Insurrectionizing the insuperable writer in you + prize package!
November 3, 2011 10 Comments
(Rest assured, I’m only using a title of that caliber to celebrate NaNoWriMo.)
Let’s write! Crack those knuckles and consider the following, oh lascivious lovers of the written word. As I know I’m among good company here on the Dorchester Community Blog, I can readily confess that my research into the world of providing prompts has thoroughly inspired me to share in this treasure trove. There were two Web-sites in particular that yielded exceedingly helpful results! One-word prompts are a fun and easy way to generate tantalizing possibilities quickly and, perhaps most importantly, efficiently.
Word Dynamo is a program that challenges the breadth of your vocabulary and, in the process of taking the test, broadens your knowledge! Take, for instance, the word typy. I merely concluded the impossible definitions, thus narrowing the field to two possibilities. Really, it was a lucky guess! Did you know it means “(of a domestic animal) embodying the ideal characteristics of its variety or breed?” I certainly didn’t.
For more specific prompts, try the Random Word Generator! I can’t tell you how fast my commute went simply by browsing endless combinations of obscure transitive verbs (my personal favorite). As the title of this post may suggest, my foray into the English language yielded insurrectionizing, which means “to rouse (a person, group, or people) to insurgent action.” Who knew? Perhaps you did—thus, I bow to your far superior level of expertise.
How did you measure up against the forces of the dictionary dynamo? Do word prompts help or hinder your writing? Reply in the comments for your chance to win a prize package worth over $30!
Signing off (to generate more random word combinations, most likely)—
Jillian, The Zombie Intern