The Witty Nib Writing Club is welcome to everyone, and we’re thrilled to have you! Started in January 2020, the goal of this club is to help participants gain confidence, skills, and feedback on their writing. Hop in anytime!
Click Here for this month’s prompt (hopefully I remembered to update it)
In the Witty Nib, one of the cornerstones of the club is comments. In fact, the submission sheet requires you to give the URL of a post where you commented.
One of the great things about WordPress and Twitter is the encouragement you get from other writers. 99% of the time, that’s exactly what you want.
Sometimes, though, it can be useful to receive constructive input. When you comment on a Witty Nib post, remember to say something constructive. Use techniques like compliment sandwiches, asking thoughtful questions, and using quotes or evidence from the original text to comment on.
Witty Nib Themes
Each month, Witty Nib participants can partake in a writing theme. These themes can be genres – like fantasy, drama, or historical fiction – or they can be techniques, like alliteration or onomotopoeia. I’ll post here some hints, tips, and thoughts to get you started, but it’s up to you to take that and make it into something awesome.
I’ll post a new theme on the first Wednesday of each month and do a roundup at the last Wednesday of the month. Responses need to be given by the Saturday before the last Wednesday of the month in order to be included in the roundup.
There’s three parts to getting the most out of the club. You can do parts and not all of the response, but I’ll only include complete responses in the roundup.
- Write a story, poem, or essay that fits the theme and can be critiqued by other people. Your story or poem responses should fit the theme and be less than 500 words long.
- In your post, point out 1 or more elements your response contained that could help improve others’ writing. If you got the idea from someone else, mention that!
- Comment on at least one other person’s post. Be constructive if you can, supportive if you can’t!
This means linking to your post in the comments below. I’ll approve pingbacks, but you might want to comment if you don’t see it show up soon. I’ll read your stuff if no one else does!
To go into the roundup, I’ll need you to fill out the form. The reason I want this is because I think it’d be crazy for me to go through all the comments to make sure you commented – I could be searching for eons!