Saturday Scribes Writing Prompts: May 29

Theme: Unexpected

Words:
measure
reaction
figure

Headlines:
  Rare Snowstorm Surprises Arizona
  Woman in Burning Truck Keeps Driving

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New prompts coming soon…

This weekend’s prompts will be a tad delayed – I hope to have them up by Friday afternoon (as opposed to our usual 12am Friday time).  In the meantime, feel free to browse the writing prompts and challenges from the last couple of weeks.  Happy writing, all!

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Saturday Scribes Writing Prompt: May 22

Theme: Offerings

Words:
pomegranate
condemned
invincible

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Saturday Scribes’ Opposite Day: May 15

Usually we’re all about giving you words to play with, but on opposites day, the challenge is to make due with less words. Last August, we challenged participants to write a piece of fiction without using the five most common words in the English language.

This week, the challenge is to write a piece of fiction without using any adverbs or adjectives. Metaphors and similies, on the other hand, are fine (everyone who just spent a month immersed in poetry can smile smugly now – but remember, the challenge is to use your recently honed metaphorical skills to craft a piece of prose this time around).

If you’re not already a grammar maven, you might want to review the rules for adjectives and adverbs. For instance, did you know: When the words this, that, these and those are followed by nouns, they are adjectives (e.g. This book is for sale), but when they appear without a noun following them, they are pronouns (e.g. This is mine).

If this all sounds too much like work, you can (as always) ignore the rules and just riff on the theme instead.
The Theme for this week is: Paradigm

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Saturday Scribes Writing Prompt: May 8th

Theme: Underground

Words:
lens
gasoline
surface
entering

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Weekly Writing Quote

“Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those, who do not write, compose, or paint can manage to escape the madness, the melancholia, the panic fear, which is inherent in a human condition.”
~ Graham Greene