I love words! Word choice is crucial to my enjoyment of a song, movie, or book. The perfect words and references make the experience rapturous while poorly chosen ones make it painful.
Your writing challenge for the next two weeks is to build a story using one or more words as your foundation.
- Go to merriamwebster.com and write a story using the word of the day. The word of the day can be used in your story or be the theme of your story.
- For something even more challenging, go to merriamwebster.com 5-7 days in a row and use all 5-7 words in your story. Make sure there’s a plot!
*Remember, this is a writing exercise. If you like the story and the words don’t work, cut them during the revision phase. (Considering I’ve never edited something just once, I should probably say “phases.”)
“Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.” – Mike Singletary
When I get in a writing slump, I find writing prompts to be helpful in getting the creative juices flowing. I also use writing prompts to challenge myself or as a fun activity to do with friends who also enjoy creative writing.
Your writing challenge for the next two weeks is to write a short story that contains all of the words in the featured image.
An alternate version of the writing challenge is to play your own game of Speed Scrabble and use the words you created to write a short story.
You can add to the fun by getting a group of people together, all using the featured image or playing a round of Speed Scrabble together, and then taking 30 minutes to write a short story.
Happy writing and go Eagles!
Hello everyone! Happy Independence Day!
In honor of our country’s 241st birthday, I decided to do a theme based writing prompt which will also serve as practice in following submission guidelines.
Your challenge is to write a flash fiction story with an obvious beginning, middle, and end that fits into the theme.
Theme: Red, White, and Blue
Word Count: 1,000 words