Friday, January 12, 2007

Write here, write now

Just seen this mentioned on the the HNS discussion list:

How about spending the most boring month in the year, February, doing something crazy and creative?

In February 2007, you could be writing the novel of your dreams with Write Here Right Now, Radio Scotland's 'write a novel in a month' project.

Last year 1000 writers all around the world signed up to take part.

This year we're bracing ourselves for many, many more.

You commit to writing 1000 words a day.

We support you with daily emails of encouragement from some of Scotland's best-selling and best-loved writers.

Further details at:

It looks like you could subscribe anyway, without doing the 1000 words, so I've added my email ... The HNS list email also said that this year's theme is Romance, so if that's not your bag, the 28 emails might not be of interest. I'm intrigued to see what they define as Romance.

btw, Writing came number 2 in BBC1's survey for its programme What I'd Really Like to Do. Acting came number 1 and Archaeology came number 3 (cripes!)


At 6:10 pm GMT, Blogger wil said...

Archaeology at #3!?! That is a surprise. I don't think archaeology would rank in the top 10 (100?) here in the US.

At 10:54 am GMT, Blogger Alex Bordessa said...

Well, you're probably more sensible in the US :-)

But I think that programmes like Time Team, and much longer ago the likes of Mortimer Wheeler, and Magnus Magnusson on Chronicle, on TV here have a great influence. However, I was still surprised it got number 3 here too. Perhaps it's something the profession should take the opportunity to build on.

At 8:26 pm GMT, Blogger Olga said...

I was thinking about writing a book in a month when people were asking if I was going to join NaNo, but I don't know if I can make it. The idea is good, though, and thanks for the linkie! Especially considering that romance is my thing.

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