Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Word War Day Two and a giveaway

Hey, writers! If you missed it yesterday, this week on the blog, we're hosting a word war!

What's a word war? 

It's when two or more writers pick a set amount of time, and compete to see who can write the most. Some word wars get pretty competitive, but ours is a more laid back event. This word war started yesterday and ends Friday.

How does it work? 

You write whenever you're able. You can write every day this week, one of the days, an hour of the day, whatever.

If you want, you can interact with each other in the comments section of this post, You can pop in to tell us how much you've written, to encourage each other, or even to arrange mini-word wars throughout the days.

You can also connect using the twitter hashtag #wordwar or on the Go Teen Writers Community Facebook group. (If you're not a member of this group, you'll need to email the moderators to be added: GoTeenWritersCommunity(at)gmail.com.)


Also, I have a box full of beautiful ARCs (advanced reader copies) of The Lost Girl of Astor Street, which releases from Blink in February. I gave away one yesterday, and I'm giving away another today! This giveaway is only open to U.S. residents. You can learn more about the book on my website, and get entered to win below.


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59 comments:

  1. Hey guys! I know it's super-early in America, but is anyone up for a war?

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  2. Yay word wars!! I have a little time to participate today. Does anyone want to do a war from :30 to :45?

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  3. Does anyone want to do a war between :30 and :40?

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    1. Missed it! Sorry. Do you want to do 40-50 or so? :)

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    2. How about :45 to :00?

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    3. Or something like that. I missed the 40.

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    4. I keep missing these times! I'm sorry! Um, do you have another timeset to do?

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    5. :55 to :05 or something would work for me.

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    6. Or maybe :00 to :10

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    7. Only 243. Last sentence:
      I turned back and began to look through the skirt displays, almost everything in bright, warm, colors--reds and oranges, but mostly yellows.

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    8. How many words did you get? I got 291. It wasn't my best word war ever.

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    9. My last sentence was: It was daytime, just after noon according to the sun's position.

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    10. Nice! I think you won unless Emma got more! Good job...sorry for all my delays. Apparently research and word wars do not mix.

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    11. Sorry, guys, but I wasn't able to participate!:/ Maybe next time!;) Great job to you two though!:)
      -Emma-

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  4. Anyone up for a war? 00-10?:)
    -Emma-

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  5. Word war anyone? 45-55?:)
    -Emma-

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  6. I've been editing today. Got through 4 pages and added about 250 words. I would have loved to have done more, but this is my first day in a while that I've been able to work on my story, so I think I'm happy enough with it :) How are others doing?

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    1. Things are going kind of slow here, but I'm making progress! The 100 for 100 challenge has been a great motivation to write :)

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  7. 4:00-4:20 (central time) anyone? I won't be online at that time, but I'll probably be writing! :)

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    1. did it against myself and got 274.

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  9. Seems kind of quiet around here. I'm up for some word warring! Anyone around?

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  10. Anyone up for a word war? 35-45?:)
    -Emma-

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    1. I got 310 words!:)
      -Emma-

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    2. Great job! I got 263. :) I just started this book, so I'm having to bounce around a bit between my draft and research. :D

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    3. Oh yeah, starting a book can be rough! Do you want to go again?:)
      -Emma-

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    4. I've got to take a quick break. Would it work at :00 for you?

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    5. Sure! That'd be great! How long will you want to go for?:)
      -Emma-

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    6. 382 words, not my best.;)
      -Emma-

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    7. Oh wow! We were so close!:D
      -Emma-

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    8. We were! To be honest, not my best either. But my brain's not focusing on just writing straight through. But, hey, some words are better than no words!

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    9. You want to do ten more minutes?

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    10. I know how that is! Definitely!:D
      -Emma-

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    11. 294, I'm shocked I did that well, I thought for sure I had way less!;)
      -Emma-

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    12. I know! It always looks like so little!

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    13. Right?:) Thanks for warring with me! Today was a slow day for wars on here!;)
      -Emma-

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    14. No kidding! I'm used to way more activity around here! Thank you, too!

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    15. Yeah, same here! Hopefully tomorrow will be more active!:D
      -Emma-

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  11. Oh! I can hardly wait to read this book! I've been wanting to read it ever since you first mentioned it quite a while ago. :) Lydia from Noveltea

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