Yet another week has flown by. It is time to reflect on last week's challenge and to present another Thursday Challenge.
Thank you to everyone who accepted last Thursday's challenge. There were more responses to last week's challenge than the two previous weeks. It is obvious to me that though the numbers may be down at Gather right now the amount of talented writers and poets are still very high.
Thursday's Challenges for the last two weeks have focused on mechanics of posting on Gather. My thought last week was that my next challenge would be to create a post surrounding what one thing Gather could give us that would make Gather so much better. However the more I thought about it the more I grew tired of the whining that this kind of Challenge would bring. Right now there is not a lot of room for whining in my life. I am back at Gather by choice. It's time to quit whining.
AS a writer words fascinate me some more than others. I have always enjoyed the word bodacious though I have not had a lot of opportunities to use it. There is a word that I have used a lot and use a lot. I am becoming more and more drawn to it. This word is so much of a focus for me that is the subject of this week's challenge. The word is JUST. According to the Webster's Children's Dictionary the word just means fair and right, a little while ago as in just happened, no more no less exactly.
I have grown to like short challenges. This week's challenge is another short one. The challenge for Thursday September 12,2013 is to create a post around the word JUST.
This challenge came about when I began to write a post about just. I stopped writing and thought, "Dadgum it, there are so many more talented writers & poets who are Gather Writing Essential members who could write about "Just" much better than I can. This has to be Thursday's Challenge and so it became." This challenge is still so intriguing to me that I am going to respond to it myself. Join me won't you?
As always for Thursday's challenge any genre is welcome including free verse, narrative, dialogue or any other style that you are comfortable with.
I was very impressed with the submissions for Gather Writing Essential last two weeks so will continue for at least another week to limit the number of rules/guidelines. I have had a difficult week in my classroom where enforcing rules has been a challenge. Gather restores my equilibrium in that everyone always follows rules at Gather. For that reason alone I will keep things simple only a few rules for this challenge.
The first rule to remember is to include the word Just 9/12/2013 somewhere in the title. A second guideline is to be sure to tag it with ThursWE, 9/12/13, Just Don't forget to Post your post to Gather Writing Essential.
Until two weeks there was a guideline that I had been quite strict about. That rule was to limit the number of submissions to just three submissions from each member. For yet another week I will not impose that rule. I will add this caveat I will still reserve the right to not approve all of your posts if my kindness is abused. I didn't regret doing this last two weeks but had one writer push the limits last week. Since it was just one writer I am going to try it again this week. I will continue to ignore the rule so long as I don't feel I am being overwhelmed by too many posts. To the other editors please forgive me for taking liberties in this area. There still are not a lot of response to our challenges. I hope that maybe allowing a few more responses per writer/poet there will be more posts. The more responses we get the better that gather Writing Essential will be.
I look forward to reading your work.