News!

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Hello fellow wordsmiths!

Just a couple of days before Word of the Day Challenge’s second month anniversary, already.

I thought I’d let you in on some changes that have, or are about to happen in here. As you know, the Word of the Day Challenge has been created for you, and your feedback is greatly appreciated, and helpfull in making everyone’s experience better!

It has been brought to our attention that some of the words proposed were a bit too uncommon to some readers’ liking, while others enjoyed the oddness of said prompts… The most unusual words seem to be my picks, in general. So in an effort to try to please a majority, I started to include a short definition of my words. Dee and Kristian will do so aswell, if they consider their selection require it.

Another change is the addition of a photo prompt that Kate will take care of every Tuesday, for at least one month. You can visit this week’s photo promt here. The rules for the photo prompts are the same as for our word prompts: get inspired, create (write, draw, paint, take a picture), have fun and share it with us!

Last but not least, I am really excited to announce our new collaboration with Kira fromΒ Kira Scribbled! The talented lady has a very unique universe, and through her fiction, poetry and scribblings, she opens the door to her rainbow-like world. Kira rules the art of the awkward (in a good way, of course), and it translates into her work. Every Sunday, I will post one of Kira’s art pieces, to inspire you. Again, the rules will be the same! Enjoy the drawings full of details, and let your mind wander…

I hope these new additions will please you! And, as usual, don’t hesitate to leave your thoughts in the comment box, or via our “contact” page.

Keep up the good work, keep blogging and keep having fun!

 

Cyranny

 

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19 thoughts on “News!

    1. Hehehehehe you’ll do fine! Your first prompt is already on its way, and it is amazing πŸ™‚ I really hope people will play the game and embrace your very unique art πŸ™‚ Welcome aboard!! xx

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  1. I haven’t participated at all (I know… I really am slacking off)… but I admit, I liked the random but more common words the Daily Post had. I found it a lot easier to be inspired and write for those words. The more uncommon words don’t bring anything to mind for me usually, so I shy away from participating. The more uncommon the word, the more forced and unnatural I feel my writing becomes. But maybe that’s just me…

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    1. No worries, Gorgeous… We offer these prompts, but people participate if and when they want to, and are inspired. There are several challenges, since the end of the Daily Post, and some of them are focused on more common words…

      I understand that my picks often forced participants to look up the word before writing anything… And that’s why I now join a definition.

      Don’t feel bad if you don’t feel inspired, it is already nice of you to pass by and check the blog out πŸ™‚

      *hugs*

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      1. πŸ™‚ We’re here to stay πŸ™‚ You come whenever you can/want to πŸ™‚ I know you have much to deal with. Blogging is just a hobby… No pressure πŸ™‚ xx

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  2. It sounds like your Challenge site is coming together well. I don’t mind looking up a word, have M-W online. Once I couldn’t find the word, but that was a two-spellings issue. It’s good for you to include something for everyone, I think. I may have a hard time using a word like festinate*</em or exculpatory in a prompt, someone else might and I can skip a day now and then.

    Also, I’m assuming that, seeing this is all for fun and creativity, if a word has variants, they are acceptable, too. Like today’s word, expectation. I trust expect is just as acceptable as a response?

    Many thanks to all of you for undertaking this project. Looking forward to Kira’s prompts. πŸ™‚

    (*A recent Merriam-Webster Word of the Day, with a nod to Shakespeare)

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    1. I can only speak for myself, but I am pretty sure all four of us are quite impressed at how well things are going so far! With the many bloggers who decided to host a challenge, after the Daily Post’s end, I was expecting that it would be difficult to gather a crowd of people here.

      It is very exciting and motivating to have people join everyday, and to have people like you, who take the time to give their feedback and advices! Thanks a LOT!

      You bring a good point, which I’ll add in the Tips and Rules page tonight (or tomorrow morning, maybe… but soon, that’s for sure). The proposed word doesn’t necessarely have to be used “as is” in your prompt. It can be a variation, or you can just write something that the word inspires you, without even mentionning the word itself!

      Have a lovely weekend, Christine πŸ™‚

      (I am also a subscriber of the Merriam-Webster Word of the Day newsletter… Wow do they have epic picks every now and then :P)

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      1. Don’t they, though. Interesting to know but when you want to communicate with the average reader you’d best not throw those woolly mammoths at them. πŸ˜‰
        It’s a great idea — a real challenge — to exemplify the word without even mentioning it.

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  3. Just a question re: Kira’s drawings. If we are to write a blog post on her picture, may we copy & paste her picture to go with our blog post? Otherwise we have the story and nothing our readers can refer it to unless they follow the link.
    I checked out the one posted this Sunday and thought up a fitting tale. Still need to get it down before it evaporates. But her comments are closed so I can’t ask her for permission to copy her drawing.

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    1. Christine, I think I’ll hire you as our professional helper! This is a very important point I totally overlooked.

      Sorry for the delay, I wanted to confirm with Kira. She does allow to copy her art piece to join to your post πŸ™‚ I also added the info in the post on WOTD, and also will for the next to come…

      Thanks again for being our eyes, and pointing out these details πŸ™‚ It is greatly appreciated!

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      1. πŸ™‚ I added the info about people being allowed to copy the drawing in the post, and the comments are now open on Kira’s Sunday Scribbles posts, Kira herself will answer readers commenting her art… I think that will be interesting πŸ™‚

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