Creative Copy Challenge #105

Today we have Linda Formichelli, blogger at The Renegade Writer choosing the words for our writing prompt challenge. If freelance writing is your dream, read Linda’s 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. Fastidious – Possessing careful, meticulous attention to detail;  Difficult to please
  2. Polo 
  3. Hungarian
  4. Robot
  5. Fail
  6. No pain, no gain
  7. Smoothie
  8. Smithereens
  9. Preschool
  10. Smooch

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 #104

Today we have Joanna Penn, blogger at TheCreativePenn.com and author of thriller novel ‘Pentecost’, choosing the words for our writing prompt challenge. I’m super excited to have Joanna choose today. Show her how talented you all are. 

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. Lucid – Easily understood; intelligible; sane or rational; Translucent
  2. Extinct – writer’s block at the CCC & dinosaurs 
  3. Radical
  4. Vengeance
  5. Sylph – A slim, graceful woman or girl; myth, imaginary beings assumed to inhabit the air
  6. Elemental
  7. Tapestry – A heavy cloth woven with rich, often varicolored designs or scenes
  8. Ruby
  9. Illusion
  10. Gospel – Bible One of the first four New Testament books; Something accepted as unquestionably true

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 #103

Today we have James Chartrand of MenWithPens choosing the words for our writing prompt challenge. You know the drill. Show her how to kill a challenge. 😉

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. Indentation
  2. Parameters 
  3. Spartan
  4. Bacchus – a god of wine and giver of ecstasy
  5. Pensive – expressing deep thoughtfulness, often with some sadness
  6. Baroque – Extravagant, complex, or bizarre, especially in ornamentation; relating to a style of 17th to mid-18th century European art and architecture
  7. Ostentatious – pretentious, showy, or vulgar
  8. Cobalt – A hard, brittle metallic element
  9. Smidgen – A very small quantity or portion
  10. Restrictive – see James’ word choices

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 #102

Today we have Roz Morris of Nail Your Novel choosing the words for our challenge. She’s another nominee for the 2010 Top 10 Blogs For Writers Contest. Show her how to nail a CCC.

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. Rush
  2. Pilates 
  3. Pump
  4. Lozenge
  5. Indigo – the hue between blue and violet; a shrub; a blue dye;
  6. Equestrian
  7. Survivor
  8. Blur
  9. Friends
  10. Winding

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 #101

Today we have Carol Tice choosing the words for our challenge. She’s another nominee for the 2010 Top 10 Blogs For Writers Contest. Show her some 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. Unwieldy – too heavy, large, or awkwardly shaped to be easily handled
  2. Sidelong – Directed to one side; sideways: a sidelong glance.
  3. Graphic
  4. Tushie
  5. Wilderness
  6. Slanting
  7. Gravitate
  8. Snarky  – Rudely sarcastic or disrespectful; snide.
  9. Clueless
  10. Nanobot

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 #100

Can you believe it! This is our 100th challenge. I’m so proud of this site and the people that made it what it is. Can’t thank you all enough for the joy this site brings to my crazy life.

And as you know, our own Cathy Miller has been welcoming new CCC folks with personalized welcome messages since I can remember. I didn’t ask her to do this, yet she creates wonderful welcomes to everyone who submits. Nothing more perfectly explains what the CCC is about better than these, and this is why I asked her to pick for this special occasion. Thank you Cathy for all you do here. Now, onto the show.

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. Extravagant 
  2. Champagne 
  3. Accepted
  4. Lasting
  5. Unmitigated – not diminished in intensity, severity; (intensifier) an unmitigated disaster
  6. Who knew
  7. Yardstick
  8. Plethora  – an excess; An excess of blood in the circulatory system or in one organ or area.
  9. Swagger – strut, brag, or boastful; to bully
  10. Hope

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 #99

Please welcome Laura Spencer of WritingThoughts as our word picker today. Show her how you crush writer’s block.

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. Fortuitous – Happening by a fortunate accident or chance; lucky
  2. Swoon – overwhelmed by ecstatic joy; A state of ecstasy or rapture
  3. Babble – to utter a meaningless confusion of words or sounds
  4. Imperious – Arrogantly domineering or overbearing
  5. Flabbergasted – overcome with astonishment
  6. Pizzazz – Dazzling style; flamboyance; flair.
  7. Debilitate – To sap the strength or energy of
  8. Rappel – To descend from a steep height by this method.
  9. Cull – To remove rejected members or parts from; to gather
  10. Freelancer

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