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The March 2015 contest opens at 5 PM Eastern Time, Friday, March 20, 2015, with details posted here on TC’s homepage.

Send entries to: threecheers15[at]toasted-cheese.com

Your subject line must read: Three Cheers and a Tiger Contest Entry

Deadline: 5 PM Eastern Time, Sunday, March 22, 2015.

This year Baker will be assisting Bellman with the judging.

Winning stories are published in the June issue of Toasted Cheese.

  • If 50 or fewer eligible entries are received, first place receives a $35 Amazon gift card & second a $10 Amazon gift card.
  • If 51 or more eligible entries are received, first place receives a $50 Amazon gift card, second a $15 Amazon gift card & third a $10 Amazon gift card.

Three Cheers and a Tiger Guidelines
General Contest Rules

February 2015
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. Get today’s prompts at Twitter.
    1. Use the following words: later, change, dropped, star, clean.
    2. Fill in the blanks: “This is the first ______ of the rest of your ______.”
    3. Fill in the blank: “there’s no problem that can’t be solved by _____”
  2. Write Groundhog Day fanfic
  3. “Is this confusing or am I just old?”
  4. A backup copy saves the day
  5. a video of a hostage
  6. Summoned to the boss’s office
  7. Use these 5 words: legendary, curry, safe, unhealthy, months.
  8. Get today’s prompts at Twitter.
    1. Use the following five words: good, brush, muffled, poor, comes.
    2. Use the phrase, “how could they know?”
    3. Write about not observing a popular holiday.
  9. “I got you into this and it’s my job to get you out.”
  10. Amusing yourself without electric power
  11. a middle school crush
  12. Taking responsibility for someone else’s action
  13. Use these 5 words: country, cardboard, balloons, pooling, qualify.
  14. Write about someone who’s been single for many years.
  15. Get today’s prompts at Twitter.
    1. 1. Use the following five words: silence, lives, memory, sand, depends.
    2. 2. Fill in the blanks: “_____ today, ____ tomorrow.”
    3. 3. Use the phrase, “You’re too good to me.”
  16. livetweet an event
  17. “There’s nothing to hide.”
  18. Snow higher than a character’s head
  19. a character reveals a secret
  20. A vanity license plate
  21. Use these 5 words: killers, rejection, driving, route, detour.
  22. Get today’s prompts at Twitter.
    1. Use the following five words: dismantle, roads, stone, twists, seducer.
    2. Write about taking a big job in stages.
    3. Use the generic weather comment: “It’s never like this.”
  23. “Why do I drink?”
  24. Why is Feb 25 weeks long?
  25. a character who is offended by skateboarding
  26. Write a whimsical warning label
  27. Use these 5 words: boom, rockstar, women, faking, cheering.
  28. Twisting the plain sense of the words.

Question of the Week

Welcome to TC’s Question of the Week minicast. We post a new question every Wednesday for #writerwednesday. Each minicast is approximately 30 seconds.

Be sure to check out our longer A Podcast in Each Hand writing-inspiration podcast on Mondays. If you like the minicasts and podcasts, please let us know!

 

Answer in the comments or link back here if you post your answer on your own blog. (If you’d like to record your response and are looking for somewhere to host your audio file, try SoundCloud.)

Sounds: PacmanGamer and Corsica_S; Music: gadzooks. All shared under a Creative Commons Attribution license and available at Freesound.org

Question of the Week

Welcome to TC’s Question of the Week minicast. We post a new question every Wednesday for #writerwednesday. Each minicast is approximately 30 seconds.

Be sure to check out our longer A Podcast in Each Hand writing-inspiration podcast on Mondays. If you like the minicasts and podcasts, please let us know!

 

Answer in the comments or link back here if you post your answer on your own blog. (If you’d like to record your response and are looking for somewhere to host your audio file, try SoundCloud.)

Sounds: PacmanGamer and Corsica_S; Music: gadzooks. All shared under a Creative Commons Attribution license and available at Freesound.org

A Podcast in Each Hand

Toasted Cheese presents A Podcast In Each Hand: original exercises and writing prompts from our archive to inspire you for the week ahead. Each podcast is briefer than the time it would take to sizzle up a toasted cheese sandwich. If you use any of our exercises or prompts, we’d love to hear about it!

 

Producer: Stephanie Lenz
Sounds: PacmanGamer and Corsica_S; Music: gadzooks. All shared under a Creative Commons Attribution license and available at Freesound.org

Question of the Week

Welcome to TC’s Question of the Week minicast. We post a new question every Wednesday for #writerwednesday. Each minicast is approximately 30 seconds.

Be sure to check out our longer A Podcast in Each Hand writing-inspiration podcast on Mondays. If you like the minicasts and podcasts, please let us know!

 

Answer in the comments or link back here if you post your answer on your own blog. (If you’d like to record your response and are looking for somewhere to host your audio file, try SoundCloud.)

Sounds: PacmanGamer and Corsica_S; Music: gadzooks. All shared under a Creative Commons Attribution license and available at Freesound.org

A Podcast in Each Hand

Toasted Cheese presents A Podcast In Each Hand: original exercises and writing prompts from our archive to inspire you for the week ahead. Each podcast is briefer than the time it would take to sizzle up a toasted cheese sandwich. If you use any of our exercises or prompts, we’d love to hear about it!

 

Producer: Stephanie Lenz
Sounds: PacmanGamer and Corsica_S; Music: gadzooks. All shared under a Creative Commons Attribution license and available at Freesound.org

Question of the Week

Welcome to TC’s Question of the Week minicast. We post a new question every Wednesday for #writerwednesday. Each minicast is approximately 30 seconds.

Be sure to check out our longer A Podcast in Each Hand writing-inspiration podcast on Mondays. If you like the minicasts and podcasts, please let us know!

 

Answer in the comments or link back here if you post your answer on your own blog. (If you’d like to record your response and are looking for somewhere to host your audio file, try SoundCloud.)

Sounds: PacmanGamer and Corsica_S; Music: gadzooks. All shared under a Creative Commons Attribution license and available at Freesound.org

A Podcast in Each Hand

Toasted Cheese presents A Podcast In Each Hand: original exercises and writing prompts from our archive to inspire you for the week ahead. Each podcast is briefer than the time it would take to sizzle up a toasted cheese sandwich. If you use any of our exercises or prompts, we’d love to hear about it!

 

Producer: Stephanie Lenz
Sounds: PacmanGamer and Corsica_S; Music: gadzooks. All shared under a Creative Commons Attribution license and available at Freesound.org