Let’s All Write a Book |Chapter 1-Paragraph 3!

So remember how a few days ago I promoted a blogger who had just reached 100 followers and did all those push ups to thank his followers? Well, it turns out he had a really fun idea for all of us to start writing a book. And of course it was inevitable that at some point this tag would reach me. Did not expect it to be almost right away though. ThanksΒ Irina….erm I think πŸ˜…

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I’m going to turn completely insane from anxiety and nervousness.

So if you want a reminder of what the idea was about, or haven’t even seen it yet, just readΒ Arthifis’ post. I have to be honest the last time I wrote a story was on school about 25 years ago I guess….so yeah, I am getting old now lol. And nervous for making this even remotely interesting to read. Okay, erm…here we go. But first the rules:

Here’s a quick reminder of the rules:

1. Copy the post you’ve been tagged from the rules down (with the links)
2. Go hereΒ and read the rules
3. Write your name and link it to one of your posts (The main character is called NoGender and as the name indicates, does not have a gender, so if you want to speak in the third person use the word β€œit”)
4. Write your paragraph (max 200 words with 100 words margin)
5. Tag someone’s post who wasn’t tagged before and say the following rule in the same phrase β€œYou have 3 days to accept this tag”
6. If the person you tagged doesn’t answer or doesn’t want to participate tag other person Β  Β  Β  (again, tag a post and not a page)
7. Write the Title β€œLet’s All Write a Book | Chapter 1 | Paragraph X”, being X your paragraph

Arthifis Chapter 1.1Β : ItΒ was the same dream again, for a week NoGender was always having the same dream. Drowning… It was funny actually, since β€œit” had the power of controlling water.

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NoGender woke up breathing heavily as always… Next morning would be the final exam for him to be a full edge water bender, but without having proper sleep for a week, NoGender was getting nervous about it… β€œIts” concentration was not as good as normal, β€œIt” had found itself almost falling asleep countless times while trying to train its skills the best it could and, at this moment β€œit” was getting anxious that it would just fall asleep in the middle of the exam. With these kind of thoughts, β€œIt” bended over to the other side and fell asleep again.

NoGender was part of one of the most important schools of the kingdom. It was usual for someone to bend any kind of elemental, however only until a certain point… Having really the power to bend an elemental power to someone’s will was extremely rare. Every kid with age of 5 needed to do the national yearly exam to show their abilities, although simple, the exam was enough to see if the bender had enough capabilities to be a β€œtrue” bender or not. In thousands of children only 1%, in average, would be good enough to enter this prestigious school. However, being chosen and being in this school didn’t meant they would be benders all their lives, when these already special children got to 18 years old, their powers could just disappear from night to day, because of that, everyone did the final exam in their 18th birthday day, if they passed they could choose which path they wanted to continue and join one of the specialized schools they prefered.

Irina Chapter 1.2Β :Β It was no good. The worries and anxieties could only be pushed aside so far before they needed to be dealt with.

OK NoGender thought, this is going nowhere. Might as well get this day started so I can get it over with. It figured the library would be a good place to while away the remaining hours before the exam. It was way too nervous to get any actual studying done but at least it could pretend, that’s what **good** students did, right? Fake it till you make it! It was starting to get a sinking feeling that making it was always a bit fake anyways. At least the library was close to the main campus.

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As NoGender distractedly ambled into the stuffy reading room, with the comfy leather chairs, that were now considerably more patchwork than leather, and the assorted desk and floor lamps that all gave off different lights, it noticed that the room was already stuffed with nervous looking students, all seemingly at a loss as to what to do with themselves.

A tall skinny boy with a smile that was the polar opposite of comforting, caught his eye. If NoGender was this anxious, he could only imagine what poor Schickley was going through, that kid had trouble handling the stress of ordering lunch. NoGender worried about him. As their eyes met, it greeted its friend in what it hoped was a reassuring manner:

-Hey Shakes, wanna go get a drink after this?

-Geni, oh good you’re here! Did you hear what happened?

-FIN-

Raistlin Chapter 1.3 :Β NoGender looked at it’s friend in puzzlement. “Hear what?” it asked. If anything, it seemed Schickley was even more nervous than normal. Which was saying something. Just as Schickley was about to answer, a small tremor rocked the floor of the library. Students began looking up from their books, and just then the tremors started getting worse. People screamed in fright, and small cracks appeared in the marble floors of the library.

A real panic now began to take a hold of the students and everyone started rushing towards the great double doors that formed the exit. Schickley and NoGender got swept up in the crowd and lost sight of each other. Then someone yelled ” The doors are locked!! ” NoGender wasn’t someone that was quick to panic, but it began to creep up on “it”. What was going on? But then the worst tremor yet shook the building.

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Bookcases began to fall over, and great chunks of the ceiling came loose and started falling on students. NoGender dove under a table just in time, as a big block of rubble crashed down on the space where he had just stood. And then a terrible inhuman howling sound started……..

To be continued….

Okay I have to admit: this was a lot of fun! And now for the tag:Β ShokamokaΒ I choose you! Β Sorry about this, but come on, we all know you were asking for it with those comments you left over on Irina’s post. So no pressure. But just a quick reminder “You have three days to accept this tag” Good luck, and looking forward to seeing where you are going to be taking the story.

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56 thoughts on “Let’s All Write a Book |Chapter 1-Paragraph 3!”

    1. Haha, I am really glad that you enjoyed it. Thank you very much 😊 And coming from such a huge fan of reading books, that really means a lot😊
      But true enough, it reminded me a bit of that as well 😊😊

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    1. Phew…..I am very glad that you like it. I’m not kidding here, I was really nervous for this. You both wrote such great paragraphs that mine just felt very mediocre. So I’m glad that I at least managed to entertain.
      And yeah lol…but come on, he was asking for it wasn’t he? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      1. Honestly – I loved it. Now I really can’t wait to see what happens next. It’s weird, even though I clearly know I wrote part of this – it meshes well. It almost seems like a single person has been writing it so far.

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      2. Thank you so much…and thank you again for that beautiful post too. Still recovering here from an awesome amount of blushing πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ
        Looking forward to seeing where the story is going to end up with when if eventually ends…or maybe it will never end and will get a life of it’s own 😊😊

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      3. I really did, as I said to someone: I was pretty nervous when writing it, but then I almost couldn’t stop writing…it was so much fun to do. But where will the story go now though…looking forward to seeing that 😊😊

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      4. Haha, okay confession time…don’t laughπŸ˜…πŸ˜… But I forgot there was a counter that actually counted your words below the page. So…I manually counted the words I wrote, until my eyes fell to that counter. Needless to say I felt very silly lol πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  1. I just started reading blog posts today after over a 6 mo hiatus and I’m so glad I did. I absolutely love this idea, Raistlin! Your writing is very detailed (I love that!) and the cliffhanger has me interested to find out what will become of NoGender!

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    1. Except for one thing, this really has been such an awesome day today: not only have I just received one of the nicest blog posts I think anyone has ever written for me. And now I see one of my favorite bloggers returning here as well! This is so cool. So glad to see you back here! Welcome back 😊😊
      Am really glad to read that you enjoyed the post, the writing isn’t me alone, as there are already two other people involved in the epic Chronicles of NoGender πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Looking forward to seeing where the story will go. Did I say it was awesome that you are back πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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      1. aww this gave me all the feels. Thank you! This year alone, I’ve had a few close friendships start to fade from my life and comments like these remind me how amazing the blogging community is.
        Thanks again Michel!

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    1. Haha…this was such a funny comment πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I know….still, I would really like to see what you would make of this story. Especially considering your amazing writing skills 😊😊

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  2. Haha… this is so much fun πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to read the whole thing, once the tagging is done and book is written πŸ˜€
    Your paragraph was so exciting. Being locked in a library, while the whole building is falling down, would be terrifying πŸ˜€
    Great Job πŸ™‚

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    1. This really is a lot of fun. When I first got the tag I was quite nervous. But once I started writing, it was a shame I could not write more words lol.
      But thanks so much, appreciate the kind comment 😊😊
      And am really wondering about that myself: where will this story end eventually 😊😊

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    1. Haha: thank you 😊😊 I loved the concept of this idea in the first place. But I really did not expect to enjoy writing this chapter so much. Really looking forward to seeing where this will go next 😊😊

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  3. I’m surprised Arthifis can still write content for his blog. After all those push-ups I expected his arms to fall off haha. Let’s see if this story gets popular. Maybe someone will purchase the movie right and you’ll get royalties as writer.

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    1. HahaπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ You would think so. I showed some people at work what he did (not the entire video of course), but they all thought it was amazing. And I still do too.
      But…ooh….movie rights. Who knows…that might just happen. Also..I’m pretty sure that this post will make itself to you as well eventually. So who know…maybe you will be included on those royalties as well πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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  4. Aaaww this is such a cool idea! I used to love these kinds of games when I was still in school, we used to do them all the time, especially in my creative writing classes. So I’m really glad to see it making an appearance here!
    Loved reading you guys’ chapters and I have a feeling this will be one heck of a book πŸ˜‰ For someone who’s been inactive for 25 years, your writing sure isn’t rusty in the least! Awesome piece ^_^

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    1. Aww, thank you so much. Honestly I was quite nervous when I was tagged for this 😊 I really had not written a story for ages, and I thought it would be very hard to come up with 200 words, it was quite the opposite in fact. I had trouble keeping it under 200 words lol. This was really an incredibly fun experience, and I honestly can’t wait to see where the story will be going to next.
      Glad you enjoyed reading it, and thank you for your never ending kindness 😊😊

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  5. First of all, you are liars!!! Everyone saying that they do not know how to write stories and they do it brilliant hmpf! (just kidding! :D)
    I’m just loving how this is growing! πŸ˜€ It’s just OWO! Irina added a new character and you just made a new turn on events that I would never think of! πŸ˜€
    Great job and I’m really happy to say that this is going better than what I initially imagined eheh

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    1. It really is great to see how this idea is turning out so far! Really looking forward to seeing where the story will be going next. Thank you again for your very kind words 😊😊

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    1. Awww, thank you so much, this is really very kind of you to say. I really am looking forward to seeing in which direction the story is going to turn to next 😊😊 This was such a fun idea by Arthifis 😊

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  6. I like how you spiced things up with your part hahah Things are now starting to get crazy interesting! Lovely idea too. Reminds me of those games we used to play in high school where each student would write one sentence till a story was formed πŸ˜€ Thanks for sharing, sir!

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    1. Yeah that’s what it reminded me of as wellπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I’m really liking where this is going so far, and I’m also looking forward to seeing where it will eventually end up. It’s probably going towards place where the original creator of this never thought it would go πŸ˜‚
      Thanks you again for another kind comment: awesome 😊😊

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