I’m delighted to be hosting #BlogFlash2012 – 30 Days, 30 Prompts 30 Posts.
If you’d like to jump on board, it’s not too late! Just check out the #BlogFlashDaily prompts.
Don’t forget to leave your “Day One – Thinking” post link in the comments below so I can stop by!
#BlogFlash2012: Day One – Thinking
The 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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Here we go! I'm pretty terrible at word caps, by the by, this one is nearly 200 words… I hope that's okay!
Thank you so much for your link, J.D. – I'll be stopping by later today!
Here's my day one post :)
Thanks JB! I'll be sure to stop by!
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
Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Lizzie! Writing definitely is a labor of love!
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
That's an amazing idea, Kriss! I can't wait to follow your progress through the month!
Link to my post on Day 1 – http://wp.me/p1UhOl-6d
Loved your post, Terri!
Thank you Carlie! And thanks so much for taking part!
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…
Thanks Donna! I think it's fantastic that you're both taking part – great to see the different perspectives on each prompt!
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!
Thank you, Stevie! I'm so thrilled you've decided to join in too – it's going to be a great month!
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…
Thank you so much, Angela – that's such a lovely comment!
Woo hoo! Made the first day – http://alchemyscrawl.com/blogflash2012-day-1-thin…
Thanks Coral – so glad you're on board too!
My post for day 1: http://www.livinglearninglovinglife.com/2012/08/b…
Thank you for the link, Amanda! I'll be sure to stop by today!
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…
Thank you so much, Ruth – your comment is so thoughtful! Can't wait to see your post!
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 :-)
Thank you Suzie – and you know bunnies are always welcome!
Here's my first post.
I hope the link works.
Thank you so much for the link, Sania!
I loved your post on Thinking!
Here is my link: http://christinakrieger.com/2012/08/01/blogflash-…
Thanks Christina – I really enjoyed yours as well!
Thanks for the opportunity to participate, Terri. Here's my entry: http://surlymuse.com/blogflash2012-day-one-thinki…
Thank you Daniel – I really enjoyed your piece!
Sorry.. gone over word count.. So much going on.. Will conform tomorrow – Honest..x
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!
Here's my go, really enjoying this!
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Thank you so much, Lisa – what a beautiful piece!
Excellent post Terri.
You can find mine at http://adrarasdreams.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/think…
Thank you so much for taking part, Elaine!
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!
Thank you so much, April – I love your inventive approach!
Off we go with DAY #1:
Thank you so much, Rakel!
Since I just signed up a little while ago, this was the best I could do for day 1.
Thank you so much for taking part, Candy! Your piece made me smile!
Thanks for the opportunity. I'm enjoying reading all these new blogs. Here's the link to my post.
Thanks Elisabeth! I completely agree – it's great finding so many new blogs to follow!
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!!!
I'm so glad you're enjoying it, Ali, and thanks so much for signing up!
I have to make this brief… got a lotta packing to do. :D
Mine is here:
Thanks Stacy! I loved your piece and your blog is so pretty!
Thanks for hosting the blog flash! My post for day one: http://lilliemcferrin.com/blog-flash-2012-day-one…
Thanks for taking part, Lillie! I love the way you are planning to link your pieces together!
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Trying to combine two commitments… http://sjp-title.blogspot.com/2012/08/thinking.ht…
What a great way to combine two commitments – I loved your post, sjp!
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.
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…
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
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:
Thank you so much, Eighty Six! I'm so glad you're enjoying it!
That sounds like a great approach, Afsaneh!
Thank you so much for jumping on board, Heidi!
Thank you so much for joining in! I hope you have a great month!