It is a Little Break

I scheduled all posts that you had seen in the last two weeks, as I am following a course in France, and have no time to blog.

Sorry for my absence at your blogs.

If you didn’t get replies to your comments, I will make sure to get in touch with you when I return.

Please, note that Mitch Zeissler continues delivering the Imagecraft Bootcamp every Wednesday.

You may still post and link to the Photo Rehab, however I will publish the next wrap up on Monday, November 23 instead of Sunday, November 22.

I wish you all a lovely week!

See you next week.


The Like Button: Which Way to Go


Some days ago I took a decision to disable the ‘Like’ button and posted to explain why.

I only posted an explanation because a couple of bloggers warned me, pointing to the existence of a possible technical glitch. No, there wasn’t any. I just took a decision that I postponed for a long time.

I asked for your opinion and advice though. I hadn’t expected, however, that the post would trigger so many reactions and comments. So many, that deserved a proper collective answer.

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Back to blogging

I have been absent from the blogosphere for a few days, as life got in the way.

I wanted to apologize for not having yet replied to all your comments to my posts, and for not having read your posts either.

I will do my best to catch up with your latest posts.

Have a good week!

Serially Lost: Part Two



Day Thirteen: Serially Found

On day four, you wrote a post about losing something. Today’s Prompt: write about finding something.

Tell us about the time you retrieved your favorite t-shirt from your ex. Or when you accidentally stumbled upon your fifth-grade journal in your parents’ attic. Or how about the moment you found out the truth about a person whose history or real nature you thought you’d figured out. Interpret this theme of “finding something” however you see fit.

Today’s twist: if you wrote day four’s post as the first in a series, use this one as the second installment — loosely defined.

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A Day Trip to Central Station


Day Eight: Death to Adverbs

Today’s Prompt: Go to a local café, park, or public place and write a piece inspired by something you see. Get detailed: leave no nuance behind.

Thoughtful writers create meaning by choosing precise words to create vivid pictures in the reader’s mind. As you strive to create strong imagery, show your readers what’s going on; avoid telling them.

Today’s twist: write an adverb-free post. If you’d rather not write a new post, revisit and edit a previous one: excise your adverbs and replace them with strong, precise verbs.

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The Tale of a 90 Years Young Man


Day Seven: Give and Take

Today’s Prompt: Write a post based on the contrast between two things — whether people, objects, emotions, places, or something else.

Bringing together two different things — from the abstract and the inanimate to the living and breathing — creates a natural source of tension, and conflict drives writing forward. It makes your reader want to continue to the next sentence, to the next page. So, focus on your two starkly different siblings, or your competing love for tacos and macarons, or whether thoughts are more powerful than words, or…you get the idea.

Today’s twist: write your post in the form of a dialogue. You can create a strong opposition between the two speakers — a lovers’ quarrel or a fierce political debate, for example. Or you could aim to highlight the difference in tone and style between the two different speakers — your call!

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