#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!

Updated The ” #WWBH Stories” Page

I know I’ve been slacking off on keeping the WWBH Stories Page current and up to date – several months to be exact.  The good news?  I now have it updated.  Keep thinking that I’ll get around to adding stories from years (or at least year – 2013 – past, but for now that project is on a perpetual hold as it is time consuming and there’s a lot of other things on my plate to keep me going.

Noticed there’s still time, barely, to add your story for this week Blog Hop – Make sure you link to the froggy thing (or you can comment your link below along with your name/title as you want it to appear.

I also took the liberty to count up the different submissions.  Half way through the year and we’ve had approximately 21 WWBH Kick-Offs.  Scott Taylor took the lead with his 15 submissions (Thank You Scott), with Sally’s Scribbles following on his heels with 11.  HJ Musk stepped into third (everyone’s first in my book) with 10 submissions and LeAnne and myself tied up with 9 a peice… piece (i before e except after….).

An honorary mention goes to Tony Roberts (new comer to the WWBH scene as well as to Karen Knapp and C.R. Fowler for taking the time to enter.

I, also, want to thank the WWBH Ladies (co-hosts) LeAnne Sype, HJ Musk, and Debb Stanton, helping to bring you the WWBH each Wednesday (in your email, reader, or however your receiving t his).

#WWBH Kick Off: Feb 19, 2014

I almost (ALMOST) forgot to post this weeks Blog Hop kick off (courtesy of LeAnne over at Writing & Ruminations). As it is I never did get around to a story for last weeks blog hop

And I really should get around to updating the WWBH Stories page…. But first, back to this weeks Blog Hop. Make sure to link your story (or leave link in comments section).
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Has anyone seen where last week went!? Time flies when you’re… busy! I hope you are all having a fantastic week! Okay, let’s get right to the Writer Wednesday Blog Hop Reveal…

Here are the stories inspired from last week’s photos. Be sure to read through them, and leave the author a comment of encouragement!

Bigger than the Ocean by Carrie Sorensen

Special Moment by Sally Stackhouse

No Unicorns in the Middle East by Leanne Sype

Here’s a reminder of how the blog hop works… everyone is invited to participate, so don’t be shy!

1) Write a story using both photos.
2) Keep your word count to 500 words or less.
3) Submit your completed story to your blog hostess (Nicole, Carrie, Tena orLeanne) via the inLinkz linky below. (If you need a bit of help with this step, just leave a comment and we’ll get you linked up!)
4) You have the next week to post.
5) Have fun, don’t stress, let those creative juices flow!

Here are your photos:

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Yikes! Good luck!