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    The Absolute Write-in

    Next Absolute 3 day Write-in: Friday- Sunday, August 10, 11, and 12th.


    Looking for a fun way to boost your word count and meet your writing goal? Yeah, me too. It's amazing how often I run into other AWers around social media sites, especially twitter. There are lots of fun writing hashtags to help link up with other writers.

    #1k1hr
    #500in30
    #wordwar
    #wordscrim
    #amwriting
    #amediting
    #fastdraft

    Now there is one more: #AWritein

    Once a week we announce a day in this thread for the Absolute Write-in. You can use the #AWritein hashtag to link up with other AWers who are writing, challenge each other, word wars, or anything you want. You can combine it with your favorite twitter writing prompt or game. When you're done, come back here and post your word count.

    The beauty of this is that it doesn't matter what you're writing. You can be writing blog posts, fiction, memoir, self-help, paid content, freelance articles or even dayjob stuff. Doesn't matter if you are unpublished, trade published or self-published. Whatever you need or want to write, this can be a fun way to use postitive peer pressure.

    So that you don't have to hunt through this thread looking for dates, I'll always update this post right at the top. I would also like to add any other writing hashtags you have to the above list so PM or rep me with any of those.

    Oh, and before I forget:



    You knew there would be lolcats involved, right?
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    This is an awesome idea. Truly awesome.
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    I like the sound of this!

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    I am so in. This sounds like a two ton circle of fun.
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    Yay! I hope this will be fun. I write much more when engaged in a little friendly competition.
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    Same here. Does the write in last all day or is there a set time we should all be on Twitter harassing each other?
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    I figured all day would work since we have so many people in different time zones. I'll especially be there in the evening after I'm done with dayjob.
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    I'm in. This should help since I have several projects all coming due about now.

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    Love it, love it, love it! Can't wait for some friendly peer pressure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soccer Mom View Post
    You knew there would be lolcats involved, right?
    Please, can there always be lolcats?
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    Oh yes. There will be lolcats.
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    Sounds most excellent! I'm in!

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    Tomorrow is guaranteed to be almost ridiculously busy for me -- this ought to help me make sure I carve out some butt-in-chair time.

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    Hooray! I'll be in and out as well. Gotta cram dayjob and food into my life somewhere. Plus my kids will expect me to talk to them and stuff. But I hope to make tomorrow a really productive day. My goal is 5k. That makes me scared to say, but I've got to shoot for something big.
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    I'll be at work all day but will definitely be writing on my breaks. Great idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soccer Mom View Post
    Yay! I hope this will be fun. I write much more when engaged in a little friendly competition.
    I really dislike treating my writing as a competition. If I think about it as a solo endeavor at least then I have a chance. But a competition? I was that kid picked last for everything. it would be like high school all over again.
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    It doesn't have to be a competition, Ed. Whatever works for you. Not all of the hashtags are competitive games. It's supposed to be fun and get the writing juices flowing. If competition isn't fun for you then don't do things like #wordwar. I'm not the fastest writer. I usually 'lose' things like #wordwars and stuff, but I feel like I won when I see how much I've written in a day. This isn't the Olympics here. Promise.

    You can simply write along with us for postitive encouragement.
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    I've actually been planning my day around "Here is when I can write" and "Here is time when I have to do other stuff."
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    People think Iím disciplined. It is not discipline. It is devotion. There is a great difference ~Luciano Pavarotti

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