#WWBH Blog Hop – Kick Off: July 09, 2014

I had nearly forgotten that this week was my week to host the blog hop…  Nearly, but not quite.  I think it’s safe to say that all the ladies here at WWBH have a lot on our plates, but one thing we’ll never miss (or skip) is the weekly Wednesday Writer Blog Hop:

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Before we head in to this week’s Blog Hop Kick-Off, let’s take a look at last week’s entries (just don’t forget to return back here when your done):

Fast Growing Cancer (by Tena Carr)

Things I know (by Scott Taylor)

The Flight (by Sally’s Scribbles)

OK, so now that your back…  I know the past couple weeks we’ve been doing one picture 5 words so I think I’m gonna shake things up a bit and go for 2 photos this week. I’m tempted to REALLY shake things up and combine the two types of WWBH and go for 2 photos ANDDDD  5 words – LOL.  But I’ll be nice (but you never know if or when I might change my mind 😉 😛

So here’s your 2 photos:

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And for a refresher, don’t forget:

1) You MUST use both photos in your story

2) 500 Word Limit (or close to it – hey we’re not counting)

3) Link to the linky frog below – URL, Name, and eMail (or comment to your host:  Leanne, Heather, Debb, or myself)

4) Most important is to have fun and don’t stress/ panic/ lose sleep/freak out. Just let those juices flow.  We look forward to reading your stories.

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#WWBH Blog Hop – Kick Off: July 02, 2014

Before I hand the reigns over to Leanne for this weeks Blog Hop – Kick Off, I have a confession (okay two) to make.  I totally forgot to check my email yesterday to get the code so I could schedule this week’s hop…  This morning as I was checking my email, there it was  and me thinking “Shoot, knew I forgot something”…  The other confession is that in my hurry last week  I had posted Leanne’s hop (she was gracious enough to step-in for our other co-host Heather who just recently had a new baby :-)) as if it were my own without the usual lead-in or intro.  (My apologies Leanne).    Also, don’t forget to check out my WWBH Stories page (which I’ll be updating here shortly) to read past stories submitted.

So without further ado  here is Leanne with this week’s prompt and monthly ad winner:

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“Words – so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.” Nathaniel Hawthorne

I encourage you to be bold this week with the Writer Wednesday Blog Hop! I’ll give you a picture and five words–give them power and life by weaving them together into a story. The best way to know how to combine words is to practice! Here are some examples from last week’s prompt. Check them out and leave some comment love for the authors, okay?

Camp Ah Wahn Gohom by Morgan (Welcome to the blog hop, Morgan!)

No Cheese by Debb Stanton

Ask Me Proper by Leanne Sype

Also, we have a new featured blog hop author for the month of July! Remember, each month we randomly draw a name from those who participate in the blog hop (at least four story entries) and feature them for a month on our blogs! It’s a way to let the community get to know you and your blog. This month’s winner is:

Ellen Peterson!

Here is her button to feature on your blog:

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Alright. Let’s get going on this week’s prompt. Here is how the blog hop works:

1) Write a short story (500 words or less) using the photo and five mandatory words.

2) Stay with the 500-word limit.

3) Craft and link your post by next Tuesday evening (10:00 p.m. PST).

4) Link up your story using the inLinkz frog at the bottom of the prompt. Simply click on the frog and enter your story information as prompted. If you need assistance, leave a comment on this post and one of us hostesses will help you. 🙂

And your prompt:

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Mandatory words:

caffeine

reindeer

press

wig

barber

 

#WWBH Blog Hop – Kick Off: June 25, 2014

Wednesdays will forever be Blog Hop Photo Reveal day in my mind… and it will always conjure up memories of incredible stories written by a creative community of writers! Today we have a fresh prompt and two fun stories from last week’s Blog Hop reveal:

News and Nilla by Debb Stanton

It’s a Cat, Not a Piranha by Scott Taylor

Here are the instructions on how to do the blog hop. Don’t be shy and invite a friend!

1) Write a short story (500 words or less) using the photo and five mandatory words.

2) Stay with the 500-word limit.

3) Craft and link your post by next Tuesday evening (10:00 p.m. PST).

4) Link up your story using the inLinkz frog at the bottom of the prompt. Simply click on the frog and enter your story information as prompted. If you need assistance, leave a comment on this post and one of us hostesses will help you. 🙂

5) Last but not least: Have Fun!! We were going to tell you to not take this too seriously, but we know full well that asking writers to write something means that they will take it seriously. So, take it seriously, but don’t fret/panic/pass out/hyperventilate/lose sleep/run in fear over it.

Here is your picture for this week:

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and Mandatory words:

Granny

Masking tape

Cheese

Mud

Massage

Have a blast, my friends!

#WWBH Blog Hop – Kick Off: June 18, 2014

Here we go loopty loo, here we go loopty write…. Ok so that’s not how it goes, but here goes Debb Stanton with this week’s hope, I mean hop.
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Well, it’s another Wednesday – another midweek – and another chance to participate in this blog hop! Curiously enough, I had typed the title as “blog hope” and thought, why yes, I do have hope that you’ll enjoy participating as much as we do. 🙂

Here are the stories submitted for last week’s hop. Give them a whirl and check ’em out!
1. Thank Goodness by Debb Stanton
2. Moongrape by Luccia Gray

Here are the instructions on how to do the blog hop:

1) Write a short story (500 words or less) incorporating both photographs.

2) Stay with the 500-word limit.

3) Craft and link your post by next Tuesday evening (10:00 p.m. PST).

4) Link up your story using the inLinkz frog at the bottom of the prompt. Simply click on the frog and enter your story information as prompted. If you need assistance, leave a comment on this post and one of us hostesses will help you. 🙂

5) Last but not least: Have Fun!! We were going to tell you to not take this too seriously, but we know full well that asking writers to write something means that they will take it seriously. So, take it seriously, but don’t fret/panic/pass out/hyperventilate/lose sleep/run in fear over it.

Here are the two prompts for this week:

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Have fun, and then click on that cute little frog to submit your story!

#WWBH Kick-Off (and Blog Hop Winner): June 11, 2014

Update:  There was another entry to last weeks blog hop that I missed when putting this week’s “kick-off” together.   Luccia Gray joined us in last week’s blog hop with The Wedding Invitation.  We (the Blog Hop Ladies) hop this is the first of more WWBH stories to come 🙂

Monthly Blog Hop Winner: Scott Taylor

Before we get the party started, I would like to announce this month’s (June) Blog Hop Winner – Scott Taylor (Scotty Watty Doodle All The Day).  You should head over and take a look at his blog.  Not only is Scott our “Blog Hop Winner” for this month, but he is also in the top running for the most WWBH Posts written so far this year – A whopping 15 🙂

Check out “Updated WWBH Page” to see where other people placed on the list.

 

 

This week, I’m going to keep in line with what the other co-hosts have been doing for their turn at the wheel…  That is the “1 picture/5 words” idea.  I’m sure you all know the rules, but for any newcomers (as well as to refresh our memories, for you veteran WWBH posters out there – hey who can’t use a refresher right?!?)  Here they are again:

  1. Your story must include the 5 words provided and be related to the photograph in some way.
  2. Keep your story to 500 Words.  We’re not counting, but lengthy blog posts can be difficult to read through for some (we want all to enjoy) and these are meant to be “short stories”
  3. Make sure to link your story to the froggy thing at buttom of this post (or comment to myself, or the wwbh co-host your are following (Leanne, Heather, or Debb).
  4. While it is not mandatory to read the blogs listed below (from last week’s entries) reading, liking, commenting, and sharing is how we help each other grow as bloggers and writers 🙂
  5. This is the most important of all:  HAVE FUN and let those Juices Flow…  May the “Muse” be with you.

Last week’s entries include:

And now for this week’s picture and 5 words:

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  •  Electromagnetic
  • Menopause
  • Shopping
  • Crummy
  • Footing

(So you know, these words were randomly chosen from my desk dictionary using a “flip open page, close eyes, and, point” method – thus the strange word choice 😉

Make sure you link up to froggy below to see your story in next weeks Blog Hop 🙂