It’s that time of year again: NaNoWriMo is just around the corner, and we’re all mentally preparing ourselves for literary abandon (or not).

“National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.

On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.

Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.” (Click the handy-dandy link to be taken to NaNoWriMo’s main site for more helpful information!)

In the past, The Writers’ Helpers has participated in Camp NaNoWriMo with teams to help you through, but nothing we’ve ever done has prepared you for what is to come, because this November, TWH is throwing down and going head-to-head for our first annual Block Brawl! 

What is a Block Brawl?

A Block Brawl is our fancy way of tackling your writers’ blocks by joining up with either Team H (also known as TEAM UNICORN) or Team K (also known as TEAM WYVERN) for a competition on which team reaches their word goals by the end of NaNoWriMo. Whoever wins will be the cool kids on the block for a year (pun fully intended) until it comes time for the losing team to vie for the coveted title.

But what’s in it for us?

You mean besides some good-natured trash talking and motivation from your teammates to make sure you reach your goal?


Don’t worry, we thought of that, too! The person on each team who achieves the highest word count goal will receive a 100$ Barnes and Noble gift card to keep them on top of their Writer’s Block for the year to come. (Please note that we will be counting only verified word counts through NaNoWriMo’s site, and all word counts must be met by the end of NaNoWriMo.)

The winning team will also receive special badges to flaunt their overcoming the obstacle that is NaNoWriMo, courtesy of our Admin K.

So, what do we do now?!

It’s time to pick your team! By November 1st, you must declare which side you’re committing your undying loyalty to by:

1. Logging onto NaNoWriMo and creating your novel. 

2. Submitting to our NaNoWriMo Blog

  • Your username 
  • What your goal word count is (with a minimum of 15k words)
  • The name of your piece, what type of writing said piece is (i.e. novel, short story, screenplay, etc.)
  • Which team you are joining

That’s it?

Nope! We will be tracking all of TWH NaNoWriMo posts with the following tags: #TWH Do NaNoWriMo, #TWH Block Brawl, #Team H, #Team Unicorns #Team K, #Team Wyverns #NaNoWriMo, and more. So make sure to tag all of your posts that you want you and your teammates to see accordingly. 

Don’t forget to pick up your swag flags, so when you share snippets of your story for feedback from your team or submit posts to us to motivate others, we know who you’re repping!

Can we go now?

Yes, you may. Be free! Pick a team! And most of all, get planning. NaNoWriMo begins in 11 days.

-Team Unicorn & Team Wyvern

The unicorn is the fiercest animal, and it is said that it is impossible to capture one alive. It has the body of a horse, the head of a stag, the feet of an elephant, the tail of a boar, and a single black horn three feet long in the middle of its forehead. Its cry is a deep bellow.

Pliny the Elder

Pliny the Elder isn’t just a magnificent beer, but a lover of unicorns as well. It isn’t just rainbows, glitter, and prancing in wilderness; unicorns are strong, undefeatable, even. If you want your NaNoWriMo to be undefeatable, join Team Unicorn. Plus, anyone can breathe fire. ;)


Babies and Unicorns

A/N: Hey fam!! Here’s a new story before we all go bananas with tonight’s episode! Anyway, I’m gonna start a Shepherd-Hunt family universe so in this story you get to meet the youngest baby(?)

Honestly I don’t think this is as good as I wanted it to be but I was too eager to write it  😂😂

PS: Sorry for any mistakes! Likes, reblogs and messages are very much appreciated! Hope you enjoy this!😊

Owen Hunt always dreamed of being a father. Throughout his life there were some moments where he thought ‘This is it, it’s gonna happen!’ but life always proved to have different plans. After Cristina left Owen had seriously lost hope of ever having the life he dreamed. No wife, no kids, no nice house in a good school district…

But then a petite brunette came into his life and restored all hope. Yes, life with Amelia Shepherd was never easy. She talked a lot, she was incredibly insecure about certain aspects of her life, but she loved with all her heart and never ever came so easily to Owen as loving her did.  The fact she had the same life goals as he did was an incredible plus. Besides, she was drop dead gorgeous!

So when the couple found out they were expecting a baby they were over the moon. Immediately they started picturing what their lives would be like with this huge shift. As the months went by they did regular check-ups with Arizona to make sure everything was going according to plan, given Amelia’s last pregnancy.

On the 15 week check-up Arizona assured them once again the baby was growing as expected, brain and everything. They found out they were having a boy. Owen was overjoyed. Amelia was assaulted with a not so distant memory of Addison telling her she was having a baby boy… That night Owen tried to talk to his wife to make sure she was enjoying this time of their lives as much as he was, and she assured him she was.

However, on the 25 week check-up they were met with a surprise.

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pc-the-unicorn  asked:

With XYZ closing up, what are your final thoughts on the XY family and how would you rank them in the list of Ash other traveling groups? Also, do you believe they should just drop the romance thing with Ash? I'm a huge Amour/Pearl/Poke shipper, but it is so frustrating to see the romance subplots go nowhere, especially with Amour seeing as how that was a running subplot in the series.

Overall id say my group preferences go like this.

OS Trio : You cant top it, perfect dynamics, always funny, always entertaining, great relationships between all of them and were easily the most “realistic” friends.

AG Quartet: Solid group all around, I think there’s a dynamic with all the characters that work on some level. May/Max being the fighting siblings, May/Ash’s mentor thing, Brock/Max also being a bit teacher/student-y with Brock showing him the ways of the breeder, Brock/May being shopping partners, and so on. A big plus is that each character stands on their own easily as well and arent dependent on one another to be interesting and fun characters

XY Quartet: See, the thing with them is that only half of the dynamics are notable. Ash/Clemont is pretty good and was a nice vehicle to drive Clemont’s development, Serena/Bonnie is really sweet and seeing them so sisterly and close was very nice, and of course Bonnie/Clemont are the siblings so naturally they’re entertaining. The other half kinda fall flat? Ash/Serena is the weakest Ash/Girl dynamic for me, the shipping hurts more then it helps (though they do have good moments, the river, post-master class and snowball scenes being the best examples). Ash/Bonnie couldve been something charming but kinda didnt amount to much, and Serena/Clemont is pretty much almost nothing and that was easily the most frustrating one considering Serena has no significant guy relationships outside of Ash. So not the best group we’ve had obviously, but I just find the characters so immensely charming and fun that im able to forgive them, and as a unit of four they work really well together and it does give off familial vibes, again at least for me. Could we have had more infighting and arguing? Sure, but the lack of it doesnt make them a bad group by any means, just more laid back and chill.

BW Trio: Overall even though id honestly say the dynamics with these characters are better written and handled then the XY Quartet, all the characters involved in this group I like less then those in the XY group. Not to say I DISLIKE them but yeah (BW!Ash isnt my cup of tea, Cilan is great but I like Clemont more, Iris is okay but I just prefer Serena, and Bonnie is the extra bonus). I will say that the relationships between Iris and Ash and Iris and Cilan were very fun and entertaining, the latter especially.

DP Trio: Usually seen as the “worst group” in the fandom with XY’s occasionally subbing in and well….yeah. DP is a great season but the group dynamics was definitely one of it’s weakest points. Ash/Dawn’s relationship is fantastic and my favorite in the show but that alone can’t save the whole group. They’re not a bad group to watch or anything, I think they’re fine, but they impress the least is all. Brock and Dawn, though not as “nothing” as Clemont and Serena still could’ve done a lot more, but they did have their moments though at least. And Brock/Ash is just the same it’s always been.

Also canon romance (at least when it concerns Ash) should not be in Pokemon if Serena’s crush has proved anything.