Wordplay Thursday #134

Wordplay Thursday

Welcome to Wordplay Thursday!

Here’s a writing prompt for you. It’s a simple fill-in-the-blank. You can use one word or several. Feel free to get as crazy, genre-appropriate, or as imaginative as you want. The point is to get the creative juices flowing. And it’s a good thing to dig deeper, so don’t stop at the first idea that hits you. Try coming up with at least five things.

And this week, let’s try to get at least one image in at least one of our plays.

“Compassion is _____.”

I’ll give you an example to get you started:

“Compassion is a stranger’s tears sending one down my own cheek.”

Wordplay Thursday

I’d love to hear what you come up with, so please share in the comments. Oh, and please keep your posts below an R-rating. It’s a family show, after all!

And thanks to Ernie Welch, Pete Smith, Mark Westendorf, Mitch Matthews, Dionne Kumpe, Ken Matthiesen, MW McDonough, Matt Martoccio, Debbie Davidson, Tommy Kib, Elaine Anderson, Barney Coulter, Debbie Convoy, Mark Steven Brocke, Kim Kondrashoff, Joe Slyzelia, Pamela Lack and everyone else for your great additions to Wordplay Thursday #133 (read it here)! Great job!

By the way…

I’m happy that so many of you have gotten value out of my workbook, “Cut/able: Lessons In Market-Smart Songwriting.” Its powerful insights and exercises are helping songwriters like you to craft songs that are more commercial.

But Cut/able can be better.

Through the process of teaching this material since its launch, I’ve come across several things I want to improve about the workbook. As a matter of fact, I’ll be adding a whole new section to the book, entitled (for now) “MVP-O-V: Most Valuable Point-Of-View.” This won’t be the only improvement, though.  I’ll add new material to each of the other lessons, too.

Don’t worry, though. Everyone who has already purchased Cut/able will get the upgraded version FOR FREE. (I’ll email it to you when it’s ready.)

But here’s the catch: while I’m rebuilding Cut/able, it won’t be for sale. In fact, the last day that you can purchase Cut/able is Monday, March 22, 2016. After that, it’ll be unavailable until about May, when I relaunch.

So you should buy Cut/able today!

Why? Because today it’s still at it’s normal price. But after the upgrade happens, it’ll cost more.

So if you purchase before the March 22nd cutoff, you’ll get the current version immediately and you’ll also get the upgrade at no extra cost. I’ll send it out on relaunch day. In other words, I’m giving you the opportunity to buy it now before the price goes up.

To find out more about how Cut/able will help you write market-smart, commercial songs or to get your own copy, CLICK HERE or on the image below.

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God Bless and Enjoy the Journey,


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10 thoughts on “Wordplay Thursday #134”

  1. Compassion is feeling someone else’s pain
    Compassion is born from experience
    Compassion fixes boo boos
    Compassion helps to heal broken hearts
    Compassion is a gift given with with no strings attached

  2. Compassion is putting aside petty grievances & helping your brother & sister when the chips are down.

    Compassion sadly enough….too many times…is a word that is broken & then completely lost in one’s own rage & anger.

    Compassion is taking into account one doesn’t have it so bad when in comparison to those that do & then doing something about it.

    Compassion can be good for the soul when one volunteers serving food to those less fortunate at a homeless shelter on Easter Sunday.

    Compassion…in today’s world…is a virtue that we now need more than ever….

  3. Compassion is …
    – doing another’s heavy lifting
    – buying an olive branch for your enemy
    – winning and giving it back
    – doing public service because you want to
    – donating a kidney to your dying brother

  4. Compassion is looking at your life through your eyes, not mine.

    Compassion is my heart aching when your heart breaks.

    Compassion is knowing and showing that we are all the same.

    Compassion is stopping to talk to the lonely woman in the park. And really listening to what she says.

    Compassion is caring when you don’t want to, but your heart demands otherwise.

  5. Compassion is the first step toward a problem , not away from it ; it is the pause that leads to thought , that leads to assistance … it is the tear in the eye for a problem that is not yours ..it is our human bedrock …

  6. compassion is a biodegradable container of hot food handed to a homeless mother sitting on the sidewalk outside a restaurant.
    compassion is soft hands on a twisted back.
    compassion is a euthanizing needle in an old suffering pet.
    compassion is explaining the photos in a family album to a grandfather with alzheimer’s.

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