First… what a great PYM this week: at this writing, 179 visits, 39 likes, and 127 comments, of which I think I counted 35 or so pieces of original work which means we are having a great conversation at the cafe… and I know I have only gotten to 5 of the originals and am eager to read through the remainder this week! Keep it up, tell your friends, show up and share… this is THE place on Word Press to do it!
After the Special Edition of Crazy Writing Thoughts this weekend that announced our new Baristas, I return with the first installment of the post-summer-holiday Crazy Writing Thoughts. Okay… so it wasn’t a ‘holiday’ per se, but time got properly prioritized and now time makes itself available for some of my madness, perhaps a little zaniness, and certainly some GDG Thoughts to start our week in the café. If I return to Wooldridge’s poemcrazy where I left off, she was talking about words. Words. Hey! Word Press, what’s the dealio with the elimination of the daily promptio? Wooldridge recommends cutting out words and phrases from magazines (remember those?), sticking them to objects around the house and dive into absurdism. GO FOR IT!
While you are all off doing that (I do recommend avoiding internet ‘zines, very, very messy and the pixels never stick well) I am going to have a word with Word Press. People want their Daily Prompts! And so the people shall have them… and a few others. For the record, this will be the weekly forum where I introduce you to a few other places around WP where writers are gathering, or tables where words are being poured alongside coffee cups and so this week I offer a few Crazy Writing Prompts to fill the void…
Run by Dee, Kristian, Cyranny, Kate and Kira is Word of the Day Challenge: “Blogging from the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia, our quartet worked hard to bring this alternative challenge, after the final breath of WordPress’ Daily Post.”
Over at Ragtag Daily Prompt (aka RDP) Sgeoil, Margaret21 at From Pyrenees to Pennines, Curious Cat, Tracy at Reflections of an Untidy Mind, Steph of Curious Steph fame, Mary the Cactus Haiku, and Gizzylaw who is Talkin’ to Myself are “a ragtag collection of bloggers who weren’t ready to give up on the Daily Prompt when Word Press did.”
Now in her 83rd week, Kelly aka Bikurgurl challenges us on Wednesday’s to write 100 words in response to a photo prompt. I took these challenges up in SailorPoet, haven’t returned yet at Pointed Home, but might just yet. They are fun!
Finally, Colleen Chesebro challenges us to write tanka poetry every Tuesday in an effort “to help budding poets learn how to write various forms of poetry.” Give it a go!
Please visit these sites, follow them, take their challenges, and share your work… and please share recommended prompts in the comments below and I will advertise for them in the weeks ahead! And don’t forget about our VERY OWN challenge on Tuesdays!
Looking forward to seeing you around this week: enjoy the great writing of our Baristas, take the challenges, pay it forward, and then sit down with Gina at the end of the week as she tells us about the week that was at the GDG!