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Friday, December 07, 2007
  International Biblical Writing Month
Targuman read International Academic Writing Month: the Final Scorecard - Chronicle.com as a result he proposes some sort of "International Biblical Writing Month" with a bunch of bibliobloggers as its core. I'm game if others sign up, I have a couple of articles that need finishing urgently! However, since it is already 7th December and Christmas is coming and the geese are getting fat I suggest January 2008 as the auspicious month... Unless we declare the month to be Holidaruary which runs from 10th December - 9th January in the old currency...



PS: in view of Jim's request below, and because I am one person who certainly does not know what it is all about - but I suspect most others in the biblioblogger circus don't either (except AKMA who knows everything, or at least everything that Dr Jim West does not ;) I'll explain, at least what I understand by the proposal, and therefore what I am offering to "sign up for".

Once upon a time a bunch of people who thought they "had a novel in them" got together (virtually) and assigned the month of November to write, to proclaim on their blogs how much they had written - or confess how little - and to support and encourage each other in writing. They called the scheme MiNoRoMo or some such name (NineOhTooWonOh?), then years later a bunch of academics, who know a good thing when they see it, and who must publish or die, made up their own version with a much more serious and grand name. Few if any biblical studies writers joined in. But many among the biblioblogger circus have writing projects, theses, articles, books... and perhaps we could leverage (trendy marketing term thrown in to make this all sound respectable) the community spirit of blogging to help us actually write and finish something... We're proposing now till the end of January.

The idea is you announce on your blog what you'll be writing, and then post updates on progress, and link to other people's updates and projects. As a result (a) you are encouraged or shamed into writing and (b) you get feedback that may improve what you are writing...

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