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Word Wars Chat Tour

Thu Aug 25, 2011, 6:49 PM

The Word Wars Chat Tour has moved to its new home at WordWars!



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What is the Word War Chat Tour?


It's two things really. First, it's a writing game that you play in a chatroom with other writers. Second, it's a tour and we visit other chatrooms. Essentially we are touring the literature community bringing our fun game with us.

Word Wars The Game
It's a friendly competition to see who can write out the most in a set period of time. In a chatroom setting the game is fast paced fun with the timer set to a few minutes and participants compete in several rounds. Speed writing is key!

Read the Word Wars blog with game instructions, tips and a F.A.Q.!


The Tour
Each month we find a different literature group to host our game in their chatroom. Then the Chat Tour and the group's staff collaborate to plan the fun event. The best part (besides the fun and prizes) is that the entire literature community is invited to participate! :eager:


What's in it for you?


:bulletgreen: Writing
We're writers, and what better perk is there than a nudge to work on one of your own projects? If you're behind on a project, or been meaning to start one, it's a good excuse to sit down and write.

:bulletgreen: Prizes!
The Chat Tour gives away a 3 month premium membership at each stop! And you don't have to be the best to win. :eager: Participate in a round and you'll be entered for the prize. The host group may include their own prizes in addition. Definitely worth checking out.

:bulletgreen: Discovering literature groups.
There are tons of literature groups on dA. Maybe you haven't heard of the latest group stop, or maybe you have but weren't sure about joining. Participating is a great opportunity to meet some of the staff personally and discover more about the group.

:bulletgreen: Making new lit friends.
You'll meet bunches of fun and friendly community members! Every time I've hosted a Word War we've had a blast, and quite a few participants added each other as friends.


Frequently Asked Questions


:bulletblue: Do I have to join these groups to participate in the Chat Tour?
Nope! Though we do suggest you check out the group (because they're all really awesome) you aren't obligated to join. The events are open to everyone on dA.

:bulletblue: Why don't you make your own chatroom?
We're a tour so we travel through the literature community's chatrooms. Whoever heard of a tour sitting in one place all the time? :noes:

:bulletblue: Can I suggest a/my group for a visit from the Chat Tour?
Yes, please do! Send a note to thorns with the group's information.

:bulletblue: How do I know when and where the next event will be?
You can check the Chat Tour Schedule for updates.


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Simply-Why Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
too bad the next stop wasn't tonight! I have a deadline that ends tomorrow and this would definitely help me meet it :/
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thorns Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012   Writer
Aww, that's a bummer!
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AzeeraTheNinja Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Sounds like fun! Though I'm unsure about speed typing...
Can I just kinda follow around and shadow around and just watch? XD
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thorns Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011   Writer
Of course!

You also don't have to compete to win. You can use the time to work on your project at your own pace if you'd like. (If you want to beat everyone else though speed typing is necessary. :nod:)

We're very open in terms of what and how you write. You don't have to show anyone your writing, post your total word count, or rush. Word count totals have ranged from 200-1200 in a single round before. I'm about 500 words per 15 minutes person.

BUT if you want to be eligible for a prize you will have to tell us your word count for at least one round. It's based on participation and not how fast you type, so once we know you've played, we'll add your name to the drawing.

If you want to practice you can always use Write or Die or just set an alarm for 15 minutes and try it by yourself.
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AzeeraTheNinja Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Student Interface Designer
This sounds like super funz, but I'm not sure how much time I have (my schedule is up to my parents, not me XD )

Ohhh, so we just post our word count at the end of the round?
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thorns Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011   Writer
Each round is about 15 minutes, then we chat for a little while between rounds. So if you stop in for a little while you'll probably see some fun. :D If you're an hour late or something you can still join us.

Yep! Just the word count, don't even need to see what you wrote.
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AzeeraTheNinja Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Oh then if I have the time I'll totally come on by!! :D

I would also suggest my group... but I'm unsure... since we're not purely literature and hosting something as big as this would make me feel awkward XD
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thorns Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011   Writer
Wonderful! Hope to see you there.

I don't think I'd automatically discount an art group that does more than lit, but the lit portion would have to be active. I'd also probably give priority to more active lit groups. If you're worried about it now, you can also try in the future (and see how your lit members are doing).

I do have a couple notes for lit groups already, and possibly another coming in soon. It's probably booked through December but I'm only confirming a month behind. :faint:
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AzeeraTheNinja Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Me too! :D

Haha, completely understandable XD
(since we only have around 90 members anyway <<" )
The lit portion is pretty active, but I would say they're about the same.

Oh gosh, good luck with that O.O""""

Hope to see some great groups! :D
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HoboScone Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Student Photographer
yo tengo una pregunta....
does it have to be writing that's literature? Or could it be something else?
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thorns Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011   Writer
It could be anything that you have to write, so if that's homework, poetry, your shopping list, whatever is fine. BUT it is a competitive game, so if you're working on a haiku you won't win.

No one says you have to try to win though! You can just use the 15 minute intervals as a nudge to get a project rolling. If you want to use the 15 minutes to write and edit something short, go for it. :#1:
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HoboScone Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Student Photographer
WHOOP! I'll be done with my APUSH essay in no time!
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thorns Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011   Writer
Yay! :dance:
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ATrue Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
This is quite cool. How have I not heard about this before? It would be a nice way to put #LITplease's chat room to use for once...
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thorns Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011   Writer
Probably because this is my first major push for promotion. :D

I just lined up #TheWritersMeow for October a couple hours ago. Thinking about doing two in November for Nano since a lot of people could use the extra push. If you're interested send me a note because I am keeping a list. :salute:
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TheTerrorOfTheDeep Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
:icondummywooplz: I love this game!
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:iconthorns:
thorns Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011   Writer
Me too! :happybounce:
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illuminara Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Sounds awesome! If only I had something to write about . . .
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thorns Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011   Writer
Ooh, I'm sure there are some fun prompts or contests going around. You could try one of those. What's the worst that could happen? :eyes:
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illuminara Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
True . . . I'll think of something. =D
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kittykittyhunter Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011   Writer
:la: I am so excited about this. :D
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thorns Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011   Writer
Me too! :squee:

You can check out the schedule blog now for the first stop information. [link]

I hope you can make it! :glomp:
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x-innocence-x Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
This blog has been posted in this article ^^

And I plan to sign my group up!
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thorns Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011   Writer
:squee: Thank you!

Awesome! :iconlawooplz:
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:iconpuppy-eater:
Puppy-eater Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Student General Artist
I'm in! :squee:
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thorns Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011   Writer
:happybounce: Yay! Our first stop has been announced and you can check it out in the schedule blog! [link]
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:iconpuppy-eater:
Puppy-eater Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Student General Artist
Hey, and for once it's at a time that I'm not asleep! Although... I may be a little slower at 8:00 P.M
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thorns Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011   Writer
Yay! :dance: We tried to schedule it at a time where we can reach a lot of people across different timezones.
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squeezelouise Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I am so in on this. :3 I HAVE IDEAS!!
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EmmyIsAZebra Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:eager: I'd love to compete with you!!! :iconfinallyplz:
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squeezelouise Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, BB, it is ON. :iconhandsomeonionplz:
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EmmyIsAZebra Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:eager:
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:iconthorns:
thorns Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011   Writer
:iconeeeeeplz: Check out the scheduling blog for our first stop!
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squeezelouise Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wheeee I think I can make it! :D I've been needing a kick up the backside to start writing, this is just the ticket <33
See you there!
*excitement starts*
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thorns Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011   Writer
Would you like a nice emote or two to nudge you in the right direction? :threaten:

Yes! :la:
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squeezelouise Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Emotes always help the cause! :glomp:
I -think- 2pm EST is 7pm my time, so incase I made a mistake will you be posting another journal to say its online right NAO or is there a link I should be checking up on?
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thorns Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011   Writer
The Chat Tour Schedule blog will be updated, generally a few days before and then the day of. There should be a 'Chat right now!' one, assuming I don't forget and put it up 20 minutes late again. :stupidme:
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squeezelouise Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, sweet. :D see you there!!
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EmmyIsAZebra Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:iconlawooplz: Coming to a group near you....
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thorns Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011   Writer
:excited: I should steal that and incorporate it. Maybe I'll make some stamps for promotional purposes! :la: You're so smart, Emmy!

(I can steal that from you, right? :iconforgivemeplz:)
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EmmyIsAZebra Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:lmao: Yes, of course. I'm honored when Coco steals stuff from me. :giggle:
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:iconthorns:
thorns Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011   Writer
Yay, thank you! :happybounce: Excuse me while I expand my to do list with stamps.
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EmmyIsAZebra Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
XD :giggle: Ha! You do that!

Poor thing :petting:
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thorns Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011   Writer
:faint: I actually added it to my list. Maybe I'll just commission some! :dummy:
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EmmyIsAZebra Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:dummy: Hahaha, you should. From what I've seen your good at that type of thing!!!
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