birds in a barrel's mission is to release creative nonfiction into the wild.

40 Days & 40 Writes is its first project.

Fun with charts

I've added a few new things to the standings page, including this humdinger: 

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I'll be honest with you: this chart looked flat for a long time, Starlings. But this week apparently has shifted the trendline upward. I should reiterate here "daily-ness is better than wordiness."  That said, I did sort of expect to see that you'd bang out more in 20 minutes than  in 10. And now I see that is true. I will take this as a small success and sleep well tonight.

You should also know that I have been collecting individual writing data on each of you, and you have your own "standings" data that I'm happy to share with you if you like. I decided not to publish them all to the web site, but if you want to see your personal data so far, shoot me a note and I'll share your charts with you.

Finally, because you are the third flock of writers, I sometimes forget to say: Hey, this is still an experiment. If you have ideas on how to make things better, please tell me. Many of the things you are seeing -- including charts -- were because someone in a previous flock suggested them. Some of the prompts have been suggested by earlier writers.

Speaking of which: Have you thought of any prompts to share for the final four days? Lemme know.

Sorry about a few glitches

How it works.