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22 November 2009 @ 02:55 pm
Fictionista Workshop Daily WitFit  
Fictionista Workshop wants writers to end 2009 with a bang, announcing the Daily WitFit!

"Write every day" is one of the most popular pieces of advice given to writers. No other practice challenges the mind, provokes the imagination and emboldens a writer to continue practicing the craft!

But what about time? The prospect of trying to write at the same time every day can be discouraging, but if we can find even 20 minutes to write - when waking up, on lunch break or while dinner is cooking - we can develop styles, sharpen the ability to pair words and ideas, as well as stir our imagination.

So how to manage your daily schedule and keep our wit sharp? This is a challenge. December is a very busy month for most. Stress and festivities can distract and even relax us from writing, so Fictionista Workshop has opened WitFit, a daily writing prompt series for all genres.

RULES

1. There is no word minimum.

2. There is no word maximum.

3. Writers may write on any subject, with any topic in their appropriate rating category. If utilizing another author's characters, writers must provide appropriate disclaimers. All appropriate warnings must be given to readers in the header of every entry. Entries based on G, T, and MA ratings will be listed with rating. Please see the Ratings Guide. Read at your own discretion.

4. PLEASE NOTE: All appropriate warnings and ratings must be given. If exceedingly controversial material is submitted, please note that although Fictionista Workshop is a free speech, free writing venue, we also reserve the right to moderate with any author to discuss submissions, ratings, or warnings prior to posting.

5. Writers that cannot submit their entries by the close of that day need not worry! Start over tomorrow! We post what you write! Any level of participation is better than none.

6. Writers may post their work under their own profiles, blogs, websites, pages, etc. where they feel appropriate.

7. Any comments, questions, or concerns should be emailed to fictionista.witfit@gmail.com. Please allow 24 hours to respond.

WITFIT PROCESS

1. Registration begins Sunday, November 22nd, 2009. The WitFit will post entries from December 1st, 2009 to December 31, 2009.

2. Fictionista Workshop will use multi-media writing prompts with two levels of difficulty; one for those short on time, and a second for those that have more time to explore. All will be released on December 1st, 2009, but writers will also receive a daily reminder of their prompt via E-mail alerts. Writers will then ruminate over their prompt and challenge their imagination to create an entry every day.

3. Daily entries must be submitted no later than midnight Pacific Standard Time to fictionista.witfit@gmail.com, utilizing the following format:

Subject of E-Mail: Penname, Prompt, Rating

Body of E-Mail:
Genre:
Creative Original or Derivative (Fanfiction):
Rating:
Warning(s):
Notes:
Disclaimer: All copyright, trademarked items, or recognizable characters, plots, etc. mentioned herein belong to their respective owners. No copying or reproduction of this work is permitted without their express written authorization.

4. WitFit posting will begin December 2nd, 2009 via the Fictionista Workshop website.

5. All writers, editors, readers, bloggers, communities, websites, etc. as well as those interested in following the writing submissions should register their email for updates via the Fictionista Workshop website.

6. Spread the word! Fictionista Workshop is an open community for writers, readers, editors, and lovers of the craft. Please feel free to share the WitFit! If you know struggling writers and readers, help them get back on track!

REGISTRATION

In order to register, please send an E-mail containing the following information to fictionista.witfit@gmail.com. If you are not already registered for Fictionista Workshop, we will enter your email address.

Penname:
URL:
E-mail Address:
TIPS FOR WITFIT WRITERS

DON'T EDIT WHILE YOU WRITE

Try to silence your inner editor; don't think about if what you're writing is making sense, or if it fits with your story. Just relax and let your creativity flow.

DON'T OVERTHINK

The WitFit is designed to challenge writers, to help them expand beyond their comfort zone, and to push their creative juices. To keep their wit fit. Some days they may not feel it, or like what they produce. However, Fictionista Workshop encourages writers to submit what they have created every day, regardless of their level of satisfaction.

This encouragement is given with this principle in mind: the overthinking writer is their own worst enemy. The purpose is to strengthen creative prowess, not the editing pen.

MAKE IT HAPPEN

Making writing part of your daily routine will help make the process less of a strange task and more a day-to-day exploration. The goal of daily writing isn't necessarily output; rather, it is about making writing second nature. Simply make it work for you and your lifestyle, and it will soon become so.

Register today for the Daily WitFit by registering with the instructions above. Prepare to stretch your creative wings!

Credit to: Writing Digest
 
 
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