// cwwc 2017 | sign-ups //

hello, my friends! the time has come to sign up for cwwc 2017. before i get into all of the details, how to sign up, etc., here are the teams:

team narnia (the chronicles of narnia) — 95 votes.

team hogwarts (harry potter) — 90 votes.

team half-blood (percy jackson and the olympians)– 31 votes.

team shire (lord of the rings) — 24 votes.

“important” information:

what it is:

creating words writing camp is an online writing challenge. it will last the entire month of august.

how it works:

for each challenge, i’ll post three writing prompts, a mix between dialogue and picture prompts. the participants will have four days to complete their entry and post it on their blog/email it to me. your entry can be a short story, poem, or story that continues throughout the challenges.

the goal:

to grow as a writer, and to help your team win. the winning team is whichever one has the most points at the end of august. you can earn points by submitting your stories on time (worth two points) and using the provided writing prompts (one point per prompt).

teams:

this year, the teams are team narnia, team hogwarts, team half-blood, and team shire. all of the participants will be sorted onto a team.

if you don’t have a blog:

you can still participate! all that changes is that instead of posting your story on your blog, you email it to me instead. my email is happyhouseofag@gmail.com.

how to sign up:

☼ leave a comment on this post, telling me your name and blog url.

☼ for those without a blog: tell me your name and that you are participating through email.

☼ tell me which team you would like to be on, as well as a second choice.

make sure to sign up before midnight on july 30th. i will post the first challenge on august 1st.

still have questions? you can ask me in the comments, and i’ll do my best to clear things up.

xo

loren

// creating worlds writing camp 2017 //

yep, it’s official — creating worlds writing camp will be returning for its third year!

for anyone who doesn’t know, creating worlds writing camp (or cwwc) is a month-long writing challenge. i’ve been hosting it yearly since 2015. it’s quite popular among my readers, so i decided to bring it back this year.

cwwc 2017 will take place this august. every few days (either three or four, i haven’t quite decided yet), i’ll post three writing prompts, and all you have to do is write a short story/poem/story that continues throughout the challenge/whatever inspired by them, and give me the link before the time limit is up. (if you want to participate, but don’t have a blog, you can email your writing to me.) you’ll get one point per prompt, plus some points for submitting your story on time, and whichever team has the most points at the end of the month wins.

this is just an announcement post, so i’ll write up all the rules and open sign-ups closer to august.

the main purpose of this post is to decide on what the teams will be. in the past, the teams have always been team narnia, team half-blood, team dragon, and team keeper. i wanted to mix it up a little this year, come up with some new team names. there might even be more teams this year, depending on how many people sign up. anyway, i made a poll of name ideas. vote for your favorites, please, it would help me a lot. all the teams are going to be named after book series, and if you think of one that should be on the poll, you can let me know in the “other” section.

there’s another thing i need your help with. should you have three days to turn in your story, or four? (the day i post the prompts for the challenge would count as part of the time limit.) here’s another poll for you to vote on:

thank you for helping me out! i’ll start working on all the cwwc-related stuff before august, so hopefully it will be less stressful for me than in previous years. :)

are you excited for cwwc? do you plan on participating?

xo

loren

CWWC 2016: And the Winner is . . .

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I’m sure you guys are all dying to know who won CWWC 2016, but you’re just going to have to wait a second while I tally up the points.

I got entries from . . .

NarniaAslan image source

Points: 176

DragonsMystery Class logo source

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KeepersBlack Swan logo source

Points: 185

Half-BloodTrident image source

Points: 161

Alright. The moment you’ve all been waiting for.

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You earned a total of 577 points.

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You earned a total of 608 points.

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You earned a total of 651 points!

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Team Keepers!

1st place

You earned 660 points!

They secured the title for the second year in the row! There must be some sort of elf magic cast around their team. ;)

Everyone, feel free to put your team’s image on your blog’s sidebar. That’s why I made them, after all!

I want to say thank you to everyone who participated this year. It makes me really happy that you all like CWWC so much. I’ll host it again — next summer, definitely, maybe sooner. There will be a few differences (what changes would you like to see?), but it will still be the same writing camp that you guys love. :)

Loren

CWWC 2016: Challenge #7

I got entries from . . .

NarniaAslan image source

Points: 73

DragonsMystery Class logo source

Points: 56

KeepersBlack Swan logo source

Points: 66

Half-BloodTrident image source

Points: 54

If you wrote your story, but don’t see your name on the list, let me know and I’ll fix that.

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For extra points, you can use prompts from previous CWWC 2016 challenges. Like, if you used the picture from Challenge #1 of the girl lying on the ground (or any previous prompt) in this story or one in the future, you would get an extra point for each one. The catch here is that with more prompts, it’s harder to craft a story that makes sense.

Write a story (or poem) inspired by the prompts. I’ll give you two points just for turning in a story, and one point for every prompt you weave into it.

Your stories are due by midnight on May 24th.

Once you’ve finished your story, either comment on this post with a link or email it to me at happyhouseofag@gmail.com

At the beginning of your CWWC post, please make sure to say which prompts you used. This makes it so much easier to tally up the points.

Get writing! :D

Loren

CWWC 2016: Challenge #6

I got entries from . . .

Narnia

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Points: 59

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KeepersBlack Swan logo source

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Half-BloodTrident image source

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For extra points, you can use prompts from previous CWWC 2016 challenges. Like, if you used the picture from Challenge #1 of the girl lying on the ground (or any previous prompt) in this story or one in the future, you would get an extra point for each one. The catch here is that with more prompts, it’s harder to craft a story that makes sense.

Write a story (or poem) inspired by the prompts. I’ll give you two points just for turning in a story, and one point for every prompt you weave into it.

Your stories are due by midnight on May 20th.

Once you’ve finished your story, either comment on this post with a link or email it to me at happyhouseofag@gmail.com

At the beginning of your CWWC post, please make sure to say which prompts you used. This makes it so much easier to tally up the points.

Get writing!😀

Loren

CWWC 2016: Challenge #5

I got entries from . . .

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Points: 65

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For extra points, you can use prompts from previous CWWC 2016 challenges. Like, if you used the picture from Challenge #1 of the girl lying on the ground (or any previous prompt) in this story or one in the future, you would get an extra point for each one. The catch here is that with more prompts, it’s harder to craft a story that makes sense.

Write a story (or poem) inspired by the prompts. I’ll give you two points just for turning in a story, and one point for every prompt you weave into it.

Your stories are due by midnight on May 17th.

Once you’ve finished your story, either comment on this post with a link or email it to me at happyhouseofag@gmail.com

At the beginning of your CWWC post, please make sure to say which prompts you used. This makes it so much easier to tally up the points.

Get writing!😀

Loren