What is #5amWritersClub…

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.(BTW Check the #5amWritersClub hashtag to find a fantastic group of people to follow on Twitter.)

What IS #5amWritersClub now?

With so many writers up at the crack of dawn, we had to expand. So we do two sprints every weekday, and some weekends between 5:00am and 6:30am EST. Depending on the sprint leader, there will usually be a third sprint from 6:30-7:00am. The time to start each sprint will be posted by the main account, @5amWritersClub, so make sure to follow us.

 Can I join #5amWritersClub?

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

What is the schedule for EST #5AMWritersClub?

We do EST #5AMWritersClub every weekday at the following times:

5:00-5:10 EST Caffeine/Bacon/Donuts

5:10-5:40 EST Sprint

5:40–5:50 EST Caffeine Break

5:50 – 6:20 EST Sprint

6:20 – 6:30 EST Caffeine Break


6:30 – 7:00 EST OR 5:30-6:30 CST

At the end of each sprint you report in your word count and we will update our word counts at the end of each week and post them to our blog.

Who leads the EST/CST sprints?

Monday: Erin Fletcher

Tuesday: Karma Brown

Wednesday: Jaye Robin Brown

Thursday: Jay Spencer – Gina Miel Heron

Friday: Kip Wilson Rechea


What is the schedule for PST #5AMWritersClub?

At this point, we’re taking a pause on PST sprints until we are able to find a few more leaders. If you’re interested, DM us on Twitter.

So, if you’re an early morning riser, or the only free time you have is the few hours before work, come and join us. But please, don’t forget the donuts!

For further information check out our FAQ page.


3 Responses to What is #5amWritersClub…

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  3. authorhea says:

    Is the 5:00 a.m. writers club still running sprints? I know what some of the admins or no longer on Twitter. What’s the status?

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