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Monday, January 28, 2013

The Writer's Dojo

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

When Ali Cross first started the writer's dojo in 2008, she did it as a way to keep the glory of National Novel Writing Month alive all year long. She loved the camaraderie and support she 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 we will open 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).

We invite you to 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 we'll post the leaderboard 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.



To help you reach your goals, we have a number of ways to support you:

CHATS: At the dojo every Thursday at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time.

TWITTER: Anytime, day or night, at #writingninja.

GOOGLE+: Join our community for random write-ins and sprints.

NEWSLETTER: Subscribe to our Ninja News and once a month you'll receive an email with an encouraging note and a list of the top performers for the previous month. There will also be opportunities for giveaways, starting with February's newsletter!

We hope to see you at the dojo as you reach for--and achieve--your goals!

13 comments:

  1. I have heard so much about Ali's Dojo. Should I join? Maybe I should.

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    1. You should! A few of us had a great live chat/writing session this morning and I got over 25 pages edited during it!

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  2. Sounds great, heading over there right now!

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    1. It would be wonderful to have you among us Yelena!

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  3. Ooh, I saw this a few years back and tried to join but didn't quite understand how it worked. I love the communities idea for different phases of writing and publishing! I'll have to check this out again.

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    1. I'll look for you over there Katrina!

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  4. Sounds awesome though I don't know if I'll be able to join with my work schedule.

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    1. I completely understand. It's pretty relaxed though, just a group of writers coming together to motivate each other. No pressure Natalie!

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  5. I might have to join a couple of rooms lol!!

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    1. We'd love to have you over there Angela!

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  6. I love this kind of writerly energy. Awesome. Thanks for letting us know, Heather.

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  7. Had a great time writing and chatting with you today! I'll have a room open Wed. I'll send out the invites and reminders.

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  8. This is GREAT! I'm heading that way now. Thank you!!

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