#WritersByNight

Welcome to our #WritersByNight Teachers’ Club!


So long as you write what you wish to write, that is all that matters; and whether it matters for ages or only for hours, nobody can say… – Virginia Woolf


A couple of years ago, I was sharing some of my writing with my class and as normal they had an awful lot of questions to ask about my ‘writer’s life’.

I was telling them how I would often go home, after finishing up at school, and write. When all of a sudden, Charlie, who loved all things Marvel comics, told the class ‘He’s a teacher by day – but a writer by night’. And so it stuck. Any writing I brought in from home there after was my ‘writer by night’ writing. Children started calling their writing that came in from home the same. It didn’t have to be written at night of course – but it was certainly writing that wasn’t done at school…and so our little #WritersByNight club was born.

This year, we would like to invite you to join the club!

The #WritersByNight Sunday Club

It’s a privilege to muck about in sentences all morning – Annie Dillard


Every Sunday morning, we will send out a #WritersByNight post on Twitter where you can reply with a link to your writing and read other people’s.

We’ve chosen Sunday as it gives you the week to work on crafting something ready for our Sunday deadline. The writing can be anything – fiction, non-fiction, personal narrative or poetry. It can even be as little as a dribble (20 words long). Whatever it is – just make sure you use the hashtag #WritersByNight when you share it!

The #WritersByNight Monthly Club

There are three rules for writing. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are -Somerset Maugham


At the beginning of each month, we will send out a #WritersByNight post to our email subscribers (you can subscribe at the bottom of this page). Once your writing is ready, all you need to do is leave a link to your writing in the comment section and leave a comment for another writer. The writing can be anything – fiction, non-fiction, personal narrative or poetry. It can even be as little as a dribble (20 words long).

How Do I Start?

  • You can start a blog. WordPress, Medium or Blogger are free, easy to use, and come with instructions.
  • You could use Google Docs and share the link to your writing. Here are the instructions.
  • Write!
  • Once your writing is ready, copy the link to your blog or Google Doc and share it with The #WritersByNight Sunday Club on Twitter or with The #WritersByNight Monthly Club blog post.
  • Read and comment on another person’s writing.

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