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What is WeSeWriMo?
Web Serial Writing Month is month-long writing marathon, starting on August 1 and running through August 31, where creators of original, regularly-published web-based fiction serials are challenged to write as they've never written before.
This is the ninth straight year of WeSeWriMo, and as always, it's sponsored and hosted by the EpiGuide, the original community for serialized storytelling on the web.
Is it like NaNoWriMo?
The project was inspired by the famous NaNoWriMo, the annual tradition where writers are challenged to write a 50,000-word novella in thirty days. But rather than a single goal for all writers, WeSeWriMo offers each serial creator/writer to set his or her own benchmark. Since webserials come in many different formats and genres, from text-based narratives to screenplays and beyond, milestones may vary. If you're a NaNoWriMo rebel, chances are you might fit in here--if your work is serialized in any format, you're exactly the sort of writer for whom WeSeWriMo was developed. It's as ambitious as you want to be!
What goals do people usually aim for?
The idea is to stretch ourselves to the limit, so each participant is strongly encouraged to set goals that are ambitious. One good rule is to judge your regular output, then try for a minimum of 150%. For example, if you usually produce one episode/installment a week, try setting your monthly goal to six episodes. Someone else might aim for 31,000 words -- a thousand words a day for the entire month. Goals should be ambitious yet realistic.
We're a decidedly low-key, low-tech project so far, and admittedly we lack the automated tools of NaNoWriMo. But we hope to grow in future if participation warrants it. Any willing volunteers (programmers, moderators, publicists) are gratefully invited and encouraged to help us add to the WeSeWriMo experience.
Joining is easy!
Once we process your info we'll add you to the official list and you'll get some free goodies, such as a blog, a banner, access to the WeSeWriMo '15 forum where you can meet the other participants, and other extras.