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- Published on Friday, 30 December 2011 12:19
- Written by Megan
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The 500 is a challenge to all writers everywhere. It's as simple as this: write 500 words a day, every day, for a year.
Okay, it's a little more complicated than that. Hold yourself accountable. Use Twitter or Facebook or Google Plus to announce to the world your intentions. Don't forget to have others hold you accountable. Join us at the Writing Circle and write with others. Write at home in your cave. Or in a coffee shop. Or on the bus. Or upside down staring at a fishtank. But not while you're driving. And probably not while you're working. That likely would be bad too.
What can you write? As far as BNO is concerned, everything goes. Starting with working on a novel or short story to non-fiction to blogging and even good old fashioned journaling. It doesn't matter what it is, just write it for 500 words every day.
What doesn't count? In a word: editing. Adding a bunch of new words to something well under revision isn't writing so much as it is editing. Adding new sections or scenes to something undergoing the revision process is, however, more writing than editing.