Scribbler Wrap Up // A Collection of Writing Advice, Snippets, My Own Writing (?!), and WINNERS!!!

You may not know that I hosted a writing project this August.

Or maybe you did??? In which case good for you for being an intense May stalker. Very healthy.

But even if you didn’t, that’s okay! The writing project was called The Scribbler’s Challenge and basically, I provided prompts and you were to write responses to them. Then your partner/group would give feedback on what you wrote.

But The Scribbler’s Challenge is officially ending TODAY. Because today, I’m announcing the winners and some other fun things, including:

  • writing advice
  • snippets from the Scribblers’ writing
  • a link to my own writing whaaaa???
  • …that’s it
  • how sad

So hopefully you’ll stick around for the whole post (INSTEAD OF SCROLLING DOWN TO THE WINNERS I SEE YOU YOU LITTLE SNEAKY BRAT)! Because it’ll be very fun. And not at all long.

IT’S A HELPFUL EXPERIENCE OKAY. Writing advice.

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WRITING ADVICE FROM THE SCRIBBLERS

In the sign-up form, everyone was asked to give some writing advice. I’ll only be including advice from the ACTUALLY ACTIVE participants, because otherwise, that’d just be a whole lot of advice!

I’ve also bolded the ones I think are most important—though ALL of these pieces of advice are amazing!

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  • [When editing] cut scenes that are only there for description. It’s best to keep scenes that serve multiple purposes, like plot/character development/subplot.
  • Try not to compare yourself to others, I’m guilty of this and it’s definitely not good. Believe and focus on yourself and your own writing! Everyone’s good in their own way. 🙂
  • Don’t compare your work to others.
  • [condensed a bit] Just write. Pick a pen and paper and just write what’s on your mind or something you think will be fun. Don’t think ‘let’s write a poem about freedom;’ because you restrict yourself so much.
    I think inspiration is key for writing a lot so make sure you go outside a lot. I also think that once you write a piece, don’t look over it WHILST writing (set the text color to white and put your brightness really low). Then 2 days later, look back on it with a fresh mind and you’ll be a better editor.

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  • [condensed a bit] There is a fine balance between showing and telling. Showing is important, because it can help delve into a character’s characteristics.
    Sometimes, there are reasons why telling is better. But ultimately, showing versus telling goes a long way—it can also help with pacing. In the end, it’s the writer’s call to strike that balance to see where it fits and doesn’t.
  • Word vomit; if you go back and keep editing your writing you’ll never get any further.
  • Write daily. Even if it’s a small passage or three-four lines of dialogue any writing is practice. Practice helps a HELL of a lot and it keeps the creativity flowing even if you’re too busy to sit down and write a lot. Having a lull in consistency when writing often leads to writer’s block in my experience.
  • Start with an image, not an idea.
  • Using the phrase ‘I said’ after every phrase within a snappy conversation (in which the comments are only a couple of sentences) can often get redundant and possibly cause the reader to struggle with the scene.
  • Write what you love.

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  • Write something that you like, especially if you follow advice like “Write whatever and go back and edit it later :)))))” because you’re going to end up with a lot of writing you don’t like at all that you have to go back and rewrite instead of writing something you like the first time.
  • JUST KEEP WRITING. Life motto.
  • Write as often as you can and you can make up your own rules once you’re experienced enough.
  • Don’t write for them. Write what’s right for you to write.
  • A good backstory makes for a great future story. I always end up making a backstory for my characters and world, because for me, I always draw things from the past of the story to make the future. With a good backstory as a foundation, a future can be sturdily built.
  • [condensed a bit] It’s important to remember when writing a first draft is that one is merely building the backbone of the novel, the first attempt is not going to be a masterpiece. It’s not healthy to compare ones writing with the others because it usually is discouraging.
  • Write what brings you joy, write what you feel, allow your words to tell the world what you cannot say aloud.

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  • Write EVERY day.
  • Before you start writing and put yourself in the setting. Observe all the details you can, listen closely, smell and touch whatever you can. Then, empathize how your character reacts to the place, what, in the setting, is important to your character and why. Only then, start writing.
  • Actually LISTEN to other people’s feedback, it will help make your writing better.
  • Don’t rush the story, the reader won’t know what to do. Don’t put in lame lines like, “I want to go home.” If someone’s kidnapped, duh they’re gonna wanna go home. Make sure your spelling/grammar is correct.
  • It can take a long time. Writing isn’t easy, trust me on that, and it never will be. But it can be done with time, patience, support, and determination.
  • It is okay if your first draft is messy and short, and burns your eyes when you look at it.
  • Try not to let the big picture and your internal monologue disrupt the flow. There are pieces of writing I never would have written if I had been hung up on how each sentence landed as I was writing it.
  • The hardest thing to do is to get a character to through a door.
    Write drunk, edit sober.
    The hardest part of anything is starting.

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Aren’t these all such inspiring pieces of advice???

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SNIPPETS!

Below are some snippets of Scribblers’ writing that I was so deeply moved by. So you PROBABLY have amazing writing, but I’m just featuring the amazing writing that made me FEEL.

Because that would be a whole lotta snippets if I was sharing “amazing writing”.

Also sorry I like all the depressing writing. :))

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“He was just a debris of death, still hovering in this world, defying its weak laws.”

Ilsa

Ummmm “debris of death” WHAT IS THIS BEAUTY???

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“because if you really love me you should know the backs of my knees and behind my ears and the insides of my elbows and everything about me that’s a little bit squishy and not at all pretty.”

amelie

I am trash for Amelie’s writing OKAY.

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“and you take your glasses off during the eclipse and you go a little blind but nothing much changes.

you tattoo your arms because you want your sunflowers to stay with you even when you want to take a garden shear to everything.”

 —amelie

Another snippet from Amelie because, like I said, TRASH. How is it so beautifuuuuul.

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“All you see is shattered glass.

And you can’t look away.”

Aris

DFJASLD;FJA;LSJFADS Why am I feeling ALL THESE THINGS???

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“headlights flare belligerently, the ephemeral metal promise of a coliseum of shatterproof “i wills” and “somedays” swerves through the muddy fabric of time.”

kris

Omgggggg all those words and IT’S SO BEAUTIFUL AND BITTERSWEET.

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Once upon a time, a river waited for three boys to drown.

Lenna

What the FRICK how am I not supposed to be messed up over this line???

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“[…] the stars on the lake are so pretty like glitter in frozen ink”

Lenna

Another one from Lenna because her writing is so beautiful DASJF;LAJDSLAKDSF.

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”                                           it is not

                that I am afraid of death

                           for it is merely

               a passage”

Lana

Why and how does everyone write such GORGEOUS lines???

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“Heartbreak isn’t always red.”

Flaw

All of Flaw’s writing is so gorgeous, but this one, four-word line just MOVED me so much adjf;lasd;lkads.

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AREN’T THESE ALL SO FRICKING AMAZING???

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[[[[[shhh my own writing]]]]]

Hi here’s what I wrote for The Scribbler’s Challenge if you want to read it. I pretty much hate everything I wrote because it’s been some time and anything written before today is cringy to me. :)) Also I kind of wrote something for Prompt #6 but it was so bad adj;flajdsf;lka.

Let me know if you want to know what the prompts were if you want to write something to them!

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WINNERS!

WOWOWOW WE’RE ALREADY HERE???

Before I get into the announcement of the winners of The Scribbler’s Challenge (!!!), I just want to say:

You guys are all AMAZING writers. You each have your own personal style and that’s what makes you different and special and PERFECT in your diverse way. Keep writing, because

Just because you didn’t win does NOT mean you aren’t a great writer!! Just like everyone else, I have a different taste in terms of reading and writing. So you may be a supremely amazing writer but I’m too dumb to see it. :’)

Okay, AND NOW FOR THE WINNERS!

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The winner with the overall best writing is…

AMELIE @ SCARY PEAR! 🎉

Wow, how to describe Amelie’s writing.

It’s absolutely amazing. It’s beautiful, lyrical, mysterious, GORGEOUS. The way she writes, her style, her word choice—everything in her pieces were so purposeful and on point. I LOVED HER WRITING, okay??? LOVED IT.

Wow. I still can’t describe her writing. You have to read it to really see what I mean. I felt such deep emotion when I read her pieces (almost teared up a few times), and her writing felt so ALIVE. What and how Amelie writes is something I love to read and would dream of writing like one day.

This girl TRULY knows how to create masterpieces. (See above snippets.)

Also a note that I’m friends irl with Amelie but this did not affect my decision in any way!!

(I’d also like to say that while I connected deeply to Amelie’s writing, others may not! That’s why deciding winners for writing is extremely subjective. While I’m not shooting down Amelie AT. ALL., I just want to say that ALL of you are amazing writers—I just felt so, so moved by Amelie.)

Many congrats to Amelie!! Please don’t ever stop writing. <33

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RUNNER-UPS ARE:

  • Lenna (WHAT HOW WHY such magical writing omgggg I’m in love)
  • …nobody else, really (I’M SORRY AMELIE SET SUCH A HIGH STANDARD >.<)
  • if I could put everyone on this list, I would
  • but I won’t
  • sorry :))

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And finally, the winner with the overall best feedback is…

RAYNE @ THE BUS STOP! 🎉

OMG???

This girl wrote AMAZING feedback. She found the perfect balance between what she liked and what she thought could be improved about her partner’s piece. She provided so much detail and depth, and all of it was in a kind, non-imposing way.

You can really tell that Rayne is a great writer, just by her feedback! I literally read over what she wrote, and thought, Whoa. Honestly, I’m in awe of how much feedback she gave for just tiny little prompt responses! I’d be amazed to see her critique a whole NOVEL.

Heeeeey Rayne would you like to look at my writing…? JUST KIDDING.

Many congrats to Rayne!!

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RUNNER-UPS ARE:

  • Kris (funny comments on specific phrases + great feedback + A SWEET LITTLE NOTE AT THE END AWWWW)
  • Nandini (edits + extensive likes + improvements = wowooowwow???)

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THANK YOOOOU!

I just want to give a HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in The Scribbler’s Challenge and helped promote it! Y’all are so so supportive and ASDJFA;LSKDFJADSL; thank you soooo much. <333

If you were a participant, I hope you had a fun and helpful experience! It really has been a blast doing this and I wouldn’t have been able to do it without you.

I have a feedback survey you can take (because I’m like that), so if I ever do this again, I’ll be able to improve it and make it an even BETTER project! So I’d appreciate if you took it. :))


shall we chat

did YOU participate in the scribbler’s challenge? what pieces of writing advice do you have? aren’t the snippets absolutely gorgeous??? <33 have you congratulated the winners yet? CONFETTI AND MANGOES FOR EVERYONE!!

sign off 2.0

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103 thoughts on “Scribbler Wrap Up // A Collection of Writing Advice, Snippets, My Own Writing (?!), and WINNERS!!!

  1. OH MY FRICKING GOD those snippets from all these bloggers had my heart feeling all sorts of emotions GOSH I’M IN AWE of the ARTISTIC AND CREATIVE manner in which they all write with such feeling, it’s just incredible to read. I loved Amelie’s second snippet with the sunflowers, it was just really unique. In fact all of these were such original, powerful and evoking lines. I wish I penned them all! And I’m keeping my eye for any further events (if that’s the right word) you run like this because it sounds like such a blast. Now excuse me whilst I read your writing piece and come back to fangirl in round two 😍

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    • I KNOW RIGHT??? I mean those WERE the lines that made me really fricked up ahaha. And YESSSS Amelie’s writing is so so good. (ALL of what she wrote was. <3) And aww, hopefully I'll get to host this again next year! Just NOT DURING SCHOOL FJAS;DFA;LSFASDJ;FA.

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  2. OH MY GOODNESS MAY 😭😍 YOUR WRITING IS IMMENSELY CAPTIVATING AND MY HEART HAS BEEN IN SUCH TURMOIL READING YOUR WRITING. *takes a deep breath* I’ll try remain calm…I can’t even string together words coherently to express just how fricking awesome that was. Every word had me hanging on. I felt so many emotions. Your writing just made me feel so much at once and I would finish a prompt and think damn could this girl, this writer, amaze me any more…YES FRICKING HELL SHE CAN. I’m just like wow. I can’t even begin to tell how much I loved it. Your style, the elegance, the deliberate phrasing and spacing. Your structure. The plot line. The message. The meaningful author’s note elaborating on the plot and promoting discussion and change. Your devices and such VIVID imagery. I feel for the characters. I want to hug them and tell them bby don’t listen to them or just death glare someone down. I LOVE LOVE LOVE YOUR WRITING STYLE. IF YOU WERE TO EVER PUBLISH, I WOULD HAND OVER HEART BUY YOUR BOOKS 💜

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    • ADFJA;SFJASDLFJA AJSDF;KADS;FLKAJSDFLKJA;SDLFALS;DFALS KIYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA STOP BEING SO SWEET OH MY GODDDDDD. Omg omg omg I have no words to say in reply to what you wrote DEAR GOD KIYA AJ;DLFKJADSL;JFASLKAJD. ❤ ❤ ❤ Thank you so so so so SO much for your kind words, Kiya! It means a lot to me. ❤ (Also I can't help but say that if you loved what ~I~ wrote, you'll DIE at what Amelie wrote.) And AHAHAHAHAH if I'm writing novels, I take on a whole different writing voice/style! 😛 BUT THANK YOOOOOOU! <33333333

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  3. oh and please would you be able to email me or let me know what the prompts were. I would love to have a good and perhaps post them on my blog of course giving you credit for the inspiration and plot and everything related 💙

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  4. AHHHHHHHHHHHHH! OH MY GOODNESS 😍! MY. HEART. IS . DAMAGED 😂! I hope that one day, I will be able to write with the same grace and elegance that all portrayed in your writing! Great post, May! I hope to see more writing from you 😊!
    -Ella

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  5. Oops 🙊! What I meant to say was I hope that one day, I will be able to write with the same grace and elegance that you all portrayed in your writing! Why am I so clumsy… and that was the dramatic part too *pouts*! Oh well! Once again, great post May
    -Ella (the klutz)
    😊

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  6. THIS IS ALL LITERALLY BRILLIANT ADVICE. LIKE ALL OF THAT WRITING ADVICE IS FABULOUS AND I LOVE IT AND I WANT TO PRINT IT AND HANG IT OVER MY DESK. Especially (yep, random cut to lowercase; excuse that) the word vomit – I am a complete serial editor. It’s the worst kind of procrastination; it’s JUST close enough to feel productive but you still AREN’T DOING ANYTHING ;-; xx

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  7. IVE NEVER CLICKED ON A POST SO FAST! AGH THIS WAS SUCH AN EXCITING POST!!

    Firstly THANK YOU FOR PUTTING THAT ‘debris of death’ quote in there. I WOULD BLUSH BUT I JUST DON’T BLUSH? But anyway THAT WAS SO SWEET! AGH I AM SO GLAD YOU LIKED THAT!!

    AND OMG SO MUCH APPRECIATION AND CONGRATULATIONS TO AMELIE!! Just from her snippets, I can tell her writing IS JUST WOW! I AM BLOWN AWAY and she totally deserved to win! And YAY for Rayne who was such an awesome bean giving that wonderful feedback. *sends box of chocolates to both*

    BUT I DEFINITELY WANNA SAY THANK YOU TO YOU AS WELL!! You did such a great job organising things and I definitely you to get some recognition for doing all this! Like you had school, yet you still managed to make this SUCH A SUCCESS and basically you just be appreciated for being so awesome. ALL THE LOVE FOR MAY!! WHOOP WHOOP!

    I see you had to *cough cough* ‘condense’ my writing advice. WHHOPSIES! Though I think it was all amazing writing advice. i was going to comment with my fave writing advice buT I JUST AGREE WITH ALL OF THEM AGAHAHAH #indecisive.

    I read your responses to the prompts and I REALLY LIKE THIS lyrical style you have now? IT IS SO PRETTY! I loved the Rapunzel retelling, SHAME ON YOU PRINCE and that author’s note just wrapped it up so well! Your response to prompt #5 was AMAZING AS WELL! You’re such an amazing writer!!

    Oh and I just realised you TOOK THE FEAT. IMAGE! *Squeals* It’s AMAZING GURL!! YOU ARE AMAZING!! Basically all the squealing for this post! *beams* Also filling in that feedback form ASAP! Can’t wait to get the feedback from you!

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    • DUUUUDE HOW COULD I NOT??? Like that line tho… OMG. *heart eyes*

      YES HER WRITING IS SOOOOO GOOD AGAGHAG. I wish I could share it with you all but I’d need her permission first ahaha. And YAS Rayne was amazing with her feedback!!

      AWWW THANK YOOOOU. ❤ <3< ❤ That means so so much to me asfda;sdlfjas;fa. I'm so glad the project worked out, with school and everything!!

      Hahaha yup! Just a little bit tho. 😛 And YAS all of the advice was so so good and I can't choose???

      OMGGGGG THANK YOOOU. ❤ My lyrical style only applies to like,, poetry tho. Novels is a whole different story. XD AJDFKASDLKFJA THANK YOOOOOU! ❤

      Yes, I did! 😀 You can tell the flowers are so fake tho. XD And THANK YOU SO MUCH!! ❤

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  8. AMAZING post May,I mean it!!! Those snippets and prompts, were hell awesome!! Congrats to all the winners🎉!! I Love the way you write guys!! And May, I wish that you do another writer’s challenge or something (everything you do turns out cool!)as I wasn’t able to participate in it ’cause I was still NEW TO YOUR BLOG!! I’m like, ‘yes I’ve gotta read it!, whenever I see your new post!! Keep posting and keep me amazed!!! And yes, do tell me that you’re gonna do another challenge!! *obsessed with it*!!
    Lots of love, xxx

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  9. I CAME AS SOON AS I HEARD.
    The snippets were all so beautiful and amazing and how does everyone write so well??? And thank you so much for sharing my line about shattered glass ❤ ❤

    MUCH CONGRATULATIONS AND LOVE TO AMELIE. I can tell just from the snippets that her writing is wow??? like how?? (he he that rhymed) AND RAYNE! Honestly, everyone is so good and pure,,, *sends mangoes to all* ❤

    Also I read your writing and it was?? so good??? It's so lyrical and I love the way you use formatting to add to the effect and it was overall amazing ❤ I loved the letter from me to me (that was such an amazing way of tackling the prompt I never would have though of it omg), the Rapunzel re-telling (ha ha guess who else picked Rapunzel!!), and the nothing that exists nowhere (I'm not crying you are).

    But mainly THANK YOU THANK YOU *THANK YOU* for actually taking the time and effort to go through with this project!! I will definitely not be forgetting it soon and I'm sure most of the people who participated would agree with me 🙂 It was such a great way to make friends, practice writing, and learn who to *improve* that writing – I loved the experience 😀 ❤

    (Ok I just realized that I used wayy too many emojis in this – especially heart ones – so I'm going to exit before it gets worse.)

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    • THIS WAS IN SPAM SORRY. (Idk why all your comments are going to spam??)

      YES everyone wrote beautifully — including you!! ❤ YESSSS I am such trash for Amelie's writing omgggg.

      THANK YOU SO MUCH AJD;SFLKASJDF;LKAJSDF. Ahhaha I loved that letter when I wrote it — and then a few weeks ago I kind of hate it. XD OMG ASLDF;JASDLFJ YOUR REACTIONS ARE MAKING ME SO EMOTIONAL AJ;DSLKFJASL;KDF.

      Omgggg ARIS! I'm so glad that you had such a great experience in The Scribbler's Challenge and THANK YOU for that little note! It makes me feel so happy aldsfja;lskdjfds. XD (Too much fangirling in this post. XD)

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  10. THANK YOU MAY THIS MAKES ME EXCITED TO WRITE AGAIN
    oh and these are awesome snippets! I’m in love! Also, your writing is so good (don’t feel down about it, it really is good!!)
    *starts plotting stuff*

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  11. Hey, May! This is probably the best wrap-up post I’ve ever read. I like that you featured advice and snippets that were so beautiful to read! 🙂
    Congrats to Amelie and Rayne! 🎉 😁 Amelie’s writing is art and I’m sure she deserved to win.
    A huge thanks to you for hosting this and for giving me the opportunity to connect with another writer. 🙂 It was a great experience and I’d definitely sign up again if you plan to make this a recurring event!

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  12. YAY CONGRATS TO ALL THE WINNERSSS
    OH WOW EVERYONE’S WRITING IS SO BEAUTIFUL
    AND THOSE SNIPPETSSS….I LOVED THEM, ESPECIALLY KRIS’S… (and my snippet is up there!! with all that beautiful writing!! thank you!)
    -can’t remember which feedback was mine BUT THEY WERE ALL LOVELY-

    AND YOUR WRITING IS AMAZING! It is so beautiful and amazing! I really liked the third one (although, I felt bad for the prince…even if he is judging her for her beauty, does he deserve to be blinded? and what does that say about her?) and it was so beautiful and raised a lot of different thoughts. It was an awesome take on the fairy tale.

    And thank you so much for putting this all together! It was so much fun, and I really enjoyed being able to be a part of it. I can’t imagine how much time & effort you put into it, so thank you so much for making it a really fabulous experience for all of us!

    YAY CONFETTI AND MANGOESSS! 😀

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    • YES THE SNIPPETS ARE SO BEAUTIFUL RIGHT??? And of course I’d put yours up there, Lana! It was GORGEOUS.

      THANK YOOOOU. (And ahaha I’m so glad my writing is raising those questions!!) Thank you! I didn’t really know where it was going but I just went with it. 😂

      AWWW I’m so happy you enjoyed the experience, Lana!! ❤❤

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  13. HEY YEAH I GOT A SNIPPET OF MINE POSTED WOOOOOO I’m so excited!! Like giggly and squealy like a smol school girl kind of excited. Thank you, May 😀 That was from the piece I wrote entirely on my typewriter before getting it into a normal text on the computer format. I will say that I do better when writing on the typewriter because it forces me to slow down. would recommend!
    Also, I want to say a HUGE thank you to YOU for hosting this challenge. It had been a loooonng time since I wrote before this. This inspired me to get off my lazy bum and start again. So thank you, May! ❤
    ALSO, I'M GLAD YOU THOUGHT MY FEEDBACK WAS GOOD because it was actually the first time I've ever written feedback/critiqued any creative writing (when it wasn't a book I read if you know what I mean). I was so worried about it!
    I look forward to reading your writing when I have a spare moment in my ridiculous life! <3<3<3
    xx

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  14. Congratulations to all the winners here! Amelie’s writing is absolutely stunnning, I think I’m in love.
    YOUR WRITING IS SO AMAZING, MAY, I love everything so much!! ❤ ❤ ❤
    This was such a lovely project, I'm super sad I couldn't participate and really hope you'll want to do this again someday ❤ ❤

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  15. *gapes* OMG LENNA’S WRITING IS SO PRETTY I CAN’T
    I loved her snippets!!

    Also that squishy thing by Amelie was so like, idk how to explain it XD IT WAS GOOD.

    Ahhhhh anyways this was so fun AND I WOULD TOTALLY DO IT AGAIN. Also I consider myself a certified May Stalker(TM) and since I am a certified May Stalker, I LOOKED AT YOUR WRITING AND GHHAGHAGHAGH I LOVE IT SO MUCH HOW ARE ALL THESE HUMANS SO GOOD AT WRITING

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  16. Oh I am definitely going to be saving all this writing advice somewhere because I need all the writing advice I can get. ❤ These are all brilliant tips and I can imagine so much will come in handy while I am writing, especially because I'm going to be taking part in NaNoWriMo again this year. 🙂
    Also wow I loved all the snippets you posted May, it's made me intrigued for the whole story from each of these bloggers. Also there are some incredible writers on WordPress and blogging, and this was a great challenge for people to showcase their skills.
    I'm glad this was a success May, and congrats to the winners as well! 😀 ❤

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    • YES please do!! The advice here is so thoughtful and helpful and amazing. ❤ OMGGGG YAS YOU’RE DOING NANOWRIMO!!! *pumps fist* Do you hsve a novel you’ll be working on??

      Yes, all of the participants’ writing is fantastic!! And omg there are SO many talented writers here, agh! 😍

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        • I’m sure if you needed to post a little less during the week to focus on writing, your readers would understand!! And oh, that’s great that you have two ideas — hope you can decide on one!

          Yup, I’ll be doing NaNo! I’ll probably just be aiming for 25K instead of the full 50K. 😂

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          • Oh yeah if I need to I can take a step back from blogging. I have enough drafts saved to be able to do that at least.
            Ha, knowing me I’ll end up going for a third story that pops into my head at some random point.
            Oh well I’ll keep my fingers cross you make your goal for NaNo May. 😀

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  17. I was so honored to be paired with Amelie because her writing blew me away every time haha. I honestly didn’t know what feedback to give other than “omg this was so amazing hcirifeifow”

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  18. Oh my word!!! Those pieces if writing advice were just…WOW. I loved them. I loved them all… *devours the advice like a rabid squirrel*

    And those SNIPPETS???? Those were FABULOUS!!! Complete and utter brilliance… Just…wow. Again.

    CONGRATULATIONS to all of the winners!! *flings confetti*

    I wasn’t able to participate in this, but I may have to if you ever do something like it again!!! XD

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  19. I knew you hosted a challenge last month (I found out too late to sign up) so I guess I’m an intense May stalker?? Sorry if you’re feeling watched. I know you just ate a mango 👀

    All the advice is so true and helpful! Just write is such a good one – I really need to listen to it lol

    Those snippets holy what??!!! HOW CAN EVERYONE WRITE SUCH BEAUTIFUL LINES I’M SO JEALOUS CAN THEY TEACH A CLASS. I totally understand why Amelie won – her snippets are my favourite. They’re so beautiful and even those short lines played with my heart so easily and made me feel things?? HOW

    Also don’t talk about your own writing like that, because I love your writing and it’s beautiful. Your take on the second prompt?? WOW. So so powerful. I’m in awe.

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  20. LOL I’m CRYING AT LENNA’s WRITING???? THE SNIPPET – I CRIED. WHAT IS THIS?? Also EEEEKK I wish I’d got involved now but I was going on a break/cry/unintended unhappy time from blogging that I didn’t tell anyone about??? So I had no motivation but this challenge will give me PLENTYYYYY of reading material ❤

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