Confessions of an Opinionated Book Geek’s
48-Hour Writing Challenge!
About the Challenge.
The 48-Hour Writing Challenge was cooked up by myself(Naomi) and a few followers of COBG. It started as a joke and quickly became serious.
This is a beta challenge. COBG deals a lot with writing and this challenge is to get you to focus. It’s so that we can just write straight through and get some traction on our stories, books, etc.
If this weekend is successful, we’ll plan an even bigger writing challenge and maybe even a contest!
1. The actual writing must begin no earlier than 12:01 a.m. (your time zone), on the Saturday, and must stop by 11:59 p.m. (your time zone) on the Sunday.
2. This is a 3,000 word challenge. There are no restrictions on what you can write as long as it’s 3k words or more.
Novels (brand new or continuing work)
Genres: ALL Genres (including nonfiction, Fan fiction)
3. You are allowed three 20 minute breaks, two 30 minute meal breaks and you are allowed to sleep, although you may write all the way through if you would like.
COBG Writing Challenge comes with a forum. Feel free to talk about your projects, get motivation, and support. Use the Forum to commit to the challenge. Let everyone know your name (or username), what your project is about and what you hope to accomplish.
Here’s a direct link to the forum. There is also a link on COBG’s blog sidebar!
COBG members. Feel free to send us messages through out the weekend. I, Naomi, will be available to give writing tips, maybe hook up two writers who need to discuss their projects, etc. Rachel and myself will be constantly online, checking and giving everyone the help that they need..(while writing our own projects, but I will sleep!)
Here are some sites that should get you started and help you during the weekend.