jordannamorgan: The Killer Rabbit, "Monty Python and the Holy Grail". (Plot Bunny)
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On Livejournal a couple of years ago, I found a motivational writing community that was simple, but astoundingly effective. It was called [livejournal.com profile] project_finish. (Its old posts are still there, if you want to look.)

The basic idea was this:
(1) Each week, the mod would put up a post that included a simple little graphic token.
(2) Members would reply to the post, stating their word count/writing goal for the week.
(3) At the end of the week, if you hit your writing goal, you could feel justified in claiming the week's token as a reward. (Of course, there were also posts during the week for members to talk about their progress, encourage each other, etc.)

It was quite low-pressure, but the personal accomplishment of "earning" those little tokens was a ridiculously helpful motivation to hit my declared word count each week. I loved it while it lasted... But unfortunately, about two months after I discovered [livejournal.com profile] project_finish, it suddenly and permanently went silent with no explanation. :Þ

Which is what brings me here (well, thanks to [personal profile] kalloway at [community profile] onedeadplotbunny). There are reasons why I can't commit to running a community these days--but I would absolutely love to see someone else create one based on [livejournal.com profile] project_finish's model. I know it would help me now, the same way the original comm helped me then; and I think it would be great for others too.

(And while I'm here, might I also add that I'd be delighted if someone would create a multi-fandom genfic bingo? It's nearly impossible to find a bingo challenge that doesn't involve kinks or squicks of one kind or another.)

on 2013-11-30 12:16 pm (UTC)
haruka: (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] haruka
Both of those sound great, maybe would even get me writing again. Hopefully someone takes you up on them. :)

on 2013-12-01 09:02 am (UTC)
purplecat: Hand Drawn picture of a Toy Cat (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] purplecat
I could probably manage a genfic bingo comm. I don't think I'm up to complicated points and prizes, and it would be gen prompts rather than an insistence on purely genfic (because I so do not want the job of policing what is and isn't gen). So, I guess it would be a set of genfic prompts on a card, you could get a new card if completed a bingo (and maybe an icon or banner) and there would be some kind of amnesty once a quarter, and maybe an overhaul of the prompt list at the same time.

Does that sound like it would suit?

on 2013-12-02 06:59 pm (UTC)
purplecat: A Picture of "Kitten Kong" from the Goodies, knocking over the Post Office Tower (genpromptbingo)
Posted by [personal profile] purplecat
You have your comm: [community profile] genprompt_bingo

on 2013-12-23 03:42 am (UTC)
lynx212: (Kouga)
Posted by [personal profile] lynx212
This sounds wonderful! I too hope someone does this... sounds wonderful.

on 2013-12-31 07:13 am (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] books2thesky
It doesn't have the concept with the reward tokens, but I just stumbled on this currently-active writing motivation comm:
[community profile] writethisfanfic

on 2013-12-31 07:24 pm (UTC)
Posted by [personal profile] ganieda
There's also [community profile] verbosity.

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