Thursday, May 31, 2012
On Your MARK! Get SET! (BuNoWriMo TOOLS)
Which is NOT to say people doing BuNoWriMo are tools, but rather to GIVE tools to people doing BuNoWriMo...
Countee Countee Bo Bountee
(the two here are from last year)
The first year we did this, Jason, the only man in the Burrow, did some fancy schmancy programming and turned the lovely GRAPHIC, designed by Joris (an official FRIEND of the Burrow) and turned it into a word count meter.
You can share directly to Facebook or copy the code for htlm to add to your blog. It can be FOUND, HERE: http://www.the-burrow.org/create_meter.php
Now most of this activity is done on Facebook—it just was infinitely easier to 'start a group' than design, upkeep and pay for a website. But we've done a little Twittering in the past.
Well this year, we've had a special request. Our buddy Alex DOESN'T Facebook, but he wants to join. So I thought maybe we could pull Twitter in more officially. Discussions there are A-Okay, but I thought ESPECIALLY, at the end of our writing day, check in to Twitter with your #BuNoWriMo Word count—both a day total and a cumulative would be FABULOUS!
The first time I engaged in these was last NaNoWriMo and they are AMAZING. Word sprints are just setting a timer, shouting GO and dropping everything for the hour (or half hour). I find what this allows me to do is ignore the world without guilt... I will get BACK to it when my SPRINT is over. I know people who do these on Twitter—not sure what the hashtag is, but if you wanted to do it under the #BuNoWriMo, have atter. We ALSO have a Facebook Group: Writing Sprints R Us
If you search my label BuNoWriMo, you will see a huge variety of our image in various color. You are free to use them, though we would appreciate it, if featured in a blog or someplace outside of the Facebook setting that you attribute Joris Ammerlaan for the design.
And finally... If you've been slow to commit but want to join: BuNoWriMo on Facebook