Writing Prompt: Write about a Catchphrase from MTV’s Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica

"I Know I Can" WNFIN Prompt 009Celebrity Quotes Friday

We’ve had fun choosing celebrity quotes to write about and learning about a famous dancer from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Today, we rekindle an old romance between Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson just long enough to revisit their MTV show and laugh at their catchphrases.

Almost 10 years ago, celebrity newcomers and then-newlyweds Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson had their own show on MTV, appropriately titled Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica. The cameras followed them around everywhere, catching some strange conversations about the mundane. Out of those strange conversations were born several expressions that became instantly popular and are still used today.

Writing Prompt 009
  • Step 1: Do basic Internet research and learn some facts about the MTV show Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica.
  • Step 2: Pay close attention to the language used on this show. Find out which popular catchphrases or expressions originated from this show. Learn the real meaning behind the catchphrases
  • Step 3: Pick one of those famous expressions and write about its use in society today. Who uses those expressions? Do the expressions invoke the same meaning as they did 10 years ago?
  • Bonus Step: If you own a blog and wish to share a link to the blog post that contains your response to today’s writing prompt, we welcome your permalink and encourage you to post it as a comment below!

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About the Author

Amanda M. Socci, J.D., is a freelance writer with 14 years of experience writing professionally. Socci currently cuts her blogging chops on her personal portfolio blog, the Creative Idea Gal blog, and on an online news site, Mount Vernon Patch. Inspired by Nina Amir’s Write Nonfiction in November writing challenge, she created a unique 10-month training program for Writenonfictionnow.com and Writenonfictioninnovember.com blog visitors.

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