Thursday, January 26, 2012

Five Sentence Fiction - Clandestine

What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just use it for direction.

This week: CLANDESTINE

The word this week was chosen by amazing writer and super motivator Angela Goff.




I look forward to reading everyone's five sentences. Post your sentences on your blog, and link up your post below.
Check out past Five Sentece Fiction posts here.
Also, be sure to visit everyone's FSF post


Lillie

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Blog Award Bliss

It’s raining blog awards!!
I am ecstatic over the awards I’ve been given by these talented bloggers!

Big thanks to the lovely ladies over at Thinking Through Our Fingers for this awesome award!

















The Versatile Blogger Awards are compliments of a few of the very best:

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Thanks again to J.A. Bennett for the Great Comments Award.

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Thank you Kelley at Between the Bookends for this pretty Kreativ Blogger award.

Be sure to visit the all of these blogs. They are not to be missed!!!


The rules for these awards are all similar. (Find out more about the rules here)
 So, I will combine them by telling you five things about myself and passing all of these to five amazing bloggers!

1. I adore dogs. This may be a shock, but it's true ;)
2. I am lucky enough have been asked to contribute to the awesome Pyjama Club blog. Head over and check it out!
3. Blue is my favorite color. I think just about anything looks better blue!
4. Each and everytime I watch Steel Magnolias I find a new reason to love it and cry over it.
5. In my mind I play tennis like Kim Clijsters; even when I make a flying leap and catch nothing but air with my racket.

Now I get to pass these awards on!!
If you've received these awards before feel free to do with them as you wish :)

Hope Roberson at Writing with Hope
Mark Koopmans at Aloha, and Hi! from HI
Angela V. Cook at The Starving Novelist
Felicity at Dronezone

Monday, January 23, 2012

It's a Blog Hop!!!

I am teaming up with Angela Goff, Angie Richmond, and Daniel Swensen for a fabulous blog hop to celebrate all of our amazing blog followers and writing cohorts!

Here's the deal:
Write a piece of flash fiction, poem, or song (300 words or less) using the photo above as your inspiration. Post it on your blog any time between now and when the linky closes. Every eligible entry will qualify for a chance to win one of the prizes listed below. The linky will be open from January 23 through January 30.
Angie, Angela, Daniel and I will read, debate, and decide on five winners for the following:
1st: Fifty page critique by Lillie McFerrin
2nd: Twenty-Five page critique by Angie Richmond
3rd: Fifteen page critique by Angela Goff
4th: Ten page critique by Daniel Swensen
5th: A copy of Steven King’s On Writing

Copy and paste the linky code below with your entry. Spread the word! We look forward to reading your take on this amazing photo!



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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Creativity Block

If you write, you’ve likely experienced writer’s block a time or twenty. It’s part of the journey, one of the things we have to find ways to work through. I like to change the location of where I write, maybe take a notebook and pencil down to the beach or a coffee shop. Anything to get my brain in gear.

Writer’s block has not been a problem for me so far this year, mostly thanks to the genius of Cara Michaels and #WIP500. I have written every day this year, no problem filling up page after page on my new WIP. The issue I’ve run into is that the words are there, but they are void of imagination.
I am officially suffering from creativity block. I mentally ball up the pages I’ve typed and chunk them into a tall metal waste basket saying, ‘Garbage, garbage, ridiculous garbage.’ Some of it reads like an article for a newspaper specializing in how paint dries.
In an effort to work through the creativity block, just as I do with writer’s block, I found a few helpful sites. Check them out if you find yourself in this dusty, dry place with me:
Over the next few weeks I am going to put some of these tips and ideas to the test. I’ll let you know how it goes!
What ways do you get your creativity rolling?


Lillie

Radiance

We wind down slowly, inch by inch, toward the bottom of the sea. Headlights burst through the water revealing plants that dance to a tune only they know and fish wearing colors that only exist here. As we near the mouth of the algae covered cave it’s clear, by the presence of spear wielding guards, this will be no ordinary exploration. I look to Vince for answers, but he refuses to return the glance by looking straight ahead, seemingly enraptured by the vessel controls. After the swift docking, things happen so quickly I don’t realize at first that I’ve been betrayed, but when the restraints appear I’m sure I was right to slip the silver pistol in my ankle holster.
 
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Link up your own RADIANCE story here.
Check out past Five Sentence Fiction posts here.


Lillie

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Five Sentence Fiction - Radiance

What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just use it for direction.


This week: RADIANCE

paradise lovely radiant view pictures, backgrounds and images



I look forward to reading everyone's five sentences. Post your sentences on your blog, and link up your post below.
Check out past Five Sentece Fiction posts here.
Also, be sure to visit everyone's FSF post



Lillie

Monday, January 16, 2012

Delirious

Flickers fly from my heated skin, fireflies dancing in the wind. I am entranced as sparks turn to flames with each caress. We feed the blaze, mustn’t let it wither to ash carried far and distant by a breeze of chance. Searching ocean eyes dare me to embrace it, be consumed by it, be bold with it. Grabbing the frenzied warmth with both hands I close my eyes and let it catch my heart ablaze.



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Link up your own story here.
Check out past Five Sentence Fiction posts here.



Lillie

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Five Sentence Fiction - Your Choice

What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just use it for direction.

This week: Your Choice

Last week was an amazingfor Five Sentence Fiction! More people linked up than ever before. Thank you so much for participating and writing!!! So, in celebration of you amazing writers, I want this week to be your choice. Check out the Five Sentence Fiction tab and pick whichever word from a past week that inspires you or rework one you've already done! Have fun :)

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I look forward to reading everyone's five sentences. Post your sentences on your blog, and link up your post below.
Check out past Five Sentece Fiction posts here.
Also, be sure to visit everyone's FSF post


Lillie

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wacky Wednesday

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My dog, Duke, likes to talk. I got a video of  him today and wanted to share it with you guys. Enjoy his weirdness :) Don't forget to check back tomorrow for this week's inspiration word for Five Sentence Fiction. Come join the fun!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Versatile Blogger Award

Blogger Award!!! It’s super awesome and pretty, too.

Thanks so much to the amazingly talented Angie Richmond over at Write Me Happy and Angela Goff over at Anonymous Legacy for passing on the Versatile Blogger Award to me.
So here are the rules:
1. In a post on your, blog, nominate 15 fellow bloggers for The Versatile Blogger Award.
2. In the same post, Add the Versatile Blogger Award.
3. In the same post, thank the blogger who nominated you in a post with a link back to their blog.
4. In the same post, share 7 completely random pieces of information about yourself.
5. In the same post, include this set of rules.
6. Inform each nominated blogger of their nomination by posting a comment on each of their blogs.

Fifteen awesome bloggers:
 Be sure to head over and check out these blogs!!!
Seven things about me:
1.  I think squirrels are awesome! I have so much fun watching them play in the trees behind my house.

2. Last week I bought a touch-free soap dispenser. One of my new favorite things. I get a little excited every time I have to wash my hands J

3. I love trees. I don’t know if I could live somewhere that wasn’t full of them. There is a super awesome tattoo of a tree that I would get if I wasn’t so scared. Maybe one day!!

4.  I have a notebook, journal obsession. Whenever I see a new interesting one, I buy it even knowing it may not be written in for years.

5.   I am addicted to Twitter.

6.   Sitting in my pajamas, watching Golden Girls reruns all day is my bliss. And, eating chocolate. Must have chocolate.

7.  The  Australian Open starts in six days. I will be glued to my TV for two weeks, watching tennis in the middle of the night because I like to watch them live. Who needs sleep when tennis is on??


MORE NEWS:
     I am planning a blog hop with some amazing bloggers for when I hit 100 followers on my blog. Keep an eye out! There will be great writitng and prizes!!


Friday, January 6, 2012

Hunger

The foggy haze floating atop the water is thick tonight, a thin layer of cover, just the way I like it. Sun will be coming up any time now, so I have to finish hunting soon. That new albino gator who showed up last week has really been hogging my territory. Wait, there it is, what I’ve been looking for all night, just standing there waiting. Tourists always make for a fine feast when the hunger is strong.

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Link up your own HUNGER story here.
Check out past Five Sentence Fiction posts here.



Lillie

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Five Sentence Fiction - Hunger

What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just use it for direction.

This week’s inspiration word is: HUNGER

I just finished reading the Hunger Games. I found it addictive and am starting the second book immediately!




I look forward to reading everyone's five sentences. Post your sentences on your blog, and link up your post below.
Check out past Five Sentece Fiction posts here.
Also, be sure to visit everyone's FSF post

Lillie

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Plans for 2012

This is not a post about my New Year’s resolutions. This is about my plans for 2012. I’m excited about what this year has to offer. And, like Angie Richmond, I don't like the idea of making resolutions that will be left in January. I am a planner, though, so this should work out just fine.

Plans for 2012:
1: I will buy my first Aston Martin.  

1: I would like to enter at least one writing contest. I’ve never done this, but it should be a great way to work on my short fiction. May even try to tackle a short story, my nemesis.
Here are links to some upcoming writing contests if you’re interested:
2: This was my first year participating in NaNoWriMo. I am so glad that I did. I won, and along the way met some amazing writers and writing buddies. In 2012, I plan to edit my Nano story, that I fell so much in love with.
Some amazing bloggers who motivate me to write on Twitter:
3: I have joined up with Cara Micheals for WIP500. Her idea is that we make a commitment to write at least 500 words a day on a writing project. I love this idea! For WIP500, I will be working on a brand new story.
4: Last year I didn’t read near the books I would’ve liked. For this year, I have a list of books I hope to read that I plan to continue to add to throughout the year. Twenty books is the plan.
5: When I jog regularly I feel amazing, my writing is better, and I’m all around happier. So, in 2012 I plan to jog more. The goal for 2012 is 1000 miles.



Here’s to a 2012 filled with writing, editing, jogging, and new adventures.
Five Sentence Fiction will start back up this week on Thursday. Join in the fun!
Happy New Year!






Lillie