Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge #213

Once again, the always-cool Chris Brogan chose today’s words. Show him 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. Lethargy – A state of sluggishness, inactivity, and apathy
  2. Carbuncle – A painful localized bacterial infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissue that usually has several openings through which pus is discharged; A deep-red garnet, unfaceted and convex.
  3. Meritocracy – A system in which advancement is based on individual ability or achievement.
  4. Husbandry – The act or practice of cultivating crops and breeding and raising livestock; agriculture.
  5. Ornithopter – a heavier-than-air craft designed to be propelled through the air by flapping wings.
  6. Enclave – any small, distinct area or group enclosed or isolated within a larger one
  7. Barrister – lawyer
  8. Syncopated – A shift of accent in a passage or composition that occurs when a normally weak beat is stressed
  9. Detritus – Disintegrated or eroded matter; popular word with CCC word pickers
  10. Sumpter – A pack animal, such as a horse or mule.

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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 #212

Jennifer Luitwieler chose today’s words. She is a writer in Tulsa, OK. Her first book, Run With Me: An Accidental Runner and the Power of Poo is available on Amazon and B&N. She writes about sports and crafts for various publications and is working on both a historial piece and a novel about the racial tension in Tulsa, her adopted home. Find her on twitter @jenluit or facebook.com/jenluitwieler. She blogs at jenniferluitwieler.com

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  1. Concierge – a person who has charge of the entrance of a building and is often the owner’s representative; doorkeeper.
  2. Detritus
  3. Energy
  4. Annoying
  5. Fester
  6. Apology 
  7. No 
  8. Emerge
  9. Stellar
  10. Tired 

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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 #211

Justin Germino chose today’s words. He writes poetry as a hobby and recently released Wanderer Thoughts Poetry Volume 1 which is now on sale and contains 102 audio poems for $3, you can also find more than 1,500 unique poems on WandererThoughts.com.

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. Deletion
  2. Disclaimer
  3. Wretched
  4. Justifiably
  5. Unshaded
  6. Calliper – an instrument for measuring internal or external dimensions, consisting of two steel legs hinged together
  7. Sundacarpus – large evergreen tree, native to parts of Australia ans Mayesia
  8. Flashy
  9. Dwellings
  10. Handicraft – an art, craft, or trade in which the skilled use of one’s hands is required.

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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 #210

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. Narrow
  2. Shallow
  3. Broken
  4. Sign
  5. Straight
  6. Chase
  7. Screen
  8. Sneak
  9. Luck
  10. Between

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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 #209

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. Precious
  2. Fragile
  3. Special
  4. Handle
  5. Done
  6. Damage
  7. Silver
  8. Plan
  9. Trust
  10. Little

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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 #208

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. Break
  2. Hot
  3. Chamber
  4. Praise
  5. Down
  6. Shot
  7. Critical
  8. Outrage
  9. Cut
  10. Living

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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 #207

Larry Brooks chose today’s words. He just put out another book called Warm Hugs for Writers. Give it a look.

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.)

NOTE: I USED THE WRONG WORD LIST. THE FIRST LIST IS THE ONE LARRY SENT ME RECENTLY. IF YOU ALREADY SUBMITTED WITH THE  OLDER LIST BELOW, THAT WILL COUNT. SORRY!

  1. Rekindle
  2. Reassurance
  3. Prognosticate
  4. Pontificate
  5. Coddle
  6. Commiserate
  7. Rejuvinate
  8. Zen
  9. Hope
  10. Reenergize

Sorry, we used the list below for CCC# 172 (Thanks Mitch for catching this. I’m under the pain meds today. Brain is fuzzy.)

  1. Resolution
  2. Arbitration
  3. Masturbation
  4. Matriculation – to admit or be admitted into a group
  5. Saturation
  6. Exacerbation
  7. Stimulation 
  8. Fixation
  9. Personification
  10. Elation

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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