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Over at my writing site, I've started "Write Words Weekend," a resource for dipping into your well of memory and drawing up stories that otherwise might not have been found - stories just dripping with possibilities!
The goal of "Write Words" is simple: Get writers writing. Sometimes the 'write word' will remind you of a person or experience. Other times, you may already have a subject in mind - you're writing about your relationship with your father, for example - and the 'write word' "birthday" brings up a memory of a special birthday spent with your dad. Or the first time you celebrated a birthday while you were in college. Or that first difficult birthday of his which came after he passed away.
"Write Words" bring up stories in ways that more structured writing prompts sometimes don't. Please understand, I'm in favor of any word, sentence, conversation, billboard, or t-shirt that inspires a writer to produce a new story! Just add "Write Words Weekends" to your resource list when the well seems to be running a little dry.
Anyway, pop on over there if you'd like to join the fun. There's no pressure to buy anything, or sign up for anything. It's just a bunch of writers using simple prompts to help jump start their stories!
Now, I've never, not once, done this since I began blogging 2 1/2 years ago. It feels wrong, somehow, to do what I'm about to do. But I have my reasons, I promise:
If you go to that new site for more than a quick glance around, will you please sign on as a follower? Here's why: When you sign on as a follower, I can click over to YOUR web sites and get to know you, one at a time, as the followers list slowly builds. Then, if the time ever comes that you would like my help with your writing, or suggestions on how to increase traffic, or a general evaluation of all the great things you're doing over at your site, I'll already be somewhat familiar with your site and your work.
I love my "Backordered Life" followers. But I also realize that "following" and "reading" aren't necessarily the same thing, and for the most part I don't worry a whole lot about how those numbers are looking.
But at this writing site, I really would like to get to know those who sign on to follow - even if all you're doing is reading the posts and making the occasional comment.
That way, if you ever need to shine the "DeNae Signal" into Gotham's night sky, I'll know who I'm swinging by to offer assistance to!
Thanks so much, you current and faithful followers of this goofball blog. You make me smile with every comment and kind word.
And the goofiness will continue early next week, because I'll be reviewing my darling friend Melanie Jacobson's book, "The List." which is a story she probably thought I would hate in a genre I never read about a subject that holds no interest for me whatsoever. But there is one character who, in my opinion, completely steals the show with her brilliance, charm, wit, and breathtaking good looks.
Who? Who is this Fictional Character of the Gods? Well, watch this space round about Tuesday. You'll find out then. And you'll totally wish Melanie had based this character on YOU instead of ... whoever she based it on.