A fantastic networking opportunity…The Writer’s Dojo.

Community is so important in this day and age.

We blog, we tweet, we email, we attend conferences all to connect with other writers, people who get the craziness that comes with writing and publishing.

Welcome Ali Cross, friend and fellow author, as she tells you about the awesomeness that is the Writer’s Dojo.

The Writer’s Dojo is returning to its roots and invites you to join in on the fun! 

When I first started the writer’s dojo in 2008, I did it as a way to keep the glory of National Novel Writing Month alive all year long. I loved the camaraderie and support I received during the month of November and desired that same feeling of community every month of the year, in every aspect of writing–not just the drafting.

Beginning February 1st, 2013, the writer’s dojo returns to its roots and ushers in a new age of ninjawesomeness.

Each month we will open three training rooms at the writer’s dojo website. A room for drafters (Writing Month, aka WriMo), a room for revisers (Revising Month, aka ReMo) and a room for those querying (Querying Month, aka QuMo).


We invite you to set your own goals, whether it’s to write a thousand words a day, revise ten pages a week, or submit twenty queries in a month, and register your goal in the appropriate training room.

Every Monday we’ll post the leaderboard for the previous week, and at the end of each month those who met their goal will be able to post the coveted Writing Ninja Warrior badge on their blog or website.

To help you reach your goals, we have a number of ways to support you:

CHATS: At the dojo every Thursday at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time.

TWITTER: Anytime, day or night, at #writingninja.

GOOGLE+: Join our community for random write-ins and sprints.

NEWSLETTER: Subscribe to our Ninja News and once a month you’ll receive an email with an encouraging note and a list of the top performers for the previous month. There will also be opportunities for giveaways, starting with February’s newsletter!

We hope to see you at the dojo as you reach for–and achieve–your goals!

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7 Responses to A fantastic networking opportunity…The Writer’s Dojo.

  1. Ansha Kotyk January 28, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

    This actually sounds like something I could use. I am in desperate need of accountability! 🙂

  2. Natalie Aguirre January 28, 2013 at 12:42 pm #

    Sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing this Laura.

  3. Alex J. Cavanaugh January 28, 2013 at 4:53 pm #

    Ali and the Dojo both rock!

  4. Patti Nielson January 28, 2013 at 5:12 pm #

    I’m looking forward to this. I need some pressure.

  5. Leigh Moore January 28, 2013 at 6:50 pm #

    Very cool! Here’s to Ali and the ninjas!!! Sounds like a singing group~ 😀

  6. Laura Diamond January 28, 2013 at 6:57 pm #

    Geaux ninjas!

  7. Heather Kelly January 31, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

    Thanks for the overview–I had a general idea of what was happening over there, but it’s great to get the breakdown. The main stuff is happening on google plus? I’m sure it’s not difficult to manuveur over there. I’ll head over now to check it out.

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