Thursday, November 24, 2011

100 sites for fiction writers: #79 - Book-in-a-week

This is an ongoing series looking at websites that can be of help to fiction writers with their craft and career.


Are you up for a challenge? And can you spare $3? If so, you might want to look into the website Book-in-a-week.

Book-in-a-week brings writers together in an effort to create support while writing, to give that extra little push to make writers more productive. The main purpose of using this site is to get you before a keyboard and typing.

The point here is just to write, no editing or re-writing. Writers set goals for each week, then check in with the site throughout the week and finally give a total page count of completed work at the end of the week. A writing goal can be as small as 10 pages or it can run into hundreds of pages. Again, the writer sets his or her own goals.

Everyone who reaches their goal is considered a winner, but there are drawings, so you have a chance of winning an Amazon gift card. The $3 I mentioned is an initial fee to join the site.

But besides giving writers a nudge to write, Book-in-a-week also offers much more. There is a listing of Helpful Tools, as well as links to Writers Offering Advice. There are also links to Websites Catering to Writers and an online Community, where writers get to interact with one another and a big portion of the work at Book-in-a-week gets done for the writers.

Keep in mind all kinds of writing and writers are accepted at Book-in-a-week, but fiction writers especially might need a push to get them writing, to get them productive. This site can help.

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