Ninja Writing vs 10-Minute Novelist
Is One Better Than The Other? Let’s See
I’m a member of both of these… even have a membership card for Ninja Writers. Do I find either one better? Read on.
What is Ninja Writing?
Shaunta Grimes started this. It’s a technique for writers who find themselves too busy for regular writing (that’s a bit difficult for me to buy, but I don’t have work to weigh me down).
When you don’t get productive enough, it can lead to more feelings of doubt.
Insecurity And Self-Doubt Stall Your Writing
“Fear is the mind-killer” Frank Herbert, Dune
What do Ninja Writers do?
Writing for 5 minutes a day 5 minutes/day is not a large investment of time, it takes to brew a cup of coffee or tea (I’m a tea guy), and some writers who write/type fast may be surprised how much they can produce.
That’s just 1/2 of the daily tasks, however.
Reading for 5 minutes a day Again, not a huge investment of time.
A writer reads. You have to, no excuses. Reading recharges your creative batteries and lets you see how others produce.
I have three large bookcases full of books two rows deep, a smaller case full, and reader programs on my computer with hundreds more books. I have a LOT of things to read or reread
Ninja Writing follows a quote by late writer Ray Bradbury:
Just write every day of your life. Read intensely. Then see what happens. (Ray Bradbury)
Ninja Writing has a Facebook group
Ninja Writers | Facebook
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and a website:
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One thing that this project has taught me already, less than twenty days in, is that when you scratch below the surface…
What is 10-Minute Novelllit?
As the name implies, writers do double the amount of time writing than Ninjas Writers.
They don’t seem to have a reading component, but they've won many awards. Safe to say they’re doing right.
They have a website:
And a Facebook group:
10 Minute Novelists Group | Facebook
10 Minute Novelists is an international group devoted to helping time-crunched writers develop the habit of writing…
This group is active. Many members post a day.
So, is Either One Better?
No. Both make you more productive than you thought possible. Ninja Writers is better at reading, and 10-Minute Novelist is older and has a high volume of members.
They get BIC (But in Chair) to write, even when life is busy, so both balance out.