200WAD
I just want to read
Even if the people in it are fictional, a well fleshed-out character will just feel like somebody I didn't know before but now I do. There are memorable characters, there are forgettable ones; some you like, some you dislike, just like the people you meet in real life. 

I felt that.

This is big to admit. I think it's something you've been circling around this year. I think back in the 
200WAD
 you would've never even dared even to consider the idea of preferring reading to writing.
Abraham Kim
A welcome
While reading this I thought for moments that it was me who was writing this welcome letter to you. Funny that it was you writing to yourself. 

Do you remember Seun from the old days of 
200WAD
 
Abraham Kim
Red Notebook 1 - Chap. 7 - The Writer's Voice
Haha glad to know you liked Gabriel's post so much. I can honor that request. I like this post a lot too. In fact out of Gabriel's writing, this series is one of my favorites. I've gotten more out of it as a reader from 7 parts than I did probably 30-40 of his other writing on here and throughout 
200WAD
. Hopefully he's gotten a lot out of it as a writer as well.

drewb
 might find this a good read.
Abraham Kim
A look into how a reaction and response are formed
Yeah my perspective and interests here differ than back at 
200WAD
.

Back then I actually didn't mind if the community was lacking because to me 1 on 1 relationships were more important. At the end of the day I knew that I would still have my relationships with you, 
keni
seun
, and 
dealingwith
 

but now i curiously wonder though. Not in a 
ego
defending manner but honest 
curiosity
...

At what point do you believe the community was strongest and why? What made it that way? I know as a fiction writer your answer will differ from the more common user.
Abraham Kim

200 Words a Day
The magic of 200 Words a Day

Once Brandon asked me something along the lines of "where has the magic of 200 words a day gone?"

I didn't have a good answer for either Brandon or myself at the time, and I confess I still don't have a good answer for him today, but now I've got one...
Motivations
You and I had a similar relationship regarding recognition and motivation on 
200WAD


I do feel like you and I have hit a new stride with writing though. More deliberate and enjoyable. More motivated by longterm improvement. Difficult to describe while we're in it right now but in retrospect it'll be more clear. 


Abraham Kim
On being funny - part 2
I remember you writing about this example on
200WAD
. Reading it now I agree with Seun that it is hilarious. What you said is funny!! 

But then I wonder... if you don't think that that's funny when is a situation when you thought you were being funny?
Abraham Kim

Abe's Glog
Composition of my writing

I joined  200WAD intending to write fiction. What got me into it was seeing people like Tim Subiaco writing a novella in public and being blown away. I'd never seen such a thing happening in public before and never had considered the possibility. Writing until then I'd always considered a...
Not who you are, who you are becoming
Haha I wasn't ignoring it. I was going to reply in a full post.

I've never ignored Keni! There's even things from
200WAD
days that I still need to respond to from her haha.

I wrote this though, Seun, with the idea that maybe there is no such thing as who we are. Who we are is just our best attempt at snapshotting a more complex thing that is actually alive --> who we are becoming. 

I'll write more on this later once the idea is developed.
Abraham Kim

200 Words a Day
Cowriters

I remember the first rebrand of 200WAD as Cowriters.app attracting a lot of flack. In fact I believe the opinion was unanimously non-positive: as in most people disliked the new brand while a few were neutral to it.

The past few weeks keni have...
An errand -- Week 6 assignment
Ha well with nonfiction I got a lot of practice because of
200WAD
. Without it I don't think I would've ever even gotten into it at all.

I also like your idea of having two people assigned as readers. Not only because it would provide insurance in case of absenteeism but also to get more perspective.
Abraham Kim
An errand -- Week 6 assignment
You have read three times the same text. Nothing has changed. i think reading on your own time vs reading while the writer is waiting on you makes a difference. I always find I can read something more easily and less anxiously if I don't have to worry about the writer perceiving me reading their work.

This is one thing that I think would be better about such writing clubs: to have the deadline a day or two before and then have people read before showing up.

---

I appreciate your observations though. You listing lines you ilke show me that you really got and understood what I was going for. There's a synergy between alll of those concepts and they weren't lost on you.

Reading your comment made me remember the feeling of having you read my fiction on
200WAD
. It really felt like i had a 'fan'. Hard to describe :) 
Abraham Kim
Community of craft
keni
I thoguht 
200WAD
did encourage deliberate practice. However it encouraged only the daily-input part... which is important. But I don't think it ever got to the point where it gave more 'guidelines'.

For the 
Echo and Narcissus
club a guideline we got was A writer we admire.

I believe that competitions/contests are trigger concepts. Just as it pumps you up to be a part of a contest it pushes people away -- remember 
jasonleow


This is why I find being a part of this writing club so fascinating. I feel that I'm goaded into showing up more impressively -- and I know 
dealingwith
  feels this way as well just by reading what he's showing up with -- without being a contest.

When I think contest I think people competing against each other. With this club I feel like it's more us elevating our curiosity. Expanding our openness to what we're willing to do. 
Abraham Kim

Abe's Glog
Community of craft

During the golden days of 200WAD , a warm sense of belonging blanketed me anytime I logged on. I knew there would be people who had posted new things that I could comment on. There'd most likely be comments and conversations developing either on my posts or somewhere else. It...
A break at the diner
Ha believe me it doesn't. I have practiced a lot and actually i need to practice more. Being in the 
Echo and Narcissus
club has been good for jumpstarting that because it gives me clear defined goals that I can work towards within a timebox.

Have you begun writing for Saturday's assignment?

Also thank you for this comment. It reminds me of the times when I used to write fiction on 
200WAD
and would love getting your comments on them ;)
Abraham Kim