Tuesday, January 27, 2009

New Look, Contest Books and Tuesday's Theme

Ok, in case you haven't noticed I changed my page some and added my fav writing quotes to my sidebar.

Also, I have decided on the books I will offer the contest winner to choose from once the contest has concluded. You may choose one of these 3 books:

Me Talk Pretty One Day~David Sedaris

Interpreter of Maladies~Jhumpa Lahiri

Queen of Camelot~Nancy McKenzie

All three of these books are amazing, it is a hard choice. The first 2 are collections of short stories by amazingly superlative authors and the 3rd is a novel about the reign of King Arthur and his beautiful, enigmatic wife, Guinevere, told by one of my fav authors, Nancy McKenzie. You can read my review of this novel here.

So, come on people, I've only had one person offer their idea for the contest. I'm a damsel in distress and I need your help finding a new name for Free For All Saturday! Help a gal out, won't ya?

Now, on to Tuesday's Theme....


Write a story, poem, essay or blog post regarding this theme and once you are done leave a link to that post (not to your blog in general) here in the comment section. Also, please remember to link to this post in your post.

May inspiration always find you!


Saturday, January 24, 2009

Saturday Free for All #16

Update: Due to a comment left by Kat, who does not utilize Entrecard, I decided that it's only fair that I offer a prize in addition to the EC credits for those who don't have an EC account. I haven't decided yet exactly what books I will offer, but I think I'll steal an idea from Jen @ Kids of Queers (I won her nickname contest with the nickname my dad always calls me: Zelda Jean Buttlips), and offer a couple book choices so that the winner can choose one of them for me to send him or her.

As soon as I decide what those books will be, I'll let you all know. The contest will run for at least a few weeks, so I have a bit of time yet.

I'm thinking of changing the name for Saturday's prompt here at Jane's Inspirations. I don't like the current one, 'Saturday Free for All.' But, I'm having trouble coming up with a new name. So, I'm having a contest to find a new one. If anyone cares to offer any ideas I will choose the best one and create a post revealing the new name and offering a link to the blogger who had the best idea. And if you belong to Entrecard I'll throw in 200 EC credits as well. I'd offer other prizes but I am monetarily challenged, as usual.

Also, I apologize again for not reading the work of those who participated in my previous prompts. I've had computer issues that have taken most of my time to resolve. But, I will be doing that this afternoon or tomorrow morning at the latest.

Ok, so today's prompt is: "I am woman, hear me roar!"

This is from a song by Helen Reddy. The reason I decided to use this as my prompt for today is due to the amount of attention that Michelle Obama received over the dress she wore to the Inauguration. Come on people, are we really still stuck in the dark ages where a woman's only value is in her appearance? Is she not more than a mere adornment on the arm of her husband?

What do those words, 'I am woman, hear me roar' mean to you? Whether you are a woman or a man, I'm sure they conjure up some type of reaction in you (come on guys, I challenge you to get in touch with your feminine side!). Whether it is yourself that you choose to write about, someone you know or knew, or even just the female gender in general, please let me know what you create by leaving a comment with a link to your post (not blog in general) and I will come read it. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

May inspiration always find you!


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tuesday's Theme #5

As you know, today is Inauguration Day and we swear in a new president. Thank Goddess for that! In honor of today, I thought I'd post a prompt. At first, I thought of' change,' but decided that was too predictable and mundane. So, the prompt for today is:

Good Riddance!!

Though the thought behind this prompt is political and stems from my joy of finally being rid of Monkey Boy and his disastrous dictatorship (I'm doing my happy dance right now!), feel free to steer away from the political in your story, poem, essay or blog post.

When you have finished your piece, remember to leave a comment with a link to that post, not your blog in general.

I'll be checking out the comments to my last prompt sometime today. I look forward to reading your take on my prompt.

May inspiration always find you!


Friday, January 16, 2009

Long Time No Inspiration

I've been away so long, way too long. I haven't been writing as inspiration has eluded me for the most part.

I don't know if I'll be back to posting twice a week just yet, but I'm hoping to write at least one prompt a week from now on.

This week's prompt is:


Let your imagination and fancy fly and leave a link to your poem, story, essay, blog post or whatever so that we can all read it.

Happy Writing!