Publication Day is only a few days away and the recruits of Bootcamp 2020 are salty. They are ready to eat their own word processors and ask for seconds. The mentors are proud to see that we are growing beyond their control. The Writers do not want drafts. The Writers want manuscripts. The Writers want to build indestructible authors, authors without fear.
Welcome to KR’s Bootcamp for Unruly Beginners, a Writing 101 thread unlike any other.
This thread is an off-shoot to the popular Chuck Taylor’s Writing Networking Thread. The idea behind it is to cover a few of the topics that we cover in Chuck’s, only more in-depth, at a slower pace for people to keep up, and with more of a focus on beginning writers or writers who are looking to develop their craft. No matter where you are in your writing journey, you are welcome here, but the topics are going to be kept as simplistic as possible in order to benefit those who are just starting out on their novelist journeys.
Every so often, a new topic will be posted. Each time a new topic is posted, there’ll be a brief summary of what it is and why it’s important, some different theories of how to tackle the idea, some discussion questions and a writing exercise to take part in! It will have much more of a ‘virtual classroom’ vibe than Chuck’s does.
All topics will be linked from #3 on the thread so that you can see what has previously be done. You’re more than welcome to post old activities and respond to things out of sequence! In fact - that’s the point!
When you hop into the thread, it’s always nice to introduce yourself so people know who you are! Please use the following form to introduce yourself:
- Preferred Pronouns:
- Genres You Write:
- Where you plan to take your writing journey: (Wattpad Stars/Paid? Online serialisation? Self-publishing? Traditional Publishing? Just for fun?)
- Would you like to be added to the tag list?
There are a few rules that apply to this thread, most of which are just reminders of rules that are in place for the Improve Your Writing subforum in general but sometimes even the most seasoned of us need reminders!
- Keep to the topic! If there’s too much general chatter we’ll be moved to the cafe.
- You can post excerpts of your work as part of responses to the writing exercises but this is not a place for feedback. You are better going to #story-services if you want to get feedback specifically on your writing.
- Be excellent to each other! Collaboration, not competition, is what makes authors strong.
- This is an inclusive space with writers from all backgrounds. We ask that all those who participate be mindful of the experiences of maginalised authors who participate in how they word their responses.
Our Parent Thread: The Chuck Taylors (A Writer Networking Space)