#bookreview I have no idea why I am unable to see clearly what the Friday posting each week might be! Today it seemed very easy to find out the answer to my just wondering… moment. There’s always plenty to read again or to find I somehow missed at the time. (The sidebar links are accessible and easy to use!) Many of earlier readings. Refreshing. I’m going now, a Bank Holiday Weekend here in the UK for us monotheists and polytheists, heathens and April Fools so now I’ve completed a short stint of my own tag/cat tidying & to-do time, read a little I’m outa here to enjoy… whatever next. (Coffee! My insomnia phases seemed linked to no or little coffee. i’m not an addict, i just can’t live without … coffee! – although dandelions substitute nicely but I ran out long, long, ago.
Just thought I’d give quick mention of news from the external blogging circuit whilst it’s Thursday and traditionally (or previously) a photo-posting themed day.
Mundane Monday photo challenge previously hosted by trablogger (at trablogger.com) was brought to a natural end point by the host at challenge no:150. Quite a feat to host a challenge running for that long. He’d suggested a volunteer might like to take over hosting at their own blog and agreed when a participant candidate offered. This challenge has a new home with KO. My response post at my blog this week is here. MMPC is now based on the original challenge format but reverting to the original concept. So that’s less concern for technical aspects of photography and a mundane everyday type of photo in response to the prompt is welcomed. This week’s prompt is open for entries, as previously, any day before the next Monday.
I’d been hoping to maybe make an #authorstory post sometime this month and realised it’s the very last Wednesday of the month. I’ve not had the concentration or focus while busy with other things along the way of getting myself back to a blogging habit.
I’d wondered about writing about Enid Blyton (and then on how no-one’s ever raised J.K. Rowling but I prefer not to pry into knowledge of her bio and try and read her first two books instead seeing as I find I still have my eldest sons’s copies. I admire her in lots of ways but having made history with such a huge personal carbon footprint isn’t something i admire and seem unable to avoid mentioning and that’s not fair is it. I’m not really in a reading fiction phase quite often so that post would take me ?years?)
I’d be interested in writing about Stephen Hawking as an author who made history. I’m too natural sciences to understand physics but his ‘Brief History of Time’ felt very accessible while reading it. I can’t explain his theories from memory of course. i just know I could curl up with that book again almost any time.
Robert Olen Butler is a writer I encountered via youtube and the suggested stream floating it to my attention while trying writing course moocs with the University of Iowa’s distance learning programme. I believe he was the first writer to utilise you tube for public access to his writing instruction in 2001. I played all 20 videos (approx), approx 2 hours each and learnt so much. He wrote a quite amazing short story inspired by a photo postcard during those sessions and I just know I might enjoy reading his writing. Can’t remember how else he might make his claim to having made history. I absolutely disagree with his repeated assertion that ‘literary art is NEVER a collaborative process’ – he seemed to mean in general, rather than for him personally. So Shakespeare’s collected / collective works are not literary art then, is what i would have liked to ask him had I been a viewer in the time-frame of the process.
Digressing. See what I mean.
or, I’d be open to: I’d like you to try and cover writing on … (timeframe might be four to six weeks though). I’m quite interested in accessing more writers of other parts of the world who haven’t made their fame and worthiness as writers by migrating to America or Britain to do so. Because they seem to lose something of their authentic culture when adopting other cultural influences. But that’s only from my personal opinion while reading such work.
I’m not good at copy writing, so can’t do the standard conventional way of writing such posts.
And maybe no-one’s that bothered anymore anyway.
Ok, that’s all for me, while it’s only just Wednesday. Apologies, of course. I’ll fail better next time in my attempt hopefully. Unless consensus is, no interest. Stop.
Hi all, while I’m pulling myself back together I made a few posts here and there recently. Here’s my latest post https://colettebates.wordpress.com/2018/03/05/mondays-mundane-post-less-than-700-words/ Hoping to get back with an authorstory post one Wednesday this month, hopefully not treading on any toes – let me know if so. Best wishes all, hope you have a good week and happy blogging 🙂
I’ve not seen Cathy here at the forum for a while but guessing she must be super busy with her recent book launch – best wishes Cathy (and all) and hope you don’t mind my sharing mention of Cathy’s event here via this reblog…
[NB: it was a reblog frame, until I edited the post title…doh! so…]
Cathy’s post can be found at this link to her blog: https://cathylynnbrooks.com/2018/01/15/only-three-more-days-to-ask-me-anything/
The event Cathy is participating in runs until Thursday mid-afternoon (guessing that’s a US time zone…?) and the website hosting the event, apparently with a countdown timer displayed, can be found via the link her blogpost (from the link provided above).
I’m wondering, for some future time beyond the event closing … (a) if @cathylynnbrooks might spare a few minutes to tell us something of her experience of running this participatory event… and wondering, what will have been the most unusual or unexpected question you were asked during the event?……
… and in the here and now… (b) what might I think of to ask if I take a virtual hop over to participate whilst there is still time aplenty…
I’m participating in an even that runs until Thursday at 2:00 p.m. It’s called Ask Me Anything! The more questions, the better.
Please go HERE and ask a question. It’s easy. They even give you suggestions to ask.
I’d really appreciate your participation!
Thanks so much!
I really enjoyed Pam’s latest discussion but had to remove my long-winded commentary to save and make a responsive “inspired post” [blogging101 style – refreshing again!] – and i got snaps this morning or other days to illustrate… how about /how are you?
As it’s Thursday and a ‘Shutterbug showcase’ day in our schedule I thought I’d hook into that motivation and see who’s out there and might join in? Of course you could pingback to Pam’s creative writing post just below, or maybe here if it’s a photopost from non-members- you are free to choose how [and when] you might interact with these prompts if you’re an author-level member and make a new post on any topic at your own will, usual WordPress type community guidelines apply of course (is my understanding of how things are here these days for a while. I’ll pingback to my lil post here and to Pam’s for the inspirational content 🙂 Hope all are ok – have fun and enjoy 🙂
I do know that I started writing a draft some time ago now toward a comedic play-writing excercise (British humour!) but hadn’t realised that partial draft was here at this site. I guess it must have been for it to have suddenly appeared here publicly as if I had posted it myself. I did not.