What is this site?
The coolness of this site is its simplicity.
We create blog posts that contain 10 random words or phrases.
In the comment section, you create and submit a cohesive, creative short story tying all the words together.
Why do this?
It’s our goal to offer the creative community a simple, quick way to crush writer’s block and unleash their creative muses. We believe this site provides just that.
Give it a try, but be warned; once you start, it’s hard to stop it’s so addictive. Besides, are you going to let 10 little random words stump you? Will you just take a peek and leave without “proving” how creative you are? We hope not.
We’ll post a list of 10 random words or phrases every Monday and Thursday. You do the rest.
UPDATE! We think we may turn these awesome entries into e-books down the road and have a vote/poll and let the community choose the favorites. After all, this is a community blog. And it doesn’t matter if you’ve missed some challenges before finding us. Go back to the older challenges and submit to each. It may just end up a community favorite and inside a book.
Shane is a freelance editor/proofreader, and considers himself the unofficial editing/proofreading sheriff of the Internet. He’s edited/proofed for such noted bloggers as Brian Clark, Terry Whalin, Jon Morrow, Mark McGuinness, Chris Garrett, Sean Platt, and Glenn Murray. He also creates video screen-cast tutorials with notable past works being Tubetorial.com and Teachingsells.com. He’s edited books, and aspires to write his own one day. Being a daddy of two small children, he knows that will be the true challenge.
Sean Platt is an author and ghostwriter, who writes weekdays at Writer Dad. He is one half of the Collective Inkwell, frequent contributor to Copyblogger, and taller than over 98% of the population. He also bumps his head on ceiling fans and low hanging lights – a lot.
David Wright is a writer, cartoonist and former journalist who writes at Blogger Dad and is one half of the Collective Inkwell. He also customizes and designs websites (so email him if you hate the green). David and Sean are currently working on the horror thriller Available Darkness, which is appearing in serialized format each Friday at Collective Inkwell.
We believe we’re going to get such cool submissions from you that we may just create some e-books out of our favorite entries down the road, so don’t submit anything if you are not okay with us doing so. By submitting to this site, you’re granting us the right to publish your submission, which may constitute use of ‘first electronic rights’ according to the guidelines of some other literary publications and contests. However, you are free to republish your own submission in any way you see fit that is also consistent with guidelines/restrictions of the platform/publication/competition of your choice.
Thanks for stopping by. We can’t wait to meet all of you.
Shane, Sean & David