A drumroll, please.
*cries in shame at being too writerly*
Thanks for the fun contest, Chuck! Thanks to everyone who participated too!
Congratulations to all the winners. That was alot of posting that people did on the topic.
Great job everyone! Definitely a tough challenge for me.
Yay! Thank you! I thoroughly enjoyed this exercise. 😄🌹🍫
*Falls flat after finish line*
Congratulations winner's, I envy you all :) I'm going to buy my own box of candy and eat it with you all in spirit. Contemplating how this contest actually taught me something and I am now a little bit of a better writer for it. Thanks Chuck and everyone who participated.
Congratz to all the winners! Hope you enjoy your prizes. Just don't eat all the chocolate at once! And please slide me a caramel or a nougat when you get it, thanks.
But this request stuck a thorn in my brain. (oh wow, finally wrote one!)
Chuck, you are WAY smarter than all of us put together when it comes to thought verbs. And I feel like over the years, you probably have your own special list of these substitutions. My question is...why'd you task us with this? Because I feel like anything I would have come up with would only adulterate the fine collection you already have.
Unless I'm just being too harsh on myself.
Congrats to everyone that won! There were some really great ideas submitted. This exercise really helped me to *nail into my brain* (heh) this habit, which is why I sorta went crazy with writing so many. It’s a bit addicting? Now any time I see a Conceptual Thought Verb in my writing, it will be easier for me to notice it and *pick it apart* (ha —woah really on a roll here)… I received your package today Chuck! Holy shit thanks so much. I sent a separate email through the site that has a little more to it. You made my day dude.
Seeing the results, I was floored, shellacked, thrown for a loop. Then it hit me like a ton of bricks, I was caught in a trap, held hostage, caged, in a mental prison, lost in the woods, with a millstone around my neck, drowning. I needed to punch my way through and escape the cobwebs of my mind.
Congrats to the winners! Thanks for the exercise. Really got the juices flowing.
This challenge was so hard for me. LOL I need to practice a bit more in order for it to sink in.
Also...I'd totally help you pack the boxes. That sounds fun! But I shouldn't be allowed within 500 feet of a box of chocolate. I just get this sick, twisted look in my eye. Gotta have the chocolate!
Awwwh! Congratulations everyone!! I join the ranks of being “too writerly” but, I’m okay with that!!! I dig learning here, meeting other writers, and sharing this once in a lifetime opportunity!! Y’all fought hard and strong for this one! Look at this library that was built! That’s something to behold! ❤️👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼🎁❤️ I’m like Charlie in Wonka’s Factory, “…and you. You’re just happy to be here, aren’t you?” Yes. Yes I am!