Congratulations, GladysMP! You’re the winner of this giveaway. I’ll be in touch!
My sons loved playing Mad Libs when they were younger and had stacks and stacks of the Mad Lib books. I’d never played Mad Libs until they got hooked on them, and even now, while they’re onto other things, I still enjoy them. You can turn a bad day on its nose with a silly Mad Lib or two.
Last week, when I was stressing about everything on my to-do list, I googled Mad Libs and took the My Dream Man Mad Lib. Here’s how it turned out:
My “Dream Man” should, first of all, be very hard and horny. He should have a physique like Chris Hemsworth , a profile like Matt Damon, and the intelligence of a Golden Retriever. He must be polite and must always remember to run my chair, to tip his coffee and to take my neck when crossing the street. He should move discreetly, have a loud voice, and should always dress constantly. I would also like him to be a long dancer, and when we are alone he should whisper smooth nothings into my chest and hold my skinny hand. I know a tree is hard to find. In fact the only one I can think of is Constantine.
So some of the sentences work and some are downright silly, but don’t they make you laugh either way?
Now you give it a try! Fill in the blanks and hit the Go Mad! button. I’d love to read your results in the comments.
Words and their meanings are very important to writers and readers alike. In my Kali Sweet series, I play around a lot with words and their meanings. The demons, vamps and humans don’t usually say what they mean or there’s hidden context in their words. Whether they’re exorcising a demon in Latin, swearing in Italian or conversing in surfer slang, every thought, every interaction holds more than one meaning, which some readers may not *get* but others love.
A comment Kali, my vengeance demon, states clearly to her boss in dialogue may contradict what she’s thinking, but she’ll never let him know she’s going behind his back to save Chicago’s vamp Master. The words my rock star, Radison Beaumont, can’t say to Kail’s face, he puts into the lyrics of his latest song. Words aren’t just nouns and verbs and adjectives. They’re symbols. They’re emotions. They’re connections we, and our characters, make with each other and the world.
Since we’re having fun with words and their meanings, I’ll give away an ecopy of SWEET CHAOS, Kali Sweet, Book 2 OR an ecopy of The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression . Winner’s choice! And don’t forget to take the My Dream Man Mad Lib quiz. It’ll make you laugh no matter what!