Saturday, March 26, 2011

Writing Ninjas

A while back I had the pleasure of meeting Ali Cross in a TPR session where we swapped blogs and Twitter. She is an amazingly determined writer that can pound out an ungodly word count each day (I'm insanely jealous).
Ninja I doodled corresponding with my current belt rank.
About a week ago I was blog hoppin when I ran across something on her blog that caught my attention. Ninjas. How cool are ninjas! I even have the ninja job in Final Fantasy XI that I love to play just to smack things around. And in the Ninjas vs Pirates debate, ninjas totally rule.
Ali's ninjas are different. Her ninjas are writing ninjas! She developed The Dojo to be a lot like nanowrimo, but has added on to the concept. For one, it can be any month of the year. Next she adds different ninja classes depending on what you are doing with your writing.
Writing- ninowrimo
Revising- ninoremo
Query- ninoqumo
Every class can be followed on twitter with it's own hashtag.
On Thursday of every week, Ali hosts a chat at the dojo for all the ninjas to meet, greet, and tell how they are doing on their goals.
Ali has developed a fabulous writing group that grows bigger every week, and they are all so supportive to their fellow ninjas.
I just want to thank them all for the warm welcome into their dojo, and say what an honor it is to write alongside them. *bows*
Ta!
A.McBay

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