Thursday, June 15, 2017

June 2017 Word War: Day Four

Jill again! This is DAY FOUR of the Go Teen Writers summer word war. How are you all doing?

Today, I've got a writing quote to help you reach your goal(s). Here is some wisdom from author Neil Gaiman:



This is how you do it: You sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until its done.
Its that easy, and that hard.
Neil Gaiman



So, get to it, all of you! Put one word after another. I believe in you!






What's a word war? 

A word war is when you and another writer (or in this case, lots of other writers!) compete to see who can write the most words in a designated period of time. Sometimes these are also referred to as "word sprints."

How does it work?

Write as much as you're able to today, and when you're done, leave a comment in this post about how the day went. You can share how many words you wrote, stumbling blocks, a favorite line you wrote, whatever you want!

You can also start mini word wars in the comments section of this blog, or on the Go Teen Writers Community Facebook group. (If you apply to join, leave me a comment on the blog so I can get you approved.)

The goal is to buckle down and focus on our manuscripts whenever we can, make good use of our writing time, and encourage each other as we write. Hopefully you'll be meeting new writers and deepening friendships as the war goes on!


How long does it last?

This word war began Monday and will end Friday night. It's a come-and-go, write-when-you-can style of war, so it's never too late to join, and you don't have to participate every day. 

Hope you have a great writing day!

14 comments:

  1. Last night I wrote 258 words. Eek. I was busy yesterday so I didn't write much at all. *sigh*
    I'll try to write more today.

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  2. Got some brainstorming and research done as well as 500 words or so. Not bad. Hitting the keys today a little harder. Do you have a hashtag to use on Twitter for this?

    Thanks :D <3

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  3. I got in zero words today. I did get some little story building done, but didn't count the words. I was busy today and it can be nice to take time away from the computer and live life. Without living life away from writing, what would we have to write about?

    God bless y'all.
    <3

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    1. You're absolutely right. <3

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  4. I wrote 779 words today. I was hoping to get in the thousands, but...time will tell. Plus my laptop's dying. *sigh*
    I also did research, so that took some time. :)
    God bless. Romans 10:9-10

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    1. Hey, you got more than I did. Good job!
      <3

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  5. Good job, you guys! I feel like we're all fading here. Write on, friends! Write on!

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    1. Thanks! I'll try to do more, but it's been a busy month. *sigh*

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  6. So, today I wrote 3,797. I was hoping to get at least to 4,000 but I didn't realize how busy today was going to be. Maybe I'll get in another thousand later on (when i have less distractions) :)

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  7. 2276. I'd hoped for 10k -- I had all the time for a 10k and I technically should have been able to do it, but today is one of my worse days. Half of those words aren't even on my current project. Hopefully I'll be able to write more tomorrow. :D

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    1. I understand working on multiple projects. I have so many other side projects. Your word count is still great!
      Also, love the new picture.
      <3

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