Group Writing Projects

Group Writing Project: Writing Lessons

With community the theme for this month it seemed like a perfect time to run another group writing project.

The topic is writing lessons - in particular the writing lessons you’ve learned from your blog community.

Pluma by elend on Flickr

Those writing lessons might be the ways in which your blog writing style has changed and developed, new forms that you’ve tried, or writing experiments you’ve done off the blog as a result of feedback and interaction with your community.

Your blog community can be defined by you - it could be your readers, other bloggers you read and connect with, or your micro-blogging community on Twitter.  Or a mixture of all of them.

The aim is simply to explore ways in which your writing might have changed or evolved in the context of your online community.

To take part:

  • Post your contribution by Friday 27th March
  • Link to this post
  • Leave a comment here to let me know your contribution is up

I’ll do a round up of your writing lessons before the end of the month.

Any questions, please let me know!

Joanna Young, The Confident Writing Coach
Because our words count

Photo Credit: Pluma by Eelend on Flickr

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Tags:

58 Responses to “Group Writing Project: Writing Lessons”

  1. On March 6, 2009 at 12:49 pm Brad Shorr responded with... #

    Hi Joanna, Sounds like fun. Must think … still thinking … :)

    Brad Shorrs last blog post..Pounding the Pavement Is One Tough Way to Sell

    ReplyReply
  2. On March 6, 2009 at 2:30 pm Jamie Grove - How Not To Write responded with... #

    I’m in! Today’s post is a writing lesson, but it isn’t the one I’m submitting for this most excellent project! :)

    Jamie Grove - How Not To Writes last blog post..From Blank Page to blank page in 30 seconds

    ReplyReply
  3. On March 6, 2009 at 3:54 pm Robert Hruzek responded with... #

    All right! A new challenge! Count me in, Joanna!

    ReplyReply
  4. On March 6, 2009 at 5:24 pm Ulla Hennig responded with... #

    Hi Joanna,
    Count me in, too! Seems to me that the month of March will be a month of writing!

    Ulla Hennigs last blog post..Spring is in the Air!

    ReplyReply
  5. On March 6, 2009 at 8:37 pm Joanna
    Twitter: joannapaterson
    responded with... #

    Hey guys, thanks for the feedback… I can’t wait to see what you all come up with

    ReplyReply
  6. On March 7, 2009 at 12:22 am Robyn McMaster responded with... #

    Joanna, I have learned so much about writing from my blogging community. What a chance to give out some recognition to friends who’ve helped lift your skills.

    Robyn McMasters last blog post..Put Fire to Your Feet!

    ReplyReply
  7. On March 7, 2009 at 2:02 am Andrew responded with... #

    Joanna,

    This project seems like a wonderful idea. I would like to gladly participate - the only thing is that I am not sure that my writing style has changed a great deal during my blogging life to-date.

    But I’ll have a think about it, and if any obvious ways in which my writting has evolved come to mind, I will be more than happy to share these with your readers as well as other group participants.

    Andrews last blog post..Thoughts for a nation in shock

    ReplyReply
  8. On March 7, 2009 at 9:29 am Joanna
    Twitter: joannapaterson
    responded with... #

    Robyn how like you to think about giving recognition as well as sharing your learning. I hope you get a chance to take part - your writing journey is fascinating to me

    Andrew I hope you might be able to take part. You could think about content and topics you cover as well as writing style, or even things you know you want to try in the future. Or even what it’s like to take part in a group writing project, and how that changes the considerations you might normally take into account…

    ReplyReply
  9. On March 7, 2009 at 4:43 pm Michele responded with... #

    Sounds fun, Joanna! I can already think of ways blogging-and the community that comes with it-has improved my writing. I can’t wait to read everyone’s entries. :-)

    *smiles*
    Michele

    ReplyReply
  10. On March 8, 2009 at 1:27 am David Atkinson responded with... #

    Really sounds like a lot of fun and an invite I can not refuse. Should be a really interesting month with such a theme as community.

    :)

    David Atkinsons last blog post..Can Facebook,Twitter and MySpace Teach You How to Write?

    ReplyReply
  11. On March 8, 2009 at 7:18 pm Joanna
    Twitter: joannapaterson
    responded with... #

    Michele hope you might get a chance to join in - always good to hear from someone so full of smiles!

    David great, I look forward to reading your contribution

    ReplyReply
  12. On March 8, 2009 at 7:21 pm Michele responded with... #

    Well, thank you! How kind of you, Joanna.

    :-)
    Michele

    Micheles last blog post..Confessions from an Amish Farm

    ReplyReply
  13. On March 9, 2009 at 7:38 am Alex Fayle | Someday Syndrome responded with... #

    I will definitely take part. I’ll make it one of my Friday posts - likely this week.

    Alex Fayle | Someday Syndromes last blog post..Get rid of your somedays: personalized help now available

    ReplyReply
  14. On March 9, 2009 at 8:24 am Joanna
    Twitter: joannapaterson
    responded with... #

    Alex, great, I look forward to it.

    ReplyReply
  15. On March 10, 2009 at 4:47 am Jasmin Tragas responded with... #

    me too me too!
    3 ways blogging community influences my writing

    Jasmin Tragass last blog post..Last Day for Photos

    ReplyReply
  16. On March 10, 2009 at 7:55 am wilson responded with... #

    Oh, a new group writing project is going on… WoW, I must figure out something really meaningful, as I want to participate in this writing project as well, Joanna!

    wilsons last blog post..My Nephew’s Tooth Pain Story!

    ReplyReply
  17. On March 10, 2009 at 4:24 pm Joanna
    Twitter: joannapaterson
    responded with... #

    Jasmin great, got it, thanks!

    wilson you know I will now expect you to participate in all my group writing projects. You have set a precedent :-)

    ReplyReply
  18. On March 11, 2009 at 12:28 am Jamie Grove - How Not To Write responded with... #

    Okie dokie. My post is up. Should be linked in the commentluv below. It’s called “A Writer is Never Complete” Thanks for such a great theme, Joanna! My blog has helped me in so many ways. I love all the folks who visit and take part in the conversation. :)

    Jamie Grove - How Not To Writes last blog post..A Writer is Never Complete

    ReplyReply
  19. On March 11, 2009 at 5:34 pm wilson responded with... #

    Joanna, I’ve written the blogpost for this month group writing project and you can have a peek by visiting the following link:

    http://willyoumind.blogspot.com/2009/03/to-write-or-not-to-write.html

    Hope you’ll love it! :)

    wilsons last blog post..To Write or Not To Write?

    ReplyReply
  20. On March 11, 2009 at 6:20 pm Joanna
    Twitter: joannapaterson
    responded with... #

    Jamie your post is fantastic, and it just made my day that you wrote it as a contribution to this project. Thank you. It’s also been going down a storm on twitter - and yes, I think I’ve got you some new fans :-)

    wilson I’m so glad you were able to take part. Thank you! And your 3 writing lessons are spot on. I look forward to sharing them with everyone when I do the write up.

    ReplyReply
  21. On March 12, 2009 at 11:52 am sudharm baxi responded with... #

    Joanna,

    Simply loved your site and soon going to write a post pertaining to this project. This is certainly a fantastic endeavour and i would surely be a regular follower/contributor of your site from now onwards.

    sudharm baxis last blog post..My darling talk to me!!

    ReplyReply
  22. On March 12, 2009 at 12:16 pm Joanna
    Twitter: joannapaterson
    responded with... #

    Thanks for the feedback sudharm. Always good to meet new readers.

    ReplyReply
  23. On March 12, 2009 at 3:10 pm sudharm baxi responded with... #

    Hi Joanna,

    Here is my take on this project, give it a read at -

    http://baxiwrites.blogspot.com/2009/03/writing-from-hot-pan-walk-to-cake-walk.html

    Thanks again!!

    sudharm baxis last blog post..Writing – From hot-pan walk to cake-walk

    ReplyReply
  24. On March 12, 2009 at 4:25 pm Joanna
    Twitter: joannapaterson
    responded with... #

    Sudharm, thanks for taking part in the project!

    ReplyReply
  25. On March 13, 2009 at 8:11 am Alex Fayle | Someday Syndrome responded with... #

    I went lightly off topic and offline with this one as it’s my offline community that’s been suffering…

    http://somedaysyndrome.com/2009/03/balancing-out-your-communities/

    Alex Fayle | Someday Syndromes last blog post..Balancing out your communities

    ReplyReply
  26. On March 13, 2009 at 10:52 am Ulla Hennig responded with... #

    Joanna,
    my post is up - thanks for organising this wonderful project!

    Ulla Hennigs last blog post..Writing Lessons

    ReplyReply
  27. On March 13, 2009 at 8:53 pm Joanna
    Twitter: joannapaterson
    responded with... #

    Alex I loved it - thanks!

    Ulla thanks so much for your wonderful post. I really enjoyed reading it, and recognised so many of the lessons you described.

    ReplyReply
  28. On March 16, 2009 at 8:38 pm Nithya responded with... #

    Joanna, I enjoyed participating in Alina Popescu’s writing project last month and I’d love to participate in yours. There’s so much I’ve learned and I would love to share that.

    Nithyas last blog post..The Monday Muse

    ReplyReply
  29. On March 16, 2009 at 9:12 pm Joanna
    Twitter: joannapaterson
    responded with... #

    Nithya, well, please consider yourself invited :-) There’s still plenty of time for you to contribute, and I look forward to reading your writing lessons.

    ReplyReply
  30. On March 19, 2009 at 2:08 pm paul merrill responded with... #

    Hi Joanna!

    Thanks for the challenge. Here’s my entry:
    http://pmerrill.com/?p=306

    paul merrills last blog post..What blogging taught me about writing

    ReplyReply
  31. On March 19, 2009 at 10:48 pm Joanna
    Twitter: joannapaterson
    responded with... #

    Paul, got it, thanks :-)

    ReplyReply
  32. On March 23, 2009 at 2:42 pm Janice Cartier responded with... #

    A first group project for me. Just posted. ;-)

    Janice Cartiers last blog post..The Story Artist

    ReplyReply
  33. On March 24, 2009 at 3:04 pm Joanna
    Twitter: joannapaterson
    responded with... #

    Janice, thanks so much for taking part. Your contribution is very special.

    ReplyReply
  34. On March 26, 2009 at 6:41 pm Paul responded with... #

    Hi Joanna,

    You set a really interesting question but I fear I have missed the boat to post something up on my blog this time around :(

    My experience of blogging over the last year have seen lots of changes that I believe have been community led.

    Readers and fellow bloggers have been the biggest influence on the change in my writing style in particular. A style that has evolved from its technical, report-writing roots to become more ’2-way’ conversational and engaging (a journey it is still on I would add!).

    My intention is to be more organised for the next group writing project on your blog. Now that I am a subscriber I have no excuse for being late! :)

    Best Regards,

    Paul

    Pauls last blog post..Why we search

    ReplyReply
  35. On March 26, 2009 at 10:01 pm David Bowman responded with... #

    Joanna,

    We’re throwing in our 2 cents (4 cents, actually). Our 4 lessons learned can be found on The Precise Edit Blog.

    The post title is titled, not surprisingly, “4 Lessons Learned from Our Readers.”

    Interesting topic. We had a good time writing to this topic. Thanks.

    ReplyReply
  36. On March 26, 2009 at 10:27 pm Joanna
    Twitter: joannapaterson
    responded with... #

    David, I’m glad you found it interesting, and thanks very much for taking part.

    Joanna

    ReplyReply
  37. On March 26, 2009 at 10:29 pm Joanna
    Twitter: joannapaterson
    responded with... #

    Paul, no worries, I’ll make sure you have plenty of time for the next one so you’ve not get out of jail card ;-)

    The change you describe is one that I think many of us have experienced as bloggers - your writing starts to soften, and become more conversational, partly because you’re not just acting as if you know your readers, you really do start to know them, and care about them, and want to find just the right words for them. It’s a wonderful journey to be on.

    ReplyReply
  38. On March 27, 2009 at 11:52 am Andy Hayes responded with... #

    Just before deadline, I’m in! I was actually waiting to write up about an event I went to this week, so that’s the reason for the delay. But you can find my entry here:
    http://andyhayes.com/my-travel-community-photos-davenburgh/

    Note to fellow Confident Writing readers - go check out the post, you can win a prize if you comment! :)

    Andy Hayess last blog post..My Travel Community and Photos from Davenburgh

    ReplyReply
  39. On March 27, 2009 at 8:25 pm Joanna
    Twitter: joannapaterson
    responded with... #

    Andy, thanks so much for taking part - I really enjoyed your post

    ReplyReply
  40. On March 28, 2009 at 7:04 pm Nithya responded with... #

    Hi Joanna,
    I know I’m late on this writing project due to extenuating circumstances. But I still wanted to go ahead and write, because as a new blogger, I’ve learned so much and wanted to put down my thoughts on it. Hopefully next time, I’ll be able to participate before the deadline.

    Nithyas last blog post..Writing Lessons Learned from the Community

    ReplyReply
  41. On March 29, 2009 at 1:32 pm Joanna
    Twitter: joannapaterson
    responded with... #

    Nithya, thanks and no worries - I won’t be posting the round up for a few days so I’ll be sure to include yours. I’m glad you’re enjoying blogging so much and have learned such a lot from it. It’s a wonderful learning journey :-)

    ReplyReply

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Writing Lessons Group Writing Project } Group Writing Projects - March 8, 2009

    [...] The post must contain a link back to the announcement post. [...]

  2. 3 ways my blogging community influences my writing « wonderwebby - March 10, 2009

    [...] post is my response to a group writing project for Confident Writing. “The topic is writing lessons. The aim is simply to explore ways in which your writing might [...]

  3. 3 ways blogging community influences my writing « wonderwebby - March 10, 2009

    [...] post is my response to a group writing project for Confident Writing. “The topic is writing lessons. The aim is simply to explore ways in which your writing might [...]

  4. A Writer is Never Complete - March 11, 2009

    [...] the fantastic writing coach behind Confident Writing is running a group writing project called Writing Lessons: The topic is writing lessons - in particular the writing lessons you’ve learned from your blog [...]

  5. The Trouble With That | Jason Slater Technology Blog | Talking Technology - March 11, 2009

    [...] post was inspired by the group writing project, lessons learned through writing, from Joanna Young of Confident [...]

  6. Writing Lessons « Ulla Hennig’s Weblog - March 13, 2009

    [...] is a contribution to Joanna Young’s group writing project: Writing Lessons Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)Hello, (new) World!IntroductionJapanese survey [...]

  7. Balancing out your communities | Someday Syndrome - March 13, 2009

    [...] post is a part of Confident Writing’s group writing project on [...]

  8. 8 Things I’m Up To (and where you fit in) | Confident Writing - March 16, 2009

    [...] case you missed the announcement, I’m running a group writing project on the lessons you learned from your blog community.  The entries so far have been wonderful - a [...]

  9. Writing lessons « Levite Chronicles - March 17, 2009

    [...] Joanna Young who invited us to write about writing lessons and for Nancy who challenged me to write only 50 [...]

  10. 7 Ways You Helped Me Write a Book | Confident Writing - March 20, 2009

    [...] post is a contribution to the Writing Lessons group writing project.  If you’d like to take part there’s still time - it’s open till next Friday [...]

  11. What the Writing Community Teaches | Meryl.net - March 23, 2009

    [...] Joanna Young more than does her part in keeping the writing community going strong. Her March group writing project’s topic is writing lessons from the community. [...]

  12. Group Writing Project: A Reminder | Confident Writing - March 24, 2009

    [...] a quick reminder that the group writing project on ‘Writing Lessons… from your community‘ is still [...]

  13. The Story Artist | Janice Cartier - March 24, 2009

    [...] of it. When I write now, I think how is this of value to say Joanna, or to Karen, or anyone else who might need to know what is at the heart of the very thing that I [...]

  14. My Travel Community and Photos from Davenburgh | Sharing Experiences - March 27, 2009

    [...] post is part of the Confident Writing Group Writing Project hosted by Joanna [...]

  15. Writing Lessons from the Confident Writing Community | Confident Writing - April 3, 2009

    [...] post is a round up of the lessons shared in the group writing project: Writing Lessons that’s been running alongside this month’s community [...]

  16. Writing for Business Blogs - Lessons Learned : Word Sell, Inc. - April 11, 2009

    [...] This post is part of Joanna Young’s Group Writing Project: Writing Lessons. [...]

  17. 5 Blogs That Will Jump Start Your Life & Blogging — Simply Blog - April 28, 2009

    [...] always useful, dazzling and energizing things happening: from monthly writing themes to group writing projects. It goes without saying, Joanna’s sense of community and awareness is second to [...]

Add your response

CommentLuv Enabled

By leaving a comment here you grant this site a perpetual license to reproduce your words, attributed to you (with your name and website).

Get Adobe Flash playerPlugin by wpburn.com wordpress themes