Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Day Three of the June Word War

Jill here! I'm in Olathe, Kansas for the One Year Adventure Novel Summer Workshop, and I'm having a blast! I wish you were all here. 

Today is day three of the word war. Keep in mind, you don't have to be writing fresh content to participate in a word war. If you're editing, you can simply decide how many pages you want to edit and war that way. King's Blood is due June 26th, so I'm very hard at work on the editing stage.

If this the first you've heard of our word war, we hope you can join us. Here are the details:

This word war is a friendly competition to motivate participants to write as many words as they can between now and Friday. 

While some word wars are shorter (fifteen minutes or an hour) and strict, this will instead be a come-and-go, write-when-you-can style of war. So start when you want and participate whatever days you can. There are no hard and fast rules. This is about encouraging each other and writing a lot of words. It's that simple.

How you can connect with each other:

1. You can connect in the comments section of the blog. There will be a post every day, and we'd love for you to keep us updated on how the day is going for you. Something as simple as "Just wrote 1,000 words in the last hour!" is fine. Seeing everyone's posts will help to encourage each other in knowing that we're all hard at work.

If you want to break the time into smaller word wars, you can post that in the comments section too. For example, you could arrange a word war from 1:00 to 2:00 with a few people. 


2.You can connect on social media. On Twitter using the hashtag #wordwar or on the Go Teen Writers Community Facebook Group. This is a closed group, so if you're not a member yet, apply to join and then shoot an email to GoTeenWritersCommunity(at)gmail.com telling them so they can get you approved.

Happy writing!



152 comments:

  1. I can't war right now, but I'll try to later today! This is super fun!

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  2. Does anyone want to war with me? I've been having a blast with the word war! ☺

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    1. How about 55:10?

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    2. Time up... I got 355. How did you do?

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    3. You beat me! I got 342 words! ☺

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    4. Sure was! ☺ We can do another one sometime today.

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  3. When you guys are finished, want to war, 15-30?

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    1. Um I can do a little later? About -45:-00

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    2. I can't do it now either. Can we do it the time Charlotte suggested? Thanks! ☺

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    3. Just got 339... How about you guys? :)

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    4. Word Count...374 words! My last sentence was: Their bright colors reminded him of what a dark situation he was in. Something happened with the computer and it froze up, then I had a comment and I replied the exact same thing to my own comment!

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  4. Word Count...374 words! My last sentence was: Their bright colors reminded him of what a dark situation he was in.

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    1. Word Count...374 words! My last sentence was: Their bright colors reminded him of what a dark situation he was in.

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    2. Yay congrats!! And that's an awesome finish...sounds very interesting!

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  5. 130!
    And I started 5 minutes late!
    Another war, anyone?

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    1. How about 10:25?

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    2. Great! Starts in 2 minutes. ☺

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    3. Oops saw that late

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    5. I got to 405 words! How did the rest of you do? ☺

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    6. Phew, I managed to get to 403! Pretty pleased with that haha!

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    7. Oh my gosh, so close! Good job, that's a lot of words in fifteen minutes!

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    8. My last sentence was: She could not dismiss how much work he had done for saving his country.

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    9. My last was: Next thing she knew, Raina was sprawled on the floor with a numb nose and blood gushing over her lips. It really didn’t taste very pleasant.
      As you can see, I'm writing a fight scene XD

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    10. 201. I write by hand. Slower, you have to count it yourself but I like it better than typing. Good job everyone!

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    11. The doors slid open, revealing a cacophony of scents from the ocean and various shops selling almost anything

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    12. That was close! I am loving this! Does anyone want to do a fourth round? It's alright if you don't want to. Am I going overboard? ;)

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    13. That's really good for writing by hand! Unfortunately, my handwriting is illegible XD

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    14. Thanks! I also get distracted easily.

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    1. Of course, Josie! ;)

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    2. I got 511 words. My last sentence was dialogue: "Anne, I've come to like and even love you, but love is impossible."
      I need to finish it, but I only had a certain amount of time. What else did you all get?

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    3. 644, my last sentence was: Kendall did as I told her, and I tied the bracelet on her wrist. “There you go.”

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    4. My last sentence: And then the moment is over and it's time to get to work.

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    5. 478 words! My last sentence was: The Elf wouldn’t fold under a simple paralysis charm or even be remotely effected by a force spell — Lux might as well have tried to pull a coin out of his ear and see if that killed him.

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    1. Sure. What time?

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    2. I'll do it! What time? How about 00:15?

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    3. I'm in. I still need at 200 words before 1:30

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    4. 288. My last sentence: My shoulders pull back and I begin to worry that I should have worn my dress uniform after all.

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    5. 154. Not my best, LOL. Last sentence(s): Dorlin gritted his teeth. He did save your life, he reminded himself. He pointed his dagger at the man. “Talk.”

      Wanna go again, from :20 to :30?

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    6. 305. My last sentence was: Anne realized the world was more than more the small life she led.

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    7. 314. I went a little over time, though. Last line: But he didn’t let me leave without one last shot.” Atallhiti shuddered.

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    8. I forgot to say I got to 302 words, not my best.

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    9. 358. Last sentence: The only reason I ever enrolled into the army was so that I could help end this godforsaken war. But not…not like this.”

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    10. I was only there for five minutes (in the first one) and got 57

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  8. Anyone on for a word war from :45-:00?

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    1. Sure!!
      -Gisela

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    2. Wow! I got 336. Since my last sentence is incomplete, here is a different one.

      At least she’d soon be with Areli and her father and away from this treacherous world where fathers turned against their daughters and brothers betrayed their own families.

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    3. 152. I did finish a chapter though

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    4. Ooo, yay Corgi Writer! It always feel so good to finish a chapter :).

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  11. Anyone up for another word war? :50-:05?

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    1. Sorry, got to go. I should be back in an hour or two, sorry. :)

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    2. (that's alright, Elizabeth. Hope to see you later!)
      344! My last sentence was: For them she had been named, and it was them she was always wanting for.

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    1. Does :15-:25 work for both of you?

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    2. Yes let's go

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    3. Whoopsies! I didn't notice your reply till now! You still up to war?

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    4. 286! Last sentence: For there before her stood Snow.
      That's fine Zoeba, I do still have time for one last war :). Does :30-:40 work for you?

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    5. Yes thanks! :) Though I may not get much as I'm still just starting out a new book.

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    6. You are? That's so cool! I love starting a new book :). What genre is it?

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    7. 85, not my best

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    8. Still, that's pretty good Corgi!

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    9. Though nothing important had happened. Yet
      I'm doing the war

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    10. I'm really not sure yet but sorta like a fantasy/fiction...

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    11. 116, not my best :D. My last sentence was: “Just like I killed them.”
      Ooo, that's pretty cool Zoeba! I love writing fantasy/fiction :).

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    12. This was fun, thanks! :) I got 115 ;P

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  13. Just wrote 500 words in like...a half an hour to hour!!!

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    1. Good job Haley!

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    2. Great job Haley, that's awesome!!

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  14. anyone up for a war? :20-25?

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    1. 169. That's what I get for joining later, I guess. My last sentence was: “You know what? I think I am just going to leave anyway.”

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    2. I got 103. my last sentence:
      "The infections she has are severe."

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    3. What's your story about? I'm intrigued.

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  15. Heyy I just have something random if anyone wants to help out... I'm just curious I'm going to have a bird in my book she's a falcon who like carries messages to the antagonist/one of the MC's father and I have a few ideas for names...Talon
    Ivy
    Feria
    Kerani
    Quetzal
    Sungem
    Any opinions or other ideas?? Thanks!! :)

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    1. I like Feria for the falcon!:)
      -Emma-

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    2. Ooo, I like Kerani and Feria!

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    3. Feria and Kerani both sound fantastic!

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  16. Anyone up for a word war at the top of the hour? :00 - :15?

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    1. I'll do with you, if you're still on. :45-:00?

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    2. 256. Last very short sentences: "Could this be real? Was he truly alive?"

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  18. I'm around for the next hour and a half if anyone wants to war.

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  19. Anyone up for a word war :45- :00?
    -Emma-

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  20. Anyone up for a word war? :00-:05?

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    1. Oops! Miscounted! I got 108.;)
      -Emma-

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    2. 101. Nice job! I got time for one more. :10-:15?

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    3. Due to slow internet I only got 88. :(
      Last sentence: He moved to the painting Leena had been admiring a moment ago.

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    4. 163, ending with: "They blew up the east tunnel!"

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    5. That's too bad!:( My last sentence was- "We're about to start construction."
      -Emma-

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    6. Slow internet sucks, but at least you made progress.

      Nice job, Emma!

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    7. Thank you and you, too!:)
      -Emma-

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  21. Anyone around for a (slightly) late word war?

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    1. I'm in! When do you want to start?:)
      -Emma-

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    2. Arbitrarily, I pick :38 to :48. Sound good?

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    3. 268! Last sentence (not particularly interesting): Vacating the spinning chair, the guy pranced away, grinning.

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    4. Thanks, good job yourself!

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