5AM WRITERS' CLUB

History of #5amWritersClub

Like most writers, co-founder Jay Spencer was desperate to find time to actually write. So after a few DM’s on Twitter between Jay and Heidi Schultz a year and a half ago, the #5amWritersClub was born. Today, it’s the home to a dedicated group of writers who cheer each other on when it’s needed, and pass donuts around when they’re hungry.

What happened to the sprints?

With so many writers up at the crack of dawn, a dedicated group of writers tried to expand. We did two sprints every weekday, and some weekends between 5:00am and 6:30am EST, and extra sprints during CST. And it worked! There was over 400,000 words created in the 6 months of sprints. Amazing stuff!

While this worked well for the writers, sprint leaders found their productivity drop while leading the sprints. Thus we’ve stopped the sprints, and gone back to focussing on connecting with everyone through our hashtag, #5amWritersClub.

 What is #5amWritersClub now, and can I join?

As long as you have caffeine and donuts to share, you’re in. All you have to do is Tweet with the hashtag, #5amWritersClub, so everyone can find you.

What about your Twitter account?

It’s not going anywhere.

Will the sprints ever return?

They might! But for now, follow our hashtag to connect with an amazing group of writers. Don’t forget the donuts!

 

 

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