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Get Your Words Out

If you’re like most writers, you made a New Year’s resolution to write more words. Or write more consistently. Or just write, period. Easier said than done. I know.

One way to keep you motivated and on track is Get Your Words Out at dreamwidth and livejournal.

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GYWO challenges you to write a certain number of words in a year (or a certain number of days). There are different pledge levels from 75k to 500k. I personally pledged 350k this year after easily killing my 250k pledges the last two years.

There’s an active support group at dreamwidth if you need encouragement. You don’t need an account there to participate, you can log in using a wordpress blog through OpenID, and I’m sure many other sites.

The only requirement is to update your word count at the end of each month. It’s a simple form. That’s it.

Here’s the catch: You have to sign up and pledge by January 15 if you want to play. After that, you can’t join the fun. So, if you want in, you need to head over to the comm right now before it’s too late.

You get a nifty spreadsheet to record your progress if that helps.

If you do sign up, consider coming over to 4thewords to keep you on track. Fight monsters and go on quests to boost your word count. It’s a fun site with a great community behind it.*

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If you decide to join up, use this referral code: WVBIY23608 so we can both get a bonus.

*full disclosure: I’m a forum mod so I might be biased. 😉

Writing a novel? Need some help?

editingjob I signed up at fiverr.com (because I’m a lemming and have to follow what everyone is doing on the internet) and have offered my services as an editor and cover designer. All for $5 each project. Crazy, huh?

So, maybe you are writing a novel. Or a short story. You want someone to look over it. Possibly you want a more in-depth critique with suggestions and honest comments to help develop your story to it’s possible perfection. And probably you are going to want some help with that. Then head over to Fiverr and check out my “gig” post.

Or, perhaps, you have a novel you want to publish on Amazon or some other ebook platform but you have no art for the cover. You could try to make something yourself but for $5 I could put something together for you with a photo of your choosing and some text like I did for Shona Lou.

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$5 is a great price considering I charged her $20. And that’s really cheap.

I’m posting this as an advertisement for my services and also to get some clients over at fiverr. And maybe make a few bucks in the meantime.

If you’d rather not use fiverr, feel free to contact me about either service through wordpress. If you know anyone that can benefit from my services (I mean $5! Come on, you can’t beat that!) send them over to my gigs. If I could drum up a little business over there it will look better on my profile, if you know what I mean. Plus I enjoy doing both editing and design.

 

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