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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Nor'easter Race #6 (Presented by Heather)

Newcomers, welcome to W.I.B.I.J.?! We appreciate you taking time out of your day to join our community. Two weeks ago, we had our first prize game and two new players won both prizes! I hope you feel inspired to have fun and give the following authors some love! And if you're new, here are the directions:

Welcome friends from far and near,
Thanks for coming; for being here.

First, some business, before we play,
Disqualification for all who stray!

Sign in at the comments down below,
New clues, every 10, after you go.

Leave Respectful words at each new place,
Stay On Blog Topic--or you're out of this race.

Collect Jon's clues from the comment pile,
Visible by their CAPITAL style.

Return again, comment that you're done,
Submit your phrase, maybe you've won!

There's not much more for you to know.
Welcome to the circus; away we go!

New England, today, is the place to be.
Follow the clues; writing friends you'll see.
We wish you good luck as you google to play.
A Nor'easter is brewing at WIBIJ today!

Jon's SECRET PHRASE:
_ N o r' E a s t e r _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ .
*if you end up with some words twice in the secret phrase,
then go back to stop #6 and find Jon's second comment there.

Clue #1 @ 1:00 PM EST

this new hampshire gal explores funny middLe grAde
Underwriting her fiRst drAft, then expanding her trade
she connects WRITEing with life; brings us tips on craft
at her blog, where you've found that you've already laughed.

she helps all to practice the EXERCISING piece
TO RAMBLE, to write, to draft, to increase
the knowledge as a writer, to learn, to grow
she's a wonderful writerly friend in THE know.

Clue #2 @1:10

this NEW ENGLAND gal writes of india and the mystery
of an unlucky girl, born under the wrong sign in history.

but math and horoscopes collide to provide
a sliver of opportunity when she can wed--the wrong guy.

she also collaborates with enchanted inkpot,
and writes middle grade adventures with an interesting plot
of kids taking NOTES FROM a reincarnated cat
to restore world balance and the book of life-stat.

Clue #3 @ 1:20

this new england gal MAy be a wonderful friend
who keeps tuRning up again and again
THank goodness for whAt coinCidence cAn do
alLowing, DEteRmining, ARranging Our view.

you'll find her penning poetry and writing books,
walking and biking to explore n.e.'s nooks
visiting LIBRARYs on her ONE-CARD TOUR
allowing each spot to show her something more.

Clue #4 @ 1:30

GIANNA postpones projects from beginning to Z
she'd rather run, than identify leaves fromTHE tree
a SPITFIRE, her grandmother has hold of her heart
will she FALL, will she race, will she complete her part?

an enemy, a friend, and complications abound
in the last moment, can all OF those leaves be found?
a BRILLIANT idea is necessary now.
can gianna fulfill her duties somehow?

Clue #5 @ 1:40

this new england gal writes sports books for girls;
with a golf backdrop in which her ya unfurls.
realistically written, ready for agent eyes
she knows ALL ABOUT THE 'how' to revise

down to EARTH, easy to relate
her for-hire book is fresh, informative, great
all SIGNS point to yes, before CAPSTONE's done
you'll learn about the earth, stars, moon, and sun.

Last Clue @ 1:50

she dips her pen in enchAnted ink
wants to make you imagiNe, to make you thiNk.
ya fantAsy, dystopia, fairy tale fun
she'll do it all before she's done.

stop by her blog, you'll soon underSTANd
the importance of world building for your land
and how characters can be written to jump and pop
with her kind support, your pen won't stop!

Feeling Stuck?? GOOGLE something with CAPITALS!! Check out the Everything Else You Need To Know Page.

Game is open until 1PM Thursday, EST.
STAY TUNED FOR RECAP AND AWARD CEREMONY ON FRIDAY @ 1PM EST!!!
Who will win Best Comment? Who will win first place? YOU? Get googling!

99 comments:

  1. This is such a fantastic, creative idea. Unfortunately, I don't have the time to participate, but I wish I did! Thanks for putting this together and supporting all the lonely bloggers out there!

    Martina

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  2. Martina, you're welcome! Come back to check out our blog tour later and let us know what you thinK!! And thanks to you for stopping by.

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  3. I love New England. ;) And I'll be playing, cause I'm home today! Yippee! Taking time out of my writing this afternoon to play. Be back at 1:00 pm...

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  4. Love the first clue - one of my fave people! Is anyone else playing?

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  5. We may have a nice relaxed game here! Just sit back and take it easy, Kris!

    Although we can't forget what happened to the Hare!

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  6. Too true, Tina. My fingers are itching for the next clue...competitiveness coming out in me!

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  7. I'm here to play, late, but here. Off I go.

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  8. I know! What to do in the meantime? Small talk? Hmmm? How's the weather out there?

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  9. Rainy here, and I made progress this morning. Finished my second to last chapter.

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  10. Cool, Kris! You are going to have to tell me that someday in The Practice Room!!

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  11. Finally got the first, now on to the second! I know my husband's going to interrupt any minute...must hurry :)

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  12. Almost forgot! I'm here though. I couldn't get off work so I had to do some catch-up!

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  13. I found #2. New England has some mighty cool writers.

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  14. Practice room sounds awesome, Tina. I'd love to join you some day. Timing hasn't worked out yet.

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  15. Jeff! Way to be! Glad you are here!

    Yeah, Kris, Thoreau and Poe... New England is chock full of brilliance!

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  16. You guys made this harder by doing out the clues one at a time. Sneaky you are.

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  17. Kris, someday the time will work out... YAY!

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  18. We have a lot of tricks up our fancy sleeves!

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  19. That third one was kind of tricky. . .

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  20. Ooh, I feel Crystal breathing down my neck. I better pick this up.

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  21. Tricky is Heather's middle name!

    And no dilly-dallying out on the course!

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  22. he, he, he :) You're super fast Kris!

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  23. I always feel too much fan girl when I post on blogs of people I'm a huge fan of. Anyone else have that problem...hate to sound dorky. ;)

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  24. sorry all! Have to leave, I'll finish later!

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  25. Thanks, Jeff! The race shall go on(but it will miss you and be waiting on your return...)!

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  26. Done, just got to unscramble the clue. *curses*

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  27. No curses in our phrase! No way, no how! :-)

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  28. Oh, Kris, there is still one more clue!! Don't post too soon!

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  29. There's that last clue!! Google away!

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  30. *Really does curse this time* thought there was only 5 clues. *red face*

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  31. Like I said, Tricky is H.'s middle name! We are having our moment's back stage too, k. And I can't even tell that you're blushing...

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  32. Well, now I'm done, but I posted my guess too early. Awesome game guys!

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  33. Kris--every other race, there were only 5 clues. you have nothing to be red about! This race is going great!

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  34. It's first correct guess that wins--you can keep going!!! And, everyone else too--who knows when someone gets the answer right!

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  35. I'm done, but I'm stuck on the phrase. I can't make any sense out of it. . . Hmmmm. Must. use. brain.

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  36. Keep going that is, all of you. Like Heather said. Now that she finally has Blogger napping on the pallet like a sweet lion!

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  37. Really? I'm completely stumped. And I've gone back to all the clues to make sure I wrote them right. Hmmm.

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  38. Kris, you can do it! Use the blank spaces up top as a guide.

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  39. Yeah, um, I sort of did that. A few times. I feel like I need the little hangman on the side of my notebook. :)

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  40. I'm stuck with the phrase. Still!

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  41. Kris--we think that there is an error on our part. We apologize, and are fixing the problem with the spaces above.

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  42. Just checking - are the phrases for #2 and #6 supposed to be the same?

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  43. Blogger, the temperamental lion that she is, has split up our clue spacing for the phrase. One moment as we rectify this issue...

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  44. Kris, must check on that. Getting back to you. The circus tent is in a riot here!!!

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  45. Okay--so each line is now one full word, instead of one letter, so blogger doesn't split our words up.

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  46. Don't worry, from the stands here, it all looks like part of the show.

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  47. You should have nine individual words that make up the phrase around Nor'easter.

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  48. You guys are doing great, I don't even know how you would organize all this, it's pretty amazing :)

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  49. Thanks Crystal--we learn something new each time we do this, as far as organization goes.

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  50. Kris! You are so (curse word) generous!

    Crystal!! Big sigh! Thanks! Figuring this out! Yay.

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  51. Love you guys, love the game, love the blogs we toured today. Still can't figure out the phrase. :( Should get back to work! I only have an hour before school is out!

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  52. We have the winning-est of winners playing our game. Thanks for your patients. Putting out fires as I speak. Don't look at the man behind the curtain...

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  54. Ahem. Is this thing on?

    Okay, I messed up and posted the wrong clue at one of the blogs. Like Kris said, were there supposed to be two WRITERS MAKE? No, there were not.

    Go now, back to Clue #6!

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  55. Now that makes more sense. I think I've got it!

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  56. WOO-HOO! We're making you work for your supper today!

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  57. Whew. My heart is pounding and my hands are shaking. You guys do know how to throw a party.

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  58. In lieu of drugs and alcohol, we have adrenaline...

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  59. i'm playing today, but i started late, so i'll probably loose :(

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  60. Kate! There is not losing, just googling and fun and friends and practicing... good to see ya!

    Good luck to all!

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  61. Good luck, Kate! Have fun!

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  62. Hi all! Just submitted a phrase guess after being interrupted by a countertop delivery (we have countertops, yay!) and lunch (yum, now need chocolate). My brain was hurting after trying to use that clue phrase twice...I think I'll still try and do it, just for funsies. Great clues and comments to all, congrats on another game!

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  63. That was a fun game! I think I finally got the secret phrase. Good work everyone!

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  64. Okay, I'm here. About to get started... I have one hour before I have a billion other things to do. Can I do it??? We're about to find out...

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  65. If anyone can do it, you can Elana! Think awesomesauce :)

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  66. I'm here! My first game and I'm excited! I spent all day reading these comments and trying to understand the game, but unfortunately our school computers block our ability to comment...I guess they don't want us blogging at work or something. Ridiculous. Talk about torture. Be back soon...hopefully with some insight!

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  67. Sarah, Countertops? Fabulous! Worthy interruption. Thanks for try and try againing! We have a lot of that going on in the tent today!

    Crystal! Glad you had fun. Glad you finished. Thanks for your patience during the snafu!

    Elana! I think you can. I think you can.

    Lyndsay- Hey! I'm excited for you! And doesn't your school understand what we are trying to do here?? So ridiculous! :-) Good luck.

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  68. Holy crap. I think I did it!! Okay, now to submit...

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  69. Okay, I even submitted. Dude, this one was SO MUCH FREAKING EASIER than last time. Just FYI. Or maybe I grew some extra brain cells or something. But yeah... that didn't happen. :)

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  70. Hi everyone! Great job all around!

    Elana--I have found the learning curve to be severe. As in, it's hard the first couple of times, but once you've got it, you've got it.

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  71. Of course, I am sitting on this side of the WIBIJ tent!

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  72. Okay, got it! Thanks so much for the fun!

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  73. Another contest!
    Makes me feel all haiku-y
    This won't be pretty

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  74. Here we go!!!!! BETTER LATE THAN NEVER!!!!! I have had company this week and she was here until about an hour ago so I'm ticked off that I couldn't do the race bit! One week it' the neighbors, the next it's friends...BAH!!! lol
    Anyhow, off to comment :-)

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  75. Just checking in for a final look-see as you start taking down the tent. Whew. It's all about perspective - Elana thought this week was easier! I expected today to be easier -- *ahem* I had spotted a few of Jon's tell-tale CAPS earlier in the day, so I thought I already had a head start. Then you guys had to go all tricky on us during the race. ;)

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  76. Better late than never!!!!!!! I started (and left a comment?) but I don't know where it went!
    In any case, I did it!

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  77. okie, dokie, done
    no easier than last time
    i'm a slow learner

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  78. Well, I thought I signed out a couple hours ago. My computer's being funky. This is me attempting once again to sign out. It was so much fun! Thank you for your work to make it happen!

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  79. You guys did fabulously! Thanks for making it past my glaring mistake and having fun! Love is in the air!

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  80. Yay, everyone! For all those latecomers, the game is still open until 1 PM EST today. And, it's definitely doable!

    Lyndsay--you did post a comment, I got the email, but it never showed up here. How bizarre! And, everyone, Lyndsay has the most colorful blog where she talks us through craft and bake projects--so awesome!

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  81. CRAP! I missed it. I don't think I have ever missed a WIBIJ game!

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  82. Thanks everyone for stopping by and commenting! I'm very curious as to what the phrase is. (What happened to the good ole days when the phrases were 6 words? I'm feeling nostalgic.)

    Great clues! Super job Heather, Tina, and Jon.

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  83. Kelly, We missed you! But as you can see we carried on. Stiff upper lip. We are grin and bear it folk...

    Laura, Between you and Kelly's comment I'm felling very nostalgic too! Thanks for being a hostess with the mostest!!!

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  84. Man, I think I screwed up the phrase. That learning curve is still pretty steep. What's with the blanks and the word "Nor'easter"?

    Or...

    Why am I so lame?

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  85. Elana--oh, dear. I have to admit, you made me chuckle. I'm laughing with you, I swear! Yes, we try to give a clue as to what the unscrambled phrase looks like. We will accept it both with and without the "Nor'Easter". So, that's good, right??

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  86. Hi! Fun being part of the game this week, thanks! Nice to meet you, by the way!

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  87. Hey, thanks for saying my blog is colorful! You make me feel special:)

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