#BlogBattle: Harp


November 2019 Blog Battle

Our word this month is:


See Battle Stories for Past & Present Entries to the Prompts!

You can start writing at any time, but make sure you post your story by the 30th of the month to have your story shared here and on social media.

Once you’ve posted your story to your blog, put a link to it in the comments section, and we’ll add your story to the Battle Stories Line-up post.

Make sure to check back and read some of the stories of your fellow battlers. Leave comments to encourage these writers, and share each other’s stories!

Basic Rules:

The Prompt Word will be given the First Tuesday of Every Month.

Post your story by the 30th of the Same Month.


  1. 1000 words max (give or take a few)
  2. fictional tale (or true if you really want)
  3. Any genre that fits within PG-13 (or less) Content – let’s keep this family friendly!
  4. Your story must contain the randomly chosen word(s) and/or be centered around the word meaning in a way that shows it is clearly related.
  5. Go for the entertainment value!
  6. Put a link back to your #BlogBattle Short Story in the comments section
  7. Please tweet and otherwise share your battler buddies’ stories across social media.
    1. Use the hashtag #BlogBattle when tweeting all the stories so we can cross-share.
  8. Have fun!
Any photos included with the prompt are only for your benefit as a pinch of inspiration. They don’t need to dictate your theme or story genre. Only the Word of the Month counts! Photos are thanks to various photographers from Unsplash.com

43 thoughts on “#BlogBattle: Harp

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  3. Reblogged this on Rachael Ritchey and commented:

    Well, well, well! #BlogBattle has drifted into November like a dusting of snow in fall. Actually, that’s what really happened at my house a week or so ago! It was more like an inch and a half than a dusting, though. Anywho! Our word this month is HARP! What have you got?

    Oh, and you NaNoWriMo folk, I challenge you to add the Blog Battle word to your WIP!

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    • Ooh, if you mean add the word to an excerpt and use it for this months entry then I’m in! Not sure I want to write a dedicated BB this time as I’m close to getting ahead on NaNo!

      Scheduling this now for tomorrow on mine 😊

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          • I’ve got Joshua commenting on some posts I did re NaNo and positives from not hitting the target. Keep going Rachael… any words are a win and we can all hit the camps in better shape…ish.

            Some spend months preparing for it from what I see. I’m a total pantser so, obviously, I don’t lol. Planning I’ve tried and I end up going nowhere fast. That’s my Bleh 😱

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          • I’m currently 8000 words behind today’s goal. That’s not completely out of reach, but without having a clear grasp on who’s POV I want to dominate this book to drive the story, I’m really floundering, and it is annoying. haha I’ve never done the camps. What is that like? AND happy pantsing!!! 😀

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          • Shoot 4 days since I logged on here! My very bad indeed. Are you still struggling with the driving POV? NaNo is so unforgiving once word counts slip. Not that anyone says you must hit the “target.” Any words are better than none after all. Camps are much less stressful. Writers can buddy up in cabins and each sets their own target. Anything from editing a first draft to a word count that best fits life. Very good for building and sustaining a habit too. I think they host three a year leading up to the big one this month. I’ll try and catch up with BB this week too. I’m about 6K off the target now so I’m pretty sidetracked. That’s me pantsing proper 😂😂

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          • I think I’m close to 12,000 words behind now. Maybe more. I haven’t logged in since Friday, I think. The days are rushing by, and I haven’t had a whole lot of time to write. I haven’t been making the time either. Just need to turn off my inner editor ALL the way and say no to other stuff and hide from my children. haha I think I’ll have to try a camp this next round. Thanks for explaining that!

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          • Just no, no no lol. There’s no time to edit and proof in this one! I know what you mean though, but I’ve kind of trained my pantser skills to shut those out. First draft is merely the bones to flesh out in the editing process. That said I probably self correct a lot as my brain is moving faster than the typing so it ends up being written on auto-incorrect mode.

            I also know what you mean about making time. I’m not too hot at that either. I need to slow down sometimes and assess priorities. Thing there is it’s almost the weekend again already…even though it’s only Wednesday night… what gives there???

            Camps are much easier too. Less pressure so let’s see if we can get a BB cabin up 😁

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          • I’m so behind! I forgot post Nano I end up really drained! Well mentally that is. Definitely up for the BB cabin and already sending soundest out. I’ll write a post for it too if you like 😊


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