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We are a multi-fandom/original fiction community with roots in the Harry Potter fandom community. We strive to maintain a strong focus on author feedback and inclusive writing. Here on the forums, you can join a house and participate in House Cup events, participate in writing challenges, play games, and much more!

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Rat-Race Rules

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One of the best things about being part of a community of writers is that members can push each other to unlock their true potential. Nowhere is this more true than when it comes to finding the motivation gets words on paper (or screen, as the case may be :P). One tool we offer to add a little extra motivation is the Rat Race.


What is a Rat Race? It's simply a race against time where participating writers do nothing but write for a specified period of time. Often many writers will participate together to add to the fun.


How do I start or join a Rat Race on HPFT? Just follow the rules below!


Rules of the Road

  • When posting a new Rat Race, include the number in the title. EXAMPLE: If the most recent race was "Rat Race #7" post your topic as "Rat Race #8" - this helps us stay organized when things get crazy ;)
  • Include the start and end times in the title, omitting the hour. EXAMPLE: If you want your race to start at ten (10) after the hour and last for thirty (30) minutes, your title would read ":10 - :40"
  • Whether you are starting a new Rat Race or joining in on the fun, include a starting word count ("SWC") in the body of your post.
  • Don't forget to come back at the end at post your ending word count ("EWC") and the difference (+/-) for all to see!
  • And always remember the most important rule of racing: HAVE FUN! #writingwordsiswinning
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