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I'm seeing some incredibly fine writing and I couldn't be happier. Well I could be if those of you who just read would actually bite the bullet and participate. I won't bite I promise.
And just to help you along, there's a new prompt issued EVERY MONDAY that you can join in on.
Whether you choose fiction, memoir, blogging, non-fiction, or creative non-fiction, the prompt is for you to write whatever you are inspired to write. That's the purpose of the prompt. I am always open to prompt suggestions, so feel free to send them to me!!
Let's get the ball rolling here. You will have until 11:59 pm EST on Saturday to write to the prompt and link up your work. A new prompt and a new linkup will go up the following Monday.
This week your challenge is:
In celebration of Valentine's Day, write a love story, no more than 1,500 words, using this picture as inspiration (image source here):
Don't forget to display the BMWW badge in the post somewhere and link up with the url to the POST not your BLOG. Leave a comment after you post letting us know it's there. Try to read the others who link up, as many as you can, and leave a comment or critique.
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Thanks, Stephanie. The original version of the story is up on my site - http://auxilioabalto.us/et.al/blogweb/index.php?/archives/127-THE-E.... Following Chelle's advice, I am trying to cut out some sentences. I am looking at my paper draft and managed to strike out several sentences from the first paragraph. If it is ok with you, kindly look at it and see how I can tighten things up. Thanks.
Thanks. :-) I appreciate that.
I love these wonderful stories and creativity. It really is inspiring and encouraging!!!!
Sometimes my mind just won't create a story on some of the prompts. I'll throw a million ideas around, start writing, start over, take a break...I'm sure you know...but nothing ever comes to me that I like.
That will be great. I may not participate but seeing how people approach prompts and write about them is a learning experience.
I'd like to second a lot of what Steph has said: yeah, it can be scary to put your stuff out there. But the best way to improve it is to do it and let people read it. Most of these prompt sites mentioned have fabulous people participating that are super friendly and give you great feedback.
I always read over my posts and think it's not as good as I'd like but I put it out there so whatever is wrong, maybe someone else will pick up on it and give me that little bit of critique to fix it.
And if you aren't ready to share, just try reading through some of the other submissions to get a feel for ways to turn a phrase or describe something mundane :)
Thank you Carrie. :-)