What is 52 Scenes in 52 Weeks?
52 Scenes in 52 Weeks is the latest challenge on Deadlines For Writers. The goal is to write a novel in a year by posting one scene per week.
When does the challenge start?
The first prompt will be posted on 30 December 2020. The first scene is due on 6 January 2021.
Are there costs involved?
Yes, a fee of $120 is payable upon registration. This is valid for 52 consecutive weeks from the day of purchase. It is a non-refundable fee.
When will the 52 Scenes workbook be available?
The 52 Scenes workbook will be available for download after payment. A tab will appear. Go to the page and click download.
How do I receive feedback?
Writers post one scene and comment on four scenes.
What happens if I go on vacation or if something out of the ordinary happens?
Please contact Mia before the deadline. You can post a week in advance if you know you will be away. This is restricted to four deadlines for the whole year and only applicable if Mia has been contacted. Mail her at email@example.com. Please note you can only post in advance if Mia has approved it. You cannot post after the deadline.
I missed the start. Do I have to wait a whole year?
You can join in any week. The goal is to write 52 scenes in 52 weeks. Please use the prompt from the week that you signed-up in as your first prompt. For example: if you sign up in Week 30, that prompt will be your week 1.
What is Deadlines For Writers?
Deadlines For Writers is the home of several writing challenges. We help writers beat procrastination by providing prompts, deadlines and a place to post their work. We give and receive kind, but constructive feedback.
Can anyone join?
Only writers older than 18.
Does the copyright remain with me?
Yes, it does. Please note that you do post here at your own risk.
Must I use the prompt?
Yes, but it is only meant to kickstart your writing. You do not have to use it in the scene. It’ll help you most when you are stuck.
What is the word count for 52 Scenes?
You must submit 1200 – 1500 per week. No less than 1200 words, but no more than 1500 words per week.
Can I post at any time?
No, please only post on the day of the deadline. Wednesday is deadline day. You have 24 hours to post.
How much should I set aside for this challenge?
We recommend 1-2 hours per week or 10-15 minutes per day, everyday.
I missed the deadline. Can I still post my story?
No, unfortunately not. You can only post on the day of the deadline. No late submissions will be posted but keep writing. You’ll have missed a week, but you can still write and post the rest of the story. You won’t receive a badge though.
Who can read my story?
Your story will be read by members of the site. The site and your profile can also be found on Google. The first part of your story(usually the first paragraph) will be visible on the SERP page of Google, but a reader must log in to read the whole story.
Where is Deadlines For Writers based?
We work from Pretoria, South Africa. Time zone: GMT: +2:00
Do I have to post at a specific time?
Scenes are approved from 8 AM on the day of the deadline until 8 AM the following morning. As long as you post in that window you will be fine.
Is there an age restriction?
Yes, no under 18s. These are adults writing adult stories. Take heed of the warnings. Like in any bookstore you are responsible for your own reading experience.
Can I post in any language?
No, only English stories, please.
What are #braggingrights?
Writers who earn #52/52 receive a super cool badge. You have to write 52 scenes in 52 consecutive weeks to qualify. That means your scenes are posted on time, are relevant to the prompt and have the correct word count. You have the right to brag about it.
Where can I find you on social media?
Who is Mia?
Mia has used her many years of procrastination experience to create 12 Short Stories. She is a writer and a writing teacher, as well as a master of desk organisation and tile grout scrubbing. After yet another year of unfinished manuscripts, random scribbles and self-loathing she decided to set this challenge for herself. It turns out she is not the only one who needed to out-source her discipline. Right now, she is trying to write 12 short stories in 12 months (for the fourth time). She is also writing 12 poems again. Read more at www.miabotha.com
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