If you don’t know what #amwriting is, lemme tell you: There’s this social networking site called Twitter (you knew that, right?) where you post Tweets (stuff) of 140 characters or FEWER (you knew it should be “fewer” and not “less”, right?). On Twitter, we use hashtags (or the pound sign or the number sign: #) to sort tweets into subjects. So, if you’re on Twitter and you want to see tweets about tinfoil hats, you search for #tinfoilhats and you get a list, updated even as you read, to show all the new tinfoil hat tweets as they’re posted.
Okay. So about two years ago, writer Johanna Harness started using a hashtag to talk about her writing progress, process and life. She would say things like, “Using sticky notes to organize thoughts on current WIP. #amwriting” Then other people would say things like, “Working on edits with seeds of new stories bouncing off my head. #amwriting” Before long, lots and lots and LOTS of us were using the #amwriting hashtag, and we’d follow each other and cheer each other on and … we’d formed a community.
Now Johanna has made the #amwriting community official, with its own web site and everything.You don’t have to be on Twitter to be part of the community. 🙂
Today, the community turns two, and Johanna is instigating a progressive blog party. Here’s my entry:
These emo birds ought to stop fighting
The yarn bomb. They think it’s exciting
To subjugate grammar.
Just hear them both stammer:
“I #am, you #am, we all #amwriting!”
P.S. — I got too previous and posted this early-early. Looks like the party hasn’t started as of 7:01 AM EDT. Please start at the beginning of the party at Johanna Harness’ blog and follow the trail from there.
Proceed, if you will, to the next stop on the progressive party: Girl Meets Word
WRITING PROMPT: Is your main character part of any community/communities? If not, why not?