Temporary Battle Cancellation

Hey all! So you might have noticed that the blog battle for this week didn’t get posted on Tuesday like it should. And if you haven’t noticed, it’s kind of dwindled down. I haven’t been able to write for it myself!

Time seems to fill up quickly with important things and lots of unimportant things. I certainly get it.

Because it is a busy season, and there are many exciting things going on in the months of November and December, I have decided to suspend Blog Battle TEMPORARILY.

We will resume the FIRST Tuesday of January 2017 and the word will be MELT, so if you wrote a story for that word, you can save it for the date or repost it for us here.

In the mean time, I could use your help. I have for you . . .

QUESTIONS:

  1. What do you like about participating in BlogBattle?
  2. What keeps you from participating in BlogBattle?
  3. What changes would you like to see to the format?BB 2

Blog Battle 80 “Waffle” Entries & Voting

Hello! Welcome to the new Blog Battle, a weekly writing prompt competition! If you haven’t already, check out the slightly altered rules.

Have a waffle story to share? Put a link in the comments and we’ll add you to the competition!🙂 Have fun.

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Battle 79’s “Torrent” Winner is The Evil Beneath by E. E. Rawls!  Don’t forget to add the battle winner badge to your story!


Action/Thriller/Suspense:

Comedy/Humor:

Inspirational/Contemporary:

Drama/Romance: Waffle Cone by Kima Prince

Science Fiction/Fantasy:

Mystery/Crime:

Western:

Non-Fiction:


PS If I’m missing your story, just leave me a comment to let me know!


Next Week’s Theme Word is MELT

POLL WILL BE HERE WEDNESDAY

Read all the stories & PLEASE VOTE for your top THREE favorites (not all for the same, though!).


Rules:

  1. 1500 words max (effective May 2016)
  2. fictional tale (or true if you really want)
  3. PG (no more than PG-13) Content – let’s keep this family friendly!
  4. Your story must contain the word(s) from the theme and/or be centered around the theme in a way that shows it is clearly related.
  5. State the Genre of your story at the top/bottom of your post.
  6. Post your story on Tuesday by 11:59 PM PST (you have a week to write it)
  7. Go for the entertainment value!
  8. Put a link back to your #BlogBattle Short Story in the comments section, and/or include a link to a battle post (not a page) in your own blog post (it creates a “ping-back” which will alert me and our friends to your #BlogBattle post).
  9. Use the hashtag #BlogBattle when tweeting your story.
  10. Let us know if you have a Facebook author/writer page so we can LIKE it to stay connected.
  11. Have fun!

You have until the next Monday at midnight to read the submitted stories & vote for your top three. Please consider the expert use of the theme word when choosing.

Blog Battle 79 “Torrent” Entries & Voting

Hello! Welcome to the new Blog Battle, a weekly writing prompt competition! If you haven’t already, check out the slightly altered rules.

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We didn’t choose a winner for Battle 78 “Portent” story since only two stories were submitted last week! Kudos to the dedicated writers who took the time to share their creativity and imagination with us! Congrats to you both!


 


PS If I’m missing your story, just leave me a comment to let me know!


Next Week’s Theme Word Will Be: WAFFLE

POLL WILL BE HERE WEDNESDAY

Read all the stories & PLEASE VOTE for your top THREE favorites (not all for the same, though!).


Rules:

  1. 1500 words max (effective May 2016)
  2. fictional tale (or true if you really want)
  3. PG (no more than PG-13) Content – let’s keep this family friendly!
  4. Your story must contain the word(s) from the theme and/or be centered around the theme in a way that shows it is clearly related.
  5. State the Genre of your story at the top/bottom of your post.
  6. Post your story on Tuesday by 11:59 PM PST (you have a week to write it)
  7. Go for the entertainment value!
  8. Put a link back to your #BlogBattle Short Story in the comments section, and/or include a link to a battle post (not a page) in your own blog post (it creates a “ping-back” which will alert me and our friends to your #BlogBattle post).
  9. Use the hashtag #BlogBattle when tweeting your story.
  10. Let us know if you have a Facebook author/writer page so we can LIKE it to stay connected.
  11. Have fun!

You have until the next Monday at midnight to read the submitted stories & vote for your top three. Please consider the expert use of the theme word when choosing.

Blog Battle 78 “Portent” Entries & Voting

Hello! Welcome to the new Blog Battle, a weekly writing prompt competition! If you haven’t already, check out the slightly altered rules.

You have until midnight Tuesday (tonight) to post a short story to your blog using the Theme Word: Portent.🙂 See what you can come up with. Have fun!

If you’d like a little starter sentence:

The portent of what they were about to do struck him as funny, but he squelched the laugh, knowing Thad would not find it amusing.

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In honor of NaNoWriMo just over the horizon, Battle 77’s “Perfect” Winner is Rough It by Lauren Gunter!  Congrats! Don’t forget to add the battle winner badge to your story!


 


PS If I’m missing your story, just leave me a comment to let me know!


Next Week’s Theme Word Will Be: TORRENT

POLL WILL BE HERE WEDNESDAY

Read all the stories & PLEASE VOTE for your top THREE favorites (not all for the same, though!).


Rules:

  1. 1500 words max (effective May 2016)
  2. fictional tale (or true if you really want)
  3. PG (no more than PG-13) Content – let’s keep this family friendly!
  4. Your story must contain the word(s) from the theme and/or be centered around the theme in a way that shows it is clearly related.
  5. State the Genre of your story at the top/bottom of your post.
  6. Post your story on Tuesday by 11:59 PM PST (you have a week to write it)
  7. Go for the entertainment value!
  8. Put a link back to your #BlogBattle Short Story in the comments section, and/or include a link to a battle post (not a page) in your own blog post (it creates a “ping-back” which will alert me and our friends to your #BlogBattle post).
  9. Use the hashtag #BlogBattle when tweeting your story.
  10. Let us know if you have a Facebook author/writer page so we can LIKE it to stay connected.
  11. Have fun!

You have until the next Monday at midnight to read the submitted stories & vote for your top three. Please consider the expert use of the theme word when choosing.

#BlogBattle 77 “Perfect” Entries & Voting

Hello! Welcome to the new Blog Battle, a weekly writing prompt competition! If you haven’t already, check out the slightly altered rules.

I’m posting this a little early so that people have lots of time to be reminded to get their #BlogBattle story out there! This week’s word is Perfect. How can you use that in a story? If you want a little start to your adventure, here’s a sentence:

“The rancid odor of spoiling meat assaulted his nose and sent his stomach to churning, but there was no way he’d let this call ruin his perfect day.”

Feel free to see what you can do with this entire sentence or start fresh! You choose. I can’t wait to see what you come up with. Be sure to add a link back to this post or comment below with a link to your story so we can add it to the post! Happy Writing!


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Battle 76’s “Debacle” Winner is Rachael (by default!)!  Don’t forget to add the battle winner badge to your story!


 


PS If I’m missing your story, just leave me a comment to let me know!


Next Week’s Theme Word is PORTENT

Read all the stories & PLEASE VOTE for your top THREE favorites (not all for the same, though!).


Possible Genres: Action/Adventure/Thriller/Suspense/Drama/Crime/Romance/Contemporary/Western/Scifi/Fantasy/Inspirational/Non-fic/Poem/so on…

Rules:

  1. 1500 words max (effective May 2016)
  2. fictional tale (or true if you really want)
  3. PG (no more than PG-13) Content – let’s keep this family friendly!
  4. Your story must contain the word(s) from the theme and/or be centered around the theme in a way that shows it is clearly related.
  5. State the Genre of your story at the top/bottom of your post.
  6. Post your story on Tuesday by 11:59 PM PST (you have a week to write it)
  7. Go for the entertainment value!
  8. Put a link back to your #BlogBattle Short Story in the comments section, and/or include a link to a battle post (not a page) in your own blog post (it creates a “ping-back” which will alert me and our friends to your #BlogBattle post).
  9. Use the hashtag #BlogBattle when tweeting your story.
  10. Let us know if you have a Facebook author/writer page so we can LIKE it to stay connected.
  11. Have fun!

You have until the next Monday at midnight to read the submitted stories & vote for your top three. Please consider the expert use of the theme word when choosing.