Wednesday, January 02, 2008


January Prompt Contest


·         Write a 500 word scene using all ten Prompt Words.  

·         Begin each scene using one of three Scene Starter Sentences.

·         Mail your scenes in the body of an e-mail to Cheryl @ CherylWyatt . com (close spaces before and after "@" and ".")

·          Put "January Prompt Contest" in the subject line.

·         Entry deadline is the last day of the month.

·         Winners will be notified the first week of the next month.

·         Winners will receive a free Steeple Hill book, mailed the month winners are notified.  

·          All monthly entrants (not just winners) will be entered into the annual contest for one of several chances to win a six month subscription to any Steeple Hill line of their choice.

·         Entries will not be posted or published anywhere and entrants retain all rights to their work.

·         I will post winners' names each month if permission is granted either at the time of entry, or upon notification of placement.

·         New prompts will be posted on the first of the month.

·         Most of all, have fun!


January Prompt Words:

1.      Chock

2.      Chalk

3.      Their

4.      There

5.      They're

6.      Mull

7.      Mill

8.      It's

9.      Its

10.  snow


January Scene Starter Sentences:

"That the new fella in town?"

"I heard tell that pretty new school teacher is a widow."

"Is everyone in this town in on it?"

-- ~~High-Caliber Romance, High-Octane Faith~~  
Gal. 2:20 Pouring my vial of words over Him.

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Susan Stitch said...

Cheryl, This will be my first attempt at the story starter. Do the prompt words need to be used in the form shown on the list, or is it ok to use another tense (e.g. mulled)?

It sounds like a fun challenge!

Cheryl Wyatt said...

Hi, Susan and everyone....

You may use any form or tense of the given prompt words.

Happy Writing!


Hope Chastain said...

AAAAAAAAAARRRRRGHHHHH!!!!! I missed it! How did that happen????? (Aside from the fact that January disappeared without my ever having noticed you'd started up again?????) Phooey.
:-( Oh well. I hope you had a lot of good entries, anyway!