SepSceneWriMo #4 is coming…

The 4th annual
September Scene Writing Month
is on our doorstep.

What is SepSceneWriMo?

For thirty days, starting September 1st, write a scene a day.

  • Make each one as long or short as you want (shorter is better).
  • Make them isolated one-offs…
  • Or make them part of a series.

Focus on concise communication, tight punchy sentences mixed with effusive, literary run-ons.

Or whatever. We don’t care. As long as you write something that feels like a single scene. (OK. We’re good with multiple connected scenes per post but, keep them short. Nobody wants to read 1500 words every day for 30 days. We’re busy people, right?)

Key Point: tag your posts with #sepscenewrimo so that we can find them.

That’s it.

See you there,

Not again! Oh yes. We’re on a roll now.

29 thoughts on “SepSceneWriMo #4 is coming…

  1. Hmmm…. I don’t usually do this (because I’m just uncomfortable with sharing isolated scenes). What’s the point? I guess sharpening the craft, but I want to … dunno… maybe I could make it one big story with 30 scenes… It does sound tempting as it would encourage me to write and post more often. Who knows…

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    1. One of the original announcement posts about SepSceneWriMo (2020 I think) outlined the reasons.
      As short story, novella or novel writers, we often use more real estate than necessary. I do, at least.
      Focusing on getting immediately to the crux of the scene’s reason for being, the conflict involved and dense transfer of emotive dialog and description is critical. Meandering along through fifty words when a well-crafted 10 would do, and do much better, is the reason for focusing on scenes.
      But, as I mentioned elsewhere, SepSceneWriMo is just a spoof, a mockery of NaNoWriMo. No one cares if anyone participates. And there’s certainly no “winning” of this pathetic meme.

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      1. I agree with your assessment of the worth of sepscene. I’m excited to try it because (if I’m very disciplined) this will give me 30 new ideas on what to write about. Otherwise, of course, it will be the latest in a long line of reasons to succumb to existential despair, but, you know–it’s good to have a backup. But I’m not here to whine and pule. Just pule. That said, I have a WIP that is dying on the vine of my withered brain. I’d like to spend September not thinking about it, but about something else.
        New to WordPress, but I’m tagging the posts with sepscenewrimo, and despite what the link in my comments may look like, my WP URL is, not the one.

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          1. Or my personal favorite, completely missing the point. You could write some tragic story about someone remembering how they first wanted to kill themselves in fifth grade, and the first comment will be “I loved my fifth grade teacher.”

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    1. Way less stressful than nanowrimo. And who gives a crap if you miss a few days. Hey, that’s writing.
      (To be honest, I start preparing, like now. I try to build up a list of topics and even get a head start writing them. I don’t have lots of free time, so, kinda hard to hit all 30 days.)

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              1. Nay… excuses, not inadequacies. We are all horribly inadequate. You’re just waiting for the silver bullet of 1=(2×14)/3+(6x.025) to come along.
                Which doesn’t exist. However, 1 novella =2 parallel stories over 14 chapters divided by 3 equal protagonists + 6 side characters worth 1/8th of a main character each.
                Or, The Pontotoc Murder in Sepiatone, give or take a chapter.😎 But did I know that going in? Nope.

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            1. The balance are done in Sept. But, who really cares? It’s not a contest, it’s a gimmick.
              For me, I figure someday I may make my own anthology of these bits. I’ll call it AUG-SEPT-OCT-WriMo, instead.

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