Digital Writing Month started in November 2012. While we did not host a full month of digital writing in 2013, you can go to www.makertext.com to see the results of our 48-hour event from November 2013. Digital Writing Month will return with gusto in November 2014, hosted again by Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel with the support of the Division of Continuing Studies at UW-Madison. Keep your eyes peeled for details and check out the materials from our original course archived here.
How Does One DigiWriMo?
- There are no discussion forums anywhere! Because digital writing takes place everywhere on the web, so will our discussions. Plan to join our Twitter chats using #digiwrimo, head over to our Facebook page, and post plenty of comments on any and all DigiWriMo-related blog posts (here and everywhere). Virality is the best form of dialogue!
- Not all digital writing has to be public. But, if you want to share your work with others, do so by posting it on our Facebook page, on Twitter using #digiwrimo, or tag your blog posts with “digiwrimo”. That way, you’ll have all the audience you deserve for your grueling hours of digital brilliance. We’ll be curating content created on the web via the #digiwrimo Scoop.it topic.
- Prepare to join the fray! All the Digital Writing Month events (including not-to-be-missed guest blog posts) will be posted here. There will also be weekly discussions and writing exercises all month long!
- There are no secrets to doing DigiWriMo, no right way and no wrong way to do it. Some people may write a novel using their computer and call it a day; while others may write hundreds of Twitter haiku. The key to success is your imagination and your love of experimentation, exploration, and fun.