Here at Shut Up & Write Tuesdays we love it when the folks who make up our little community take an idea and run with it. At the moment we’re particularly enamoured with #diysuwt, the hashtag that folks are using to organise their own shut up & write sessions on Twitter.
If you like the Shut Up & Write Tuesdays model, but can’t make it to our sessions or prefer to write on other days, then #diysuwt is for you! Our lovely @SUWTUK host Louca-Mai Brady has put together the following tips, to help you get the hang of it…
- Use the hashtag to notify others that you are going to be writing, to see if they want to join you, and to let them know when you are starting, finishing, and taking a break
- Use the Pomodoro format to write in blocks of 25minutes, with a 5minute break between each one
- Let one of the SUWT accounts (@SUWTues, @SUWTUK or @SUWTNA) know that you’re doing a #diysuwt and we’ll do our best to RT and/or provide moral support
- Give your fellow writers plenty of encouragement at the end of each session. As we always say, the cheering is the most important part!
And finally, don’t worry if you’re not writing on a Tuesday. You can use #diysuwt any day of the week, knowing that the little ‘t’ on the end means you’re still part of the SUWT family!