Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #189

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. Shy 
  2. Ground
  3. Luck
  4. Treat
  5. Touch
  6. Face
  7. Desire
  8. Need
  9. Urgent
  10. Done

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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 #188

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. Collywobbles – intestinal cramps or other intestinal disturbances;  a feeling of fear, apprehension
  2. Collie
  3. Wobbles
  4. Holly
  5. Slow
  6. Slower
  7. Turtle
  8. Rabbit 
  9. Cat
  10. Kat

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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 #187

Today we have  Justin Germino of the Wanderer Thoughts Poetry blog choosing the words. Show him how you rise to his 3rd challenge.

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. Erroneous
  2. Advent – a coming into place, view, or being; arrival: the advent of the holiday season.
  3. Innocuous – not harmful or injurious; harmless
  4. Decisions 
  5. Virility
  6. Catacombs – an underground cemetery, especially one consisting of tunnels and rooms with recesses dug out for coffins and tombs.
  7. Weathering
  8. Placate – to appease or pacify, especially by concessions or conciliatory gestures
  9. Catatonic – a syndrome characterized by muscular rigidity and mental stupor
  10. Gelatinous

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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 #186

If Sean Platt keeps writing books this fast, we’ll have to have challenges three days per week. :)  In his own words …

There is no substitution for that one perfect word
Which will get the page read and your stories all heard
There is music to language, each word has a beat
To get you nodding your head and tapping your feet

Each word has a sound, whether they run short or long
They are notes in the verse of a sentence’s song
Choose each one wisely, place them all in a group
Then share a savory spoon full of syllable soup

I LOVE language.

That’s why I wrote Syllable Soup.

With an ear for the music of language like no other book you’ve ever read, Syllable Soup has magic on every page. From characters such as Abumchuk the Buffalo to Ocho the Octopus and a puppy that uses Facebook, Syllable Soup is thoroughly modern and absolutely wonderful. I celebrate the passing of time, growing up, understanding self and the inescapable beauty of life as seen through the prism of well articulated words and magnificent rhythm.

If you love language, you’ll love Syllable Soup. It’s $2.99, and if you’re awesome enough to buy it, I will give you a triple-upside down high five if you would also be kind enough to leave a review. That’s the best way for self-published authors to get found.
Get Syllable Soup here.
Enjoy!!

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. Happy 
  2. High
  3. Sunny
  4. Blue
  5. Feathers
  6. Horns
  7. Diamonds
  8. Grass 
  9. Fire
  10. Stars

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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 #185

Johnny B. Truant chose today’s words.  I believe he delights in choosing tougher words. Show him you’re no rookie writer.

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. Loquacious – talking or tending to talk much or freely; talkative; chattering; babbling; garrulous
  2. Sedentary 
  3. Artistic
  4. Voracious
  5. Fluorescent 
  6. Rad 
  7. Delicious
  8. Rotund – round in shape; rounded: ripe, rotund fruit
  9. Decapitate
  10. Slimy

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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 #184

The following 10 bloggers chose one word each for today’s challenge:

  1. Ali Luke
  2. Amy Young
  3. Deborah Swift
  4. Ellie Di Julio
  5. Benjamin Sobieck
  6. Graham Strong
  7. Roz Morris
  8. Shenee Howard
  9. Laura Spencer
  10. Khaver Siddiqi

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. Codex – a volume, in book form, of manuscripts of an ancient text
  2. Defenestrate – to throw out the window
  3. Gizzard
  4. Headology – the intuitive, tough-love art and science of helping people make themselves more awesome by using what they’ve already got; (see “what you believe is true”)
  5. Gelid – very cold
  6. Catheter 
  7. Reincarnation
  8. Shazam 
  9. Resilience 
  10. Burn 

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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 #183

Our own Sean Platt and David Wright chose today’s words. In Sean’s words …

To celebrate David Wright and I finally finishing our serialized fiction project, Yesterday’s Gone, today’s challenge is filled with 10 words from our story.

If you’d like to get your juices flowing, check out the awesome trailer:

See you below!

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. Yesterday 
  2. Apocalypse 
  3. Gone
  4. Empty
  5. Desolate
  6. Forbidden 
  7. Time
  8. Eyes 
  9. Know 
  10. Vacant 

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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