I’m going to be throwing 30m and 60m “writing times” on a shared calendar as an experiment to see if it helps other people find time/inspiration to write, knowing that they’ll be part of a group doing the same thing. “Writing” can be anything you’d like – a blog post, letters to friends, book proposal, journaling, etc.
There are a whole bunch of features that I can think of to make this more effective, but here’s the MVP:
- Join this Google Group: Hunter Walk’s Writing Buddies OMG
- Add this Shared Calendar: Writing Buddies OMG
When you do, you’ll get notices about new writing sessions scheduled and see them pop up on your calendar like so —
I’m Pacific Time Zone but will try to spread Writing Sessions around at various times/days, but apologies in advance for the California-bias.
Depending on how this goes and whether others want to help out, I can imagine a post-MVP future involving knowing how many other people RSVP’ed for a session, group chat via Discord/Slack/other, a place for people to link to what they wrote during the session and so on. Just didn’t want to deal with abuse or trolls, etc right away and give the group a chance to gel.
Note: If you’re one of the people who signed up when I tweeted in December, I’m adding you to the group, but can only do 100/day (Google Group spam limits). If you haven’t received a Welcome Note from the Group, feel free to add yourself. Otherwise I’ll have you added by ~Wed.
If you have ideas or comments, please tweet them to me @hunterwalk
Oh, and I wrote this during our first session Sunday night 9pm Pacific 🙂