Creative Copy Challenge #96

Roberta Rosenberg, a.k.a. The Copywriting Maven, chose today’s words.  Show her some comment love and visit her site. And if you sell anything on line, you must read her Landing Page Makeovers.

BET YOU CAN’T do this writing prompt. Take the 10 random words below and, in the comments, crush writer’s block by creating a cohesive, creative short story tying all of them together! And remember: after (if) you finish, highlight your words and click the bold button to make them stand out and help you determine if you forgot any words. (If you’ve missed previous writing prompts, we BET YOU CAN’T do those, either.)

  1. Cockamamie
  2. Pleather
  3. Misguided
  4. Bandbox – A lightweight cylindrical box used to hold small articles of apparel
  5. Trail
  6. Syncopated – stressing a normally weak beat; To shorten (a word) by omitting a sound, letter, or syllable from the middle of the word; for example, bos’n for boatswain.
  7. Certificate
  8. Three-way
  9. Pharmaceutical
  10. Sweeping

NOTE: Don’t copy and paste from MS Word. Use a program like notepad that removes formatting or just type in the comment field itself. Also, finish your submission, THEN bold the words. Thanks. (And don’t forget to tweet this and share it with your friends.)

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Resources you should check out:
Thesis: Best Damn Theme on the Web
Collective Ink Well: Personalize Your Thesis Theme
Third Tribe Marketing: Marketing done the right way
Story Structure Demystified: Best damn writing book out there

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Creative Copy Challenge #95

Ali Luke of Ali Ventures fame chose the words for us today.  Show her some comment love and visit her site.

BET YOU CAN’T do this writing prompt. Take the 10 random words below and, in the comments, crush writer’s block by creating a cohesive, creative short story tying all of them together! And remember: after (if) you finish, highlight your words and click the bold button to make them stand out and help you determine if you forgot any words. (If you’ve missed previous writing prompts, we BET YOU CAN’T do those, either.)

  1. Metal
  2. Eclectic – employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles: an eclectic taste in music
  3. Renege – To fail to carry out a promise or commitment
  4. Timewarp
  5. Puppet
  6. Toddler
  7. Misppropriated – To appropriate dishonestly for one’s own use; embezzle.
  8. Leather
  9. Guarded
  10. Nightmare

NOTE: Don’t copy and paste from MS Word. Use a program like notepad that removes formatting or just type in the comment field itself. Also, finish your submission, THEN bold the words. Thanks. (And don’t forget to tweet this and share it with your friends.)

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Resources you should check out:
Thesis: Best Damn Theme on the Web
Collective Ink Well: Personalize Your Thesis Theme
Third Tribe Marketing: Marketing done the right way
Story Structure Demystified: Best damn writing book out there


Creative Copy Challenge #94

James Chartrand didn’t get to rib her big-dog friends enough last time, so she’s back for more.  Show her some comment love and visit her site.

BET YOU CAN’T do this writing prompt. Take the 10 random words below and, in the comments, crush writer’s block by creating a cohesive, creative short story tying all of them together! And remember: after (if) you finish, highlight your words and click the bold button to make them stand out and help you determine if you forgot any words. (If you’ve missed previous writing prompts, we BET YOU CAN’T do those, either.)

  1. Perspicacious – acutely perceptive or discerning; Archaic having keen eyesight
  2. Intriguing
  3. Draconian – Exceedingly harsh; very severe
  4. Onomatopoeia – The formation or use of words such as buzz or murmur that imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions they refer to
  5. Shiraz – see Wine James likes to drink
  6. Ostentatious – characterized by pretentious, showy, or vulgar display
  7. Quandary – A state of uncertainty or perplexity
  8. Swordfight
  9. Sterile – Not producing or incapable of producing seed; free from bacteria
  10. Kaleidoscope

NOTE: Don’t copy and paste from MS Word. Use a program like notepad that removes formatting or just type in the comment field itself. Also, finish your submission, THEN bold the words. Thanks. (And don’t forget to tweet this and share it with your friends.)

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Resources you should check out:
Thesis: Best Damn Theme on the Web
Collective Ink Well: Personalize Your Thesis Theme
Third Tribe Marketing: Marketing done the right way
Story Structure Demystified: Best damn writing book out there


Creative Copy Challenge #93

I’m honored to have Larry Brooks of Storyfix choose today’s words. If you wish to write a book, Larry will save you a ton of time, effort and heartache. Show him some comment love and visit his site.

BET YOU CAN’T do this writing prompt. Take the 10 random words below and, in the comments, crush writer’s block by creating a cohesive, creative short story tying all of them together! And remember: after (if) you finish, highlight your words and click the bold button to make them stand out and help you determine if you forgot any words. (If you’ve missed previous writing prompts, we BET YOU CAN’T do those, either.)

  1. Understand
  2. Rhetoric
  3. Embalm – To treat (a corpse) with preservatives
  4. Flagellation – whipping or flogging, either as a religious practice for the mortification of the flesh, or as a sexual activity, for sado-masochistic pleasure
  5. Guacamole
  6. BougianvilliaAny of several South American woody shrubs or vines of the genus Bougainvillea
  7. Passion
  8. Noir – Of or relating to a genre of crime literature
  9. Stigmata – marks resembling the wounds on the crucified body of Christ
  10. Impudent – offensive boldness; insolent or impertinent

NOTE: Don’t copy and paste from MS Word. Use a program like notepad that removes formatting or just type in the comment field itself. Also, finish your submission, THEN bold the words. Thanks. (And don’t forget to tweet this and share it with your friends.)

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Resources you should check out:
Thesis: Best Damn Theme on the Web
Collective Ink Well: Personalize Your Thesis Theme
Third Tribe Marketing: Marketing done the right way
Story Structure Demystified: Best damn writing book out there


Creative Copy Challenge #92

It’s great to have  Johnny B. Truant choose today’s words (even though they are pretty tough 😉 ).  Show him some comment love (or curse at him).

BET YOU CAN’T do this writing prompt. Take the 10 random words below and, in the comments, crush writer’s block by creating a cohesive, creative short story tying all of them together! And remember: after (if) you finish, highlight your words and click the bold button to make them stand out and help you determine if you forgot any words. (If you’ve missed previous writing prompts, we BET YOU CAN’T do those, either.)

  1. Reticulated – Resembling or forming a net or network: reticulate veins of a leaf.
  2. Dickensian – Relating to the English novelist Charles Dickens; suggestive of conditions described in Dickens such as poverty-stricken OR jollity and conviviality
  3. Moist
  4. Salacious – Appealing to or stimulating sexual desire
  5. Nauseated
  6. Microbes
  7. Carnal – sexual appetites; Worldly or earthly; bodily: carnal remains
  8. leviathan – Something unusually large of its kind
  9. Fractal – A geometric pattern that is repeated at ever smaller scales to produce irregular shapes
  10. Evil Scientist

NOTE: Don’t copy and paste from MS Word. Use a program like notepad that removes formatting or just type in the comment field itself. Also, finish your submission, THEN bold the words. Thanks. (And don’t forget to tweet this and share it with your friends.)

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Resources you should check out:
Thesis: Best Damn Theme on the Web
Collective Ink Well: Personalize Your Thesis Theme
Third Tribe Marketing: Marketing done the right way
Story Structure Demystified: Best damn writing book out there


Creative Copy Challenge #91

I’m super excited to have Chris Brogan chose today’s words. Show him some comment love.

BET YOU CAN’T do this writing prompt. Take the 10 random words below and, in the comments, crush writer’s block by creating a cohesive, creative short story tying all of them together! And remember: after (if) you finish, highlight your words and click the bold button to make them stand out and help you determine if you forgot any words. (If you’ve missed previous writing prompts, we BET YOU CAN’T do those, either.)

  1. Reinvest
  2. Sustainable
  3. Preemptive
  4. Badge
  5. Obfuscate – To make so confused as to be difficult to understand
  6. Bourbon
  7. Unsubstantiated
  8. Relinquish
  9. Kings
  10. Credence – Acceptance as true or valid

NOTE: Don’t copy and paste from MS Word. Use a program like notepad that removes formatting or just type in the comment field itself. Also, finish your submission, THEN bold the words. Thanks. (And don’t forget to tweet this and share it with your friends.)

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Resources you should check out:
Thesis: Best Damn Theme on the Web
Collective Ink Well: Personalize Your Thesis Theme
Third Tribe Marketing: Marketing done the right way
Story Structure Demystified: Best damn writing book out there


Creative Copy Challenge #90

Today’s words come to us from Cori Padgett of Big Girl Branding fame. Show her some comment love.

BET YOU CAN’T do this writing prompt. Take the 10 random words below and, in the comments, crush writer’s block by creating a cohesive, creative short story tying all of them together! And remember: after (if) you finish, highlight your words and click the bold button to make them stand out and help you determine if you forgot any words. (If you’ve missed previous writing prompts, we BET YOU CAN’T do those, either.)

  1. Frack – see Naomi Dunford; think of 4-letter words beginning with f
  2. Tornado
  3. Iconic
  4. Urbane – Polite, refined, and often elegant in manner
  5. Loathesome – disgusting; revolting; repulsive
  6. Epitome – A representative or perfect example of a class or type
  7. Windowpane
  8. Brainsick – aka crazy
  9. Impudent – Characterized by offensive boldness; insolent or impertinent
  10. Cagey – Wary; careful OR Crafty; shrewd

NOTE: Don’t copy and paste from MS Word. Use a program like notepad that removes formatting or just type in the comment field itself. Also, finish your submission, THEN bold the words. Thanks. (And don’t forget to tweet this and share it with your friends.)

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Resources you should check out:
Thesis: Best Damn Theme on the Web
Collective Ink Well: Personalize Your Thesis Theme
Third Tribe Marketing: Marketing done the right way
Story Structure Demystified: Best damn writing book out there