Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 28 December 2019

Welcome to the Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip Fan Favourites, 28 December 2019!

For this week’s Lucky Dip, I have reached into my mystery bag and pulled out some Saturday Mix history! I have been running the Saturday Mix Challenge now for a little over two years. I thought, seeing as it is the end of 2019, it would be a great opportunity to find out from YOU what your favourite Saturday Mix Challenge is!

So…this week, I want you to write on a topic of your choice, using the challenge format of your preference. Choose one, or two, or all! It’s up to you. If you are a little too busy during this silly season to participate, there is also the option of a poll (see below) so you can let me know which Saturday Mix Challenges you love best and what you would like to see in 2020.


Fan Favourite Challenge #1 – SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT
Your ‘Same Same But Different’ task is to take the five challenge words and NOT use them in your writing. That’s right, you need to dig out your thesaurus and find a synonym for each word instead. Your words for the fan favourite challenge are:

  • holidays
  • celebrate
  • season
  • present
  • goal

Fan Favourite Challenge #2 – DOUBLE TAKE
The ‘Double Take’ challenge focuses on the use of homophones to build your writing piece. You have two sets of homophones and you are challenged to use all of them in your response – which can be poetry or prose.

Your homophone sets this week are:
nay – no
neigh – a horse’s cry

AND

plea – cries for help
please – good manners

Fan Favourite Challenge #3 – OPPOSING FORCES
This challenge is all about “opposing forces” and the use of antithesis in our writing. You will need to use the two opposing words in your response – which can be poetry or prose.

Your words this week are:
arrival and departure
past and future

Fan Favourite Challenge #4 – UNIQUE PERSONALITY
This challenge is all about the use of personification in writing. You will need to use the statement provided in your response – which can be poetry or prose.

Your statement using, personification is: The car complained as the key was roughly turned in its ignition.

Fan Favourite Challenge #5 – MAD ABOUT METAPHOR
This challenge is all about the use of metaphor in writing. You will need to use the metaphor provided in your response – which can be poetry or prose.

Your metaphor this week is: Night was falling.

Fan Favourite Challenge #6 – SOUND BITE
This challenge explores the use of ONOMATOPOEIA. You will need to use the THREE onomatopoeic words in your response – which can be poetry or prose.

Your three words, using onomatopoeia are: slither, thwack, tic-toc.

Fan Favourite Challenge #7 – LUCKY DIP
The Lucky Dip challenge explores different poetry forms. Your poetry form this week is a Cinquain. See here for a format guide.


Good luck with your ‘Lucky Dip Fan Favourites’ – I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Don’t forget to tag ‘Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’, ‘Saturday Mix’, and hashtag #LuckyDip.

As always, make sure you link your fabulous creation to the helpful Mister Linky.

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  1. […] MLMM Sat Mix So…this week, I want you to write on a topic of your choice, using the challenge format of your preference. Choose one, or two, or all! It’s up to you. If you are a little too busy during this silly season to participate, there is also the option of a poll (see below) so you can let me know which Saturday Mix Challenges you love best and what you would like to see in 2020. Fan Favourite Challenge #3 – OPPOSING FORCES This challenge is all about “opposing forces” and the use of antithesis in our writing. You will need to use the two opposing words in your response – which can be poetry or prose. Your words this week are: – arrival and departure – past and future […]

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