Monday, September 01, 2008

September 2008 Prompt

September 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 “.”) If the e-mail bounces back to you, please let me know in the comment of this post.
• Put “September 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.
• New prompts will be posted on the first of the month.
• Most of all, have fun!

September Prompt Words
1. Hear
2. Here
3. Higher
4. Hire
5. Heir
6. Air
7. Pear
8. Pare
9. Pair
10. Meeting

Happy writing!

Cheryl Wyatt

September Scene Starter Sentences:
“That doesn’t make sense.”
“I never met that uncle.”
“You’ve got to be kidding me.”


Anonymous said...

OOOHHHH, sounds fun. I'll have to give this a try.

Happy Labor Day!

Anita Mae said...

Okay, Squirrel - ha, ha, ha. The joke's on me.

Last week, I outlined my Aug prompt entry then put it on the back burner like norm.

'Cept this time I got caught up in BIAWeekend and forgot the prompt entry until Friday. No prob though...

I got back to it on Sat am and got it down to 310 words but the word count is 300, right? So I let it sit until Sun am when I tweaked it down to 299. Perfect. I sent it out later feeling great that I'd remembered.

This morning when I checked your blog, the 500 word count popped out at me - what? And then I remembered - Lit Agent Rachelle Gardner runs her photo prompt contests at 300 words - not yours!

And that explains why I had so many ideas but couldn't see to fit them in as easy as normal months...

Okay, 500 words, 500 words, 500 words...

Hope Chastain said...

*blush* You know, Anita Mae, I saw that on the BIAWeekend thread, and it felt wrong, somehow, but I couldn't put my finger on it...

Cheryl, Mom says you must get out your handy-dandy Homonym book to make up your word lists!

Anita Mae said...

Hey Hope - out of curiosity, did you manage to get yours in? Is that why you didn't notice my error? Hmmm???

Is that why you didn't get as much done on BIAWeekend as you'd hoped?

Hey? Hey?


Hope Chastain said...

I think I'd already sent mine in before the BIAWeekend. LOL. I didn't win, either. ;-)

Anita Mae said...

Okay Hope, I believe you. Sure wish you were going to the Minn.

Thanks Cheryl, you can have your blog back now. :-)

Cheryl Wyatt said...

LOL! I LOVE when you guys take over my blog.

Sheri...I'll be on the lookout for your entry. :-)

Thanks for supporting my blog with your readership everyone!


Cheryl Wyatt said...

Anita Maer....I'm still laughing about the word count thing...