Words & Genres for June ’17 Battles

 

Here are the THEME words and SUGGESTED genres in preparation for June’s battles

June 6th

  • THEME WORDInterface
  • GENRE: Historical Fiction
    • Suggested Subcategory: Western  – set in the American Old West frontier and typically set in the late eighteenth to late nineteenth century

June 13th

  • THEME WORDSecret
  • GENRE: Science Fiction

June 20th

  • THEME WORDDance
  • GENRE: Free Choice

June 27th

  • THEME WORDCharge
  • GENRE: Fantasy
    • Fantasy – fiction with strange or otherworldly settings or characters; fiction which invites suspension of reality
    • Please visit the BATTLE GENRE page for a full list of subcategories.
    • Challenge yourself! Try something new.
    • Suggested Subcategory: Fable – narration demonstrating a useful truth, especially in which animals speak as humans; legendary, supernatural tale

Write a(n approximately) 1000 word or less story using this theme word. And post it to your blog on Tuesday with a link (use this short link if that helps: http://wp.me/p7rsge-cV) back to this post!

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Words & Genres for May 2017 Battles

 

Here are the THEME WORDS and suggested genres for May!

May 2nd

  • THEME WORD: Headphones
  • GENRE: Fantasy
    • Fantasy – fiction with strange or otherworldly settings or characters; fiction which invites suspension of reality
    • Please visit the BATTLE GENRE page for a full list of subcategories.
    • Challenge yourself! Try something new. 🙂
    • This Week’s Suggestion: Magical realism  – story where magical or unreal elements play a natural part in an otherwise realistic environment

May 9th

  • THEME WORD: Splash
  • GENRE: Suspense/Thriller
    • Suspense/thriller – fiction about harm about to befall a person or group and the attempts made to evade the harm
      • A subcategory option: Horror – fiction in which events evoke a feeling of dread and sometimes fear in both the characters and the reader (no graphic content, please)

May 16th

  • THEME WORD: Disobedience
  • GENRE: FREE CHOICE
    • For ideas, visit the BATTLE GENRE page for a full list of subcategories.
    • Challenge yourself! Try something new. 🙂

May 23th

  • THEME WORD: Restraint
  • GENRE: Historical Fiction
    • Historical fiction – story with fictional characters and events in a historical setting
      • Suggested Subcategory: Western is a subcategory option for this genre.

May 30th

  • THEME WORD: Ruse
  • GENRE: Science Fiction
    • Science fiction – story based on impact of actual, imagined, or potential science, usually set in the future or on other planets
    • Suggested challenge: Make up your own planet and physical rules. Put your MC in the middle of terrible trouble.

Write a(n approximately) 1000 word or less story using this theme word and genre. And post it to your blog on Tuesday with a link (use this short link if that helps: SHORT LINK HERE) back to this post!

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Words & Genres for April ’17 Battles

Here are the theme words and genres in preparation for April’s battles!

April 4th

  • THEME WORD: Surfer
  • GENRE: Fantasy
    • Fantasy – fiction with strange or otherworldly settings or characters; fiction which invites suspension of reality
    • Please visit the BATTLE GENRE page for a full list of subcategories.
    • Challenge yourself! Try something new. 🙂
    • This Week’s Suggestion: Legend – story, sometimes of a national or folk hero, that has a basis in fact but also includes imaginative material

April 11th

  • THEME WORD: Pirate
  • GENRE: Crime/Detective
    • Crime/detective – fiction about a crime, how the criminal gets caught, and the repercussions of the crime
      • can be: Mystery – this is fiction dealing with the solution of a crime or the unraveling of secrets

April 18th

  • THEME WORD: Bribery
  • GENRE: FREE CHOICE!
    • For possible ideas, visit the BATTLE GENRE page for a full list of subcategories.
    • Challenge yourself! Try something new.

April 25th

  • THEME WORD: Garden
  • GENRE: Fantasy
    • Fantasy – fiction with strange or otherworldly settings or characters; fiction which invites suspension of reality
    • Please visit the BATTLE GENRE page for a full list of subcategories
    • Challenge yourself! Try something new.
    • This Week’s Suggestion: Mythopoeia – fiction in which characters from religious mythology, traditional myths, folklore and history are recast into a re-imagined realm created by the author

Write a(n approximately) 1000 word or less story using this theme word and genre. And post it to your blog on Tuesday with a link (use this short link if that helps: http://wp.me/p7rsge-cL) back to this post!

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Words & Genres for March ’17 Battles

 

In preparation for March’s battles, here are the theme words and genres for the month!

March 7th

  • THEME WORD: Loose
  • GENRE: Science Fiction
    • Science fiction – story based on impact of actual, imagined, or potential science, usually set in the future or on other planets

March 14th

  • THEME WORD: Liquid
  • GENRE: Fantasy
    • This category can include: magical realism, fable, fairy tale, tall tale, folklore, legends, mythology, mythopoeia, etc
    • Fantasy – fiction with strange or otherworldly settings or characters; fiction which invites suspension of reality
    • Please visit the BATTLE GENRE page for a full list and descriptions of subcategories.
    • Challenge yourself! Try something new. 🙂
    • This Week’s Suggestion: Fairy tale – story about fairies or other magical creatures

March 21st

  • THEME WORD: Rebel
  • GENRE: Suspense Thriller
    • Suspense/thriller – fiction about harm about to befall a person or group and the attempts made to evade the harm
    • Suggested subcategory: Horror – fiction in which events evoke a feeling of dread and sometimes fear in both the characters and the reader (no graphic content, please)

March 28th

  • THEME WORD: Selfie
  • GENRE: Fantasy
    • Fantasy – fiction with strange or otherworldly settings or characters; fiction which invites suspension of reality
    • Please visit the BATTLE GENRE page for a full list of subcategories.
    • Challenge yourself! Try something new. 🙂
    • This Week’s Suggestion: Mythology – legend or traditional narrative, often based in part on historical events, that reveals human behavior and natural phenomena by its symbolism; often pertaining to the actions of the gods

Write a(n approximately) 1000 word or less story using this theme word and genre. And post it to your blog on Tuesday with a link (use this short link if that helps: http://wp.me/p7rsge-cF) back to this post!

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Words & Genres for February ’17 Battles

 

In preparation for February’s battles, here are the theme words and genres. We’re looking forward to enjoying your stories!

February 7th

  • THEME WORD: Adore
  • GENRE: Historical Fiction
    • Historical fiction – story with fictional characters and events in a historical setting

February 14th

  • THEME WORD: Cowboy
  • GENRE:  Realistic Fiction

February 21st

  • THEME WORD: Shine
  • GENRE: Folklore
    • Folklore – the songs, stories, myths, and proverbs of a people or “folk” as handed down by word of mouth

February 28th

  • THEME WORD: Melody
  • GENRE: Historical Fiction
    • Historical fiction – story with fictional characters and events in a historical setting
      • Some jump-off ideas:
        • Regency
        • Medieval
        • Greco-Roman
        • Incan/Aztec
        • War (e.g. WWI, Cold War, 100 Years War, etc)
        • You-pick Century (B.C. (B.C.E.) or A.D. (C.E.))
        • You-pick Geographical (continent/country)
        • Influential people in history
        • One of your own ancestors
    • SUGGESTED Subcategory: Western  – set in the American Old West frontier and typically set in the late eighteenth to late nineteenth century

Write a(n approximately) 1000 word or less story using this theme word and genre. And post it to your blog on Tuesday with a link (use this short link if that helps: http://wp.me/p7rsge-cB) back to this post!

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