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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)

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    "Reck not."
    ~Sir Nicholas Beauvallet

    #115910
    Arindown
    @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.

      Forgiven. Loved. Creative.

      #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?

      "Reck not."
      ~Sir Nicholas Beauvallet

      #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.

      "Reck not."
      ~Sir Nicholas Beauvallet

      #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. 😛

        "Reck not."
        ~Sir Nicholas Beauvallet

        #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?

          "Reck not."
          ~Sir Nicholas Beauvallet

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