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About #WIPjoy

What is #WIPjoy?

#WIPjoy is an online event for authors to celebrate their works in progress – organized by me, Bethany! *waves*

It’s like a month-long party for sharing enthusiasm, and anyone writing a story is invited to attend!

Note: last #WIPjoy month (September 2019) I have broadened the game to be inclusive not only to authors but also to readers! You can participate and share about any books, not only active WIPs.

How does it work?

A week or so before each event begins, I post a list of daily prompts, like the one above.

Writers follow the prompt each day and post a response to it online, including the hashtag #WIPjoy.

As well as posting your own answer to the prompt, run a search for the hashtag each day and read what other people are sharing about their stories.  Share, retweet, “heart”/”like”, or comment on the ones that excite and intrigue you the most.  It’s a great way to encourage other writers and be encouraged, yourself.

Where do I post?

Most of the action happens on Twitter, but a number of people are using Facebook and Instagram as well.  Some authors have posted week-long or month-long compilations on their blogs in lieu of daily posts.  No matter where you do it, make sure to include the hashtag and make sure your posts are public on social media so others can find them!

What WIP do I choose to share about?

It’s entirely up to you, as long as the story is a work in progress – i.e. not published (no buy links or advertisements, please!).  Piquing the interest of future readers is a fun side effect, but encouraging one another as authors is the main purpose. 🙂

If you’re torn between two WIPs, choose the one you most need encouragement in – or if you really can’t decide, answer the prompts for more than one WIP each day!

Hope to see you at the next #WIPjoy. 😀 If you have any other questions, please post them below!

11 comments

  1. HI there – posted something about this movement. Really enjoying it so far! https://christianmeneses.com/2016/09/03/wipjoy-feeling-less-lonely-in-this-writing-journey/


    • Thanks for letting me know, and I’m so glad you’re enjoying it! I’ll check out your post. 🙂


  2. […] About #WIPjoy […]


  3. I’m excited to do the January one! https://www.facebook.com/ThePagesPleadA.Curtis/


  4. […] is a series of questions and prompts are from Bethany A. Jennings (on Instagram, Twitter, and her website)  for writers to answer about their work-in-progress. I was late to the January party, and I […]


  5. […] I haven’t used all of the questions, just picked twelve of them to answer, otherwise I’d keep you here all day. (If you want more info about #WIPjoy check out Bethany’s blog). […]


  6. This looks like a lot of fun. Have a dumb question, what does MC mean? Thanks.


  7. Never mind; I figured it out. Duh.


  8. […] For example, I started a newsletter (click on those words to sign up!), I’ve run several #WIPjoy events (one’s happening right now, in fact), AND I’ve launched into rewriting my […]


  9. […] is a series of questions and prompts are from Bethany A. Jennings (on Instagram, Twitter, and her website)  for writers to answer about their work-in-progress. I was late to the January party, and I […]



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