Announcing the PNP Writing Circle!
A new community space for sharing and supporting your weekly writing goals
Greetings, dear readers! Earlier this week, I reached out to you about enhancing your experience with Publish Not Perish. Your feedback was clear: many of you want a forum to articulate your writing goals, track progress, and foster a community-driven accountability system.
I have wanted PNP to be a space like this for some time, so now it’s time to make it happen!
Want to win a year-long paid subscription to PNP? Read to the bottom of the page!
Introducing the PNP Writing Circle, a sub-newsletter designed precisely to bring folks together for comradery and accountability. Let’s fight the isolation so common in individual work and share this space together.
What is the PNP Writing Circle?
A flexible online space to check in with colleagues about your writing goals, challenges, aspirations, and victories
A space for accountability as you work towards your goals
A space to ask questions when you hit roadblocks in your writing and you need help
A space to share what you’ve learned about writing with your fellow travelers
How do I participate?
The PNP Writing Circle is a new feature of Publish Not Perish's paid subscription. However, for the first week next week, any subscriber will be able to join us, and we will hold open weeks periodically for anyone to join in. Unless you opt out of the writing circle, everyone subscribed to PNP will receive the emails.
How will the writing circle work?
On Mondays, you will get an email prompt to check in with the writing circle group about your research and writing goals this week, as well as cheer on your fellow writers.
On Fridays, you’ll get a reminder to check back in with the group and share your triumphs, your roadblocks, and your lessons learned from the week, as well as celebrate and/or commiserate with your fellow writers.
Note: My regular free PNP post will now be published on Tuesdays instead of Mondays.
What if you don’t want to participate every week?
You can choose to participate one week but not the next. You can join us once a month. You can commit on Monday, fall off the wagon, forget to check in on Friday, and still be welcomed back with open arms the next week or next month.
Not interested in getting emails about the writing circle but want to keep your regular PNP subscription? Here are the instructions on how to opt out of a newsletter subsection.
You write your own goals
We are not going to require you to work on your writing every day or to make huge progress in your work. The focus will be on setting attainable goals and trying your best to achieve them, no matter how big or small those goals are. You create writing goals that fit with your other responsibilities and priorities.
How the writing circle can help you with your goals
Accountability in writing is like having a buddy system—it keeps you on track and motivated and provides a mechanism to resist procrastination. Sharing your progress and goals with others not only helps you stay organized but also allows you to reflect on what works and what doesn’t—a powerful way to grow your writing game.
Plus, when you hit those writing milestones, taking a moment to celebrate keeps the momentum going and makes the whole process way more motivating!
Want to win a year-long paid subscription to PNP? (contest ended 1/18/24)
The writing circle is a feature of Publish Not Perish’s paid subscription benefits. Next week, however, will be open to all subscribers. Everyone who participates in the writing circle next week by checking in on Monday and Friday can enter a drawing for one of TWO year-long subscriptions to PNP! You can keep the subscription or give it away to someone who could use it.
Everyone will receive Monday’s prompt unless you opt out, but please let us know in a comment if you’ll be joining us next week!