Creative Copy Challenge #109Posted: January 13, 2011
Today we have Aaron Pogue, owner of the writing advice site Unstressed Syllables, and author of the science-fiction thriller Gods Tomorrow (Aaron’s aff. link), choosing the words for our writing prompt challenge. Rise to his challenge. Aaron will give away a signed copy of his book to his favorite submission(Submit before Monday. He’ll choose then). I’ll help him get in contact with the winner so he can get your mailing address.
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.)
- Canticles – A song or chant, especially a nonmetrical hymn with words taken from a biblical text other than from the Book of Psalms.
- Keystone – The central wedge-shaped stone of an arch that locks its parts together.
- Insipid – Lacking qualities that excite, stimulate, or interest; dull.
- Bereft – Lacking something needed or expected
- Uke – short for Ukelele. Use either.
- Obstreperous – Noisily and stubbornly defiant.
- Languish – To be or become weak or feeble; lose strength or vigor.
- Zephyr – Any of various soft light fabrics, yarns, or garments.; A gentle breeze.; Something that is airy, insubstantial, or passing.
- Huguenot – A French Protestant of the 16th and 17th centuries.
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.)
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