Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #139

Today’s words are from Justin Matthews, absent form the CCC for a while but back for the long haul now that his baby isn’t so demanding!

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. Esoteric – relating to that which is known by a restricted number of people.
  2. Alliterative – having the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable; “alliterative verse”
  3. Cantankerous – Ill-tempered and quarrelsome; disagreeable
  4. Pistol
  5. Mundane – ordinary
  6. Spoiled
  7. Jaded – Worn out; wearied
  8. Marlinspike – a pointed iron hand tool that is used to separate strands of a rope or cable (as in splicing)
  9. Hoodoo – Magic healing and control, especially in African-based folk medicine in the United States and the Caribbean; Voodoo; one who brings bad luck.
  10. Victim

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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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Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #138

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

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. Wrongdoer
  2. Neurotic – prone to excessive anxiety and emotional upset.
  3. Prattle – To talk or chatter idly or meaninglessly; babble
  4. Perfectionate  – To perfect.
  5. Maelstrom – A violent or turbulent situation
  6. Flagellate – To whip or flog
  7. Waspishness – spitefulness or surliness.  Disparaging in attitude/demeanor
  8. Bonefish
  9. Catacomb – An underground cemetery consisting of chambers or tunnels with recesses; underground passageway
  10. Submediant – the sixth degree of a major or minor scale in music

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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


Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #137

Becca Campbell of Inspiration for Creation chose today’s words. Becca focuses on finding and keeping inspiration throughout the creative process. Show her your creative process.

Writing prompts cure writer’s block. Take the 10 random words below and, in the comments, crush writer’s block by creating a cohesive, creative short story tying 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, do those too.)

  1. Empathy
  2. Psychopath 
  3. Surreptitious – Obtained, done, or made by clandestine or stealthy means.
  4. Flutter
  5. Weakness
  6. Compute
  7. Jubilee – A season or an occasion of joyful celebration.
  8. Quark – Any of a group of six elementary particles having electric charges of a magnitude one-third or two-thirds that of the electron; A soft creamy acid-cured cheese
  9. Prison
  10. Cockeyed

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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


Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #136

Our own, Kelly Erickson, of Maximum Customer Experience and VisionPoints, The Experience Designers, is picking our words today. Show her what you’re made of.

Writing prompts cure writer’s block. Take the 10 random words below and, in the comments, crush writer’s block by creating a cohesive, creative short story tying 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, do those too.)

  1. Lilac – pale reddish purple; a shrub
  2. Import 
  3. December
  4. Golf Tees
  5. Parchment – the skin of sheep, goats, etc., prepared for use as a material on which to write.
  6. Incongruous – not harmonious in character; inconsonant
  7. Heartfelt
  8. New Client
  9. Bell
  10. Pumps

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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


Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #135

Sherry Jones, author of the “The Jewel of Medina” and “The Sword of Medina” (controversial novels about the youngest wife of the Prophet Muhammad), and “Four Sisters, All Queens,” scheduled for spring/summer 2012 by Simon and Schuster/Gallery, picked the words today. Show her what we do twice each week.

Writing prompts cure writer’s block. Take the 10 random words below and, in the comments, crush writer’s block by creating a cohesive, creative short story tying 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, do those too.)

  1. Serendipity – The faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident.
  2. Indigo – a blue dye; a shrub
  3. Motorboat
  4. Scold
  5. Entity
  6. Delicious
  7. Alabaster – a fine-grained usually white, opaque, or translucent variety of gypsum used for statues, vases, etc.
  8. Hiding
  9. Fluctuate
  10. Cartoon

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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


Writing Prompts: Creative Copy Challenge #134

Today we have our own James “Truant With Apples” Chartrand picking the words. Remind her how long it’s been since she’s written your assassin story.

Writing prompts cure writer’s block. Take the 10 random words below and, in the comments, crush writer’s block by creating a cohesive, creative short story tying 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, do those too.)

  1. Sultry
  2. Tempting
  3. Persuasion
  4. Convincing
  5. Charm
  6. Appealing
  7. Attractive
  8. Seduction
  9. Alluring
  10. Grandmother

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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


Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #133

Today we have our own Sean Platt picking the words. We figured it would be a good idea for him to pick today, considering he just published his first book which you can see in the sidebar. I love books about life, and I know you’ll love this story. I did.

Writing prompts cure writer’s block. Take the 10 random words below and, in the comments, crush writer’s block by creating a cohesive, creative short story tying 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, do those too.)

  1. Life
  2. Fate
  3. Synchronicity
  4. Flaws
  5. Intertwined
  6. Happenstance
  7. Raw
  8. Nature
  9. Drama
  10. Exodus

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