The Writing Arcade is a year-long, arcade-style event with tickets, challenges, and prizes. After you register, you can track your writing, participate in challenges, defeat the bosses, level up, and earn tickets as you write!
Check the Challenges page for a quick explanation of the Arcade-related challenges and how they work. Find additional ways to earn tickets on this page.
Visit the Information page to learn about how the Writing Arcade works, the breakdown of levels, and Boss Battle options.
Look for our yellow, cookie-eating friend on any page for information or direct connection to Writing Arcade tickets!
Your Achievement Tracker is a big place and there's lots of pages to explore. As you'll see on the Information and Challenges pages (coming soon!), almost everything we do at The Writer's Workout feeds directly into your Arcade ticket bank. In addition to word count, these are the pages specific to your ticket accruals:
This page is your Balance Sheet, similar to a bank statement. It shows you how many tickets you've earned for challenges each month, what you spent tickets on (and when!), and what your current ticket balance is. This page is updated manually each week.
This is where you'll log the word counts for all of the Writer's Workout monthly challenges you enter. You'll also notice a brand new challenge called Partner Story. This challenge is only open to Arcaders like you and happens four times a year.
On the WW Arcade page of your Tracker, you'll find space to record your participation (using Yes or No where indicated) in all the Writer's Workout social activities including Writing Prompt Wednesday, Feedback Friday, and our Newsletter Shout Out. You'll earn a ticket when you judge one of the monthly challenges and there's even a bonus just for participating in the Partner Challenge! Any writers listing you as their referrer to the Arcade will earn you another ticket!
Boss Battles return but with an updated defeat system: complete one of the listed tasks each month to Beat the Boss and level up! Each time you level up, you'll earn more tickets for your words, making it easier to stock up on prizes.
If you don't see your name here but your Achievement Tracker Balance Sheet shows you have earned whole tickets, let us know!
Please note only those who have registered are considered.
Library Card Notebook
This hardcover notebook is light blue with an old-school style library check-out card cover and a ribbon place holder.
4 notebooks available
Pride & Prejudice Pouch
Dark blue clutch with light blue print includes peacock feather illustration. Large enough for the essentials: small paperback, pen, phone.
9 pouches available
Colorful, plastic bookmark with black tassel and quote or book-related design.
12 bookmarks available
Prizes are first come, first served. Limit 1 of each per person. Email Theresa at to redeem tickets.
The Fine Print:
Writing Arcade is FREE to enter. Writing Arcade and all subsequent content is copyright The Writer's Workout, 2019.
Registration is open all year.
Accumulate your tickets to purchase prizes. Prizes are limited quantity and first come, first served. Prizes are subject to availability and subject to change throughout the year without warning or notice. Prizes are paid for by the Co-Founders of The Writer's Workout.
Dragon Draw is open only to Writing Arcade participants with ten or more tickets in their bank. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited.
Tickets cannot be applied retroactively and do not transfer. Tickets have no cash value and cannot be redeemed for monetary equivalent. Tickets may be redeemed by emailing Theresa at Theresa.Green@writersworkout.net.
Your information will not be retained, sold, or otherwise distributed in whole or in part by The Writer's Workout or affiliates thereof.
Entries for the Writing Arcade are not considered "submissions" for the purposes of exclusive contests or other organizations. You own the rights to the words you have written.