Dreamwalker Mad Lib Style Game – Completed!

Dreamwalker Cover This week, we started a new series inspired by “Mad Libs.” It occurred to me, two days later, that I never explained to you what “Mad Libs” are. Most of you knew. Some of you, surprisingly, did not.

Here’s how the game is played: I pick an excerpt from a book and remove a handful of random words. Without showing you what the excerpt is, I tell you what kinds of words I need. You give me words, which I then place into the paragraph. Then you read it. If the words are good, it’s funny and we play again.

The book we used for this round is called DREAMWALKER by Angela Wallace.

I really like this fun, fantasy novella, and I think you will too—so much that I am giving away a copy. Everyone who participated in the comments section is eligible to win, unless they specifically opted out.

We assigned every commenter a number, in the order that they posted. Random.org gave us our winner… (drum roll)…

M. Shane McNally!

Congratulations, M. Shane! Check your email because I need to know if you would like a Nook or Kindle version of DREAMWALKER.

Onto the game! The words you submitted were:

Dreamwalker Game Words

And I plugged them into the story, just so. Enjoy!

Dreamwalker Game Part 1
Dreamwalker Game Part 2
Dreamwalker Game Part 3

Nice work on this, everyone! The first post is now the most commented post on my blog. Yep. It even beat The Relic. Never thought I’d see that. All in all, I think this “Lib” came out rather well—and now that we’ve done our first one, I know what to do differently. Next time I’ll ask for more specific “fun” words, like animals, body parts, and the like.

Also, since “Mad Libs” are a trademark, we’re going to need to come up with our own name. You guys may have to help me out with that one. Give me some substitutes for “mad” and “libs” and we can cobble something together.

EDIT: It was brought to my attention that I accidentally omitted the action word “slaughter.” For that reason, I will use that word in our next “Lib” and Lark Midstone (clearly a code name – whoever could he be? LOL) can also submit a second word. Sorry about that.

If you would like a copy of DREAMWALKER, it is available as an ebook at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.


After Lexa’s comrade died saving her life, she retired from the special forces and retreated to a sanctuary in the mountains. A year later, war is brewing with the neighboring country, and Lexa discovers a threat even the army can’t stand against–a dream assassin. As the only other dreamwalker in known existence, Lexa returns to the capital of Artasia and her old post to protect her country’s leaders. But is the cocky, mysterious dreamwalker who seems to be stalking her the true mastermind? Or is something even more sinister threatening not just Artasia, but the dreamscape as well? As Lexa fights to protect those she loves, she discovers a power that can transcend worlds, and a destiny she never could have imagined.

Readers keep turning the pages for “intrigue,” “romance,” and more of Lexa and Dirk “trying to beat the crap out of each other.”

Thanks for playing everyone!

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18 thoughts on “Dreamwalker Mad Lib Style Game – Completed!

  1. Best line = “Wait until I gargle blood!” LOL. Also, there’s nothing sadder than a fadded shenanigan. Ha! This is too much fun! So glad you’re going to do another one. Can’t wait!

    P/S, what if you called it Mad Mashup or something like that? There, you have my cobble.


    1. Yeah, I had a lot of fun doing this too! Of course, it took way too long to put this together (four hours!) but now that I’ve done it once, it will go faster after this. Still, I think it’s worth it, faded shenanigan and all. 😛

      P.S. I like Mad Mashup!


  2. As I’m thinking about it, I just realized that all they did was add an M to Ad Lib. How did I never notice that? You could substitute Crazy for Mad. Lib… That one’s harder. I’m just going to put a few up to see if they stick:

    Crazy Ad Lib
    Crazy Novel
    Wacky Novel
    Holy Word Replacements Batman!
    Jen Takes Words out of a Novel and You Put New Ones In (that might be a bit long)


  3. Ok, that did not work right!!! That wasn’t supposed to be a single line

    And Mad Mashup is good!

    Crazy Ad Lib

    Crazy Novel

    Wacky Novel

    Holy Word Replacements Batman!

    Jen Takes Words out of a Novel and You Put New Ones In (that might be a bit long)


  4. Wow looks like I missed a lot this week. I just finished Abraham Lincoln, Vampire hunter so this story was great to come back to! (The book is so much better than the movie) Any way I thought I would give a couple of suggestions for the name, although I like Mad Mashup as well.

    Phat Phonics
    Dench Impromptu
    Dench Verses
    Mad Sub Verses


  5. Absolutely Hilarious! And I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say that mad libs may now be in the public domain… there is no definition in the dictionary, but there are TONS of sites that offer them for free. All that being said I vote for adlibs which definitely are not protected in any way. Oh and I cannot wait for the next one!


    1. Thanks Major! The Spouseditor and I checked and, sadly, it is a trademark. I’m small beans so I don’t think they’d come after me, but just in case, we may as well change it. Besides, it makes the game our own and not theirs, right?

      So glad you enjoyed the game. I’m looking forward to many more!


  6. LOL! That was really funny! Awesome idea, Jen.

    We could call it Tale Twisters? Like tongue twisters … but with TALES … like STORY tales …

    … okay, I’m done. I need more tea. 😉


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