Tuesday, 31 March 2015

I must be mad! A-Z Blogging Challenge 2015, here I come!

I must be totally mad, but one week before it's due to begin I decided that I will be joining in with the A-Z Blogging Challenge this year. For anyone who doesn't have a clue what I'm talking about, you can find out everything you need to know about the Challenge here.

I've done it for the past three years now, and I've enjoyed it every time, but those who've been following me will know I've been in the blogging doldrums lately with a loss a direction and purpose. 

I'd decided not to do the Challenge when I'm in such an uncertain place, but being back at work has given me more time to sit and think and plan, so in one afternoon I came up with my theme and titles for each letter of the Challenge. (My work is pretty dull, and I have a lot of time to think.)

The theme I'm going with is my own guide to studying at home, with tips on how I get through it, which can also be applied to my writing world too. I'm hoping that by writing these things down and using them as advice for others, I may start listening to it myself a bit more and have more confidence in what I'm doing.

I hope you enjoy what I have to offer, and I'll see you back here tomorrow for post number one!

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Taking some time out at the WWBH

Hi folks!

We're taking a break for a while over here at the WWBH, Leanne has all the details ...


We're going on vacation! After at least four years of faithfully bringing you weekly photo prompts to inspire your creative side, the Writer Wednesday Blog Hop team is going on an extended (not indefinite) sabbatical to rest, regroup, and refresh.

At this point we plan on returning June 3, 2015 for some fresh summer fun with new prompts and maybe a new twist for this old favorite. :)

In the meantime, we'll leave you with the final story written by one of our most faithful blog hop participants, Scott Taylor. Thank you, Scott, for your awesome, funny, heartwarming, and creative entries!

Also, if you are really sad now because you really wanted to participate but just hadn't been able to, here's a list of all the prompts of this year so far.

Feel free to write as many stories as you wish and submit them to the link below. (The same rules apply as listed in each prompt!)

We'll publish all the stories when the Blog Hop returns in June! Be inspired and keep writing!

Farewell for now. <3

Your friends and weekly hostesses, Tena Carr, Heather Musk, Debb Stanton, and Leanne Sype

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

WWBH time again ...

Hi folks! How are we all doing? Each day it seems like the sun is battling with the clouds for dominance in the sky, but more often than not it seems to be winning now. 

Spring is arriving in my garden with the new growth coming through and the daffodils establishing themselves. It's the promise of new beginnings, and I can feel the same thing happening within my own spirits.

Talking of new beginnings, it's the beginning of a new week for the WWBH. We have two stories sparked from last weeks prompts, and here they are:

Checkmate by Leanne Sype

Meekahs Forever Home by Tena Carr

So, do you fancy having a go at the WWBH? Just write a ~500 word piece of flash fiction based on the picture prompts that I'll reveal in a moment.
Link up by next Tuesday to the froggy at the bottom, and then on Wednesday we'll reveal what everyone else has come up with.

If you are new to the WWBH, please do check out the full rules and guidelines first, we'd hate to have to omit a story for something minor.

And now to this weeks prompts, which is one picture and five random words:

milkshake, sausage, button, pumpkin, grasshopper

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Back on the hop, the WWBH hop!

Hi folks! It's been a little while I know, but I'm still knocking around the blogosphere in a somewhat limited capacity.

Thank you to the comments of encouragement on my Having my doubts ... post. I'm still in a kind of limbo with the whole blogging thing but the good news is that I'm not worrying myself too much about it. Life's too short for all of that, right?

So, we're still rocking over here at the WWBH and Tena has the prompts for us this week. I haven't contributed myself for a little while, but maybe I just will for this one ...



Wishing everyone a Wonderful Wednesday. I hope your week so far has been a great one.

Let's take a look at the two stories from last week's prompt:

Now then on to this week's prompt. I've decided to go with two photos, meaning that your story must include and be related to the two pictures that I will provide below.....

But first, here is a quick run-through of the rules (for a more in-depth look head over to my main WWBH Page
  • Write a 500 word (give or take) story related to the prompt (either two photos or one photo/five words)
  • In the case of five words, your words must be clearly indicated in the story
  • Please remember the photos used are the property of the WWBH Host in question (unless otherwise stated). While you are welcome to use the photo in your blogpost, please do not share as your own works (credit is very much appreciated).
  • Please make mention that your story is for the Writer Wednesday Blog Hop (WWBH). While not required, a link to the hop is appreciated. Also appreciated is if you tag your story WWBH (and don't forget to link up to the blue froggy below)
  • Any questions contact one of the WWBH blog hop hosts: Leanne, Heather, or myself

OK then.... The two photos to inspire your story


{So you know, my son helped me in choosing the two photos}
And lastly.... Make sure you link to the froggy below so we may include your story in next week's hop kick-off.