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AuburnAssassin
09-26-2010, 10:18 PM
Hello everyone,

A new month is about to start and I am taking on the role of blog chain host for the first time. I'll be stealing shamelessly from my predecessor hosts so I hope you'll give me a pass for the blatant plagiarism in this post.

This month's Halloween inspired prompt is Masquerade.

I call it a prompt because I don't want to limit the directions you bloggers might choose to take it. You can apply it (masks, costuming, sleights of hand, etc.) to a scene involving a character, write a short story using it, apply it to yourself as a writer, whatever. Just have fun with it!

If you are interested in participating this month, scroll down to the reply box and enter your blog's address so I can add you to the list!

Each participant posts when his number is up. The first one will go October 1st.

Even if the blog chain has started, you can still be added to the end of the list until the month is over.

When it's your turn, you have two days to publish the direct link to your blog post in this thread. I will remind you when it is your turn two times (after your predecessor posts and, ideally, 24 hours before your deadline both here and by PM). If you are unable to publish your entry within two days, the chain will move along to the next person. You will be moved to the end of the chain if you request it (here or by a quick PM to me), deleted if you do not.

Your post must include the list of the blog chain's participants with the link to each blog.

The aim of a blog chain is twofold:

a) Have fun
b) Discover new blogs
This means that a true chain blogger reads and comments on the entry of the other participants.

Finally, two friendly pieces of advice:

a) Visit this thread regularly or use the subscription feature to make sure you don't miss your turn.
b) Try to keep your post under 1,000 words. Longer post tend to receive less attention.


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Here is the running list of the October Blog Chain participants:

Auburn Assassin http://clairegillian.wordpress.com/ and direct link to her post (http://clairegillian.wordpress.com/2010/10/01/october-blog-chain-masquerade/)
Hillary Jacques http://hillaryjacques.blogspot.com (http://hillaryjacques.blogspot.com/) and direct link to her post (http://hillaryjacques.blogspot.com/2010/10/absolutewrite-october-blog-chain.html?showComment=1286030266541_AIe9_BGVSHm_J WruzLaIxrfR_HKNZo5wCi3x1VQ41TdiaGhL6j8s5HkPwtqrdIe iQOrNF75b8zmM9S_6IIbs3llVLsGVidyk7GYTIUv7cGR1SicFk AR3RfzC4fvMg7gx2S6vIGOc9v82exWuq0j-0TrFikRrbim7tWJKEsVRgUZtFODe_wlzr0UXt-SgNmh6GR4v2Hq8QEAc9fYJz_gUU-LWlJn9xYK-jGw2thv9rpeM2jjCmjfOL8QPbU50PsqAoSD4rHclUR1WGw39ln 5B_L8cr-uWNAg2UqS4XBYZjBA7_qNueeIDwhqiJczqNauoGd_zPJmMLaAe KQMCqZQqqaazmS7HjKLD1PWh__iWjJYNhp0Ko9-UD-YTtYkmL2vByRZzhQkfXkspaA8Rp61FZ2b362fukZhVTzRyl45J jZAqlt3ePHzv2q7mEUUeVv2Z7crW6s-gBeMJU0B5Fx3W29yFZeBob-Twq4CrQxSSxu_QQNZAfHUuC0wjOlV2FN6H6Q8jXRkzucah5xbu xSziOkUg9iWFnn3KjWokOpXIAwbc1Skqpl9UVSX_SIxeesGGW8 1GHFbZjizbhpRd8DnkXEkO_vUQ7LKI17nGpKeXett38RGWpWfy RtvX1mWuuvEtJ1cxzX2rx5mq_H9eDDWZMoF79VmC4bHW5SDVzs d0ICsKovjI-huDh8HEWUzihifAoak4irIb7KDv#c6414939283687827729)
Aimee Laine www.aimeelaine.com/writing/blog (http://www.aimeelaine.com/writing/blog) and direct link to her post (http://www.aimeelaine.com/writing/blog/?p=684)
Ralph Pines http://thewonderingswordsman.wordpress.com/ and direct link to his post (http://thewonderingswordsman.wordpress.com/2010/10/04/october-blog-chain-feeding-the-hunger/)
Veinglory http://erecsite.blogspot.com/ and direct link to her post (http://erecsite.blogspot.com/2010/10/masquerade.html)
Laffarsmith http://www.craftingfiction.com (http://www.craftingfiction.com/) and direct link to her post
(http://www.craftingfiction.com/?p=5074)PASeaholtz http://paseasholtz.com/ and direct link to his post (http://paseasholtz.com/?p=1204)
Madelein.Eirwen http://madeleineirwen.blogspot.com/ and direct link to her post (http://madeleineirwen.blogspot.com/2010/10/october-blog-chain-masquerade.html)
Amy Doodle www.mindovermullis.com (http://www.mindovermullis.com/) and direct link to her post (http://mindovermullis.blogspot.com/2010/10/what-child-is-this.html)
CScottMorris CScottMorrisBooks.com (http://cscottmorrisbooks.com/) and direct link to his post (http://cscottmorrisbooks.com/2010/10/08/285)
Orion_mk3 http://nonexistentbooks.wordpress.com/ and direct link to his post (http://nonexistentbooks.wordpress.com/2010/10/09/from-prosperity-falls-by-c-alton-parker-2/)
FreshHell http://freshhell.wordpress.com (http://freshhell.wordpress.com/) and direct link to her post (http://freshhell.wordpress.com/2010/10/10/oct-aw-blog-chain-masquerade/)
IrishAnnie http://superpenpower.blogspot.com/ and direct link to her post (http://superpenpower.blogspot.com/2010/10/blog-chain-sneaky-english.html)
Dolores Haze http://dianedooley.wordpress.com/ (http://dianedooley.wordpress.com/) and direct link to her post (http://dianedooley.wordpress.com/2010/10/12/a-living-masquerade/)
Aidan Watson-Morris http://mangaka-tales.blogspot.com/ and direct link to his post (http://mangaka-tales.blogspot.com/2010/10/masquerade.html)
WildScribe http://polyspace.wordpress.com and direct link to her post (http://polyspace.wordpress.com/2010/10/13/october-blog-chain-masquerades/)
Hayley E. Lavik http://hayleyelavik.com/ and direct link to her post (http://hayleyelavik.blogspot.com/2010/10/paper-faces-on-parade.html)
Bettedra http://bettedra.wordpress.com/ and direct link to her post (http://bettedra.wordpress.com/2010/10/15/magic-eye/)
Aheila http://thewriteaholicblog.wordpress.com/ (http://thewriteaholicblog.wordpress.com/) and direct link to her post (http://thewriteaholicblog.wordpress.com/2010/10/18/aw-october-blog-chain/)

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hillaryjacques
09-26-2010, 10:48 PM
I am in!

http://hillaryjacques.blogspot.com

Thanks for hosting, Claire.

aimeelaine
09-26-2010, 11:11 PM
I'm in! :)

www.aimeelaine.com/writing/blog

Ralph Pines
09-27-2010, 02:23 AM
I'm in. Since this is a Halloween themed blog chain, I'll use the following blog address:

http://thewonderingswordsman.wordpress.com/

Thank you.

veinglory
09-27-2010, 02:26 AM
me too :)

http://erecsite.blogspot.com/

AuburnAssassin
09-27-2010, 04:03 AM
By default, I'm just listing everyone in the order that they sign up. While I don't want a huge logistics issue, if you have a particular need to be moved up or down in the chain, be sure and let me know. I'll do my best to accommodate you.

laffarsmith
09-27-2010, 04:05 AM
Thanks for hosting Claire. :-) I'm in again with http://www.craftingfiction.com

Ahe´la
09-27-2010, 06:24 AM
Hey there!
Thanks for hosting this one Claire. A little break is most welcome (though I love ordering you guys around. *laughs*)

Please sign me up (http://thewriteaholicblog.wordpress.com/) but I would like to be a bit past the middle of the list; I have a lot of personal writing deadlines to meet for October 15th (including sending my first completed novel to Betas) so I'd like my turn to come up after that.

Thanks!

PASeasholtz
09-27-2010, 04:36 PM
I'm in: http://paseasholtz.com/

semmie
09-27-2010, 07:43 PM
Uhm...I'll play again this month, but only if you keep me near the end of the chain. I have too much going on early in the month! :)

http://semmie.wordpress.com

CScottMorris
09-27-2010, 07:47 PM
Im in.
I passed on last month's, not knowing how to use the theme, and I missed it. I want back in, please.
And thanks for hosting Auburn!

orion_mk3
09-28-2010, 02:51 AM
I'm in as well! October promises to be crazy but I'm sure I can fins the time :)

AuburnAssassin
09-28-2010, 03:18 AM
Orion_mk3, should I use the "Excerpt from Nonexistent Books" as your blog link?

dolores haze
09-28-2010, 04:49 AM
Count me in!

FreshHell
09-28-2010, 05:14 PM
Add me please!!

IrishAnnie
09-29-2010, 08:27 AM
i'm in! superpenpower.blogspot.com

lilain
09-29-2010, 06:11 PM
Count me in! Thanks for doing this!!!

http://www.abigailschmidt.blogspot.com/

Madelein.Eirwen
09-29-2010, 11:32 PM
This sounds fun! Can I try?

AuburnAssassin
09-29-2010, 11:47 PM
You bet, Madelein.Eirwen! I've added you to the list now.

orion_mk3
10-01-2010, 06:09 AM
Orion_mk3, should I use the "Excerpt from Nonexistent Books" as your blog link?
Yep! I put it in my sig so I wouldn't have to keep typing (and misspelling) it. Really embarrassing when you misspell the name of your own blog, ya know?

AmyDoodle
10-01-2010, 07:58 AM
I haven't done this in over a year! Is it to late to join in? Thanks, Auburn, for hosting.

www.mindovermullis.com (http://www.mindovermullis.com)

AuburnAssassin
10-01-2010, 08:01 AM
Not too late and you're in, AmyDoodle.

AuburnAssassin
10-01-2010, 06:05 PM
Happy October everyone. And we're off!

My post is here: http://clairegillian.wordpress.com/2010/10/01/october-blog-chain-masquerade/

Hillary Jacques, you're up now, m'dear!

DavidZahir
10-01-2010, 09:13 PM
I am so busy this month. But maybe I'll join later after next weekend. Maybe. Wish all of you extremely well!

AuburnAssassin
10-01-2010, 11:18 PM
Hope your work gives you a window in which you can join us, David, but if not, thanks for thinking of us.

hillaryjacques
10-02-2010, 09:42 AM
I'm up (heeheehee):

http://hillaryjacques.blogspot.com/2010/10/absolutewrite-october-blog-chain.html

AuburnAssassin
10-02-2010, 07:10 PM
Well done Hillary (and I know exactly why you're laughing, heh-heh)

And now it's Aimee Laine's turn!

semmie
10-02-2010, 07:42 PM
Cripe. You gals are good.

aimeelaine
10-03-2010, 07:05 AM
I'm up!
http://www.aimeelaine.com/writing/blog/?p=684
:)

AuburnAssassin
10-03-2010, 07:16 AM
A new angle on the prompt, thanks Aimee! :)

Ralph Pines, you're up now, sir.

Ralph Pines
10-03-2010, 11:52 AM
Okay, should be up later today (October 3rd).

Ralph Pines
10-04-2010, 08:04 AM
Sorry for the delay. Here you go:

Feeding the Hunger (http://thewonderingswordsman.wordpress.com/2010/10/04/october-blog-chain-feeding-the-hunger/)

AuburnAssassin
10-04-2010, 04:38 PM
Mr. Pines, you impress!

Veinglory, you're up now!

Bettedra
10-04-2010, 05:20 PM
Hey, add me to the list please! (blog is in my siggy)

AuburnAssassin
10-04-2010, 05:51 PM
You're in Bettedra!

veinglory
10-04-2010, 08:21 PM
I'll get this posted after work.

veinglory
10-05-2010, 04:32 AM
http://erecsite.blogspot.com/2010/10/masquerade.html

AuburnAssassin
10-05-2010, 05:31 PM
Thanks for that bit of fun Veinglory, heh-heh.

Laffarsmith, you're up now!

laffarsmith
10-05-2010, 05:49 PM
Ok, unveiling my post now. :-)

http://www.craftingfiction.com/?p=5074

And looking forward to reading the posts already up.

AuburnAssassin
10-05-2010, 09:12 PM
Great fresh take on the theme, Laffarsmith!

PASeaholtz you're up now!

PASeasholtz
10-05-2010, 10:53 PM
Whoa, everyone is posting pretty quickly here - I guess I don't have until the weekend any more. I'll try not to miss my window.

Ahe´la
10-05-2010, 11:01 PM
Yeah, I noticed that quick posting thing too.

I have no time at all before October 15th so I'll have to be bumped down the list. ;)

AuburnAssassin
10-06-2010, 12:59 AM
I moved you down another three spots, Aheila. Do you think that'll work for you for now? We can revisit if the brisk pace keeps up between now and when we get closer to you again.

AuburnAssassin
10-06-2010, 07:50 PM
PASeaholtz, here's your 24 hour notice. Let me know if you want to drop to the bottom of the chain.

PASeasholtz
10-07-2010, 12:43 AM
Here we are: http://paseasholtz.com/?p=1204

AuburnAssassin
10-07-2010, 04:26 AM
Ooh, and another nice flash piece. Thanks PASeasholtz!

Now up is: Madelein.Eirwen

dolores haze
10-07-2010, 04:55 PM
I'm going to be out of town and (I think) internetless until Monday evening. If the chain catches up with me by then, Assassin, please feel free to move me down the list. Thanks!

AuburnAssassin
10-07-2010, 05:46 PM
Will do. Thanks for the heads up, DH.

Madelein.Eirwen
10-08-2010, 12:56 AM
It's kinda short, but mine's up! :)

link (http://madeleineirwen.blogspot.com/2010/10/october-blog-chain-masquerade.html)

AuburnAssassin
10-08-2010, 06:10 AM
Thanks, Madelein. Yours was a fresh and fun post!

Next up is Amy Doodle.

AmyDoodle
10-08-2010, 07:24 AM
Okay, mine's up. Everybody's doing a super job on this theme!

Who is this kid? (http://mindovermullis.blogspot.com/2010/10/what-child-is-this.html)

CScottMorris
10-08-2010, 08:41 AM
I guess that means Im up. Late tomorrow.

AuburnAssassin
10-08-2010, 06:16 PM
Awesome job, Amy Doodle! I loved your humorous take on the prompt.

And CScottMorris is already prepping I see. Most excellent!

CScottMorris
10-08-2010, 08:54 PM
Aaaaand Im up. Link. (http://cscottmorrisbooks.com/2010/10/08/285)

orion_mk3
10-08-2010, 09:02 PM
I'm traveling this weekend, but I anticipated something like this would happen so my entry will auto-post tomorrow at 9am CST.

AuburnAssassin
10-08-2010, 11:15 PM
Dang, you guys don't even need me :) What a brisk pace. We'll need to start recruiting more bloggers if we finish before the middle of the month. LOL

Ms. Dooley's out until next week and I'll need to double check Aheila's status so heads up to the next person in the chain to be ready by Monday at the latest, assuming Orion's posts tomorrow as scheduled.

AuburnAssassin
10-08-2010, 11:26 PM
Yeah, so I did have to do some juggling as Aheila won't be ready until after 10/15 and Dolores Haze is out until next week, so Freshhell you'll be up after Orion_mk3.

AuburnAssassin
10-08-2010, 11:33 PM
Curses CScottMorris, my monitor is too narrow to read your posting here at work. The text of the post runs beyond the viewable borders and is therefore cutoff for me. Hopefully that's not the case on my home monitor or for anyone else. I do have a few weirdo issues here at work from time to time.

ETA: not a problem to read here at home. Whatever. Must be my wonky monitor at work. Damn my employer.

Ahe´la
10-09-2010, 04:54 AM
Thanks for the juggling. I'm still next deep in editing to get my novel ready for beta on the 15th. I've got a few hours of overtime to pull off at work as well. Not to forget about the daily blog post. *sighs*

orion_mk3
10-09-2010, 08:30 PM
Posted! http://nonexistentbooks.wordpress.com/2010/10/09/from-prosperity-falls-by-c-alton-parker-2/

Oh, and I know I got the month wrong but I can't change it from where I am now.

AuburnAssassin
10-10-2010, 01:07 AM
Great flash fiction / excerpts, CScottMorris and Orion_mk3!

FreshHell, you're up now, m'dear.

FreshHell
10-10-2010, 03:27 AM
I'm ready! I just need to update the list of posters (I've been away from the computer and need to catch up with comments) and I'll then I'll publish.

WildScribe
10-10-2010, 09:01 AM
I'm late, but I would certainly love to be included again. My blog is polyspace.wordpress.com

AuburnAssassin
10-10-2010, 09:08 AM
Not too late at all, WildScribe. Off to add you now.

FreshHell
10-11-2010, 02:00 AM
Okay, my post is live! Would have been up sooner if we hadn't had a power outage this afternoon. Ah, life in the country is never dull!
http://freshhell.wordpress.com/2010/10/10/oct-aw-blog-chain-masquerade/

AuburnAssassin
10-11-2010, 09:08 AM
Thanks FreshHell! I dunno how anyone's gonna compete with two cute kids in costumes! Well done.

Now up is IrishAnnie.

Aidan Watson-Morris
10-11-2010, 07:14 PM
Is it too late to join this? Last year I tried but couldn't find the time, but this time I should be an active member of the chain!

If I can join, I'll link to my blog as soon as I finish reading the other posts. :)

AuburnAssassin
10-11-2010, 08:30 PM
There's still plenty of time join us, Aidan. I'll put you between Dolores Haze and Aheila to hopefully get us to the 15th before it's Aheila's turn. Soon as you put your link up, I'll add you.

Aidan Watson-Morris
10-11-2010, 08:55 PM
Here (http://mangaka-tales.blogspot.com/2010/10/masquerade.html) you go. :)

AuburnAssassin
10-12-2010, 12:59 AM
OK, I've slotted you in and will post the link to your actual blog chain post when you're up, hopefully as scheduled but if the chain stalls a bit, I'll bump you up since yours is ready. For now, I've just linked to the blog itself. Cheers!

Aidan Watson-Morris
10-12-2010, 01:51 AM
Thanks! :)

IrishAnnie
10-12-2010, 05:59 PM
Oh nuts! I just checked in after a CRAZY weekend... Boy oh boy. I'm getting it up right now, if I can think what to write!

IrishAnnie
10-12-2010, 06:09 PM
I hope this follows the topic alright! It's the best I could come up with on short notice. :) http://superpenpower.blogspot.com/2010/10/blog-chain-sneaky-english.html

AuburnAssassin
10-12-2010, 07:04 PM
Dang IrishAnnie...ten minutes? You are da woman! I can't even get past my spell checker that fast. LOL

Lilain, you are now up.

IrishAnnie
10-12-2010, 07:52 PM
I am da woman. Da woman with too man missions and not enough time. ;) :D

'Tis true, though, what I write might be trash, but it's written and it's written fast. :D

CScottMorris
10-12-2010, 09:10 PM
And its written from the heart, that is what matters. Editing can always be done later. Write first, edit later.
Or as Hemingway said: 'Write drunk, edit sober'

Hayley E. Lavik
10-12-2010, 10:16 PM
If there's still room, I'd like to get in on this blog chain :)

AuburnAssassin
10-12-2010, 10:43 PM
And its written from the heart, that is what matters. Editing can always be done later. Write first, edit later.
Or as Hemingway said: 'Write drunk, edit sober'

That's the NaNo spirit (which will be upon us in a few short weeks for those who participate.)

Yes, Hayley, you can still get in. Should I use the link in your signature?

Ralph Pines
10-12-2010, 11:41 PM
I need to catch up. Lost my internet connection on Sunday.

dolores haze
10-13-2010, 06:30 AM
I am back from the wilds of Canada and I am lost. When do I post, Ms. Assassin?

AuburnAssassin
10-13-2010, 06:43 AM
Your timing is impeccable absolutely Ms. Haze. YOU, m'dear, are up now because Ms. Lilain unfortunately had to bow out of the chain this month.

dolores haze
10-13-2010, 07:27 AM
My post is short, sweet and up. (http://dianedooley.wordpress.com/2010/10/12/a-living-masquerade/)

semmie
10-13-2010, 04:45 PM
Ms. Lilain unfortunately had to bow out of the chain this month.
I'm gonna have to bow, also. :( I promise to read everyone's blog, though, once my life settles down just a bit. Sorry, kids.

Bettedra
10-13-2010, 05:44 PM
Oh my goodness, life has gotten the best of me this month and this chain has just zoomed along! Have I missed my turn and been moved to the end? Don't I feel sheepish...

I'm vowing to catch up on everyone's posts and be ready when I'm up (again).

AuburnAssassin
10-13-2010, 05:56 PM
Aww, sorry about that Semmie. Hope everything calms down soon for you.

Bettedra, you haven't been missed. I just tacked you on to the end when you signed up.

Aidan's up now and his piece is already up on his site. Back to edit in the link in a jiff.

Aidan Watson-Morris' Post (http://mangaka-tales.blogspot.com/2010/10/masquerade.html)

AuburnAssassin
10-13-2010, 06:01 PM
Aheila, since it's not the 15th yet and you've already been kind enough to keep us posted about your schedule, I've gone ahead and moved you to the end, which is still only about 3 people away, we're moving so briskly this month. This means that

WildScribe

you're up now.

Ahe´la
10-13-2010, 06:19 PM
Yes, it's going at the speed of light this month! It's a good thing you moved me to the end. My novel is at the printer now so I'll have something that looks and smells like a book to give to my beta who requested paper. I'm so excited!
Mow if I can just catch up on everything I put on hold before NaNoWriMo begins...

Hayley E. Lavik
10-13-2010, 08:09 PM
Oh yes, I forgot! http://hayleyelavik.blogspot.com is the direct link to my blog :)

WildScribe
10-13-2010, 10:02 PM
Okay, my post is up here (http://polyspace.wordpress.com/2010/10/13/october-blog-chain-masquerades/).

Bettedra
10-14-2010, 04:41 AM
Oh, oops! I just thought I'd missed my turn because others had joined after me. Now I feel like even more of a doofus. Sorry!

Well, in any case, I'm paying attention and will read all the posts this afternoon when I get a break at work.

AuburnAssassin
10-14-2010, 07:25 AM
Bettedra, I like to keep everyone on their toes. LOL Sorry about the confusion. Only one more then you.

WildScribe, thanks for your post, an interesting take on the theme.

Hayley E. Lavik you are now up.

FreshHell
10-14-2010, 05:47 PM
I am under deadline this week and have fallen way behind in commenting! I promise to get back to it asap!

Hayley E. Lavik
10-15-2010, 10:38 AM
My post is here (http://hayleyelavik.blogspot.com/2010/10/paper-faces-on-parade.html).

Bettedra
10-15-2010, 05:23 PM
I'm going out of town in just a few hours so I've gotta put this up without the official go-ahead from our lovely host- sorry!

(http://bettedra.wordpress.com/2010/10/14/magic-eye/)Here's my post (http://bettedra.wordpress.com/2010/10/15/magic-eye/)

Have a great weekend!

AuburnAssassin
10-15-2010, 05:42 PM
Thank you Hayley and Bettedra!

You did well, Bettedra; no need for my go ahead or apologies since it was your turn as soon as Hayley put hers up. Enjoy your weekend.

And we are now at Aheila as our final participant. Aheila, whenever you can get to yours will be fine. Heaven knows you've earned a few extra days given all your past hosting services.

Ahe´la
10-15-2010, 06:59 PM
*laughs* It'll probably be tomorrow. I have an empty slot in my blog's schedule. If not, it'll be on Monday (because Sunday is Cassidy day.)
And I have to catch up on everything you guys have written! I haven't read once. Bad me. B-A-D me.

Ahe´la
10-16-2010, 08:57 PM
So it'll be a Monday thing. I've got to empty my head of a couple of things first. ;)

Ahe´la
10-18-2010, 02:36 PM
My short masquerade-themed entry is up!

They say mirrors don’t lie. I always thought that was funny... Read more... (http://thewriteaholicblog.wordpress.com/2010/10/18/aw-october-blog-chain/)

AuburnAssassin
10-18-2010, 05:43 PM
Thanks Aheila for that awesome flash.

Now stick a fork in us cause we are DONE!! And it's only 10/18. This chain has been very fast-paced so I know many are understandably scrambling to catch up in reading and commenting.

(If anyone else wants to chime in, just post your link here and I'll be happy to tack you on to the bottom of the chain in the order your links appear.)

Ahe´la
10-18-2010, 06:48 PM
My pleasure!

We also need to rise the question of the next blog chain. I know some of us are going to tackle NaNoWriMo next month. Personally, I'd love to be a part of the blog chain but I'm not sure I'll be able too (writing a flash wouldn't be a problem but reading everyone else's might be).

I was wondering if we could switch it up with a concept that would allow a maximum of person to participate despite NaNo. Maybe what fanfic people call drabbles? (100 words-long story, no more no less). The concise form should be perfect for the busiest ones of us.

What do you guys think?

AuburnAssassin
10-18-2010, 08:25 PM
I like the idea of a 100 drabble piece, quick to read, quick to write.

Who wants to host? I'm going to step back from the duty because of NaNo but will participate in the chain if only to take a break from my NaNo novel for a short 100 word "vacation".

Ahe´la
10-18-2010, 08:29 PM
I'd rather do like you but if no one steps up, I'll manage to find time to host. But again, I'd be much much happier if someone else wanted to do it. ;)

Bettedra
10-20-2010, 11:37 AM
I have a question regarding the drabble idea: when you say 100 words, do you mean EXACTLY? Not 99 and not 101?

Either way sounds fun to me.

Ahe´la
10-20-2010, 03:34 PM
It depends on the school of thought. Sometimes they say 100 precise. I'd feel more like allowing to give or take 5 words.

Still no volunteer to host the next blog chain? Come on guys!

PASeasholtz
10-23-2010, 11:38 PM
For those wishing to read more, I've added the next segment to the story I started at the end of my chain: http://paseasholtz.com/?p=1204

I think I will be making the installments a regular monthly posting by adding a link to the home page for the November issue, so you can always check the site for more.

Madelein.Eirwen
10-24-2010, 12:38 AM
And its written from the heart, that is what matters. Editing can always be done later. Write first, edit later.
Or as Hemingway said: 'Write drunk, edit sober'

Haha! Love that quote!

Bettedra
10-24-2010, 06:06 AM
Well, if no one else is going to volunteer, I'm willing to give hosting a shot. I'm fairly new around here and haven't hosted before, but I'm game if no one with some seniority wants to take the reins.

CScottMorris
10-24-2010, 06:26 AM
In the spirit of the 'dribbles', have any of you seen the magazines that publish on Twitter?
That's right, stories in 140 characters of less. Thaumatrope is the one I read.
It can be done, quite easily. Here are two examples, one by Hemingway and a famous one from the 70's that was published in several magazines.
For sale: One pair baby shoes. never worn.
and:
The last man on earth sat in a room. There was a knock at the door.
Super-short fiction can be fun, so count me in! Though I would simply like to see a limit of less than 100 words.

Ahe´la
10-25-2010, 09:14 PM
Bettedra, I invite you to open a new thread for next month's blog chain. I suggest doing it soon so that people have the time to subscribe before the chain begins.

Thanks for stepping up and taking care of this, as November will be quite crazy for us NaNoers. ;)

Ahe´la
10-30-2010, 05:31 PM
For those who might have missed it, the thread for the November blog chain is right here (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=194994). ;)