YESYESYESYESYESYES!! It’s time for WordCrafters again! I know lots of you have been looking forward to this, and so have I! I announced WordCrafters 1 all the way back in January, and the story turned out SO well, thanks to all you amazing writers! (Click here to read the story for WordCrafters 1.)
Okay, I’d better explain the rules in case some of you are like, “Say what now?”
WordCrafters is a sort of writing challenge I made up (and polished off with the help of the wonderful Josie – thanks so much, Été! 😉 ). The basic idea is this: Josie will start off the story by writing a chapter, and then we’ll hand it over to you. The WordCrafters participants take turns adding a chapter on to the story until we end up with one great big glorious story written by many different people! (Again, check out the first story for an example.)
Josie will post the first chapter on June 1. That leaves plenty of time to sign up!
Now here are the more in-depth rules. (Please read over these even if you’ve participated in an earlier WordCrafters, just to refresh your memory. 🙂 )
Sign-ups: You can sign up from today, April 9th – May 31st. Just comment beneath this post (or over at Josie’s blog) saying that you’d like to participate, and voila! You may enter even if you do not have a blog.
When is it my turn? After the sign-ups are closed, we’ll make a randomized list of all the participants. After Josie posts the start of the story, the next person on the list will have their turn, and we’ll just keep going down the list.
What should I know about writing my chapter? You may optionally include an illustration or photograph of your own or from the web to illustrate your part of the story. Try to finish your part within 3-5 days, although I won’t chop your head off if you take longer. XD We just need to keep the story moving so the participants don’t have to wait so long for their turn. Don’t make it too long – around 750 words would be a good length. But again, I won’t chop off your head if you make your chapter 300 or 900 pages. XD It just really adds up when several people make a chapter each, and we don’t want people to have to wait months for their turn. Please make your story G-rated – no inappropriate language, over-much violence, etc. And another thing: Please use no dark magic. It’s okay to use fairy-tale magic, like going through a portal into another world, but many of the participants (and Josie and I) are not into dark magic or witchcraft. Thanks! 🙂
After I finish my story…? Both Josie and I will update a page on our blogs where you can read the story so far. After you finish your part of the story, just send Josie and me a link to your post, and we will add it to the WordCrafters page. If you do not have a blog, send us the story using our “Contact Me” pages. On that page you will also see a numbered list of the people who signed up so you can tell who goes after whom. Tag the person after you on the list by dropping them a comment on their blog to let them know it’s their turn. (For instance, if you are the 3rd person on the list, tag the 4th person to continue the story after you.) Oh, and one more thing: when you write your part of the story, you can put the WordCrafters button on your blog sidebar, if you like.
Characters: This time I got to make up the characters! I’m just going to give you a little hint of them now. I’ll explain them in much more detail when we’re about to start.
Esme, (girl) age 10
Vivi, (girl) age 13
Pippin, (boy) age 16
Oh yes. And don’t kill these characters in your story! XD Josie and I have big plans for them for WordCrafters 3, so we want them to be still alive and kicking by then! XD XD
And I think that about wraps it up. Would you like that with flour or corn? (It’s a joke – get it? Would you like a flour or corn tortilla with your wrap? XD XD HAHAhahaha. Ha. Ahem. XD XD)
I’m so excited to do this again! (Have I said that before? XD ) If you have any questions, just ask. 🙂 And I’d love it if you spread the word to your blogger friends! 😀