Monday, May 21, 2012

Upcoming Blogortunities

May I tell you something about writing?

This month has been flying by.  MAYbe it's all this blogging I've been doing!

Not funny?  Oh well.  I had to try.

Anyway, I thought I'd take the opportunity to highlight some of the writing opportunities that are coming up in June.  There are always blogfests to look forward to, and by bringing attention to them, I hope to bring more people in on the fun.

The first one I want to mention is the Giving Voice Blogfest on June 4th.  Imagine you have difficulty speaking.  It could be anything from a speech impediment to a loss of speech inflicted by trauma.  The ability to communicate through the spoken word is something most of us take for granted.  This blogfest will give you the opportunity to express, in 400 words or less, show how your character struggles because of this obstacle.  How do they feel?  How do they cope?

I think this is a good writing opportunity because it gives you a chance to step in someone else's shoes.  Communication is essential.  It's something we all crave.  After all, that's why most of us write to begin with.

The next is the First Fight, First Kiss Blogfest on June 12th and 14th.  If you have a piece of fiction that has a good fight scene and a good first kiss, share those things.  We all love a bit of action and a bit of romance, after all.  On June 12th, post your fight scene.  Then take a day off to read some of the other entries, then follow it up with your first kiss scene on the 14th.  Simple enough, and lots of fun!

There's also an opportunity to share your own story as well.  All you need is a picture and a 100 word or less description of how you and your significant other first met.  The rest of the details can be found on the page for the How We First Met Blog Hop.  The blog hop is on June 30th, so that gives you plenty of time to dig out those photos and choose your words.

Anyway, I'm sure there are many more good ones out there.  Feel free to let me and others know about any good ones you find.

Writing opportunities are everywhere.  You just have to be ready for them!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this post! Since I'm new to this type of blogging, I have no idea what's out there. Sounds like fun!