Blog Hop Photo Reveal!

How is it Wednesday already?? Time to hit the pause button for a moment and indulge in some inspiration!

By the way: Everyone is invited to participate in the Writer Wednesday Blog Hop, so if you’ve been watching from afar, we encourage you to jump in! We’d love to have your talent and imagination join in the fun. Invite a friend if you want. 🙂

Let’s take a look at the collection of stories created from last week’s photograph. Be sure to show some comment love to the authors!!

Doll Confines by Cindy Cagle

Careless Whispers by JP

Ghosts in the Garage by Heather Musk

The Collected by Scott Taylor

The Doll by Sally Stackhouse

Baby Doll by Christopher Shawbell

You Did All You Could by Tena Carr

Here’s how the Writer Wednesday Blog Hop works:

1) Use the photo and the 5 words provided in your story.
2) Keep your word count 500 words or less.
3) You have until next Tuesday to link up your post.
4) Link up with your blog hostess (NicoleCarrie, Tena or Leanne) when you’re done via the inLinkz linkybelow.
5) Have fun, don’t stress, let those creative juices flow.

Aaaannnnd, now for this week’s prompt:

Downtownbuilding

Your words:

satellite

buoy

check

lawyer

rescue

8 thoughts on “Blog Hop Photo Reveal!

  1. jp

    I don’t know how long you have been doing the Blog-Hop but for the last few weeks or so I have taken part. It is very challenging to a person like me (with no imagination) and I do it as a point of exercise or personal challenge. My books / stories are based on actual events and it is simple to write on that basis. It is more a series of recollections than something I have concocted.

    There are some very talented individuals who take part here and I was nervous at first that my stories wouldn’t ‘cut the mustard’ and relatively speaking they don’t. I am sure there are many people who have the same trepidation and do not take part for that very reason.

    I would hope more readers will be encouraged to have a go because I find it is bringing out a side of me I didn’t know I had. To try and give an account in just 500 words using the pictures and the keywords, I personally find very difficult. Kind words prompted me to continue and I would urge others to overcome their insecurities and try the challenge. There is nothing to lose and everything to gain.

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    1. Leanne

      JP, thank you so much for this outstanding comment! We appreciate you being bold and stretching the boundaries of your imagination. We all have an imagination, it’s merely a matter of engaging it and being courageous enough to share it with others… it’s when we share that we get feedback, insight, and further inspiration to keep going.

      I’ve always said that writing is a solitary endeavor that requires community support. I think the Blog Hop community is the ideal group because the exercise itself engages several writing disciplines and the people offer positive encouragement.

      JP, I used to say to people, ‘I don’t write fiction. I don’t have the imagination for fiction.’ Then Tena invited me to join the blog hop. In an effort to “practice what I preach” to my audience about being bold and practicing something new, I accepted the invitation. I learned that I AM a fiction writer. I had no idea!!

      So when I say, I get everything you mean in your comment, I truly understand. I thank you so much for voicing your experience and encouraging others to be brave, friend. It means so much! 🙂

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  2. Christopher Shawbell

    JP, you are awesome! You open (I hope), for any who read what you have written, an internal dialog that is an intrinsic part of the “writer’s journey”. We write what we feel often in constant fear of how it will be received, or will it be understood, or of it being received at all. It is a terrifying prospect that those who have not faced it cannot possibly understand.
    How my writing is regarded can feel like a judgment upon me, and rightly so, because in so many ways it is. Yet, to share what I write in spite of this fear … there is our great reward.
    I am not the best author in the wwbh any more than I am the best writer in the world. I can tell you this though… when I write I am the best Me.

    ~Christopher

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      1. Christopher Shawbell

        I thought we weren’t s’posta take the wwbh too seriously. ; )
        I have three guidelines: I hafta do the story when I look at the prompt, I hafta do it in one sitting, and I hafta do the first idea I start.
        Exceptions happen with one and two, but I try not to let them. That keeps me from getting too into it and taking myself too seriously with it.

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        1. Leanne

          Those are good guidelines! I started and then got stuck. I figured out why, I think. One sitting is hard my house, with two munchkins and a husband… it takes me 30 minutes to write one comment sometimes with all the interruptions I encounter. Haha!

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