Wondering how you can improve your writing? Well, reading, of course! And lucky you, we’ve got the perfect reading challenge for you this month! After Summer Camp, we encourage you to read what your fellow summer campers have written and learn from them.
The reading challenge: summer camp 2022
This August, we challenge you to read 9 articles, give them some feedback, and then write about how they gave you ideas or taught you something new. This is your task:
- Choose 3 prompts. For each chosen prompt, choose 3 entries for a total of 9 entries. You can find entries by going to the Summer Camp page and clicking the “View Entries” button on your chosen prompts. You can also get amazing articles delivered directly to your notifications by following worlds!
- Read the articles you’ve chosen carefully and make sure to leave a comment on each of them (remember to be nice!).
- Create a generic article on your world for the reading challenge. There, list the 9 articles you chose and write a small paragraph for each of them about what you learned and how it inspired you. This is not about giving critique, but about reflecting on your own writing!
- At the end of the article, look to the future! What are your new goals? What will you work on next? Are you going to focus on expanding your Summer Camp entries or will you start writing something new?
- To claim your badge, share your generic article URL in the comments of this blog before the end of August. Make sure the article is public and published!
If you complete the challenge and submit your article before the end of August 2022, you’ll get the Summer Camp 2022 Reading Challenge badge in your World Anvil profile! And, of course, you’ll have a ton of new ideas and inspiration to pull from for your next projects. This badge is very shiny, but the true goal of the challenge is to become a better writer!
Share your #shelfie!
Since we’re all reading this month, why not share a shelfie? No, not a selfie, but a picture of your epic bookshelves!
We’re celebrating the joys of reading by sharing our own bookshelves – whether they’re gaming books, novels, or anything else! To take part, share a picture of your favorite book hoard (you can be in the pic too if you want!) on social media with the #shelfie hashtag. We’ll be re-tweeting and sharing our favorites on our Twitter!
Well, what are you waiting for? Get reading and share your submissions in the comments! Can’t wait what you all have learned from each other!
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I cant see where to comment so I’m just replying here- https://www.worldanvil.com/w/kathrir-autumnkitsune/a/my-reading-challenge-article-2022-article?preview=true
The thing’s not letting me comment so I’m replying, sorry. here’s mine:
I tried to do a balance of worlds I love and worlds I just discovered. Hope you enjoy!
The sun sets on another fun Summer Camp. I’m feeling inspired and ready to take on my plans for the months ahead…
Since I tried to make a comment and leave the link–and it did not work–I thought I’d say “Heya, TJ!!” (waves)…and try to leave it as a reply comment?
Hey Roc,…always love when you bring me treats…AND I get to post after TJ? Doesn’t get better than that! LOL
The reading challenge ended up being rather fun! I decided to choose prompts where I thought I was quite weak (such as writing about vehicles) or didn’t have time to complete. Amazing how much variety the community has towards these prompts! From traditions with ducks, to using a collection of gas planets as a natural wonder, it was very insightful to read through 🙂
P.S the reading badge is adorable, whoever designed it deserves a gold star <3
It was a fun challenge, decided to take a look at some of the templates I had less articles on and see what they could inspire me to add in the future!
It was fun to jump in and see what else people are doing, jumping out of my comfort zone in my own little world building pond and all that. xD
This was a good challenge. Reflective thinking and taking in different sources of inspiration are so important, and yet I rarely find the time to do it. Thanks for the kick in the pants, as always World Anvil is filled with a dragon’s hoard worth of talent.
An excellent idea, I found this quite a rewarding experience. So many good writers out there on World Anvil.
Lots of great thoughtful articles this Summer Camp! Here’s my reading challenge article.
Summer camp was so much fun and a great challenge this year. I was working on an article in the car while my dad was driving. he asked me what are you doing. At the time i was researching boat ratios so i could get my vehicle article researched properly. So i then spent about 2 hours of our car ride explaining what i was doing and why.
The articles i read tonight where amazing. These authors really show passion and love for what they are doing. My method of finding an article to read was based on dice. I rolled a custom dice d31 for the article and a custom dice for total count of articles posted. I didn’t want to be influenced in reading an article of someone i have read before or followed before if fate didn’t make it so.
Here you go! Found some cool stuff already, and will probably go hunting for more now. ^^
Hey there! Finished my article today!
And here’s mine.
What a fun, inspiring ride. I can’t wait to get back to writing. 🙂
Here’s my 2 cents! Had a blast at Summer Camp! Thanks and Kudos to the WA team!
Summer camp was too short. Lots of fun articles to read through now.
My Summer Camp Reading Challenge – we should do this with levels same as we did for writing. It’s super important for people to feel like someone is reading the work we put into our articles – don’t you think? https://www.worldanvil.com/w/arrhynsia-tlcassis/a/summer-camp-2022-reading-challenge—tlcassis2Fpolgara-article?preview=true
Whew, a lot of really good articles to read, though I think I made it harder than I needed to when I feel like I know and interact a lot with so many of the people who participate in the challenges, because I tried to keep to people I didn’t interact with as often (or they slipped past my recollection anyway, sob) for this challenge.
Hi everyone, Marc/drunkenpanda951 here. going a bit above and beyond, but then I think I have always put more work into reading that into writing, so that is okay.
here is my Reading Challenge article. https://www.worldanvil.com/w/kohtalo-drunkenpanda951/a/summer-camp-2022-reading-challenge-article?preview=true
There really were so many cool articles out there, I couldn’t just stick with 3 per prompt. This was so fun!
Ya reading challenge I need just read Radom article more often https://www.worldanvil.com/w/elema-valcin/a/reading-challenge-2022-article-1
Summer Camp Reading Challenge! I wrote this for myself, sooooooo….it’s more of a journal, but I wanna enter the contest lol
Boom! This was a lot of fun and super-helpful. I kinda couldn’t stop writing about what I read. https://www.worldanvil.com/w/eccbooks/a/reading-challenge-summer-camp-2022
Thanks for this challenge – a way to bring the community together! This challenge also made me realize how much I need to start writing.
This challenge was inspirational, and a lot of fun as well! Looking forward to doing this again. Here’s my Reading Challenge response: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/world-of-cartyrion/a/reading-challenge-2022-article
Finished the challenge, I have enjoyed it more than most homework i have had in my life.
So, back to reading. I’ll leave the article here.
Finally finished the Reading Challenge!
Reading Challenge Journey complete!
My article. https://www.worldanvil.com/w/houses-of-the-holy-sibilantstorm/a/an-introspective-on-a-reader-s-journey-article
I didn’t finish yet (CRAZY month!) But I don’t want to forget to share it here 😀
Aaand it’s finally done! 9 articles, 9 authors, all brillance!
Here is my article.
Reading Challenge Summer Camp 2022 article is done
So grateful for the admins and organizers who make this possible! Such a rewarding experience to be a part of the summer camp and now this reading challenge! Lots of good ideas to move forward with! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/thugodi-ceruleanfalcon/a/august-2022-reading-challenge-article
I always love reading challenges, it’s worth the extra efforts I put in it!
Summer Camp 2022
It’s done. Summercamp reaches it’s finishing line – I had a blast reading all this.
Here is my article for the summer reading challenge:
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Reading Challenge Time!
Summer Camp 2022 Reading Challenge, finally done. https://www.worldanvil.com/w/evera-liafelis/a/summer-camp-2022-reading-challenge-article?preview=true
Better late than never: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/manifold-sky-bcgrwurth/a/2022-after-summer-camp-reading-list-article?preview=true
The reading challenge was a blast! Now I want to read SO MANY MORE THINGS! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/spaceport-deleyna/a/2022-reading-challenge–article
Finally managed to do this and it was a blast.
It is done! Finished just in time 😀
Finally wrapped up enough other stuff to be able to do this! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/out-of-the-shadows/a/sc22-reading-challenge
I had such a great time reading so many excellent articles! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/solaris-nnie/a/across-the-worlds-article
Last moment reading challenge: https://blog.worldanvil.com/2022/07/31/summer-camp-2022-reading-challenge-improve-your-writing/
…and somehow I managed to link this blogpost instead of my own article:
pant August got away from me. But I got my article done just in time! So long as you don’t mind the sawdust…
This was a lot of fun. I really want to go back and read some more now…
I hope I am not too late with my article. https://www.worldanvil.com/w/atocitera-fireldakuraito/a/reading-challenge-article
After finding a format that worked for me I regretted the procrastinated time x.x
aaaaaaaaaaaaaa I thought I had more time. Welp. Throwing it in with my Great Leader sum-up, if that’s okay. The more reading the better, right?? XD https://www.worldanvil.com/w/secret-agent-someone/a/summer-camp-reading-2022
Not sure if it posted for some reason. Trying again. If duplicate message, please disregard.
Just in time! I got some great inspiration from the articles I read! Thanks for hosting this part of summer camp, I think it’s a great addition! 🙂
I’m perfectly on time, I deserve an owl 😀 It’s a beauty. It has feet, need I say more? I bet is can fly completely silently through the sky. This majestic beast can only be spotted underneath an aurora sky. Look at the beautiful background! I need to have it!
With just over an hour to go, i’ve completed my SummerCamp ’22 Reading Challenge article!
There was some truly awsome stuff this year and I found it really hard to whittle all of the great entries down to just 9 articles!
My list of articles!
SNEAKING IN AT THE LAST MOMENT
Finished it just in time ^^”.
this is my paranoia re-submitting this because I posted it during the stream but I’m not sure if it actually posted? x)