Writing Challenge #47

WEEKLY CHALLENGE #47

1. CHALLENGE:  Seven words. That’s all you get to describe your character! Don’t just make a list, though, try to use those seven words as creatively as you possibly can.

Example of a List: Funny, loves games, reads a lot, quirky.

How to Twist It:  A Nintendo-obsessed humorologist who reads too much.

There are two purposes to this challenge, the first being to learn how to creatively describe your characters, and the second being that social media bio space is often limited. You need to be able to describe yourself to your audience using as few words as possible.

Think you can do it? Of course, you can! Looking forward to reading all of your amazing entries.

2. COMMENT: You MUST comment on FOUR other entries to qualify. If you do not, your entry will be disqualified from the challenge. Give and take… Keep the cycle going.

3. IMPORTANT In order to qualify, you MUST vote for your TOP THREE choices. If you don’t vote, you cannot win this challenge (even if you receive the most votes!). To vote, you need to reply to the email that goes out for the Weekly Challenges. In that email, if you scroll to the bottom, you will see all the information you need to vote for this challenge.

You need to join our mailing list in order to receive the weekly voting email

4. DEADLINE: Tuesday, October 24th at 11:59 p.m. PST. Voting booth will open for this challenge on Wednesday, October 25th, and the winners will be announced the following Wednesday, November 1st.

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of Writing Challenge #45… Michele Hinton, Gregory Shipman and Melissa Pierce!

AND TO THE RANDOMLY DRAWN WINNER OF THE $15 AMAZON CARD… Jerrica Wiley! Jerrica, please contact us at writerscarnival@hotmail.com to claim your prize.

Have fun!

BONUS CHALLENGE: Want to stretch that creative muscle a bit more? Take your entry and turn it into a flash fiction story! Then post it in the ‘Posts for Review’ section on Writer’s Carnival. Remember to review other posts while you’re there, too, to keep that cycle going!

Not sure how to post a full story? Click here and then scroll down to ‘All About Posting’

 


Author Notes

138 Comments for “Writing Challenge #47”

says:

Doggedly opposing forces seeking to silence her.

Karen Holt

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Very intriguing. This definitely makes me want to know more.

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Thanks Karen. I think it could apply to a character engaged in an activist mission, anyone who is saying things that irritate people in power who are trying to preserve the status quo. That whole Weinstein scandal comes to mind —

Gregory Shipman

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I always hate it when opposing dogs force me to seek anything… but then again I’m just switching words around; much like I did with building blocks as a kid!

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I think opposing dogs would usually force anyone to seek either shelter or a big bag of Newman’s Own baked dog treats. That switching stuff around — I like to think of it as kaleidoscope patterns: the bits of glass are always the same, but can be rearranged into a variety of patterns.

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Existence mysterious, conviction immense, his burden greater.

Stephanie Anders

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Youthful at heart but a weathered soul.

Gregory Shipman

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To have survived the weathering of one’s soul; and then to capture the youthful heart… a blessing beyond blessings!

Stephanie Anders

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Thanks Gregory! I think as we grow older we are amazed by what we have weathered through. Then we think wow I am getting old but I still feel young. Like I still feel like I am 16 in my mind. I just make wiser decisions now and then. 🙂

Craig Lincoln

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An appetite for life and for family

RissRyker518

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Silenced by a look, she turned away.

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She rights the world with her pen.

wayne scheer

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She finds a gun under his pillow.

Anisa Claire

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A Nintendo-obsessed humorologist who reads too much.

Karen Holt

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Hungry for pain, blood, revenge, and patient.

Gregory Shipman

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He’s a killer but loves his Grannie…

reigny dai

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divorced, extroverted liberal who touts feminist propaganda

Gregory Shipman

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Wow! Not just divorced but extroverted too? And a liberal? That’s a big name tag to wear at the feminist propaganda convention!

Karen Holt

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This poses so many question. Great lure. Did the ‘liberal’ and ‘feminism’ blossom after divorce, or was it the chisel that caused the crack in the marriage? Very intriguing.

reigny dai

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Thank you. This is a woman craving less–less tradition and less conformity. She’s gone vegan and is done putting up with bull.

Travis Baribeau

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A vivacious linguist with unimaginable dream-scaping skills.

Karen Holt

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I can see a character lying in sunshine chewing a pen and chasing the dreams, trying to capture them on the page. Provocative description! Love it.

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