Amazing Writer Race

Amazing Writer Race

Real Title: Ready, Set, Go…I’m in my own version an Amazing Writer Race…

By: Scribes Unleashed

No Expert or Guru Statement

This was written under one of my alter egos. I changed some of it from what I originally wrote in this. Did add my Real Title which I’ve been doing and that is it.

Writing is such a fun and exhilarating thing. I think of it as an Amazing Writer Race.

One of my old favorite reality shows was The Amazing Race and this got me to thinking of the similarities between that show and the writing industry. When you think of what The Amazing Race show really is. It isn’t only about the money (which at time I watched was a million dollars) it’s about the experience on the race. Now lets me give you the break down on what are the similarities and differences between show and The Amazing Writer Race.


Amazing Race – before the race even hits TV a call goes out for entrants. Contestants have to sign up and I’m sure go through process before they are picked.

Amazing Writer Race:

Similarities – Before you can become a writer and idea must form. That call to pick up the pen or peck on that keyboard to pound out a story.

Differences – A writer is the only one who judges if you are worthy to be in the race and what must be done.

Point A to B

Amazing Race – once in the race you have to get from point so and so to here or there with your wits, leg work and a little money

Amazing Writer Race:

Similarities – As a writer you use your wits, legwork, and money to get your writing out there.

Differences – The road to Point A to B changes as you do and the way there is not clear cut way. It is up to you to get there at your own will.

Places, Culture, and Customs

Amazing Race – Each leg of the race the contestants goes to a new place they have to make themselves familiar with the places, culture and various customs. They even participate in some of these.

Amazing Writer Race:

Similarities – a writer has to do the same thing get in tune with the place, the scents, and people there.

Differences – the writer is the one who builds the world, the cultures and customs they follow. This gives you more leeway to make it yours.


Amazing Race – along the way you meet various people in these places you visit that.

Amazing Writer Race:

Similarities – In your writing life you met and get to know so many people that you take away something from each.

Differences – You get to know the people longer and better and form lasting friendships.

Detours/Road Blocks

Amazing Race – along the way there are detours and challenges to be performed before a contestant can move on.

Amazing Writer Race:

Similarities – In your writing life you have detours and challenges to met also.

Differences – The type of challenges and the amount of time you have to overcome each is set by you. How you go about it is also set by you.

Other Contestants

Amazing Race – you have others that are in the race vying to get that money.

Amazing Writer Race:

Similarities – as a writer you also have other writer’s who is vying for that book deal.

Differences – The support and true friendships that you find with other writer who are going after the same thing.


Amazing Race – At the end of all of that there is one winner.

Amazing Writer Race:

Similarities – A writer definitely wants to be a winner.

Differences – However there is many winners in this race and some of them are your friends who also is in this race as an amazing writer.

Time Frame

Amazing Race – there is a set time frame to get things some

Amazing Writer Race:

Similarities – You set goals and times to be done with various things.

Differences – Your time frame as an author is as long as you want and the race doesn’t end until you let it.

So in this Amazing Writer Race according to your genre there is more romance, mystery, far off place or any number of things. They lead most times to a happy ending or resolution. You also have the bonus of not only getting to build your own worlds the way I like them. You also create the characters.

When it comes down to it the major difference in the Amazing Writer Race is even after we have won the prize – a book contract – we still keep racing to get the next, then the next and next until infinity. So we are always racing. Racing at whatever pace we want since we all in the end win and get our version of success. And after that book is out we enter a whole new phase of the race.

Our journey is a race one that I have said before is  A Marathon and Not A Sprint. And no matter what speed you do it you will still get your win (your definition of success) and keep on winning with each book you write. This is a race we love and do it because we love it.

Now go out there and kick butt getting stuff done.

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Happy Writing!

Scribes Unleashed
(Taige, McKenna and Talia)
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