Monday, August 13, 2007

weekly writing coach: a challenge

Answers.com fields round two of its Creative Writing Challenge: Write a 750-word original, creative composition in any style, from prose to poetry and more. Entry forms can be found here, and the rules here. You could win Amazon.com gift certificates and a link to your blog in the challenge's hall of fame. The hook? You must use each of these words or phrases and include hyperlinks to their entries on Answers.com:
fifth-column
gazpacho
agog
horripilation
simian
fug
opus
salad days
abscond
Kew Gardens
Prizes aside, this type of exercise not only diverts you from your usual path, but pushes new words into your constructions, forcing you to imagine circumstances, patterns or plots to link them together. Feel free to post your entries here also. Your coach suggests you spend no more than an afternoon on this practice, to add speed to the parameters.

1 comment:

Shara G said...

Thanks for the mention!
Hope you'll consider submitting an entry too...

Best,
Shara

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