Words & Genres for January 2017 Battles

To give us all a head start for the month, I’m going to do the words and genres by month instead of week. That way, if you’d like to write your stories ahead of time, or work and rework them before posting them on the given date, then you’ll have some extra time.

I’ll post February’s words and genres the last Monday of January and so forth each month. How does that sound? I think this will work out well, and I’ll always be reminding each week. There’ll be a link in the menu that will bring you to these posts too, so it will be easy to find the info! YAY!

January 10th

  • THEME WORD: Resolved
  • GENRE: Tall Tale
    • Tall tale – humorous story with blatant exaggerations, swaggering heroes who do the impossible with nonchalance

January 17th

  • THEME WORD: Thorn
  • GENRE: Fan Fiction
    • Fan fiction – fiction written by a fan of, and featuring characters from, a particular TV series, movie, or book

January 24th

  • GENRE: Suspense/Thriller
    • Suspense/thriller – fiction about harm about to befall a person or group and the attempts made to evade the harm

January 31st

  • THEME WORD: Iridescent
  • GENRE: Fairy Tale
    • Fairy tale – story about fairies or other magical creatures

Write a(n approximately) 1000 word or less story using this theme word and genre. And post it to your blog on Tuesday with a link (use this short link if that helps: http://wp.me/p7rsge-c3) back to this post!

Click Here for the instructions/rules of the battle.

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20 thoughts on “Words & Genres for January 2017 Battles

  1. I sit on the edge watching, keeping an eye from a distance. Have I the resolve to join the game? I ask myself… can I grasp the challenge?
    Tugging open the secret drawer I removed the invisible bag, pulled my pants over my tights and fastened the royal blue and yellow cape to my skin tight vest. I hold my note book and pen in my hand and punch the air.Roaring at the top of my lungs… “I am super scripter! I have resolved to grasp the challenge go forth and with all my super hero self I will conquor!”
    Wel I think that means I may join in soon if you’ll have me?

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    • I hope it will help the planners and give the pansters some fun too. 🙂 Thank you! I’m glad you’re a part of all this, David.
      LOL Thanks. Who knew I’d be yelling, “I killed it!” or “I died!” right along with my kids.


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