poets and storytellers. I hope you and yours are doing as well as 2020 has allowed any of us, and that 2021
brings better things to every aspect of your lives (and mine, too): at home, at work, in our
of writing, how do you take notes on the go? On a notebook?
On your phone? On both? Or, mayhap, on any surface that lends itself to
the purpose (i.e., napkins, receipts, coffee or tea
paper cups, skin…)? I’m asking because I recently witnessed a wonderfully heated
argument between a writing group, where some members did their note-taking on notebooks
and others did it on their phones.
was not surprised by the topic of the discussion. The print or digital question
is a very common philosophical debate in writing circles. I was, however, taken
aback by the viciousness of some of the reactions. There was a lot of not-quite-passive
aggressive name calling. And when it was my turn to answer, and I confessed
that I didn’t really care (I have taken quick
notes on leaves, on the inside of my skirt, on my legs), both groups united
to point out the horror of my erroneous ways. It was hysterical (don’t tell them I said that *cough*, who knows what
they might do).
my beloved poets and storytellers, notebook or phone, or both and more?
let us open the Writers’ Pantry. Link poetry or prose, new or old, short or
ish, fictional or
realistic ally dystopian… the choice is
always yours. If you go for prose, please choose 369 words or fewer as your
word count. Mr. Linky will stay open for a week. Let us write, read, think
together. Also, since this is going to be my last 2020 hosting, let me wish you healthy,
warm, peaceful, hopeful Holidays. We have one Weekly Scribblings and one
more Writers’ Pantry left this year, so please don’t pack your ink and quill just
- for our next Weekly Scribblings, Rommy would like
us “to think about how we might finish this sentence, ‘Down in my bones, I feel
______________’. If you’d rather tackle this from a different angle, you also
have the option to write about bones in general. It also isn’t necessary to use
the exact phrasing.” But you can, if you want to.