What is a #StoryDam Story Nag?
At the beginning of 2015 (has it really been that long?) I asked folks what they hoped to gain by coming to #StoryDam chat and what we could do to help them. Although everyone phrased it differently, it boiled down to this: Accountability. [2018 Update: Even though this post is from last year, I’m resharing it tonight. It all still holds true!]
A daily Twitter check-in for writers
So, after brainstorming as a group, we came up with the idea of having a daily check-in. And, that my friends, is how the daily #StoryDam Story Nags were born.
How #StoryDam Story Nags work
It’s a simple idea, really: Each day, usually around 6pm Eastern Time, I send out a series of tweets asking people to tweet back on the #StoryDam tag with a progress report on their writing.
Just a friendly reminder
These “story nags” are simply an opportunity to touch base with the rest of the #StoryDam community. You can respond to the #StoryDam tweet however you want: give us your word count for the day, tell us about your plot, or share a helpful link you found. It’s not meant to stress anyone out or make you feel guilty. It’s just a chance to chat about your writing with people who care!
#StoryDam is open to ALL writers
Although the official #StoryDam weekly writing chat takes place each Thursday from 8-9 Eastern time, the #StoryDam tag is open 24/7 for writing related chat, so don’t be shy! The tag is an open conversation on Twitter for anyone who enjoys sharing their writing progress and encouraging others along the way.
How to be added to the daily #StoryDam Story Nags:
If you would like to be added to the daily #StoryDam Story Nag tweets, it’s super easy. All you need to do is let me know you’d like to be added to the list in a comment below. ****Please remember to tell me your Twitter handle!!! That way, I know who to direct the tweets to.
See you ‘round the #StoryDam tag!
And that’s it! I look forward to tweeting along with you this year and seeing how your writing goes. 😀