Monday, January 28, 2013

It's back and ready to do some training

It's back and I'm not talking about me, although I have been gone for a while due to illness, but I'm better now. Thanks for asking.

No, I'm talking about Ali Cross and her dojo.

The Writer's Dojo is returning to its roots and invites you to join in on the fun!

To quote Ali:

When I first started the writer's dojo in 2008, I did it as a way to keep the glory of National Novel Writing Month alive all year long. I loved the camaraderie and support I received during the month of November and desired that same feeling of community every month of the year, in every aspect of writing--not just the drafting.

Beginning February 1st, 2013, the writer's dojo returns to its roots and ushers in a new age of ninjawesomeness.

Each month there will be three training rooms at the writer's dojo website. A room for drafters (Writing Month, aka WriMo), a room for revisers (Revising Month, aka ReMo) and a room for those querying (Querying Month, aka QuMo).

Set your own goals, whether it's to write a thousand words a day, revise ten pages a week, or submit twenty queries in a month, and register your goal in the appropriate training room.

Every Monday a leader will be posted for the previous week, and at the end of each month those who met their goal will be able to post the coveted Writing Ninja Warrior badge on their blog or website. And you know accomplish their writing goals.

There will be chats, twitter encouragement, google+, and a newsletter. All in an attempt to help those who are struggling to meet their goals.

I absolutely love this idea. Right now my lack of motivation is at an all time high. The only time I've been writing is to try and meet my once a month in person critique group, which means I'm writing or revising at a snail's pace. This might be just the thing I need to help me cross some stuff off my list.

So if you need a little push, check out Ali's blog for more info. 



Janet said...

Thanks for the link, Patti - off to check it out (I could use a little motivation myself ;)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

This is a cool idea. I'm not sure what my weekly goals are, other than to just do it. I'm currently revising, so my goals are a little bit looser.

strugglingwriter said...

This is a very fun idea!


Heidi Willis said...

Writing communities that offer encouragement and accountability are so important! I think blogging used to do that, years ago, but blogging has lost that, I think.

Anyway. Great idea. And so funny that you and I both have ninjas on our blogs today! :)

Miranda Hardy said...

I'm looking forward to being held accountable, too.

Carolyn V said...

I love Ali! She is so cool. But I have never been a part of her dojo. I'll have to check it out! ;)

LTM said...

Hooray for Ali and the dojo! Good luck with your ninja training, and so glad to hear you're feeling better! <3

Robyn Campbell said...

I read this earlier, but haven't had a chance to head over there yet. Thinking about signing up. My problem is time. *sigh* But maybe this will help me make the time. Hugs pal.

Martin Willoughby said...

Every little bit of encouragement helps. I may give this a try.

nutschell said...

love the writers dojo! Totally feel like a ninja when i'm there:D

ali cross said...

I'm so sad you've been sick. ((hugs)) Glad you're feeling better, though. Thanks for the shout out ~ you are awesome!