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Revitalizing The Writers Guild Weekly Challenge

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  • It was several months ago that BlackHeartedWolf came up with a task, a challenge with the purpose of assisting writers who were eager to increase their skill, and help break any writing barriers. This is a great and needed thing because we all have talents in some area that we may not have discovered, yet we all need that extra push to find out what could be our hidden potential.

    To many, this also served a purpose of practice and also as focus, for writers block is not always a lack of ideas, but choosing one of many to put effort in. Part of the apprehension is not knowing if the idea will work to a larger degree, and also not knowing if the audience will appreciate it. The WGWC was a way for us all to band together, and try things as a group of people so that we felt more comfortable doing so. It was for a cause, and we shared in our experience.

    The challenge does everything a challenge is meant to, but it’s so much easier to bear, and more fun, when doing it together. Wolf came up with a great program and did good with it. The challenges were thoughtful and provoked one of the works which I believe to be my best so far. It caused me to dig a little deeper into what I perceive of my emotions, and try and write exactly what I feel about the topic. I’m very grateful. I only wish to spread this good work to others. So please, have patience while I try and come up with a plan.

    Turning a New Page

    I have gathered a few volunteers who will help me sift through all the works that have the WGWC tag to them, and asked if their willing to leave feedback on every single one, and they are. Those that participate and have their name on the sign-up sheet will have one person look and review or simply give a few thoughts on it for them. This may be me, but it could also be another person who I trust, and I would hope, you would too.


    We do hope to keep the old system as pure as possible. As what BlackHeartedWolf did, we will feature one stand-out blog, and then list five outstanding blogs that will be featured. I’m also working with several others to create another way besides GIO that the most impressive blogs can become featured. I’ll announce it when it’s ready.


    We also hope this will take on a good revival, and that it may serve its purpose, but to do that, I need to know what you think. Please, give me an impression after reading this so that it may improve. Please give suggestions as to what a good challenge would be and other wishes that you may want to see come to pass in this. This is about the writers, and what you feel you need to improve on. It can’t last without constant feedback and volunteers to help.


    If you do want to be more active with this challenge to the point of helping us bring it to people on a weekly basis, then it would be best to contact me at my email, and I’ll share with you the details on how you can help.


    Now, for the actual challenge, Jolt had this in mind:


    Dust Off Your Old Writing Grounds

    This should be a good starting point for those new, and a good way to make up for lost blogs for the old. We would like you all to go to BlackHeartedWolf’s blog page (or read to the end of this page to get the links we’ll post)  and pick out which past WGWC segment you want to do and go for it! Follow the same rules that Wolf set up and have it submitted by the end of the week after giving this challenge. This way we’re giving a chance for those new to get more comfortable and familiar with the idea of WGWC.


    As a tip: Commit. Be resolute with yourself that you will be completing this challenge and you will improve as a writer. Push yourself to complete the challenge for it is not one created for those who fail, but for all those who try to achieve it in different ways. You cannot fail if you try. This is a challenge to make yourself stronger, not to prove who’s the best. We pick an example at the end, because of just that, an example of how a blog can be well-written, unique, and interesting. An example to others can provide a great amount of insight to others who are struggling, or even those who did not think to look at it in such a perspective.


    I encourage all of you to help eachother out. There could be a couple of unseen talents out there that have yet to be brought to the light, and there are many of you in the community that have been heralded as great. It could mean a great deal if you take the time to look over some of the lesser-known bloggers and give some genuine input for them. There could also be something a new arrival has in terms of perspective and knowledge that could be shared alike. We all learn from each-other in this life. Really, what would be the point of all this writing and creativity if there were none to appreciate it in the end?


    Here are the links to all the previous challenges, with rather brief descriptions.


    The Announcment Blog: http://www.gameinformer.com/blogs/members/b/blackheartwolf_blog/archive/2011/10/13/announcement-writer-39-s-guild-weekly-challenge.aspx


    Challenge #1: Writing about yourself, basically giving an introduction. http://www.gameinformer.com/blogs/members/b/blackheartwolf_blog/archive/2011/10/16/writer-39-s-guild-weekly-challenge-week-1.aspx


    Challenge #2: Write a review on just about anything. http://www.gameinformer.com/blogs/members/b/blackheartwolf_blog/archive/2011/10/23/writer-39-s-guild-weekly-challenge-week-2.aspx


    Challenge #3: Opinion article on one of five topics, at least 1,000 words. http://www.gameinformer.com/blogs/members/b/blackheartwolf_blog/archive/2011/10/30/writers-guild-weekly-challenge-week-3.aspx?PostPageIndex=3


    Challenge #4: Write an article using a random topic generator. http://www.gameinformer.com/blogs/members/b/blackheartwolf_blog/archive/2011/11/06/writer-39-s-guild-weekly-challenge-week-4.aspx?PostPageIndex=3


    Challenge #5: Write about a character you connect with from any game. http://www.gameinformer.com/blogs/members/b/blackheartwolf_blog/archive/2011/11/13/writer-39-s-guild-weekly-challenge-week-5-challenge-only.aspx


    Challenge #6: Triumph. Personal triumph. This also includes a letter explaining Wolf’s leave of absence. http://www.gameinformer.com/blogs/members/b/blackheartwolf_blog/archive/2012/04/06/writer-39-s-guild-weekly-challenge-6-the-reboot.aspx?PostPageIndex=3


    Challenge #7: One of two. Choose an imaginary world and explain why you’d like to live there. Play a Demo of a game and write an article on expectations: http://www.gameinformer.com/blogs/members/b/blackheartwolf_blog/archive/2012/04/15/writer-39-s-guild-weekly-challenge-7.aspx?PostPageIndex=3


    Write your blog, make sure you tag it with WGWC so it can easily be found. I’ll try to have news on the week’s results the following Monday Evening (late in the day for those last minute entries). Make sure you have it done by then if you want yours mentioned in the whole article.


    Once again, I implore you to help us out in whatever way you can. I doubt I have the skill and the organizational inclination (and great choice of pictures) that Wolf has, so my only hope is to rely heavily on community support. I’ve not been much of a known before, and I’m not sure what to expect besides the testimonials that were given to me by those like Jolt. Email me at trevorrain1@gmail.com or simply send me a conversation on my profile at GIO. I’m up for suggestions about organization, and also have tasks which I could give volunteers. Let’s build this to last.







  • I have already pledged my supportwith reading/critiquing entries. I think this should go on the community blog section as well... you'd reach more people that way.

    "I'm a dude, playin' a dude, disguised as anotha dude! You a dude that don't know what dude he is!"  -Robert Downey Jr. in Tropic Thunder

  • I've set the blog to air tomorrow at 8. I wanted to get some feedback from here before it hit the community as a whole.




  • I'm one of those volunteers for anyone reading this. I'm also not really active here outside of a couple blogs but maybe that'll change.

  • Here is the link to the community blog, everyone. http://www.gameinformer.com/blogs/members/b/trevor_rain_blog/archive/2012/07/10/revitalizing-the-writers-guild-weekly-challenge.aspx?PostPageIndex=1




  • Hi there,

    I just stumbled upon this post and I am really impressed by your dedication to this guild. I am not much of a Blog-Writer myself but with such nice starters, I might definitely consider it within the next month or so.

    I am going to keep up to date about any future posts in this one :)

    Have a good one!

    All the best,


    Breathe In, Breathe Out

  • Everyone, the week ended and there were only 2 blogs. I'm going to wait a few more days to see if there's going to be an increase. If not, then we'll move on and continue.




  • Where am I supposed to place the blog?  I wrote one, but I don't know if I wrote it in the right place.

  • It's added to the community blog page which I check daily for it. It needs to have WGWC in the title so that I know what it looks like. Just post it like a regular blog. If you think it was overlooked, send me a message with the link and it'll appear in the blog.




  • Ah, see I put it in the tags... my bad.

  • I managed to find your blog (You link didn't work) but, which challenge is it? It looks like you're writing fiction in this one.




  • Of course it didn't work..  *sighs*  It is fiction, but loosely based upon Dragon Age.

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