Friday Freeforall

31 Dec

9:20 am, Friday, 31 December, 2010 – Atlanta

No, I’m not really here, but I wanted to post once more about Fiona Robyn’s small stone writing month which starts tomorrow, or in some places in the world, today.Here is what she says:

Would you like to start the new year as you mean to go on?

You might have heard of NaNoWriMo, where participants are encouraged to write an entire novel in a single month.

I would like to announce a new event beginning on January the 1st 2011: InNaSmaStoMo. International Small Stone Month.

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to write a small stone every day during the month of January.

What is a small stone?

A small stone is a polished moment of paying proper attention.

You can see many fine examples at our sister blogzine, a handful of stones. You can read more about the birth of the concept of small stones here and how to write them here.

Why would you want to join in?

Because choosing something to write about every day will help you to connect with yourselves, with others, and with the world. It will help you to love everything you see – the light and the dark, the happy and the sad, the beautiful and the ugly.

You don’t have to be a ‘writer’ to get involved. The PROCESS of paying attention is what’s important. I’d especially like ‘writers’ and ‘non-writers’ to get involved. If you’d rather not publish your small stones on a blog, you can write them in a note-book. It could change your entire year…

Sounds fun. I am joining in but will publish my stones on a different blog so as not to confuse things on this one. My address for small stones is at Random Stones. Think of it as image collecting, or freewriting from which you will find a poem or imagistic moment you wish to polish.

Happy New Year and I will still see you Monday to start off the new year.

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