to crank out some words. You have limited time, so you'd better use that time to make more words instead of going back and fixing, deleting, rewriting. Revision is ESSENTIAL. But you have to get that first draft finished first.

3. Find some folks to hold you accountable. 


LeslieTextMeEvery30Seconds by PinkyMcCoversong

Right here on dA, there are tons of writers participating in Camp NaNo and FFM. So find some buddies. Check in with each other. Challenge each other. and keep each other accountable for these goals you set at the beginning of the month.

4. If you get stuck, try something outrageous.


DonnaTommySurpriseFace by PinkyMcCoversong

Sometimes when I get stuck writing a first draft, I write in a bear attack or an explosion or something. Maybe you could try a crazy prompt that you thought you'd never even touch, write something out of your wheelhouse, or have someone walk into the room with a gun. Surprise yourself! Be fearless!

5. Treat yo' self!


Treatyoselftommy by PinkyMcCoversong

Or...write now fun later. Set daily goals (like your one FFM piece for the day, or your x amount of words for the day), and play afterward. You could also set up something with yourself like "after I meet my goal, I get to binge watch Netflix things for two hours" or "no ice cream until after I finish this FFM piece!" 

There you go. Now get out there and get writing. Because that's how we do at CRLiterature

AndyBurtMacklin by PinkyMcCoversong


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PurgatoryDecrepitsun Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
It is okay. Thanks.
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TheFS Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hello everyone!

I am currently offering a speed critiquing service for those who want to get professional standard feedback on prose writing/or poems at a cheap price. I've just been paid for my latest 45,000 editing/proofreading job and I'm looking for new works!

You could have your short story, the first chapter of your novel or one-act script read by the end of the day with in depth feedback on how to improve!

If you're interested in finding out more, follow the link to my job service forum post.

I look forward to hearing from you! =D (Big Grin)
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live-theater Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Posting advertisements in the comment section for a group really isn't cool,TheFS.
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SurrealArts Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How do things get sumbitted???? ;-;
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The-Monoblos Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Writer
go onto your deviation and select "add to group" on the right hand side of the page
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SurrealArts Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D thanks :D
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AlphaSite Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hi, I write poetry
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RandomlyToast Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Hi! Is there a spot for people to just post their poetry ( that's not for a contest)?
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NyxD Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Hey,How do I get to the write room?
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NickKartha Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
chat.deviantart.com/chat/writeroom
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