Sunday, January 6, 2008

Forward Retreat

Yes, Wordsmiths took an unticipated hiatus. It seems your hosts, and others, were of the opinion that December was so full of other responsibilities little energy was left for this here a-writin' stuff thet takes a-thinkin'.

Before we get started, drop by Tiff's place and congratulate her on the Powerful Writing award she won. Well deserved, methinks.

After the before we get started, we are soliciting ideas for this site in 2008. What could be done differently? What could be improved? What works and what doesn't? Please feel free to give your input in the comments.

At the prestart after the after before start, think upon the Año Nuevo. It is a good time to look forward and reflect on the past, while we try to put our jumbled lives back to normal after the holidays.

Now start. Use the picture below and write a story. You know the drill: 500 words or less, blah,blah, blah. Submissions are due by a link in the comments by January 31.

Oh, and Happy New Year to you all!

Forward Retreat - Mark Tansey, 1986

11 comments:

tiff said...

Heh - let's not forget that that award was randomly picked by someone's teenaged daughter out of a hat. ;)

This is a GREAT inspiration picture. Ideas do bubble!

Bobo the Wandering Pallbearer said...

Here ya go:

Surveying The Flood

db grin said...

Great picture and welcome back - looking forward to what comes of it!

Ideas-wise, wonder if the invitations can be cast wider to get more stories in. And perhaps have a periodic writing award or some other gizmo that can be displayed as a mark of pride, honor, or flagrant bragging on the winner's site.

Warped Mind of Ron said...

OK I came up with a story and stuck it at the end of my post for Wed. here's the link and enjoy.

http://warpedmindofron.com/2008/01/29/mid-week-evaluations/

tiff said...

here's mine:

http://noaccentyet.blogspot.com/2008/01/flight.html

Kingfisher said...


The Blood of Ravnius

No Celery Please said...

OK, so here's this thing I did...

http://noceleryplease.wordpress.com/2008/01/31/lets-get-wordsmithy/

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