What do you want to read?
May 15, 2011 § 8 Comments
Last week I announced that I had made some changes to the blog. One of those changes was adding a new page where you, my incredibly brilliant and fun readers, can submit ideas for topics. (Just visit this page here: Help A.Hab. Win the Post-A-Day Challenge.)
I’m starting to lose my steam. I want to do this challenge not just for the sake of doing the challenge, but also so that I can be constantly writing. Doing these posts every day helps me to stay active in my writing exercises and keep me from only writing in Academese on a fairly esoteric subject.
So, seriously, help a girl out, will ya? 😉 Any topic will do, really. And it can be as simple as a single word. I’m sure I can spin a topic off a single word. I’m pretty good at that sort of thing. 😉
But today I’m just sort of creatively dried-up. We’ve had a relaxing day; so relaxing, in fact, that I very nearly forgot to write anything today. And, in my book, that’s actually a pretty good day!
Hi Mrs H
I’m the new kid on the block but one thing I love is writing. I am 63 now and have considered myself a writer since I was a teen. During the eighties I belonged to a ‘writers circle’ and attended fortnightly. After the boring minutes had been read all that palava we got down to the nitty gritty of writing. Each member would place an object in a bag then each would draw one out. (Hopefully not their own) Then we had 10 minutes to write a short story about our object which could literally be anything. Panic is the first feeling as you stare at the object and that horrid block of writing paper. Then something happens. I call it desperation over-riding the block in your mind. Before you know it you have written something worthwhile. Perhaps a history of the object, how it had spent its life. So if you are blocked fill s binbag with odds and ends. You could be very brave and take out more than one object and try to write them both into your story. Hope this helps, Terry
Hi Terry! Welcome to the blog! I’m so glad you took the time to comment–that’s a great idea. I love that–I bet I could even have a sort of “bank” of objects to write on for days like this one. Thanks for sharing your very helpful idea! 🙂
I can relate! I’ve enjoyed posts about your pets–maybe do more of those. The creatures we love are always into something. Also, maybe an update on tornado recovery. Do you know anybody who has been affected?
Hope this helps, Amanda. I know I can come up with better ideas–just give me time.
Haha, those are great ideas, Kathy! 🙂 Thank you! I love pet posts, so that would be really fun for me, too. And as for the tornadoes, I don’t know anyone personally who was affected…but a number of my in-laws did have some close calls. Maybe over this summer, Robert and I can visit them and I can get photographs of recovery efforts. Great idea! 🙂
Love pet posts. LOVED posts about your students/ experiences in teaching, too!
I think those furry creatures are definitely going to make more appearances. I’m so glad that y’all like those posts! 🙂 And I should resurrect my “From the Other Side of the Desk” series. Lord knows I haven’t even scratched the surface of teacher perspectives on classroom issues, lol. Thanks for the help, Tori! 🙂
Ditto all of the above. And maybe more posts about who you, Amanda, are when you are not a dissertation writing goddess. Maybe posts about the younger you, or how you met Robert of things like that. By the way, I had some eye opening and interesting discussions about academia during that I may share with you in an e-mail if I can get the words out.
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