Small stones

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Small stones

Post by Ros » Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:48 pm

http://www.writingourwayhome.com/p/river-jan-12.html

Sounds like fun. Anyone want to do it?

Or we could come up with something similar ourselves.

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Re: Small stones

Post by Suzanne » Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:53 am

I love this idea.
It is what I originally wanted to do with the bits thread but, well, at the time, I was so new to poetry I didn't know how to present it.

I would participate, I am sure, if this is developed into something on the site. Yep.
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Re: Small stones

Post by k-j » Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:22 am

I think the idea is sound, a good way to develop poetry. But personally I wouldn't want to post these kernels publicly. Why bother? Wait until you've matured them, then post the poem.
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Re: Small stones

Post by calico » Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:02 am

I'd like to. January you say?
Do we get a 'funky badge' like they do? :)

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Re: Small stones

Post by bodkin » Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:37 pm

Alright then. Could buy a fancy notebook. Or could make a blog to put them on...
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Re: Small stones

Post by Ros » Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:53 pm

Do people want to join the 'official' one, or have our own thread for it? I'm sure we could come up with a fancy badge, and start earlier if we wanted. Might be more of a challenge in December!

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Re: Small stones

Post by JohnLott » Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:57 pm

I have my notebook and I do it all the time (started three months ago).
WOWH obviously do it because it is a web-wide (world-wide) commercial opportunity.
If I joined in, it would be on some 'home-grown' venture.

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Re: Small stones

Post by Suzanne » Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:05 pm

Ros wrote:Do people want to join the 'official' one, or have our own thread for it? I'm sure we could come up with a fancy badge, and start earlier if we wanted. Might be more of a challenge in December!

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Re: Small stones

Post by bodkin » Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:29 pm

Let's do the whole show right here!

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Re: Small stones

Post by lemonstar » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:20 am

I like the idea a lot.

I've kept a writing book on the go since late 2008 but that was mainly for songwriting, although I have also put a lot of notes for a play in it to. Since 2007 I have taken part in an annual songwriting challenge http://www.fawm.com - an attempt to write 14 songs in the shortest month of the year (February Album Writing Month or FAWM).

The most surprising thing I discovered was just how productive I(you!) can be when you commit to join in with something like this. Even if you end up with only 1 new song - it's probably 1 more than you might have had. The most I've ever managed is 8.

I learned a lot about the creative process and about myself by doing it. Some of the ideas promoted there are that "Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work" (Chuck Close - painter) and that "You can't wait for inspiration - you have to go after it with a club" (Jack London - writer).
The rest of you...keep banging the rocks together.

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Re: Small stones

Post by calico » Fri Nov 25, 2011 3:08 pm

Mr Bod.
Nothing is happening when I click on......"right here"
Is it s'posed to?

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Re: Small stones

Post by bodkin » Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:47 pm

Er no, it's jsut underlined as if an over-excited leading man was declaiming it...
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Re: Small stones

Post by calico » Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:11 pm

Ah, sorry. The over-excitement was all mine.

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