Friday, February 1, 2008

Creative writing bootcamp for slackers

28 comments:
 
So here we are at Friday... tomorrow, the MOG has to be at the house o' prayer from 6 to 8 am and then he's off till 6. I might run away to Barnes and Noble... or somewhere... Hot chocolate and books, that is the plan.

Here's a new feature, in which you kickstart me to write creatively. You can suggest a topic. For instance: write about the first memory you can recall... or some such. YOU suggest a topic to ME and then sometime during the week, probably Monday, I write about it. Capisce?

Don't be offended if I never pick your topic. It probably just means your ideas stink.

< snicker >
Actually, if it's something I've never done, i.e. "Tell us about the first time you killed a man.", or something that would be boring, "Tell us about your favorite brand of pencil." (actually, that one's not half bad, but you get the point. No pun intended), then I might not feel like creatively writing about aformentioned caveats.

So ready, set, go!

28 comments:

  1. I don't think you finished that last sentence:

    Actually, if it's something I've never done,.... THEN WHAT?

    You didn't say what would happen if it's something you've never done. What it be? I must know this before I suggest a topic.

    And, I have my suspicions about the "never killed someone" part.

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  2. you're right. not about the killed thing... the unfinished sentence thing. I will remedy that now.

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  3. I'm thinking of a topic.


    And, you got mail.

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  4. Describe your first water aerobics workout at the 'Y'...

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  5. Tell us about why you've abandoned the desire to become the 1st female, conservative President of the United States.

    Please.

    Thank you.

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  6. ok ok............

    What about writing about ..............



    Things that happen on accident that turn out to be GREAT ideas....
    recipes or inventions....




    Sounds like a WINNER!

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  7. For example.......

    I made this fantastic "trail mix" emergency food for Uganda...

    I was afraid I might shrivel up and starve or something......so..

    I mixed my fav nuts and chocolate chips.....butterscotch chips.. white chocolate chips... peanut butter chips....
    Pretzels..raisins...dried pineaplle..dried bananas....



    Well, I did not starve to death..
    and some of them melted in my bag and got all squashy..and when they cooled.......WALLA.......hard crunchy deliciouse candy.....


    I am currently melting the rest of it in the oven so that I can bring this new invention to my Home Group and impress my fellow old ladies.......

    Ymmmm

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  8. I love you!


    You are wonderful and fantastic and just exactly the way that God made you..


    You have favor!

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  9. Pam, that whole comment you wrote yesterday was so good!!
    Thank you!

    I especially liked the reminder of it not being about productivity (what I sometimes dwell on)
    and this part:

    *********
    to love through your hands...to be His touch to those little ones... to represent His heart of mercy and truth...where judgment and mercy meet and truth triumphs.
    *********

    on another topic,
    Keith is doing very well with his toilet training. & me too! I don't feel frustrated or rushed or anything negative.. just happy to help him learn when he wants to use it. He has used it multiple times in the past days. Awesome! clap*clap*clap*clap

    Keith loves it when we clap & show we're happy.. he claps with gusto!!

    WOW-- so much easier to clean him up!


    ~~~~
    Prayer request
    ~~~~
    My chiropractor & his wife are expecting. Currently have 3 children & have had 2 miscarriages (same as me). Please pray for the health of this baby & if God chooses to take the baby to heaven-- for their hearts. Thank you!!!

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  10. Accidental Candy was a great success......

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  11. Writing topic: When was the first time you realized you where in love with chocolate and could never again live without!

    I have not craved sweets the whole time I was pregnant, until they told me I shouldn't eat them anymore. Now I want to eat them all the time. That deep seeded rebelion keeps coming back and biting me in the rear!

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  12. watching the Call Florida on the god.tv webstream... MAN I wish we were there...

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  13. God tv still on... here...too

    Jess - Question

    Where were you and what was your age when you first KNEW that God had a specific calling for you?

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  14. Hey homemakers-
    related to what we talked of Thursday, I was looking through a Bible I'm going to send a friend, and one of the devotions in it was this:

    ***
    "I NEED THEE EVERY HOUR"
    You don't often think of hymns being written by thirty-seven-year-old homemakers from Brooklyn, but that's the story of this hymn. Annie Hawks was busy with her household chores when the words came to her. She later wrote, "I was so filled with a sense of nearness to my Master that, wondering how one could live without Him in either joy or pain, these words, 'I need thee every hour,' were flashed into my mind. Seating myself by the open window in the balmy air of the bright June day, I caught up my pencil and the words were soon committed to paper." Hawks reflected, "it was not until years later, when the shadow fell over my way, the shadow of a great loss, that I understood something of the comforting power in the words." God often allows us to learn in the sunshine what we will need to lean on in the darkness.

    Psalm 86:1-4
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ~~~ I Need Thee Every Hour ~~~

    Words: Annie Sherwood Hawks, 1835-1918
    Music: Robert Lowry, 1826-1899

    1. I need thee every hour, most gracious Lord;
    no tender voice like thine can peace afford.

    Refrain:
    I need thee, O I need thee;
    every hour I need thee;
    O bless me now, my Savior, I come to thee.

    2. I need thee every hour; stay thou nearby;
    temptations lose their power when thou art nigh.
    (Refrain)

    3. I need thee every hour, in joy or pain;
    come quickly and abide, or life is vain.
    (Refrain)

    4. I need thee every hour; teach me thy will;
    and thy rich promises in me fulfill.
    (Refrain)

    5. I need thee every hour, most Holy One;
    O make me thine indeed, thou blessed Son.
    (Refrain)

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  15. Cut n Shoot Cable is going Digital in February.........

    Maybe then I will know what you are all talking about with the GODTV

    I bet it is pretty cool and it will be nice to have TBN and Godtv


    Hey Jess...


    I love you!

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  16. Where is that rat guy? I need some target practice with my new 9mm.

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  17. John Alllen?

    Mr. Slim?

    who else could it be?

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  18. I have been living incognito in the Netherlands hiding from international law. Apparently blowing up entire American territories with tamales is illegal in the US and I can't come back, thanks to batbutt.

    Sadly
    signed
    Your friend and Ally, Jessica
    Ratking

    PS I am sure you are sympathetic to my case, Could you get me some sort of international aid, here, a doughnut maybe?

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  19. Curtains for you, Ratrace!
    MUHAHAAHAAA!

    BatBOY!
    Spelling bee loser!

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  20. I have a doughnut for YOU!

    Rattyhair!

    Signed,
    Your Ally and Buddy
    BatBOY!

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  21. Once, I killed a dog, it was like my dog and it like was allergic to peanuts and I like didn't know it so I gave it a snickers, like it was sooo funny. I didn't know dogs ate snickers, so I like said, here, Snowypaws, have a candy, He like ate and then....


    I don't know man, that was kinda sad. Anyway Snowypaws is in heaven with Fishsticks. I stuck a mascara in the bowl...

    Huh, huh, huh, You should have been there dudes....

    -Mulletman

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  22. Its ok, Mulletman.
    I forgive you here in heaven

    Snowypaws

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  23. In a land far far away...

    There was a guy...

    And his hair stuck up...

    Huh- huh- huh-

    Yeah, like write about that one

    Mulletman

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  24. Rats that talk... digusting

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  25. Too bad Ratking is in the Netherlands. I'll have to find Batboy for target practice.

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  26. jess must have blown a brain circuit trying to be creative

    snicker snicker

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  27. snicker yerself... and refresh

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