|Name:||#ficwip / #fandomwip|
|Date(s):||January 2018 - present|
|Type:||Twitter chat + discord|
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#ficwip is a monthly Twitter chat and support community for fic writers that was started by museaway in 2018. From its inception, it has welcomed writers in any fandom and allowed all ships.
During a chat, fic authors share a snippet of what they're working on using the hashtag #ficwip. Interaction with and between authors is encouraged. Monthly chats typically include additional writing questions to encourage public conversation about fic writing.
In addition to the monthly snippet-sharing event, the Twitter account hosts a weekly #wordgamewednesday (started in reaction to the stay-at-home orders in early 2020 due to COVID-19, but staying on due to popularity) and occasionally asks writing-related questions.
Muse started #ficwip as a casual activity for friends after noticing the lack of writing chats that welcomed fic writers. The first chats were held weekly on Wednesdays via muse's personal Twitter account, and were mostly comprised of writers from the Supernatural fandom. The chat moved to weekends to accommodate participants' schedules, taking place across Saturday and Sunday. In 2019, muse started a dedicated Twitter account so all snippets could be retweeted and archived, and moved the chat to Sundays. In 2020, ficwip ran on a fixed schedule: the second Sunday of every month beginning at 1pm ET.
The #ficwip community has grown to include the #fandomwip Discord server that welcomes creators from all fandoms, including artists. Writers have a daily check-in. The server sometimes hosts exchanges and other small fests for its members.
During February, the Twitter and Discord host #finishupfeb to encourage people to check boxes on their to-do lists.