550 Daily


550 Daily: Accountability for Writers

Winter Session: January, February, March 2018
First monthly meeting: Monday, Jan. 8 from 6:30-8:30 pm


A three-month commitment to establishing a daily writing practice (to help you write a novel, poetry collection, or anything else you want to produce) with a monthly meeting in which you account for your wins…or sins.

There’s a saying: Write a million words and you can call yourself a writer.

Want to call yourself a writer in five years? Just write 550 words a day. In a month, you’ll produce 16,500 words. In a year, 200,750 words.

A novel is about 70,000 words.

If you’re familiar with NaNoWriMo, they require you to write 50,000 words in one month. That’s an average output of 1,667 words a day.

For 550 Daily, you just have to write 550 words a day. Every day. And account for them (see bullets below).

The goal is not to meet a total number of words overall (like NaNoWriMo), but to establish a practice of writing daily — whether you feel like it or not. At the end you will have written enough words to ‘win’ NaNoWriMo, but over a three-month period. And you’ll have gotten into the habit of writing every day.

12 slots available – $68 per session. Here’s how it works:

  • Participants will be required log the number of words written each day and the time of day the writing was done — you’ll record them on a Google Sheets page to which I’ll send you the link.
  • Attend at least ONE face-to-face in one of two ways, depending on your location:
    CNY participants: Once a month meeting for 2 hours with sharing of work, struggles and successes, writing practice inspiration and guidance.
    Online participants: Two 30-minute group chats online with sharing of work, struggles and successes, writing practice inspiration and guidance.
  • Register to participate; if you can’t make the first meeting, don’t worry — I’ll schedule another one for local attendees, and come up with several online dates for out-of-area attendees.
  • Depending on number enrolled, there may be several sections of 550 Daily. You’ll be asked for your preferences at a later date.

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Registration – 550 Daily: Local Participant (CNY)

Winter session registration for 550 Daily covering January, February and March 2018. This option requires you to attend in person one monthly meeting for three months. (If you prefer to do meetings online, choose the other option.)



Registration: 550 Daily – Online Participant (outside of area)

Winter session registration fee for 550 Daily covering January, February and March. This is for those who live outside the area. Participants will attend two online 30-minute group chats each month in lieu of the two-hour in-person monthly meeting.


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