Elizabeth: Friday Writing Sprints – Give the Devil His Due!

Welcome to another installment of Random Word Improv, or as I like to think of it, a chance to have fun with words.

Whether you wrote a lot, a little, or none at all this week, a few minutes of Improv is a great way to have a little fun and get some words on the page. As a plus, it will improve your daily word count.

All right, let’s get started. This week’s words were inspired by a television show I’ve been watching recently and the Work In Progress of our own Eight Lady Jeanne. Do with them what you will.

 

Today’s bonus word is:                   apocryphal

Today’s bonus phrase is:              “sympathy for the devil”

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Elizabeth: Friday Writing Sprints – Now with an Irish Flavor!

irish-harp-clipart-1Welcome to another installment of Random Word Improv, or as I like to think of it, the participatory portion of our blog.

Whether you wrote a lot, a little, or none at all this week, a few minutes of Improv is a great way to have a little fun and get some words on the page. As a plus, once you get in the writing frame of mind, you’ll be ready to write your way through the day.

All right, let’s get started. This week, in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day, our words have an Irish flavor. Hopefully you’ve recovered from any celebrating you may have done yesterday so you can fully enjoy them.

Today’s bonus word is:                   Claddagh

Today’s bonus phrase is:              “What’s the craic?”

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Elizabeth: Friday Writing Sprints – Welcome to the Regency!

1801- August-1801-morningWelcome to another installment of Random Word Improv, or as I like to think of it, a great way to finish off the week.

Whether you wrote a lot, a little, or none at all this week, a few minutes of Improv is a great way to have a little fun and get some words on the page. As a plus, you might learn something new.

All right, let’s get started. This week we have a “Regency” theme going on. The words are meant to invoke images from a bygone era of women in flowing dresses, men in cravats, and the excesses of the aristocracy. How you choose to turn the words into a story is completely up to you.

Today’s bonus word is:                  diaphanous

Today’s bonus phrase is:              “all the crack”

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Elizabeth: Friday Writing Sprints – Welcome to the 20s!

FlapperWelcome to another installment of Random Word Improv, or as I like to think of it, an excellent way to flex your creativity.

Whether you wrote a lot, a little, or none at all this week, a few minutes of Improv is a great way to have a little fun and get some words on the page. As a plus, you might just wind up with a new story idea.

All right, let’s get started. This week we have a 1920s theme going on. The words are meant to invoke images of women with bobbed-hair, marathon dancing, gin-joints, and the exciting feelings of the 1920s. How you choose to turn the words into a story is completely up to you.

Today’s bonus word is:                  Spifflicated

Today’s bonus phrase is:              “bee’s knees”

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Elizabeth: Friday Writing Sprints – Welcome to the 60s!

1960sWelcome to another installment of Random Word Improv, or as I like to think of it, play with a purpose.

Whether you wrote a lot, a little, or none at all this week, a few minutes of Improv is a great way to have a little fun and get some words on the page. As a plus, you might just stretch your creativity in new and interesting directions.

All right, let’s get started. This week we have a 1960s theme going on. The words are meant to invoke images of free-love, Volkswagen minibuses, Woodstock, and the more positive feelings of the 1960s. What you choose to do with them is completely up to you.

Today’s bonus word is:                   counterculture Continue reading

Elizabeth: Friday Writing Sprints – Now with Random Holiday Words!

stopwatch graphicAnother week has come to a close and what better way to wrap things up than with a little random creative writing.

If you are here in the states, your days are likely to be filled with shopping, turkey, and interesting family gatherings in the days to come. What better way to give your mind a break than with some writing sprints.

For those of you knee-deep in NaNo, especially for those whose story has turned stubborn or is refusing to cooperate, if the Story Prompts Michille posted yesterday didn’t get you out of your rut, perhaps Continue reading

Elizabeth: Friday Writing Sprints – More Randomness!

stopwatch graphicAnother week has come to a close and what better way to wrap things up than with a little random creative writing. If you are one of the many participants knee-deep in week 2 of NaNo, this can be the perfect opportunity to take a little break from your story and recharge your creativity.

I’ve been staying on track with my NaNo word count so far (knock wood) and I am hoping to keep my winning streak alive. What better way to kick off a writing session (and increase your word count) than with some creative writing.

Since we’ve been having such success with it these last few weeks, how about Continue reading