Get your hash tags ready and your keyboards prepped, because there's a new competition in the blogosphere!

#WeekendWritercize is a weekly writing challenge of the writercize sort. 

The competition consists of one writercize each weekend without any set-up or sample response.

It goes up Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Pacific time and the last valid entry will be accepted at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time Sunday night.

Genres, themes and requirements vary weekly.

Since this blog is used by teachers and students, I kindly request that you abstain from profanity and gratuitous violence. (In other words, keep it PG-13.) If your story just can't be told without, provide a link to your post on your own website along with a disclaimer.

In generally, the prize will be recognition via tweets, facebook promotion and a winner badge for your blog, but there will be material goods for U.S. contestants occasionally!  Winners are announced Monday sometime before midnight rolls around.

I will also select an undetermined number of honorable mentions each week!

If you would like to submit a #WeekendWritercize question or serve as guest judge, please send me a message at alanagwrites (at) gmail (dot) com.

See who won:

#WeekendWritercize One (New Endings): Sarah Aisling
Hon. Mentions: Cara Michaels, LupusAnthropos, Lisa Hollar

#WeekendWritercize 2 (Different Folks - Dialogue): Catherine Noble
Hon. Mention:  Rossandra White

#WeekendWritercize 3 (Poem to Prose): LupusAnthropos

#WeekendWritercize 4 (In Title): Mike Miller
Hon. Mention: Sarah Aisling  

#WeekendWritercize 5 (Pick a Side): Dawn M. Hamsher, Lisa Hollar, Susan Kane

#WeekendWritercize 6 (Roll of the Dice): LupusAnthropos
Hon. Mention: Nicole

#WeekendWritercize 7 (Lucky Charms): Lisa Hollar
Hon. Mention: CHM1880  

#WeekendWritercize 8 (Same Start): Sarah Aisling
Hon. Mention: Lisa Hollar

Pick up your badges and display them proudly! 
(Just download and save the image with a link to this blog - one day I may figure out the right code!)

Winners' Badge:
Hon. Mentions' Badge: