Elizabeth: Friday Writing Sprints – Now With Cookies!

One of my favorite things to do this time of year is to bake lots of delicious holiday treats.  Okay, to be completely honest, eating delicious holiday treats is technically my favorite part.  I have a standard set of cookies I bake each year and then I usually throw in a few new ones, just to change things up a bit.

I may try to eat healthy and stay away from a lot of sugar and butter during the rest of the year, but for December I make an exception.  Not surprisingly, the result is that I bake far too many cookies and other treats.  Fortunately, between holiday guests and snacking co-workers, they rarely go to waste.

Now that I’ve made my shopping list and planned out my weekend baking schedule it’s time for me to get to work on a short story I’ve been thinking about.  Before I jump right into that I think I’ll get things started with a little Random Word Improv.

Care to join me?

Whether you’re enjoying some holiday snacks, binge-watching movies on the Hallmark channel, working away on your current manuscript, or just looking for a distraction, a few minutes of Random Word Improv are a great way to have a little fun and get some words on the page.  I’ll be doing my writing while enjoying a mug of spiced cider; feel free to enjoy your own tasty beverage while you write along with me.


For any of you new to Random Word Improv, here’s how we play:

  1. Pick as many words from the list as you want
  2. Write the first line(s) of a story (or a whole mini-story) incorporating your words
  3. Post your results in the comments section.

All right, let’s get started. Here are today’s randomly selected random words – can’t wait to see what stories you find hidden in the list.

sugar                  treat                     warm                  melt

memory             variety                chop                    groaning

heavenly           empty                   eyetooth            mythical

endless              brimstone          peppermint        fizz

Are you ready?  Go!

*whistling aimlessly while you are off being creative*

Back already?  Can’t wait to read what you’ve come up with.

Happy writing to all.

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