What's a Word Sprint? 

During a Word Sprint, write as much as you can for one hour, then check in on Twitter to cheer on other writers and share how you did. You can write anything - poems, blog posts, novels - you name it.

How do I join?

Follow the YA Buccaneers on Twitter and let us know you'll be joining us in the comment below. Before you start writing, share a tweet or Facebook status update with your intention - your writing goal, what you're working on, whatever you like - and be sure to mention YA Buccaneers and the hashtag #YABWordSprint so we can connect with you. At the end of the Word Sprint, share your status.

What if I'm late, or need to leave early?

Start when you can, stop if you need to. For those who do start late or leave early, make sure to share a tweet or status update to let us know. As long as you *try* to write something during that time, it still counts!

How do I earn giveaway entries?

Share a link to the tweet with your final word count in the Word Sprint blog post, and you'll earn an entry for this month's giveaway (see our Treasure Chest for why that's a good thing). To qualify, your tweet or status update must mention the YA Buccaneers and include the hashtag #YABWordSprint. Use the Rafflecopter form to enter.

Check out the latest Word Sprint posts:

Ship's Log
Spring Writing Bootcamp Word Sprint schedule

Read the post for the FULL Spring Writing Bootcamp Word Sprint schedule!

Sprint to the Finish!

It's the final week of NaNoWriMo AND the YAB Fall Writing Bootcamp! Get writing!

Mid-way through November and NaNoWriMo: Time for Word Sprints!

Check out our Word Sprint schedule for the week!

Join us for a Word Sprint this week!

This week's Word Sprint schedule is up!

Word Sprint Alert!

Join us tonight for a #YABWordSprint!

Week of September 22 Word Sprint Schedule

Join us for a Word Sprint this week!

Calling All Word-Sprinters!

Join us for this week's word sprints! 

Week of September 8th Word Sprint Schedule

See our sprint schedule for the week!

Get Ready to Sprint!

We're sprinting again! Join us to write all the words!

Join In This Week's Word Sprints!

Find out when we'll be word-sprinting this week.


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