Thursday, January 31, 2008

Fast Draft Challenge

Candy Havens is holding another Fast Draft Challenge. The official starting date was yesterday, Wednesday, January 30th, but it's not too late to join. Fast Draft is a writing challenge similar to NaNo or, as some of you may remember, the old Survivor Writer's group run by Donna Caubarreaux. The challenge is to write twenty pages a day for two weeks. At the end of the challenge, you should have 280 pages of a first draft. If that's a bit much for you, you can set your own goal. Whatever works for you.The point is to set a daily goal and stick to it. You can join one of the many sub-support groups, or form one of your own, or you can go it alone. The choice is up to you. A few weeks after the challenge, Candy holds the Revision Hell Class, where you revise and edit your Fast Draft creation. Candy will post guidelines and rules to the list for encouragement and to help you along. What I like about Candy is, she's a no nonsense kind a girl. She lets you know right off that she won't put up with any whining or excuses. She works full time, 50-60 hours a week, has a husband and two teenage sons, and still finds time to write, so you should, too. To participate, you'll need to join Candy Haven's Write_Workshop Yahoo group. Oh, and did I mention, it's FREE? To join, go to Candy Haven's Website here and click on the Workshops tab, or visit Candy's blog, or sign up at the Wrtie_Workshop homepage (links below). Also, each month Candy will be teaching a new class and may sometimes have guest speakers. Classes are for beginners through advanced. Write_Workshop Group home page: Group email address: Happy Writing!

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