What's the Story: Writer's Game

I’m not sure if this has been done before, but I think it can be a fun game. Here are the rules:

The first person starts out by saying a made-up book title. The next person would then say a few things about that book. It can be genre, characters, plot, etc. They can be as general or specific as they want. Here is an example:

1: [name_f]Cat[/name_f] in the [name_f]Hat[/name_f]?
2: a children’s book about a rainy day. [name_u]Harry[/name_u] [name_m]Potter[/name_m] and the Sorceror’s / Philosopher’s [name_m]Stone[/name_m]?
3: a boy named [name_u]Harry[/name_u] has to fight an evil wizard named Voldemort. Great Expectations?

And so on.

Let’s start with The Duchess’s Party

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A children’s book with talking animals. A girl named [name_f]Heidi[/name_f] walks the land and all the animals tell her they don’t have time for her because they are headed for the duchess’s party. [name_f]Heidi[/name_f] gets sad that nobody wants to play with her and that she isn’t invited, but in the end finds out that it’s her party, she is Duchess [name_f]Adelheid[/name_f] and wasn’t aware of her full name.

next: Steps in [name_m]Stone[/name_m]

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a YA novel where [name_u]Carter[/name_u] and [name_u]Andy[/name_u] (brothers) take a trip into the woods where they spend all day in nature

The [name_f]Cleopatra[/name_f] Files

A story presented as a journal detailing a young teen girl’s investigation into her older sister’s disappearance disguised as a history project – the name so chosen because the writer of the journal is named [name_f]Cleo[/name_f].

Echo’s Downfall

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A sci-fi thriller set in the far future where main character [name_u]Echo[/name_u] is finding herself in hiding after blowing a big intergalactic secret (an act the leaders are committing that she did not agree with) that only those very high up knew. [name_u]Echo[/name_u] finds unlikely allies and teams up to lead a revolution against their current leaders.

Next up: Einie and [name_f]Flo[/name_f]

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Einie and [name_f]Flo[/name_f] is about a little girl and her grandpa who go on a trip around [name_u]New[/name_u] [name_u]York[/name_u] City together. Grandpa Einie is watching his granddaughter for the day. They decide to do all the things tourists do when visiting [name_u]New[/name_u] [name_u]York[/name_u] City. They take a big tour bus around the city. They stop at Central [name_u]Park[/name_u] and play tag at the castle. They have hotdogs for lunch but they miss their bus back to Flo’s house! They spend the rest of their afternoon using the subway, bikes, and a bike riding cart to get back before Flo’s mom comes home!

Next up: Stocked Up

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Stocked Up is about a family who has to quickly rush around [name_u]New[/name_u] Orleans to prepare and get enough food and water before [name_f]Hurricane[/name_f] [name_f]Katrina[/name_f] starts. After a lot of close calls, they eventually get out safely, but they return anyway to help other the people. It is told through the point of view of [name_m]Tommy[/name_m], a 17 year old.

[name_f]Georgia[/name_f] and [name_m]Bryan[/name_m]

[name_f]Georgia[/name_f] and [name_m]Bryan[/name_m] is a story about two siblings, [name_f]Georgia[/name_f] and [name_m]Bryan[/name_m] who go on adventures in the forest beside their house.

Next up: [name_u]June[/name_u] The [name_u]Wanderer[/name_u]

[name_u]June[/name_u] the [name_u]Wanderer[/name_u] is a fantasy novel about a girl named [name_u]June[/name_u] who goes on an adventure in a hot air balloon across the world.

The Fourth Room

A [name_f]Mystery[/name_f] Horror [name_u]Novel[/name_u] about an apartment that appears to be shapeshifting, at first only moving furniture and power outlets but later deleting doors and adding walls, trapping the residents inside. The protagonist goes through notes left by previous victims of the apartment trying to figure out a way to escape, finding the only way might be a mysterious fourth room that has not appeared yet.

next: [name_u]Forever[/name_u] in a Minute

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[name_u]Forever[/name_u] in a Minute is a love story between [name_f]Kya[/name_f] and [name_f]Lily[/name_f]. [name_f]Kya[/name_f] is going off to college next fall, so [name_f]Lily[/name_f] wants to spend as much time with her as possible before she has to leave.

next: Nope!

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The kind of book you keep next to your toilet to entertain guests who need to use your bathroom. It’s a collection of single-page cartoons in which the characters are faced with situations that make them go “nope, not dealing with this right now.” The cover picture is a man opening his fridge to find the pickles have come alive and taken the other groceries as hostages.

next: Pobody’s Nerfect

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Pobody’s Nerfect is a YA coming-of-age novel. After moving to San [name_m]Francisco[/name_m] for college from a small, conservative town, socially awkward, closeted [name_f]Mary[/name_f] finds herself in a series of humorous, and embarrassing situations that lead her down a path to form a deep connection with ditzy sorority cheerleader [name_f]Jayla[/name_f].

Next: I saw you, and I knew.

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