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  • Posted: Mon, May 14, 2012
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I am looking for four well-read, clever and witty writers who love word-play. Additionally, you may also be familiar with games such as Balderdash and Dixonary (the dictionary game)

I have a list of 1500 obscure words, and require 4 creative individuals to each compose one believable (fake) definition for all 1500 words.

Each Fake Definition you create must be challenging, interesting, thought-provoking, well thought-out and occasionally humorous.

There is no fixed word count to this project; a word definition might be comprised of 2 words or 22 words, it's just depends on your creative output (although I do not want just two word definitions; it must be mixed up for the sake of good gameplay).

The winning bidders will be selected on the following criteria:

1. Creative merit.
2. Price.
3. Availability.

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As an example of what I want, here is a sample word, with a list of definitions, only one of which is true.

? cacoepy
1. a tent with roof holes for astronomical o...

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 United States  |  
I'm a recent graduate of Boston University, with significant experience in writing and editing, and a passion for the arts.
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Bid ID: 30845143  |  Submitted: May 29, 2012 00:58 ET 
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 United States  |  
I am an English major attending university. Editing is my forte, and writing has always been my first love. I love to help bring stories or other...
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Bid ID: 30838263  |  Submitted: May 28, 2012 15:23 ET 
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 United States  |  
I have over a decade of experience in many kinds of writing. Although my specialty is short non-fiction articles and creating product descriptions...
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 4.7   |  $819 Earnings   |  4 Jobs
Bid ID: 30820399  |  Submitted: May 27, 2012 21:59 ET 
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 United States  |  
Recent college graduate devoted to excellence in your writing needs with the time and attention necessary to complete them successfully in a timely...
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Bid ID: 30737997  |  Submitted: May 23, 2012 13:22 ET 
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 United States  |  
Creativity is my middle name. Well, not really, but I have considered having it legally changed. Using my passion for words and ideas, I have...
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Bid ID: 30660737  |  Submitted: May 20, 2012 16:37 ET 
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 United Kingdom
Hello! I'm Eve Miller. I hold and M.A. in Medieval History and a B.A. (Hons) in German. I am a qualified teacher, with many years editing and...
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Bid ID: 30649427  |  Submitted: May 19, 2012 19:27 ET 
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 United States  |  
First-Class, 5.0 editing with a flare. Make your writing jump out and grab readers. Maybe add a touch of humor. Editor to 18-time New York Times...
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 5.0   |  $1,710 Earnings   |  6 Jobs   |  1 verified credential(s)
Bid ID: 30635435  |  Submitted: May 18, 2012 21:00 ET 
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 United Kingdom  |  
I am a playwright and self-published novellist as well as being a musical entertainer. Although I have a keen eye for humour in my writing this...
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Bid ID: 30634364  |  Submitted: May 18, 2012 18:48 ET 
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I am a published author, of romantic crime fiction novels and non-fiction reference books. I am also the author of The Legend Riders, a series of...
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Bid ID: 30634021  |  Submitted: May 18, 2012 18:13 ET 
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 Canada  |  
When I began in the writing industry 24 years ago I assumed, like many do, that writing was pretty straightforward… perhaps even simple. After all,...
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Bid ID: 30630119  |  Submitted: May 18, 2012 14:11 ET 
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 United States  |  
Have been writing poetry and fiction all my life and am an avid reader of all genres. Maintain my website of original short stories and flash...
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 0.0   |  $33 Earnings   |  1 Jobs
Bid ID: 30627666  |  Submitted: May 18, 2012 12:04 ET 
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 Canada  |  
Not sure if "they're there" or "their there?" Or is it the "its it's" and "who's whose" that have got you lost in a puzzle of apostrophes,...
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Bid ID: 30615975  |  Submitted: May 18, 2012 00:54 ET 
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