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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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FriendlyFlame Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant
I'm excited to be apart of this group since it looks to still be active :)
I can't wait to collaborate with this group and hopefully expand my writing skills! Heart 
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Farand Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
:milk: :cookie:
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SarahsSoda Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
Thank you!
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Paper-Snowflakes Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for much for accepting me. :)
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Marionberry Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
You're very welcome! X3
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Mnemothra Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Professional Writer
Thanks for accepting my request. Please check out my work, photography, art, store and my book on Amazon: "The Codex Veil: Containment"! :)
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ozzy1194 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for accepting me here! This looks like a great place to get to know other writers and improve on my fiction and poetry skills, which is really helpful :)
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Quindalas Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
<touches the wall of awesomeness and runs away screaming like a crazed gerbil>
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Nomuit-Jargon Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I've been in this group pretty much since I joined deviantART and #WriteRoom but I can never remember how many submissions per week we have. How many submissions is it again?
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BreezeWarrior Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This looks like a great group to get encouraged to write with! :love: Maybe I could even have a chance of getting critiques if I send a story here...
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