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WRITING CONTEST #44: Use the word “BEGUILE” in a sentence

DEADLINE:    March 24

SENTENCE WRITING CONTEST: Every Monday a new, interesting vocabulary word will be posted here, as well as a sentence using that word.

Your job is to create and post a new, better sentence in the comment box below, using the same word. Yes, you may change the form of the word. Yes, I’ll be the judge. Yes, I am a subjective judge  ( I like clever or funny, I hate bigotry).

The winning sentence will be announced here the following Monday

THIS WEEK’S WORD: ~ BEGUILE  ~  

 SENTENCE TO BEAT:  My bed is constantly beguiling me, coddling and whispering and warming while masking the cold, cold world. 
 

WRITING CONTEST #37: use the word “found” in a sentence

DEADLINE:    May 13th

SENTENCE WRITING CONTEST: Every Monday a new, interesting vocabulary word will be posted here, as well as a sentence using that word.

Your job is to create and post a new, better sentence in the comment box, using the same word. Yes, you may change the form of the word. Yes, I’ll be the judge. Yes, I am a subjective judge  ( I like clever or funny, I hate bigotry).

The winning sentence will be announced here the following Monday.

THIS WEEK’S WORD: ~ FOUND ~     

SENTENCE TO BEAT:  

An iridescent head poked out from behind her spleen yesterday, surprising her after so many years — she’d found her laugh. 

WRITING CONTEST #33: use the word “clout” in a sentence.

DEADLINE:    April 15th

SENTENCE WRITING CONTEST: Every Monday a new, interesting vocabulary word will be posted here, as well as a sentence using that word.

Your job is to create and post a new, better sentence in the comment box, using the same word. Yes, you may change the form of the word. Yes, I’ll be the judge. Yes, I am a subjective judge  ( I like clever or funny, I hate bigotry).

The winning sentence will be announced here the following Monday.

THIS WEEK’S WORD: ~ CLOUT ~     

SENTENCE TO BEAT:    He trapped her in the store room, chasing her around towering dusty reams of paper and archaic text; finally, she swung, giving his pig-nose a good clout.

Definition:   http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/

WRITING CONTEST #32: use the word “screech” in a sentence.

DEADLINE:    April 8th

SENTENCE WRITING CONTEST: Every Monday a new, interesting vocabulary word will be posted here, as well as a sentence using that word.

Your job is to create and post a new, better sentence in the comment box, using the same word. Yes, you may change the form of the word. Yes, I’ll be the judge. Yes, I am a subjective judge  ( I like clever or funny, I hate bigotry).

The winning sentence will be announced here the following Monday.

THIS WEEK’S WORD: ~ SCREECH ~   screecher, screeching, screechy…  

SENTENCE TO BEAT:    Before she could gather enough breath to screech in terror, the tires bumped and gripped.— excerpt from SMART MOUTH by Holly Lorincz

Definition:   http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/

WRITING CONTEST #31: Use the word “punish” in a sentence

DEADLINE:    March 11th 

SENTENCE WRITING CONTEST: Every Monday a new, interesting vocabulary word will be posted here, as well as a sentence using that word.

Your job is to create and post a new, better sentence in the comment box, using the same word. Yes, you may change the form of the word. Yes, I’ll be the judge. Yes, I am a subjective judge  ( I like clever or funny, I hate bigotry).

The winning sentence will be announced here the following Monday.

THIS WEEK’S WORD: ~ PUNISH ~  punished, punishment, punisher …  

Definition:   http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/

SENTENCE TO BEAT:    Addy ignored the exchange of looks, ducked her head, mouth shut, impatient for her punishment.(excerpt from my novel SMART MOUTH)

WRITING CONTEST #27: Use the word “moonstruck” in a sentence

DEADLINE:    February 11th (coming up on Valentine’s Day!)

SENTENCE WRITING CONTEST: Every Monday a new, interesting vocabulary word will be posted here, as well as a sentence using that word.

Your job is to create and post a new, better sentence in the comment box, using the same word. Yes, you may change the form of the word. Yes, I’ll be the judge. Yes, I am a subjective judge  ( I like clever or funny, I hate bigotry).

The winning sentence will be announced here the following Monday.

THIS WEEK’S WORD:    MOONSTRUCK~   

Need a simple definition reminder? Moonstruck: Unable to think or act normally, esp. because of being in love.

SENTENCE TO BEAT:    “What’s wrong with ya’, girl?” the old woman yelled above the noise of the giant compactor, raising her eyebrows and waggling her bony hips with a snaggle-toothed grin, implying I was moonstruck, coocoo for the beautiful cocoa puff watching over our sector of the factory; little did she know, I’d eaten the bowl, had my fill as it were, only to find him lacking, oh so lacking, in flavor and any meaningful substance.