Monday, January 17, 2011

Elemental Muse's Word of the Week: zelotic

Welcome to 2011! It's a brand new writing year, and a brand new year for doing all sorts of creative things. This year, one thing I'm doing that's new is Elemental Muse's Word of the Week. It's designed to expand vocabulary and jump-start creativity. How? Here's the idea:

Each week, I'll choose a Word of the Week. I'll post the word on my blogs and on Facebook. Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to find out what that word means (some of them you'll already know), use that word in a sentence (or a paragraph) and use it to jump-start a freewriting session. Build a short story from it, build an article from it, build *something written* from it. The main thing is to USE that word to think about that the word means, how it feels to you as a writer, how you could use that word in a piece of writing (could be a sentence, could be a longer piece) and go from there.

Now that you've got the idea, here's your FIRST word of the week:


Got it? Great! Now find out what it means (if you don't already know), then use it in a sentence. After that, see where you can go with it! What kind of story can you build around it? Give it a shot!

Have a good week, everyone! :)