#BlogFlash2012: Day One – Thinking

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#BlogFlash2012: Day One – Thinking

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I’m delighted to be hosting #BlogFlash2012 – 30 Days, 30 Prompts 30 Posts.

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#BlogFlash2012: Day One – Thinking


#BlogFlash2012 - Day One: ThinkingThe uninitiated think writing is easy. Creating, imagining, generating ideas is easy. Children come up with creative ideas. Expressing thoughts precisely, saying exactly what we mean, using the right, not almost the right words-this part is hard.

Great writers think deeply, discarding the shallow ideas that rise easily to the surface, writing and rewriting, thinking, evaluating, reaching for those golden nuggets of truth that turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. In thought, they forge connections, and from the fruits of their painstaking work we derive beauty and meaning.

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Terri Giuliano Long, a frequent guest blogger, with appearances on hundreds of blogs, is a contributing writer for IndieReader and also wrote for Her Circle eZine. She lives with her family on the East Coast. Her debut novel, In Leah’s Wake, winner of the Global eBook Award, Popular Fiction, and Indie Discovery Award, Literary Fiction, has sold over 130,000 copies worldwide.


  1. J. D Wenzel July 31, 2012 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    Here we go! I'm pretty terrible at word caps, by the by, this one is nearly 200 words… I hope that's okay!


  2. JB Lacaden July 31, 2012 at 10:13 pm - Reply
  3. Lizzie Koch July 31, 2012 at 11:45 pm - Reply

    Indeed, finding the right words to convey thoughts is the hardest as sometimes words can dilute the thought, the fantastic idea and not do it the justice the thought deserves. I struggle all the time to make it sound as good on paper as it was in my head! Thank you for organising this challenge and here is my link to my offering called The First Drink. xx


    • Terri Giuliano Long August 1, 2012 at 7:31 am - Reply

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Lizzie! Writing definitely is a labor of love!

  4. Kriss August 1, 2012 at 2:39 am - Reply

    Started today with a 10×10 poetic exercise. 10 lines with 10 syllables each. Giving myself approx 10 minutes to write and no longer to clean up… this was fun and didn't even involve bacon. http://ow.ly/1OogPH

    • Terri Giuliano Long August 1, 2012 at 7:33 am - Reply

      That's an amazing idea, Kriss! I can't wait to follow your progress through the month!

  5. Carlie Cullen August 1, 2012 at 3:16 am - Reply

    Link to my post on Day 1 – http://wp.me/p1UhOl-6d

    Loved your post, Terri!

  6. Donna Brown August 1, 2012 at 4:35 am - Reply

    Thank you so much for running this, Terri! It's going to be a great month. Here's our Day One piece: http://tweedling.com/2012/08/blogflash2012-30-day



    • Terri Giuliano Long August 1, 2012 at 7:34 am - Reply

      Thanks Donna! I think it's fantastic that you're both taking part – great to see the different perspectives on each prompt!

  7. Stevie August 1, 2012 at 4:56 am - Reply

    Thank you, the prompt "the thinker" has really inspired quite a few lovely flash fiction pieces and thus has inspired me to join. Hope you all enjoy!


    • Terri Giuliano Long August 1, 2012 at 7:35 am - Reply

      Thank you, Stevie! I'm so thrilled you've decided to join in too – it's going to be a great month!

  8. Angela D. August 1, 2012 at 5:09 am - Reply

    Sometimes the difference between a good book and a great one is that sense of language. I love it when I notice how beautifully sentences are constructed and images conveyed through the use of exactly the right words. Great thinking post!

    My day one is up – http://librarygirlreads.blogspot.com/2012/08/thou

  9. alchemyofscrawl August 1, 2012 at 5:31 am - Reply

    Woo hoo! Made the first day – http://alchemyscrawl.com/blogflash2012-day-1-thin

  10. Amanda Chambers August 1, 2012 at 7:12 am - Reply
  11. Ruth / Bullish August 1, 2012 at 7:15 am - Reply

    I love your essay, Terri! So true that people think writing is easy when in fact, thinking about writing is easy whereas the actual writing is a labor of love!

    My link for today is here: http://www.sweetbananaink.com/2012/08/01/blog-fla

    • Terri Giuliano Long August 1, 2012 at 7:41 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Ruth – your comment is so thoughtful! Can't wait to see your post!

  12. Suzie August 1, 2012 at 7:33 am - Reply

    Ok I am just a little late but here is my post


    You will be amazed I only mentioned the bunnies once! :-) However I cannot promise about tomorrow :-)

  13. Sania August 1, 2012 at 7:46 am - Reply

    Here's my first post.

    I hope the link works.

  14. Christina Krieger August 1, 2012 at 7:57 am - Reply

    I loved your post on Thinking!

    Here is my link: http://christinakrieger.com/2012/08/01/blogflash-

  15. Daniel Swensen ( August 1, 2012 at 8:38 am - Reply

    Thanks for the opportunity to participate, Terri. Here's my entry: http://surlymuse.com/blogflash2012-day-one-thinki

  16. Rosalind Smith-Nazil August 1, 2012 at 10:19 am - Reply

    Sorry.. gone over word count.. So much going on.. Will conform tomorrow – Honest..x


    • Terri Giuliano Long August 1, 2012 at 12:53 pm - Reply

      Oh please don't worry, Rosalind! I wanted to set a low limit so people didn't feel intimated by having to produce lengthy posts every day, but really, it's whatever people feel most comfortable with!

  17. Lisa Shambrook August 1, 2012 at 10:36 am - Reply

    Here's my go, really enjoying this!
    http://www.thelastkrystallos.blogspot.co.uk/2012/… 2012-day-one-thinking.html

  18. Lisa Shambrook August 1, 2012 at 10:38 am - Reply

    Sorry link didn't work…try again:

  19. Elaine August 1, 2012 at 11:18 am - Reply

    Excellent post Terri.

    You can find mine at http://adrarasdreams.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/think

  20. April Pohren August 1, 2012 at 11:45 am - Reply

    I just stumbled across this and thought it sounded like a blast! Not sure how great I will be at it, but thought I would give it a shot!


  21. Rakel August 1, 2012 at 1:24 pm - Reply
  22. Candy Little August 1, 2012 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    Since I just signed up a little while ago, this was the best I could do for day 1.

  23. Elisabeth Crisp August 1, 2012 at 3:35 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the opportunity. I'm enjoying reading all these new blogs. Here's the link to my post.

    • Terri Giuliano Long August 2, 2012 at 11:47 am - Reply

      Thanks Elisabeth! I completely agree – it's great finding so many new blogs to follow!

  24. Ali August 1, 2012 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    Great post, I love doing these posts and the prompts are amazing!!! Here is my post today…


    Thanks for doing #BlogFlash2012, so excited about it!!!

  25. Stacy Bennett-Hoyt August 1, 2012 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    I have to make this brief… got a lotta packing to do. :D

    Mine is here:

  26. Lillie McFerrin August 1, 2012 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    Thanks for hosting the blog flash! My post for day one: http://lilliemcferrin.com/blog-flash-2012-day-one

    • Terri Giuliano Long August 2, 2012 at 12:02 pm - Reply

      Thanks for taking part, Lillie! I love the way you are planning to link your pieces together!

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  28. sjp August 2, 2012 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Trying to combine two commitments… http://sjp-title.blogspot.com/2012/08/thinking.ht

  29. Eighty Six August 4, 2012 at 11:11 pm - Reply

    I'm not as deep as you make writers sound, but here are the origins of the Cathartes Aura Series.

    Thanks for having us all. It's been good for me to write about writing.

  30. Afsaneh August 6, 2012 at 2:24 am - Reply

    I love this idea, Terri!

    Going to approach this as a series so that I don't have to keep saying bye to characters!

    Here is day 1 – http://dreaming-of-stories.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08

  31. Heidi Baker August 7, 2012 at 6:42 am - Reply

    Im a little late, but I'll do each days entry plus one extra until I'm caught up. Il really looking forward to this.
    Here are my posts for #7 and #1



  32. LoveTheBadGuy August 7, 2012 at 11:47 pm - Reply

    I am even later than all the people who have apologised for being late.

    So… Yeah. REALLY sorry for the late start! But it sounded fun, so I'll try my hardest to catch up!

    Anyhoodles, here is my Day 1 entry:

  33. Terri Giuliano Long August 10, 2012 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much, Eighty Six! I'm so glad you're enjoying it!

  34. Terri Giuliano Long August 10, 2012 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    That sounds like a great approach, Afsaneh!

  35. Terri Giuliano Long August 10, 2012 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for jumping on board, Heidi!

  36. Terri Giuliano Long August 10, 2012 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for joining in! I hope you have a great month!

I'd love to hear your thoughts!