Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #156

Today we have the talented Leah Petersen choosing our words. Show her some creative love.

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. Classified 
  2. Naked 
  3. Dark
  4. Lewd 
  5. Virtue
  6. Dawn 
  7. Angel 
  8. Sprawl 
  9. Hate 
  10. Dress 

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


Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #155

Chris Pearson of DIY Themes chose today’s words. Show him how to rock a challenge.  (And if you don’t have a website, check out his Thesis Theme.)

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. Peripatetic – One who walks from place to place; an itinerant. Or A follower of the philosophy of Aristotle; an Aristotelian
  2. Straddling 
  3. Expunge – To erase or strike out
  4. Ensconced – To settle (oneself) securely or comfortably
  5. Blaze
  6. Polarity – Intrinsic polar separation, alignment, or orientation, especially of a physical property
  7. Effete – Depleted of vitality, force, or effectiveness; exhausted; Overrefined; effeminate.
  8. Exonerate – To free from blame.
  9. Imperturbable – Unshakably calm and collected.
  10. Profligate –Given over to dissipation; dissolute; Recklessly wasteful; wildly extravagant.

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


Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #154

I’m super excited to have Chris Brogan chose today’s words. Show him what you’ve got once 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. Sordid – Filthy or dirty; foul
  2. Velocity
  3. Unanswered
  4. Concretize – to make real or specific
  5. Miscalculated
  6. Raincoat
  7. Stalactite – An icicle-shaped mineral deposit, usually calcite or aragonite, hanging from the roof of a cavern
  8. Creepy
  9. Bumpy
  10. Arduous – Demanding great effort or labor

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


Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #153

Once again we have Liz Strauss, Brand Strategist, Community Builder, and founder of SOBCon, choosing the words for our writing prompt challenge. Show her what you’re made of.

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. Tweet
  2. Ice cream 
  3. Knowledge
  4. Minute
  5. Dropped
  6. Splendid
  7. True
  8. Barn
  9. Tightrope
  10. Duck

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


Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #152

Our own Anne Wayman of AboutFreelanceWriting choose today’s words. Show her what you’ve got.

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. Hit
  2. Boy
  3. Girl 
  4. Seminar
  5. Stellar
  6. Resources
  7. Timeliness 
  8. Feral – Existing in a wild or untamed state
  9. Eucalyptus – the tree
  10. Hobby horse

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


Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #151

James Chartrand of MenWithPens choose today’s words. Show her how to knock it out of the park.

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. Angelic
  2. Demonize
  3. Exalted – Elevated in rank, character, or status.
  4. Hail 
  5. Pedestal 
  6. Repentant – reproaching oneself for one’s past actions or sins; contrite
  7. Lost 
  8. Soul 
  9. Saviour – Per James, “and yes, it’s f#cking spelled that way :P”
  10. Liquor

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


Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #150

Note: Today’s words are tough. If you’re doing a series and can’t work them in, skip your series and do a regular submission today.

Larry Brooks of Storyfix choose today’s challenging 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. Pick
  2. Verisimilitude – the appearance or semblance of truth or reality; quality of seeming true
  3. Dominatrix – a woman who is the dominant sexual partner in a sadomasochistic relationship
  4. Imbue – To inspire or influence thoroughly; pervade; To permeate or saturate; To stain or dye deeply
  5. Eviscerate – To remove the entrails of; disembowel; To take away a vital or essential part of
  6. LaparoscopicType of surgery, also called minimally invasive; Pertaining to a type of minimally invasive surgery in which a small incision (cut) is made in the abdominal wall through which an instrument called a laparoscope is inserted to permit structures within the abdomen and pelvis to be seen.
  7. Wizened – lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
  8. Engorged – Overfull as with blood
  9. Epiphany – A revelatory manifestation of a divine being; A Christian feast celebrating the manifestation of the divine nature of Jesus to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi.
  10. Histrionic – Of or relating to actors or acting; Excessively dramatic or emotional; affected.

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