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(Less Formal) Word Wars

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  • #115906
    Livi Ryddle
    @anne_the_noob14

    I believe there are private forums/threads for the monthly word wars, but here’s a place for folks to have small, less formal ones 🙂

    How a word war works, for those of you who might not know, is you and at least one other person decide that you’re both going to write for a set amount of time (10, 15, and 30 minutes seem to be the most popular choices), and keep track of how many words you’ve written in that time. Then you’d let the other person know how many words you’ve wrote, and whoever has the most “wins”. Really, it’s just for motivating you to write 😉 Gives you some friendly competition, ya know. Some friends and I did this during NaNo last year, and it really helps me get words on the page. The idea is to not worry about editing even spelling/grammar mistakes during the word war; just write as much as you can, as fast as you can.

    There are some variations, but them’s the basics 😉

    So anyways! I actually started this because I’m having trouble writing at the moment, and I remembered how much the word wars helped me during NaNo. So if anyone would like to have a word war… 😀

    (Actually what I really need to do is figure out where I’m going with these next few chapters, so I actually know what to write XD)

     

    Tagging a few peeps just to get some action started (hopefully):


    @naiya-dyani


    @the-inkspiller


    @deeprun
    (Hi, btw! Jonathan was telling me how much you’ve helped him be motivated to write, so I figured I’d tag ya 😛 )


    @arindown


    @ariella-newheart
    (How’s things? 😀 Long time no see)

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 2 months ago by Livi Ryddle.

    “Enough! Be quiet! I can’t hear myself think! I can’t hear my teeth chatter!"

    #115910
    Arindown (Gracie)
    @arindown

    @anne_the_noob14

    I might be willing to do a couple. I usually write from 6:05 ish to 7:00 in the morning (Eastern Time). I don’t know if that works for anyone else, but that’s my writing time.

    I’m also doing NaNo right now, so I’ll double up.

    Not all those who wander are lost.

    #115912
    Livi Ryddle
    @anne_the_noob14

    @arindown

    I’m actually in CST… And I’m hardly ever up at that time, so it won’t work for me 🙁 But maybe someone else?

    “Enough! Be quiet! I can’t hear myself think! I can’t hear my teeth chatter!"

    #115915
    DeepRun
    @deeprun

    @anne_the_noob14

    Hey, thanks for the tag. Coercing others to write has become an engrossing and rewarding side job.  Why don’t you do a word count for the week?  Say, this Saturday morning, tally up what you’ve written thus far this week and post it.  I’ll do that regardless, on this thread.

    I’m slogging through rewrite of a NaNoWriMo novel and this would help keep me on track.  After reading your post, I wrote a thousand words.  That hasn’t happened in a while!  So thanks for the post.

    You do not have a soul. You have a body.
    You are a soul. - C.S. Lewis

    #115916
    Livi Ryddle
    @anne_the_noob14

    @deeprun

    You’re welcome! *laughs* Another friend of mine thinks the same 😉 Alrighty! What is this, Wednesday? Coolio. Will do.

    Ooh, fun lol XD I’m actually doing the same! Although for me, it isn’t so much of a rewrite as it is finishing draft one… *sheepish grin*  And yay! I wrote about the same amount this afternoon as well, and figured out some things regarding the plot that helped me figure out where these next few chapters should be going, so this has been a pretty productive writing day for me, considering I haven’t written in months.

    “Enough! Be quiet! I can’t hear myself think! I can’t hear my teeth chatter!"

    #116014
    DeepRun
    @deeprun

    @anne_the_noob14

    Posting now.  I’ve gotten about 1,900 for the week.  How did it go for you?

    You do not have a soul. You have a body.
    You are a soul. - C.S. Lewis

    #116096
    The Inkspiller
    @the-inkspiller

    @anne_the_noob14, @deeprun

    Well…

    On 7/10 – 7/11 I think I got a combined 4.3k written for the finale of Ivory Tower…


    @Deeprun
    I’M STILL WORKING ON CHAPTER 4, DON’T EAT ME  🙂

    Non nobis Domine, sed nomini, Tuo da gloriam.

    #116133
    Naiya Dyani
    @naiya-dyani

    @the-inkspiller I dunno, Deep might eat ya. With ranch. Wouldn’t be surprised. 😛

    Hearts are like matter--they can be beaten down, torn, and burned, but they cannot be destroyed.

    #116138
    Livi Ryddle
    @anne_the_noob14

    @deeprun

    Yikes, I actually completely forgot about posting my word count… much less writing anything XD Ok, I didn’t forget to write, it just… didn’t happen 😛 So my total for the week is my 1730 ish that I wrote on Wednesday…


    @the-inkspiller
    Noice, noice!


    @naiya-dyani
    Mmh, yeah. *tsk* Wouldn’t be surprised at all. 😛

     

    Ok y’all… I’M GONNA DO SOME WRITING THIS WEEK, I PROMISE!! I seriously don’t know why it ends up being such a huge deal. It’s not like I don’t know what to write, cause I’ve got the next few chapters planned out. And it’s not like I don’t have time. I… I just have the time management skills of a carrot. So. *nods* I’m working on that. 😛

    “Enough! Be quiet! I can’t hear myself think! I can’t hear my teeth chatter!"

    #116139
    Naiya Dyani
    @naiya-dyani

    @anne_the_noob14 *wheezes* time management skills of a carrot. . .

    Unfortunately I, too, can relate to that all too well. Let’s work on that together, shall we? 😛

    Ah. . . I should probably join this. I’m rewriting the first two sections of my (cOmPlEtEd) second draft and could use a push lol.

    Hearts are like matter--they can be beaten down, torn, and burned, but they cannot be destroyed.

    #116148
    DeepRun
    @deeprun

    Chipotle ranch, thank you very much.  Regular ranch is subpar in my opinion (if you can turn the fundamental taste into a powder to be rehydrated at will, into sauce… I question the whole legtimacy of that situation).


    @anne_the_noob14


    @naiya-dyani


    @the-inkspiller

     

    Alrighty, so Saturday mornings, word count posted!!

    You do not have a soul. You have a body.
    You are a soul. - C.S. Lewis

    #116206
    Livi Ryddle
    @anne_the_noob14

    @naiya-dyani XD I saw that somewhere and was like “yeah I can use that line” 😛

    And EEEEEYYYYYY CONGRATS ON HAVING A FINISHED PIECE 😀 😀               *looks at all my unfinished stories* Stop glaring at me, y’all!! I’ll finish you at some point!! Them: Yeah right

    Anyways. Yes, love to have ya 😀


    @deeprun

    Hmm, good point about the ranch powder stuff.

    Saturday mornings, gotcha.

     

    @yalltwo and @the-inkspiller

    Anybody wanna word war?

    “Enough! Be quiet! I can’t hear myself think! I can’t hear my teeth chatter!"

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