Never had this problem before. In June, Jules who is loving life again submitted a reader challenge that was supposed to be today’s SatWE challenge. Unfortunately, Gather decided her post, out of yesteryear.. SaturdayWriting Essintial 6/15/13, was spam and we can’t get to it.
The powers-that-be have said they’ll have all this spam stuff straightened out in a few weeks (months?) so we’ll be able to enjoy and respond to her challenge then.
Now? Wow? The only thing I can think of is to give you a freestyle Saturday.
Yes, yes, I know. Over the years, many of you have said you don’t like a freestyle challenge because it doesn’t give you any idea for something to write. Others enjoy the license of a freestyle even though I usually put some sort of limitation on it. So I’m going to make everyone happy this week.
This Week’s Challenge:
Using prose or poetry, write anything you want but don’t use R in your submission. Oh, for those of you who like to have some kind of guideline, think about Gather flagging many posts as spam and -- give me a great recipe using Spam.
One more of those cases where I can’t advise you because the topic, genre, and type of writing is up to you.
Watch Out For:
Because I said you can write anything you want, I can’t really tell you not to write something.
If you decide to go with the Spam recipe idea, I’ll either tell you I’ve already tried it or I’ll actually try it and give you my review of it. WARNING: I love Spam and have used it in hundreds of ways. If you can come up with something new, I’ll praise you for ages.
Cool. With these entries I have six months when I don’t have to think at least one week per month. Thank you!
SWE- Saturday Writing Essentials Challenge 8/25/2013 "Prompt:Two People" by Heather - child of God, C.
(SatWE) Once Upon a Time by Patrick M.
(SatWE) Making Noises by Patrick M.
Weekly reminder:Don't forget to recommend an article that you like (to learn why, read Ann Marcaida's article Attract More Writers and Artists to Gather!). Also, try to place a comment on at least one article and say more than you liked the piece. Tell the author what worked and what needs work.
- Put this challenge statement at the beginning or end of your submission so readers will know what you’re supposed to do.
Challenge: Using prose or poetry, write anything you want. Oh, for those of you who like to have some kind of guideline, think about Gather flagging many posts as spam and -- give me a great recipe using Spam.
- There is a limit of three submissions from each member per day. If you’re extremely prolific, spread out your work and post only three submissions per day.
- Post to Gather Writing Essential.
- Tag your submission with SatWE.
- Include (Saturday Writing Essential) as part of your title.
- I ask that you make your submission(s) by next Friday afternoon.