Posts tagged ‘short stories’

December 11, 2013

Comment Contest on my Blog!

by Neeks

As some of you may or may not be aware, I have a blog over at WordPress.  It has gathered dust and cobwebs for months.  Moooonnnths (ridiculously deep voice).  My intentions were honorable, I swear.  Having heard from many sources that an author should have an online platform I decided to do a blog in addition to my Facebook account.

I knew that I wanted to get my writing out there where people could see it and that I wanted the blog to focus on my writing and not on me.  I thought for a while on what I wanted to do – poems, stories, start a book?  The movie Out Of Africa starring Meryl Streep came to mind.  At one point in the movie, Meryl’s character is visited by friends.  After they have dinner the guests ask her to tell them a story, apparently she is well-known for being able to do so.  What does she do?  She asks them for 3 words.  She then proceeds to weave those 3 words into a spell-binding story (we’ll have to assume so, all we hear are the beginning and end) that absolutely captivates her audience.  I remember thinking what an incredibly quick and creative mind a person would need to do that and I’ve wanted to be able to do it ever since.  This became the idea for my blog.

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