Introducing The Scribbler’s Challenge: My Blog Writing Project! (+ Sign-Ups! Deadline Jul. 19) *cue excited screaming*

Who has been waiting two months to announce this project???

NOT MEEEEEE BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE WEIRD.

You guys have heard me talking about this mysterious “blog writing project”, but now I can FINALLY REVEAL EVERYTHING ABOUT IT, including its name!

Introducing… The Scribbler’s Challenge!

I’m not expecting many people to sign up, because 1) I’m not that famous (yet), and 2) this isn’t THAT amazing. WHATEVER THO. I’M DOING THIS.

EEK I’M SO EXCITED AND I COULD SCREAM AND JUMP AND SQUEAL BUT I’LL JUST GET ON WITH THIS POST AND RESTRAIN MYSELF. I’m so kind omg.

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THE W’S OF THE SCRIBBLER’S CHALLENGE?

WHAT: A feedback-based challenge where you are to write responses to prompts and receive feedback on them.

WHEN: Saturday, August 5, to Monday, September 4. (BUT August 5 – 6 will be talking, and September 1 – 4 will also be discussing. So it’s not NECESSARY… but highly highly suggested???)

WHERE: Through email. (So you will DEFINITELY need an email for this.)

WHO: Anyone and everyone who loves to write or would like to try! Whether you’re new to writing, been writing a long time, or just SPONTANEOUSLY DECIDED TO WRITE (because of this amazing project), you can participate!

WHY: Ugh why so nosy. Because I wanted to do a blogging project related to writing and get closer to taking over the world be extremely helpful to people like I always am. (I also want to help young and old, experienced and inexperienced writers grow and get better!)

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HOW WILL THIS REALLY WORK?

Basically, you’ll be given a prompt, which you must write a response for. You’ll have a critique partner/group (based on your preferences) who will give feedback on what you wrote, and you’ll give feedback as well.

There will be about six prompts, and then at the eeeeeend, you’ll receive all the feedback from the month and get to discuss it!

And there will be winners. And prizes. Wait for it.*

ALSO I will be adding some of my own feedback into there (though not for every. single. one. because #lazy).

I’ll be emailing all the participants with more details later. (It’s like 1K words and I’d rather not bombard anyone right now???)

Note that this will go by QUITE fast. At least imo.

*Unintentional Hamilton reference whoop whoop I am proud.

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RULES AND OTHER THINGS

Yes, rules. Otherwise you will be uncivilized monkeys running around and throwing bananas everywhere and uhm no.

things that might concern you:

  • You need a valid email address that you can share. (NO EXCEPTION.)
  • I need to know your time zone. (IDK why this would be a problem because time zones are HUGE???)
  • I need to know your age range (10 & younger, 11-13, 14-18, 18-26, 26-31, 31+).

If for some reason you cannot tell me one of these things, please let me know and I’ll see what we can do. (Except for email because THIS IS TAKING PLACE THROUGH EMAIL HOW ELSE WOULD THIS WORK WITHOUT YOUR EMAIL???)

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rules:

  • No blog needed to participate!
  • You must be willing to give and receive feedback for your writing.
  • You must be kind to each other, and criticize constructively and without rudeness. This also goes for receiving feedback—don’t shun that person for giving you feedback that you don’t like!
  • You will commit as much as you can and do your best. If you’re not going to give the best feedback you can, that’s not really fair to your partner/group now, is it???
  • You must know how to write in English. (Since I can’t read any other language HAHA. But if you include some non-English phrases in your entries, that’s fine.)
  • If you’re younger than 13, I advise you to ask your parents before joining! You’ll be communicating with some people that you may or may not know.
  • You must be following my blog!!!

I know, that last one. Selfish. But honestly if you’re taking part in my writing project and aren’t following, that’s sort of weird??? (And if you can’t follow through WordPress, you can always follow through email. *wink wink*)

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I NEED TO KNOW THE PRIZES, MAY???

Of course you do. Of course you do.

There will be only two winners and NO runner-ups. (I’m 99% sure I will regret this later.) The two categories I’ve chosen are overall best writing (what I enjoyed the most, what I liked, strong writing, etc.) and overall best feedback (feedback that was detailed, helpful, and kind, etc.)

Overall best writing

  • Guest post on my blog
  • Free design elements like header, button, sign-off, etc. (up to three)
  • Writing featured on my blog (in the guest post)

Overall best feedback

  • Guest post on my blog
  • Free design elements like header, button, sign-off, etc. (up to three)
  • Extra feedback on your entries

IF YOU HAVE ANY PRIZE IDEAS, PLEASE LET ME KNOW BECAUSE THESE ALL SUCK.

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LAST THOUGHTS

If you could spread the word through social media, that would be SOOOOO appreciated! I have NO social media whatsoever (*cue tears*), so I can’t let anyone know about it except through my blog. I would be FOREVER (and everly) IN YOUR DEBT if you shared this on Twitter, Pinterest, and other social media!!! <333

Also, I’ll be making little “buttons” for all the participants if you’d like one.

There’s also going to be a wrap-up posted, where I announce the winners and share some writing advice (which is why that’s in the sign-up form).

Um… final thoughts, let’s see… Well, pretty much everything I need to know will be in the Google Form. The sign-up form is essentially how I pair you up with your partner/group, so be sure to answer to the best of your ability!

So yeah! Make sure to ask me ANY questions you have! There’s… a lot on the form. Which is why you must ask me questions so I can clarify everything for yooooooou.

(Except I’ll be off watching Wonder Woman for part of the day so I may not get to answer your questions right away??? BUT IT’S WONDER WOMAN OKAY.)

I’m super psyched for this! Hope you guys will enjoy it and that this won’t be a huge flop.

(Also, please don’t feel pressured to sign up if you don’t want to/can’t! Just because I SAY you have to sign up doesn’t mean you HAVE to. I know. It’s confusing.)

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HOW CAN I SIGN UP?

Through… 

THIS LOVELY FORM!

You must sign up by Wednesday, July 19th, to participate in this project. If you don’t, you will not be able to take part in Scribbler! (Some situations will be considered, though, like death. Or murder. And funerals.)

This leaves enough time for people to sign up, but then I can get started right away with pairing you guys up. (And BOY will that be hard.)

I’ll also be including little reminders on each of my posts, up until the deadline, so you won’t forget. 😉

ALSO: Please please PLEEEEASE read all the tiny text in the form because it offers explanation on how to answer the question. And if I don’t make sense in those description, shoot me with all your questions!!!


shall we chat

obviously the first question is: are you signing up for the scribbler’s challenge??? be sure to fill out the form by july 19th! are you excited as me? (you will never be.) what questions do you have? ANY PRIZE IDEAS??? and again, you are totally not obligated to participate!

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151 thoughts on “Introducing The Scribbler’s Challenge: My Blog Writing Project! (+ Sign-Ups! Deadline Jul. 19) *cue excited screaming*

    • Well, you’ll have about three days to write a response to each prompt, and one day to give feedback on your partner’s/group’s writing. The prompts won’t require THAT much, and it depends on how fast you read + the amount of feedback you get, so maybe about an hour to an hour and a half per four days? It all depends though. 🙂

      P.S. if you’re short on time, it’d probably be better if you stuck to a partner rather than a group. 😉

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  1. YES YES YES MAY I AM DOING THIS.
    And also my mother lied to wake me up and told me it was ten when it really was 9 to get me out of bed and then I went on your site and I was like #WHYDIDN’TYOUPOST
    But you diddddddddddddd. SEE I AM UP EARLY.

    Anyways, AHHOSDIFNO:RIWEKLM<F I'M SO EXCITED!!!!

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  2. I have been waiting for what seems like FOREVER, May! This sounds amazing and, of course, I am about to sign up! I might even mention this project in my next post! How great would that be?! Can’t wait! Can’t wait! Can’t wait! Fellow squealer here! *promptly squeals the loudest squeal EVER*

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  3. awh nooo I can’t participate 😦 I’ll be on vacation during half/most of August
    I’ll share it on twitter though! Good luck on your project, it sounds awesome!

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  4. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. I’m super sad right now. Your project sounds so, so amazing May, and I bet you’ll have TONS of participants -because you ARE that famous yet girl, don’t underestimate yourself like that :P. I wish I could participate but I’ll be off on holidays starting August 6th (I swear, it’s on the exact date haha, damn it) and for most of August so I won’t be able to. I’ll go cry now.
    I wish you best of luck for this, it sounds so great! 😀

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  5. OMIGAHD THIS SOUNDS SO FRIGGIN GOOD!!! 😭💘 I don’t know if I’ll be participating since my summer is already PACKED, dammit 😭I’m so greedy, like, I want a Goodreads group and the buddy reads and the books of the month discussions and author interviews and guest posts and ARCs AND this mango-worthy Scribbler’s Challenge (see what I did there?? Did I use it right? Ah damn, I didn’t, did I?). So anyways, I’ll MOST DEFINITELY have to think about it. This is actually worth giving up my whole never-ending bookish to-do list. This is an amazing idea, May!!

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    • I think we all are greedy. Summer’s just like WHOOP WHOOP I’M FREEEEEE and then we just get overloaded. 😂 (YOU DID IT RIGHT. NOT TO WORRY AT ALL.) And if it’ll be too busy, don’t do it!!! You and life matter first. (Okay that sounded really weird??? 😂)

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  6. OMG, I NEARLY DIED WHEN I SAW THIS IT’S SO EXCITING MAY. I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOREVER AND EVERLY FOR THIS PROJECT. MAY YOU ARE FAMOUS AND AND AND YOU AND I – CAN WE BE EXCITED FOREVER AND EVERLY. I LOVE THE IDEA ABOUT FEEDBACK AND GOSH I’M SO HYPED RIGHT NOW.I CANNOT WAIT FOR THAT 1K EMAIL, GIMME NOW. ALSO, I WILL BE KIND IN MY FEEDBACK…I THINK #HELP. I SPEAK ENGLISH, THANK GOODNESS. BUT THE PRIZES SOUND FANTASTIC, NOW I HAVE TO DIE AGAIN. I WILL PROBABLY TWEET ABOUT THIS EVERDAY AND ANNOUNCE IT IN ONE OF MY POSTS SO DO NOT WORRY MY MANGO QUEEN. AGH BUTTONS FOR ME? I LOVE BUTTONS. LET’S SCREAM. ALSO, THE FORM WAS SO MUCH FUN TO FILL IN

    P.S Also for the age range, I picked the middle one JUST BECAUSE I don’t want to give my age away?? That seemed like the safest option so IT COULD Be real and it couldn’t, I’M SORRY?

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    • You are so crazy Mahriya. XD YES WE CAN BE EXCITED TOGETHER FOREVER AND EVERLY AND WHAT THE PRIZES SUCK AND AWW YOU’RE SO KIND ❤ AND OMG I FILLED IN THE FORM A COUPLE OF TIMES TOO. XD

      And that's okay! That's the age range I'm guessing you're in anyways??? 😛

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  7. YES YES YES THIS IS AN AMAZING IDEA AND I AM SO VERY EXCITED FOR THIS AND ALSO YOU ARE VERY FAMOUS DW
    The thing about feedback sounds awesome because writing is always better with more writers 😀
    i would say more but i am too busy filling in the form now

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  8. This sounds like an incredible challenge May. ❤ I'd love to join but I am not ready to share any of my writing, in fact I literally only just got back into writing so I'm a start-again-newbie. 🙂 But I hope you get a lot of interest in this because it sounds like it'd be so much fun! 😀
    Also it's always hard holding something back, like the launch of a new challenge, when you've been planning it for a while. I'm not sure how you were able to wait two whole months before posting this! 🙂

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  9. this is extreme lit, you’re so smart wife :’^)

    i’m signing up right now because i will support anything you do

    (besides wear jorts. i would even excuse like murder. but not jorts.)

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  10. Shut up, you famous little hilarious person! This is, I think… exactly what I need right now to push myself over the edge… maybe literally. XD I will definitely be participating and hopefully, this experience would be more encouraging. Thank you for this. ❤

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  11. Ermegahhhd this sounds awesome!! I don’t know if I’ll be able to participate because I have finals coming up and also I was smart and decided to do Camp NaNoWriMo soooo yeah haha but this is an amazing idea!!

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  12. Hi May,

    Can I ask you a couple of questions? I’ve sent thinking of delving into the world of graphic images and I have absolutely no idea where to start! How do you design yours? Is there a website where you can make them for free? I’m going to do a bit of research, but I thought I’d ask you as yours are always so pretty!

    Thank you!

    Gracie

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  13. I am leaving too many comments on this post! Sorry, I just keep thinking of things to say. Firstly, I have mentioned this project in my latest post. Secondly, in the form I said my age was 11-13, but I am nearly 14. I don’t want you to think that I’d rather be in a partnership/group with bloggers that age, I honestly don’t mind! I’m happy to work with people of any age group!

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  14. OMG MAY I’M SO HAPPY ABOUT THIS PROJECT OF YOURS BECAUSE IT SO COOL AND AWESOME AND CREATIVE. I feel like a proud mum ❤️

    Bad news… I CAN’T PARTICIPATE *sobs until the end of time* I’ll be on vacation throughout August so I won’t have time to write OR give feedback! I’m super duper sad about this like WHYYYY UNIVERSE. THIS IS SUCH BAD TIMING.

    I really love the idea of the prompts though (feel free to send me like one or two of them) because it’s so much easier to start writing when you don’t have to think of an original idea and already have a general idea of what is supposed to happen! #prompts4LYF

    I HOPE YOU’LL HAVE TONS OF FUN WITH THIS PROJECT THO AND EVERYONE BETTER PARTICIPATE AND SIGN UP FOR IT. Or I’ll pick up my pitchforks. Just sayin’ XD

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    • I’M SUPER EXCITED TOO! And gosh a lot of people had problems with the timing but no time will be PERFECT, you know? XD ENJOY YOUR VACATION. 🎉

      And yeeeea, prompts are amazing! Sometimes they’re a little weird, or vague, or too detailed, but they make you write, which is better than nothing! 😂

      YES THEY BETTER SIGN UP. I mean, whaaaaaat people should totally participate but they don’t HAVE to… *can’t find pitchfork emoji*

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  15. Hey May! I have a question and I’m soo sorry if you’ve already answered this, but I couldn’t find it. If I’m sending a poem as an example of my writing and a prose piece/excerpt to go with it, should the word count of both add up to 300 words?

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  16. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    I can’t tell you how much I enjoy reading your posts. You are legit so funny oh my word. 😂😂😂

    ACK I wish I could participate in this AND I USUALLY DO PARTICIPATE IN THINGS LIKE THIS BUT… Camp NaNo and a bunch of other deadlines and waaaah. THE STRESS THE STRESS. Totally looking forward to the winners’ posts though.

    Oh and 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 YOU ARE JUST SO HILARIOUS. XD

    Madi

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    • AGAGAHGAHAHH THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOOOOOOU. ❤ It means a lot considering how funny YOU are aaaagh. (I died of laughter from your last Madi Grace post. 😂)

      And no problem! I would not want you to have all the stress — I’ve got too much of it myself. 😂 It’s even more stressful for me since I conveniently chose to make this start RIGHT when school starts???

      Wise decision, May.

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