Sunday, February 7, 2021

Writers’ Pantry #56: Random Bits of blog-Housekeeping

Greetings, dear poets and storytellers. I hope you are well, enjoying winter (if you share the Northern Hemisphere with me) or delighting in summer (if you dwell in the Southern and—at the moment—much warmer bit). Today, before we open our 56th Writers’ Pantry, Rosemary, Rommy, and I wish to share a couple of obvious but helpful reminders:

- We really enjoy sharing this space with you: I know you already know this, but I’ve always believed that good things are worth repeating. And during these days of isolation, in particular, having a group of souls to share words with is a great gift.

- Please try to adhere to prompt guidelines: Most of us are great at remembering the small things (i.e., one link per participant, 369 words or fewer for prose, and so on…). But some of us often forget helpful parts of the guidelines (i.e., adding the direct link to the post we are contributing, and not just the link to our blog). This is not a huge deal, but it does make it harder for anyone who might not be able to visit you right away to find your post.

The latter is very easy to do. Just click on the title of your post (or the date, in the case of certain platforms), and that will take you to the direct link we wish you add. Like this (click images to enlarge them):


I know all this sounds a bit silly, since we all know it. But good and/or necessary things are worth repeating every now and again, don
t you think?

Now, our Pantry is open. We welcome pieces new and old, fiction and nonfiction short and long—if you choose to share prose, please let the count be 369 words or fewer. One link per participant. Please, take a moment (or three) to visit other poets and storytellers and comment on their work (read and discussed words grow yummier).

One more thing, remember that were always open to suggestions that might help us improve Poets and Storytellers United. If you have one, please email Rosemary at (rosemary dot lifemagic at gmail dot com) or me at (magalyguerrero at live dot com). đź–¤❤️

- for our next Weekly Scribblings, Rommy would like us to write new poetry or prose while “reflect[ing] upon either the phrase ‘pull no punches’ OR ‘pull your punches’.

Let’s rejoice in the magic of words!

20 comments:

  1. Hello fellow writers, I hope you're keeping well and enjoying your Sunday.

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    1. I'm currently sipping hot coffee, looking at a woodpecker eat from a snow-frosted bird feeder, and I'm about to read yummy words, so... yep, I'm totally enjoying my Sunday! Hope the same is true for you, Khaya.

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  2. Greetings Magaly and All,

    Sorry, I’m a bit slow off the mark appearing at the start of this New Year, when I had a number of projects all up in the air at once. Just wanted to say it’s good to be back here and hopefully finding you all in good fettle and still defiant, given the difficulties we have all been going through… Bright and shiny and creative as ever! Really looking forward to my reading this Sunday!

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    1. It is good to read you, Scott. Enjoy the words. ;-)

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  3. Thanks, Magaly, for the good reminders.

    Yes, having a community of word-lovers like this is something to be treasured!

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  4. Wishes for a Happy Sunday

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    much love...

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  5. Good day, poets!
    I will be taking a break for the Lunar New Year holidays. But i will still be popping in to do some reading. :)

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    1. Enjoy the holidays, Lee San! Then come back to tell us all about it.

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  6. "Good things are worth repeating" I agree, and wish everyone a lovely Sunday.

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  7. I hope all are well and this will be a blessed week for all of us.

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  8. I'm so glad for this community of like-minded word lovers. Our talents (and genders) vary, our homes are in far flung areas, our ages vary a great deal, and yet we come together in this safe place and share thoughts, hopes and memories. It's really quite a remarkable thing. We're indeed blessed ...and thankful for the ladies who take their time to make it available!

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    1. Dear Bev, you've described one of the main reasons why I love this place: We are so different, live so far apart, but we've certainly built a wonderful cyber-home together. And that is beyond wonderful!

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  9. It's nice to be back! With a link to what I started writing during the Internet Outage, in response to the "if I had known" prompt.

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    1. Lovely to see you back! But I'm afraid this late link will be missed by most. Feel free to re-link it on any Sunday if you wish.

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