Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #169Posted: August 18, 2011
James Chartrand is choosing today’s words and has a special message:
I’ve been working hard for a year developing a writing course called Damn Fine Words. Monday was its launch day. I’m very excited and (frankly) quite proud to bring this course to life.
So today’s words are in honor of… well, damn fine writing, and Damn Fine Words. Enjoy! (Yeah, that’s an affiliate link. I beta tested the program and, as a former computer instructor responsible for creating my own course material, I can stand behind this no-BS, solid course.)
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 youâ€™ve missed previous writing prompts, we BET YOU CAN’T do those, either.)
- Onomatopoeia (I couldn’t let you guys off THAT easy!) – The formation or use of words such as buzz or murmur that imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions they refer to.
NOTE: Donâ€™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