Archive for May, 2008

Challenge #73–I totally dig that chick!

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

We all have women in our lives that we admire. This is the challenge where we honor them! Create a LO about a girl/lady/woman you admire. It could be because of her looks, her smarts, her achievements, her talents…what ever. She could be real, or a character, or a celebrity, or your next door neighbor. Celebrate your love for a fellow woman. Check out these awesome examples…




#72 just a sprinkle of synonym

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

synonym: noun, a word having the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or other words in a language.

my challenge for you, dear {precious} friend, is to take a short trip {brief junket} into your good old {venerable} thesaurus.

you may choose {elect} to go one of two ways {directions}:

• write your usual {customary} journaling, then substitute new {fresh, vibrant} words for your boring {tired, worn-out} ones, or
• flip {riffle} through your thesaurus {tome} (or website) and let inspiration hit {surprise} you.

I found {discovered} a really fun {fascinating} website, virtual thesaurus. after some time {a spell}, the trial version will shut down {discontinue}, at which point you just reload the site again. here is a screen shot of my search for beauty {resplendency}.

beauty thesaurus

and here is a piece I did {produced} for {to commemorate} mothers day:


#71 Your life in six words.

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

So I may have been the last person to hear about the six word memoir phenomenon, but I discovered it on Cathy Zielske’s blog last week and immediately thought that it would make a good challenge.

The idea is to tell the story of your life in six words. Sounds impossible at first, but click here for a history of the idea and for lots of great examples and then give it a try.

Here’s mine to get things started. I took a light-hearted approach, but I know there are some of you talented writers out there who can touch the heartstrings in six words. Please warn us if we’re going to need Kleenex!

Heather’s page (with apologies as I was out of commission for a week. I don’t think you’ll need kleenex for mine…)