Rules of the Battle

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  1. 1000 words max (give or take a few)
  2. fictional tale (or true if you really want)
  3. PG-13 (or less) Content – let’s keep this family friendly!
  4. Your story must contain the randomly chosen weekly word(s) and/or be centered around the word meaning in a way that shows it is clearly related.
  5. If you’re feeling feisty, use the randomly chosen suggested GENRE too!.
  6. Post your story on Tuesday by 11:59 PM PST (The next week’s word  and genre are included with on the current Tuesday post. You’ll have a week to write before you post!).
  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 the current Battle Post on your own blog post (it creates a “ping-back” which will alert me and our friends to your #BlogBattle post).
    1. If you blog on a platform other than WP, you can either post a link in the comments or email me the link to add using the contact form on the About page.
  9. Please tweet and otherwise share your battler buddies’ stories across social media.
    1. Use the hashtag #BlogBattle when tweeting all the stories so we can cross-share.
  10. Let us know if you have a Facebook author/writer page so we can LIKE it to stay connected.
  11. Have fun!

The poll for voting will be added Wednesday nights. You’ll have until the next Monday prior to the Story Post Tuesday to read the submitted stories & vote for your top three. Please consider the expert use of the theme word when choosing.


Each winner will receive this awesome #BlogBattle Winner Badge to display with their winning story on their webpage:

BB Badge