I'm a terrible writer, in part because I've got that epistemophiliac adoration for obscure, archaic or onomatopoeic words, word-play, and more pedantry than most audiences can bear.
That being said, I think it would be a fun exercise to create and justify new words. A broad range of examples can be found here.
I'm suggesting this both to give serious writers new tools, and as a light-hearted lower-but-not-low effort community-building exercise to include those who don't consider themselves writers yet.
- Any subject matter, though I'd prefer we kept this SFW.
- The "logos", or rationale, of the neologism should need little explanation, or be presented in the context of usage, e.g. "asshat", "we're not leaving town, we're staycationing this year."
- English language is not required - if you can make a logical creole word and provide English justification, that's fine.
- Please Google to ensure originality.
Here's a starter:
mortlifting - abusing the occasion of a celebrity's death to make an unrelated political point.