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Thursday Thoughts: Small Stone Blogsplash — Everyone’s Invited

01 Jun

8:00 p.m. — Atlanta

Kaspa & Fiona have taken over my blog for today, because they need our help. I have introduced them before as the founders of the writing network Writing Our Way Home, as well as the sponsors of “a river of stones” in January and July, when everyone is invited to pay a little closer attention to the world around them and write about it every day for the month, posting the stones to share with others. And that brings us to:

They are both on a mission to help the world connect with the world through writing. They are also getting married on Saturday the 18th of June.

For their fantasy wedding present, they are asking people across the world to write them a ‘small stone’ and post it on their blogs, or on Facebook, or Twitter.

A small stone is a short piece of observational writing – simply pay attention to something properly and then write it down. Find out more about small stones here.

If you’re willing to help, we’d love you to do things:

1) Re-post this blog on your own blog any time before June the 18th and give your readers a chance to hear about what we’re doing. You can simply copy and paste the text, or you can find the html here.

2) Write us a small stone on our wedding day whilst we’re saying our vows and eating cake, post it on your blog, and send it to us.

You can find out more about our project at our website, Wedding Small Stones, and you can also read our blog at A River of Stones.

We also have a July challenge coming soon, when we’ll be challenging you to notice one thing every day during July and write it down.

Thank you for listening, and we hope we’ll be returning from our honeymoon to an inbox crammed with small stones, including yours.

Kaspa & Fiona

I’m back. If you have any questions, do ask and if you think anyone would enjoy joining in, send this along to them or click one of the buttons below.

I shall see you all on Friday for the week’s roundup; Tuesday for playing with the diamante form, which I think you will enjoy — plenty of scope for play; and Thursday for the last group of words that clutter.

Happy writing, everyone.

 
7 Comments

Posted by on 01/06/2011 in poetry, writing

 

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7 responses to “Thursday Thoughts: Small Stone Blogsplash — Everyone’s Invited

  1. brenda w

    01/06/2011 at 9:26 pm

    Thanks for the post, Margo. I opened a small stones blog at wordpress a few days ago, so this is timely indeed. Blogger has commenting issues and drove me to give wordpress a try. I might move the Bozone over this summer if I like it.
    Here’s a link to my new blog:
    gathered stones
    It’s still rather rudimentary. I’ll start playing with it more next week.
    ~Brenda

     
  2. margo roby

    01/06/2011 at 10:01 pm

    Thanks for the link, Brenda. I had a Blogger and a wordpress when I started and now have two wordpress blogs. I love wordpress. The help section is huge and the team supportive. There is a lot more room to play. This is my main blog but I keep small stones over at mroby.wordpress.com

    margo

     
  3. anjum

    02/06/2011 at 12:08 am

    Dear M

    creative writing
    enhanced day by day.

     
  4. Kaspalita

    02/06/2011 at 4:03 am

    Thanks Margo :)

     
  5. vivinfrance

    05/06/2011 at 6:04 am

    I’ll have a go,

     
  6. margo roby

    05/06/2011 at 8:56 am

    Good, Viv! I think it’s a cool idea. On the 18th it will be fun to know that Kaspa and Fiona are getting married while around the world people are writing a small stone for their wedding present.

     

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