Archive for the ‘Writing Prompts’ Category


#1:
groves
genie
drunk
greedy
merrier
menthol
dream
roof

#2:
beanies
gentle
alienate
gauges
bohemian
fedora
raison
froze
dozer
wild
jibed
facet
antsy
saith
tweak
cup
tide
door
lope

#3:
divines
wrest
bagger
enable
intuit
falcon
healer
thunk
about
merry
joust
opposite
raze
oxen
towed 
add
ire
anime
abuse
qui
fled

#4:
crag
bray
punk
idle
thaw
howl
pates
petunia
daze
nieve
lait
fobs
pi
ole

qi
coaxes
brays
idle
jinxes
to

I could teach you, but I must levy a fee.

Scrabble...don't make me cut a *****.

I have a confession to make – I play entirely too much Scrabble with my writer roommate (hey, at least I’m not alone in my addiction). We usually play about a game a day, give or take. We play with nine tiles instead of seven. All languages are up for grabs—we’ve thrown down words in Spanish, Latin, Japanese, you name it.

So, naturally, nobody else we know wants to play with us, because we smash them into literary oblivion. We’re pretty much only suitable for playing with each other or at the competitive level (do people actually play Scrabble competitively?)

Anyway, I have started writing down our words to save them for later, as sometimes I’ll happen on a couple of words in Scrabble that I really love. I think it’d be fun to take a Scrabble board and write a short story or vignette based around the words in any given game, but between working on We are the Weapon and Everybody But Lazarus, I haven’t really had much time to give this writing exercise a go. But if anyone gives it a shot, post or link to your results and let me know how it goes for you…

Here are a couple of boards from the past week:

#1
bombs
Jew
gaveth
bottled
joiner
charm
repay
panting
sigh
vanity
de
taxed
aside
expunged
cooler
fort
rises
queer
swirls
define
not
zit

#2
loofa
foxier
pretty
false
flaying
amber
bring
runt
yen
evade
sidhe
tusk
hang
violet
pawn
pave
side
rock
crabs
toons
astute
je
brown

#3
tamp
ova
bottle
owned
heater
matched
voted
rook
repaint
rue
keen
ode
princes
nag
qi
sassing
daily
affirm
bugs
fib
allium
tart
wean

#4
twin
tour
shard
tomato
lusty
whitens
halt
mice
amend
dork
divet
jaw
apex
pard
rival
tiled

#5
makes
mauve
panders
nuclear
zoning
believe
dialing
jousts
bondage
zip
thing
sex
is
swear
refund
gifted
name
chair
town