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Crazy Writing Week! ~ In Which Craziness Ensues

Hey guys! Just a quick note to let you know that Crazy Writing Week is open!

What is Crazy Writing Week?

Crazy Writing Week (or CWW or CDubs) is a program given by the Young Writers Workshop to help writers make a significant amount of progress on their writing projects by friendly competition. CWW is really similar to YWW, but does have a few differences as explained on the website. This is my third time participating and I really enjoy seeing my friends and meeting new people!

Why do I need to join Crazy Writing Week?

I mean, you don’t need to, but most, if not all, of the participants have written more words in a week than they thought possible! It’s completely free and tons of fun! Plus, there are places for you to ask questions about your projects and it’s really easy to connect with other writers your age because….well…..the whole community is made up of young writers!

Why is it a competition and what if I don’t like competing?

CWW is a competition to help writers have incentive to write as many words as possible. The teams this year are the Forks and Spoons. (I am a proud Fork 😁🍴) There are prizes for the amount of words written by both teams. For example, if we write 2 million words, we will win a secret lesson to help us improve in our writing. If we write 4 million words, we will win a music video of one of the instructors singing a VeggieTales song! (VeggieTales is a running tradition at this point XD)

If you don’t want to compete your tail off for a specific team, you can join the Sporks team! The Sporks are a neutral team that can submit points for either team. They’ll still get to partake in the prizes and they still have to compete, but it’s not for a set team.

This sounds awesome! How do I sign up?

Head over to the website to create an account!

https://theyoungwriter.com/challenge?vgo_ee=JazdiposoWrJlGcf1cd5pQA3SuMkJhmkGexv49sZvNU%3D

I hope to see you there! My name on the community is Mia Harden, so if you see me, don’t be afraid to say hi!! If you have any further questions, feel free to ask them in the comments and I will be glad to answer!

Thanks for reading!!

19 thoughts on “Crazy Writing Week! ~ In Which Craziness Ensues”

  1. GO FORKS!!!!!!!
    I loved this post!
    Buuut… I also have a request. I’m making a post about CWW too, but I literally suck at explaining what it is. Do you mind if I quote you on my post? It will look like this:
    “In the words of my friend Mia, ‘Crazy Writing Week (or CWW or CDubs) is a program given by the Young Writers Workshop to help writers make a significant amount of progress on their writing projects by friendly competition. CWW is really similar to YWW, but does have a few differences as explained on the website.'”

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        1. Don’t worry if it’s a little overwhelming at first. That’s what happens on the first day of CWW XD Everything should calm down in a couple of days.

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          1. Okay, thank you! I’m just trying to figure out how the site work and everything. πŸ˜›
            I’m still a little confused about how to do sprints. Do all writing session count as a sprints? And do you always have to sprint with an official Sprinting Buddy?

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            1. I’m going to explain this as simply as I can πŸ˜…

              Sprinting Buddies are there to answer any questions you have about sprinting. Their job is to make sure that everyone understands how to sprint and how to submit points and that kind of thing.

              To sprint, you have to make a post in the Sprinting space, or comment on a post saying that you’re going to join the person in a sprint. Writing sessions don’t count as a sprint unless you make a post. You can scroll through the space to kind of see how it’s done. And, I don’t know if you’ve seen this, but you can go here to get a better description: https://crazywritingweek.com/p/compete

              Did that help at all? πŸ˜…

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