Category: STUFF IT TUESDAY

Guest Bloggers and a New Look

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After some time away and a fresh return Writings of a Mrs now has a new look and some exciting new ideas.
Oh and did I mention I am now a .com site!
http://www.writingsofamrs.com

I’m looking for guest bloggers to feature once weekly.

For those of you interested you will also see the return of ‘The Storetry’.  I would like to have at least two more installments before releasing the first ‘Storetry’ Collaboration eBook!

I will also be  continuing and showcasing Friday’s Featured Poet as well.

If any of the above interests you please see the tabs listed at the top of my main page for more information.

Please feel free to share your thoughts with me.

What do you think of the new look?

E book Addition: A Duet, Write and Get Published with me

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In light of my post  The 1 thing that Writers and Bloggers need to know before they begin I decided that I would like to write a few duets, well, 3 to be exact.

I am looking for fellow writers and poets to do a duet with me that I will post on my blog  and then add to my free ebook that I will be publishing in the upcoming months along with all of the past ‘Storetries’

The concept is a back and forth piece written together. One will be with a writer going back and forth between their paragraph prose and my poetic verse.  Two will be a purely poetic duet. Continue reading

Storetry # 7: It’s Here! A Collaboration Challenge for Poets and Writers. Get published.

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Welcome to Stuff It Tuesdays:  The Storetry Collaboration Challenge

I’d like to thank everyone for the fabulous contributions.  I really enjoy reading all of the submissions and putting the ‘Storetry’ (a word that I created, part story, part poetry) together.  I only wish I had more time to spend on it!

This is my sevnth installment of the Stuff It Tuesday ‘Storetry’ Collaboration Challenge. Continue reading

Storetry # 6: It’s Here! A Collaboration Challenge for Poets and Writers. Get published.

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Welcome to Stuff It Tuesdays:  The Storetry Collaboration Challenge

I’d like to thank everyone for the fabulous contributions.  I really enjoy reading all of the submissions and putting the ‘Storetry’ (a word that I created, part story, part poetry) together.  I only wish I had more time to spend on it!

This is my sixth installment of the Stuff It Tuesday ‘Storetry’ Collaboration Challenge. Continue reading

Get published! All submissions included! This weeks Storetry Tuesday for poets and writers!

Just a reminder to those that are interested or those who would like to join for the first time please submit your contributions to this weeks ‘storetry’ to writingsofamrs@outlook.com.  In the subject line please include Stuff it Poem or Stuff it Paragraph.  All submissions will be included along with being published in a free e book that I will be writing with your contribution, name and blog address included in the same format as the ‘storetry’ is displayed on my blog. Please submit by Monday June 17th by 6pm Eastern Time.

This is a personal challenge and collaboration idea.  You may participate as often as you like but only one submission per week.  Please keep submission PG rated.  Be sure that your contribution stays true to your style of writing to showcase yourself and lead people to your blog and that it can flow between other peoples submissions as well which will be part of the challenge for you.  Your part is to fill the middle of the story that I have started and finished with either one paragraph of roughly 5 sentences or 1 poetry verse of 5 lines.  My challenge then becomes attempting to make it all flow as I will use and combine all of the submissions to create a ‘storetry’, part story, part poem.

For more information take a look at the Tab on my Home page.  There you will find the break down and previous ‘Storetries’ This will be the 7th installment. I will only be doing 10! So please participate!

  For this weeks entry read on! Continue reading

‘Storetry’ #5 Part Story/Part Poetry. Collaboration/Challenge for poets and writers, join us and get published!!

I would like to thank everyone for their submissions and great pieces of writing both prose and poem and the wonderful photographs submitted!

I ask people to submit  a paragraph or a poem verse to fit into an opening paragraph and closing poetry verse that I supply.  I ask for people to contribute the ‘stuffing’ of the story, the middle with a short paragraph OR a poetry verse.  I then take all of the submission both prose and poem and try to add it all into the middle to make up at Storetry (part story part poetry) that flows nicely into a ‘Storetry’ (part story ‘stor’ and part poetry ‘etry’) I use all submission that are supplied to me as long as they pertain to the weeks opening and closing.  I will be publishing a free eBook that will include all of the ‘Storetry’s’ along with everyone’s submissions and blog addresses.  So by participating you will become ‘published’!  You can find next weeks ‘Storetry’ info posted on my home page in the Stuff It Collaboration for Everyone Tab by tomorrow morning.

To help with reading, I have included each persons blog address below their submission, you can click on the link to check out more of their work if it interests you.

The Carnival

The place was crowded with people.  The smell of hot buttery popcorn enticed my nose.  The sounds of people and couples laughing and enjoying the hot summer evening danced on the air.  Flashing lights and rides whipping by the night skyline flashed before my eyes.  It was the night of the Summer Solstice Carnival, my favorite night of the year. Continue reading

2 Months, 30,000 views and 3,200 followers!

It has been 2 beautiful months!  My, how the time has flown by!

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It has been quite  the journey thus far!  I have a poetry e book in the works and my Tuesday Stuff it ‘Storetries’ for collaborating and challenges that I will publish along with everyone’s submissions and blog references!  If you’d like to participate please look for the ‘Storetries’ in my blog posts and there is a Stuff it Challenge Tab on my main page.  I have also started a second http://writingsofamrsmommy.wordpress.com blog that is more aimed at family life (I have 8 kids) and what not that is now 2 weeks in with 3,800 views and 900 followers, it’s looking to beat this blogs records with companies approaching me with free sample offers in exchange for reviews and free giveaways to my readers!

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I am so thankful that I started this journey and I can’t find the words to encourage you all to continue on with following your dreams!  Keep writing!

Please check out my Facebook Page where you can find funny and inspiring quotes and photos of my day to life etc https://www.facebook.com/writingsofamrsjenniferand my Twitter account https://twitter.com/writingsofamrs Continue reading

Stuff It Tuesday. Storetry #4 A collaboration challenge for writers and poets!

This is the fourth installment of ‘Stuff it Tuesdays!’  Time sure does fly doesn’t it!

This week came together nicely despite the fewer number of entries.  I was left wanting to read the next Chapter!

Thank you so much to everyone that has participated so far.  I’ve really loved how all of these Storetries have turned out!

Please watch for next weeks opening paragraph and closing poem it will be listed at the end of this ‘Storetry’ and in the tab entitled Stuff It on my main page.

Now there is more incentive to participate!  I have been putting some thought into these wonderful collaborations and I think with the permission of all of those that have participated in this one and the past 3 that I may publish a free e Book, no one (myself included) would make a profit from it but that contains all of these fantastic ‘Storetries’, complete with every person that has submit to a ‘storetry’s name and blog address in the same fashion they are laid out here.  These are far to good not to share and you will be ‘published’ and the ‘world’ can read your writing/poetry!!  If you do not want to be included in the book I will remove your entry.  I will email everyone that has participated about it when time draws nearer to publishing. Continue reading

Week #4 info Weekly Stuff it ‘Storetry’ Challenge, for poets and writers! Come and Join Us!

So I have come up with a weekly collaboration idea!  I challenge you as writers and poets to “stuff” my opening and closing paragraphs with a written paragraph of no more than 5 sentences or a poetry verse of 6 lines that would fit as the “stuffing” of the story.

Take your time and think about it so you have a lead in and a lead out of your paragraph or verse so that I can link it all together.  I will also link each contribution to your blog so we can all showcase what we have to offer and take a peek at the submissions we love.

Keep it true to your style and flare but remember nothing over a PG rating please.  

I will also add 4 photographs into the ‘storetry’.   Please submit poems, writings and photos to writingsofamrs@outlook.com with Stuff it Poem, Stuff it paragraph or Stuff it Photo in the subject line.

Submissions must be received by 4:00pm eastern time by the Monday before the Stuff it Tuesday.  

All submissions will be used.  Look below for this weeks Stuff it.

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Time for this weeks Stuff it Tuesday Collaboration.  This one is a little more challenging!

Opening:

He awoke to the dripping sounds of the rain.  He slowly stirred and turned over to lay on his stomach and peered out the raggedy opening of the window in his hut.  It had been two weeks now that he had been staying in this filthy, wet hut.  As he stared off into the rainy sky in wonderment of the journey that had led him here.

 

 

Closing :

The mud squishing between his toes

The villagers and grass huts lined in rows

He looked back

A foreigner in a foreign land

His destruction led by his own people’s hand.

Check out the past 3 weeks here!

Week #1 Storetry https://writingsofamrs.wordpress.com/2013/05/07/a-day-at-the-beach-a-word-press-storetry-collaboration-stuff-it-tuesdays-with-the-mrs-join-in/

Week #2 Storetry https://writingsofamrs.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/stuff-it-tuesday-storetry-number-2-a-bloggers-challenge-for-poets-writers-and-photographers-join-me/

Week #3 Storetry https://writingsofamrs.wordpress.com/2013/05/21/stuff-it-tuesday-storetry-3-the-blogger-collaboration-challenge-come-join-us-poets-writers-and-artisits/

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Stuff It Tuesday! Storetry #3 the blogger Collaboration Challenge! Come join us poets, writers and artisits!

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Welcome to the third week of Stuff it Tuesday a blogging collaboration challenge for poets, writers, artists and photographers.

I offer the opening paragraph and the closing poem.  I ask contributors to fill in the middle, I then link the story together as best as I can. I include all submissions.

I put the link to each persons submission below their piece so that you can check out their blog.  Please show support and give the blogs a look to see if it’s something that interests you.

You can find next weeks Stuff It opening and closing paragraphs on my home page under the Stuff it Tuesdays Tab.  It will be updated tomorrow.

This weeks ‘storetry’ is beautiful.  I think it’s my favorite yet.  Thank you for participating and I encourage you to continue and for those of you that hesitate, don’t!  Participate!

Please feel free to re blog so that we can get more people involved.

‘STORETRY’ # 3  MOONLIT MYSTERY Continue reading