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Saturday Mix – Fan Favourites, 2 January 2021

Welcome to the Saturday Mix – Fan Favourites, 2 January 2021

Firstly, HAPPY NEW YEAR! I don’t think I’m alone when I say, I’m glad 2020 is behind us. Here’s hoping for a MUCH happier (and pandemic free) 2021.

This is now my third year running the Saturday Mix Challenge and I thought, seeing as it IS a new year, 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 2021.

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:

  • year
  • health
  • happy
  • safe
  • beginning

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:
hole and whole

AND

broach and brooch

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:
front and back
high and low

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 flowers we fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

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: Hope is on the horizon.

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: bang, pop, splish

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.

Fan Favourite Challenge #8 – RHYME TIME
The Rhyme Time challenge explores the use of rhyme in writing. Your rhyming words this week are:
– help
– yelp
– whelp
– kelp


Good luck with your ‘Fan Favourite’ – I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Don’t forget to tag ‘Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’ and ‘Saturday Mix’.

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

About weejars

I am a teacher with a passion for writing short stories, poems and other scribblings to provide an outlet for my more creative side. Hope you enjoy the ride!

17 comments on “Saturday Mix – Fan Favourites, 2 January 2021

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  2. Jules
    January 2, 2021

    Happy New Year!!!

    There is so much wonderful information in this post! I like learning new forms. I think I might have altered the Trolaan a tad though as I forgot some of the instructions – It would be nice if you could add all of the new forms you introduce to the Glossary section – I went looking for it and finally found where I’d copied the instructions and after writing my current piece realized my mistakes. But its all good. Poems are poems. 😉

    I’m going to have to think about the options presented before I take the plunge.

    I know I’ve missed a few of the prompts. But it is always better to write to the ones that ‘speak’ to you. Thanks for all the great prompts and encouragement!!

    • weejars
      January 2, 2021

      Thank you! Happy new year to you also! I love the suggestion of putting the poetry forms in the glossary. What a great idea. I will definitely do this moving forward 👍🏻😊

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  5. Jules
    January 2, 2021

    I chose the Double Take for this piece, but I might do another one??
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  6. pensitivity101
    January 2, 2021

    Happy New Year Sarah.
    I enjoy them all, though sometimes the Lucky Dip ones throw me a bit.
    Keep safe!

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  9. Stine Writing
    January 3, 2021

    I couldn’t decide so I did them all. I was a bit of a slacker on the blogging around the holidays so this is my “make-up” work! https://christinebialczak.com/2021/01/03/saturday-mix-fan-favourites-2-january-2021/

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  11. Lorraine
    January 4, 2021

    I managed to use 5 of the 8 fan favourites (plus themes from two other mlmm prompts). My My abecedarian for 2021.

    • weejars
      January 4, 2021

      An amazing effort! 😀

      • Lorraine
        January 4, 2021

        Thanks. I was in a silly mood and thought . . .
        I have to remember to take your poll — a good idea to judge what folks have the most fun with.

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