One of the most valuable aspects of being a writer in Second Life® is the possibility of becoming part of a writing community. I've been told a few times, however, that the expression "writing community" may scare away those who prefer to avoid specific questions about their work in progress or about their Real Life identity. That's understandable.
So, let's just say we are a group of people who meet at Milk Wood to write. No pressure. Unconditional support. Peer-to-peer motivation.
The writing sessions start at 2am SLT, 10am PRT/UK, Monday to Thursday. Friday will be added to our schedule throughout November. After the initial 30 minutes, we take a 15-minute break. Then, we resume for another 30 minutes. Saturdays, the write-in takes place at noon SLT, 8pm PRT/UK and we write for 30 minutes.
These sessions are open to all sorts of projects - plotting, writing fiction, blog posts, academic work, revising and editing.
Only two weeks away from NaNoWriMo (and alternative events such as The NoteBook Project), it's important to:
- Create a writing routine
- Increase your writing pace
- Prepare an outline (even if vague) of your writing path for November
- Gather writing resources
- Establish a solid net of support and motivation.
That's exactly what happens at the 500 Word Snatch writing sessions.
Plenty of good reasons to join us, wouldn't you say? :)