Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Go Teen Writers: Upcoming Events

Stephanie here. I'm taking the day off of blogging (not totally, I suppose, seeing as this is technically a blog post) because of a few special Go Teen Writers events I'm preparing for:

1. Critique Group match up: I have 36 groups sorted out so far, and I need to organize those who have registered in the last few days. I'll start sending out emails soon, and Jill will be posting tomorrow (and I think Thursday too) about effective critique groups and critique group etiquette.

2. A new Go Teen Writers writing contest; This will start next Monday (November 10th) and will be a 150 word contest. It will be open to writers ages 21 and under. All the details you need will be posted next Monday.

3. A Go Teen Writers word war: This will start Thursday, November 20th and will run through Monday, November 24th. This word war is in response to those who have asked for one during NaNoWriMo, but you don't have to be doing NaNo or the 100 for 100 to participate.

Some other future writing events that we're cooking up include a 12 Days of Giveaways event in December that will count down the last 12 days of the 100 for 100 contest and also an on-line writing conference that would take place next year.

It'll be a fun few months!

37 comments:

  1. I'm so looking forward to all three of these events! Can't wait!

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  2. Yeah, another writing contest! Can't wait! This stuff all looks great. Good luck with preparing everything!

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  3. Wow! I'm especially excited about the word war, because I wasn't able to perform in the last one. :(
    And the writing contest sounds awesome! I can't wait! Good luck!

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  4. This is all so exciting! I don't think I'm ready for a critique group yet because I'm so busy with school and I only have one first draft. However, I am so excited for the Word Wars. I think it's a great idea to have them in late November when a lot of people might be scrambling to catch up with their word count. AN ONLINE WRITING CONFERENCE?!? EEP! I should have at least one of my drafts edited by next year, so I can't wait to see what this online writing conference is all about!

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    1. Ah! An online writing conference sounds amazing. I've never found one close to home, so this sounds like an AWESOME alternative. Plus I will get to do it with all of you amazing people. :)

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  5. Yay writing contest and word war! Been looking forward to doing these ever since I found this website! :D

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  6. All these events sound amazing! Thanks for all the time you put into this, Stephanie!

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  7. Woot for writing contest and word war!

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  8. Oh all exciting news! And an online writing conference, eek! Can't wait to hear later on what that will entail.

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  9. Oh. My. Goodness.
    I seriously can't thank you enough for doing everything you do on this site.
    I'm so excited. :)

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  10. Yay! I am really excited for these upcoming events...thank you so much! :)

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  11. Yessss. I'm so excited about all of these things!

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  12. Sounds like so much fun!
    This is the first time though that I'll be too old to do one of the writing contests. *sniff* *sniff*

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    1. I have the same Aidy. Reality check on my age, mweh. Haha

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  13. Excited to meet the other writers in the critique group! Which is weird cuz I'm usually such an introvert… :P

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  14. Oh my gosh, all of this sounds way too awesome. Going to bounce all the way through history now, because I'm so excited!

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  15. Yay, lots of plans! It sounds exciting. Thank you guys for all you do here! :-)

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  16. Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii :) caaaaannnnnn't :) waaaaaaaaaaaiiiit :) fooooooooorrrrrrr :) aaallllllllllllll :) ooooooooooooooffff :) theeeeeeeeeeeessssssssse :) toooooooooooooooo :) staaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrt :) :P
    As you can see, I'm very excited about all of this :)

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    1. I'mmmmmmm soooooo exxcciiittteeeeddddd aaaaas weeelllll!
      *squeals*

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  17. Damn that I'm 29. Anyway sounds like a fun month guys.

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  18. Wow, I'm so excited for all of these! Thank you so much!

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  19. Good to see such events for teen writers. Good luck, everyone! :)

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  20. There will be some excitement happening, then. Can't wait. :) Will the giveaways be open internationally?

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  21. Is anybody else doing NaNoWriMo? I am, and I am looking to add some GTW friends as 'writing buddies'.

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    1. I'm doing NaNo. :)

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    2. I'm doing NaNo as well. Feel free to add me as a "buddy"! :)

      (My username is the same name you see here.)

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    3. I am! I'm Gwyne Silver. :)

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    4. Me too! username is sunshineee25

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    5. Patience, Alexandra, and Miri, I tried to add you all... but it said that your usernames weren't listed :( my username is petragrace , if you want to try adding me.

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  22. This all looks wonderful! Thank you, thank you for all that you do!! :D Too bad I just left the teenage years behind me back in September. ;)

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  23. I'm so excited about all of this! Thanks so much for putting it all together.

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  24. Sounds awesome, Stephanie! I'm always amazed by all the work you and Jill put into this site and the people who follow it.This is just one more example of that hard work. I'm so excited! I'm definitely looking forward to these events.

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  25. Thank you, thank you, GoTeenWriters! :D

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  26. WAIT! I'm sorry, can I back out of the critique match-up thing? Is that possible? It's just....not a good time for me. :( Sorry if that's really inconvenient. -.-

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