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Let’s talk about the Writer’s Games!

You’ve never participated in a writing challenge like this before!

We were recently introduced to a writing group called the Writer’s Workout and once a year they earn the workout in their name by hosting the Writer’s Games! Now this is not your grandmother’s light-walk-after-tea-which-is-good-for-your-constitution kind of workout. OoOoh no. This is the High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) of writing workouts! It’s a high-octane, so-fast-you’ll-miss-it-if-you-blink-or-overthink-it kind of workout!


For the 4th year in a row, the Writer’s Workout is hosting their annual Writer’s Games- an exciting, fast-paced writing competition designed to challenge you as a writer and help you develop your writing skill! Over the course of 7 weeks, participants will produce 7 short stories in 72 hours. Yes, you read that right! Each week, participants will receive a topic on which they must write, edit and submit a short story within 72 hours!! A panel of judges conducts a blind review of every single entry- feedback which you’ll receive and participants are never pitted against each other as your score is based solely on how well you handle the week’s prompt.  Each winning entry will be featured in the Writer’s Games anthology which will be published and sold later this year- on top of some other great prizes!

There’s even a Team challenge if you’d rather not go it alone!

Registration for the individual Games will run from March 15- April 30 2017, and the Team portion will begin signups in July, so there’s plenty of time for you to get acquainted with the rules of the Games and get signed up!

If you’re looking for fierce but friendly competition, or just need a kick in the pants to get your writing habit going, or going again, sign up for the Writer’s Games!  There’s a real chance you’ll  see your name, IN PRINT, THIS YEAR!

Here’s some important info to keep in mind:

The Who: The Writer’s Workout

The What: The Writer’s Games 2017

The When:

Individual Games Registration: March 15- April 30
Individual Games begin: May 5
Group Games Registration: July 1
Group Games begin: August 4
Anthology published: exact date tbd Fall/Winter 2017!

The How: Visit the Website or Follow the Writer’s Workout and the Writer’s Games on Twitter.

Join for the Games, you might just end up staying for the community!

Let’s talk about VerbalEyze & Writing Toolkits

If you’re between 13 and 22 years of age, or if you know an aspiring young writer in that age range, we have a great resource to share with you. VerbalEyze is a non-profit that exclusively publishes young authors between ages 13 and 22. They can help guide you through the writing and publishing processes. Yes, that’s advising you through licensing agreements, royalties, the editing process, and even marketing and promotion. Not quite ready to publish, but just looking to hone your skills? They help with that too through mini-lessons, writing workshops, a thriving community and a carefully curated list of writing tools to help you!


Speaking of writing tools, for the month of September, VerbalEyze is hosting a giveaway. The buy-in? Sharing with them @VerbalEyze a list of writing tools you never leave home without! Want to see the tools other writers swear by? Then follow the #MyWritingKit hashtag. Once you’re done browsing, share your favourite writing tools and techniques with the community as well. You may just win yourself some pretty cool prizes for it! There are 10 days left to enter so step on it writers! Find out everything you need to know about this opportunity here.

What better time than the present to light a fire under an aspiring young writer?! And once that fire is lit, why not point them to VerbalEyze- someone who can help stoke it? We’re officially shining a light in their direction and we hope you follow it! Get in touch with them, have a chat. You won’t regret it!