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    Ne Cede Malis orion_mk3's Avatar
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    May Blog Chain

    Starting Date: Monday May 9, 2011
    Open to all forum members, even after it starts!

    This month's prompt: Relationships

    Show a character's approach to relationships in a short scene. A harmless exchange between mother and daughter? A submissive character overwhelmed by a dominant partner? A passionate lover's quarrel? A forlorn, unrequited letter?

    Use your characters' interaction to show the dynamics of their relationship, show how they're growing together or growing apart, or just have silly fun. Character descriptions at the beginning are forbidden this time around--let them speak or act for themselves!

    There's no word limit, but do try and keep it under 1k for your fellow chain members' sanity. Read and comment on other participants' posts if you possibly can--they'll be doing the same for you!

    You have two days to complete your post. When you are finished, please post a link to your post on the thread so I can let the next person in line know that their turn is up. If you signed up but find yourself unable to participate, please PM me or post in the thread. If you fail to post on your blog and on the thread within two days, I'll bump you down to the end of the line on the third day.

    Please include a list of all participants' blogs in your blog post, and keep in mind we're not starting until Monday to give people time to sign up.

    The participants so far:

    orion_mk3 - http://nonexistentbooks.wordpress.com (link to this month's post)
    Proach - http://desstories.blogspot.com/ (link to this month's post)
    Yoghurtelf - http://thefarseas.blogspot.com/ (link to this month's post)
    AuburnAssassin - http://clairegillian.com (link to this month's post)
    aimeelaine - http://www.aimeelaine.com/blog (link to this month's post)
    Della Odell - http://dellaodell.wordpress.com/ (link to this month's post)
    jkellerford - http://jennykellerford.wordpress.com/ (link to this month's post)
    LadyMage - http://www.katherinegilraine.com/ (link to this month's post)
    pezie - http://www.erinbrambilla.com/ (link to this month's post)
    xcomplex - http://arielemerald.blogspot.com/ (link to this month's post)
    Inkstrokes - http://drlong67.wordpress.com/ (link to this month's post)
    dolores haze - http://dianedooley.wordpress.com/ (link to this month's post)
    Ralph Pines - http://ralfast.wordpress.com/ (link to this month's post)
    juniper - http://www.katjuniper.com (link to this month's post)
    ElizaFaith13 - http://www.girlspwn.blogspot.com/ (link to this month's post)
    Steam&Ink - http://steamandink.blogspot.com/ (link to this month's post)

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    practical experience, FTW Proach's Avatar
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    Ooooh, another fantastic idea, Orion. Please count me in. http://desstories.blogspot.com

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    yoghurt elf say wheeee! yoghurtelf's Avatar
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    Yeah, I'm in...but I may need a slight breather of a few days after today, since the A-Z blogging challenge is over and it's been a HUUUUGE slog!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yoghurtelf View Post
    Yeah, I'm in...but I may need a slight breather of a few days after today, since the A-Z blogging challenge is over and it's been a HUUUUGE slog!
    Don't worry, the chain doesn't start 'til May 9. That worked out well last time, giving people a chance to sign up and sort things out.
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    I'm in again.

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    I'm in again too. May I go right at the end of the chain again? Sorry to be high maintenance, but book is out early May and have mucho publicity stuff to do.

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    practical experience, FTW aimeelaine's Avatar
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    Hi!

    I'll join in again!

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    Count me in again, please! Great idea. Now, what scene do I want to use?
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    Me too, me too! That was fun last month. I had no clue of what I was going to write until I opened a "new post" page and then it flew out.

    Great way to liven up the old brain.

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    Yes, please! I loved last month's blog chain too. I'm still working through reading and commenting on the April ones - sorry about the tardiness with that, you guys!

    Here's my blog for this month's list: http://steamandink.blogspot.com/




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    Yes please!! I think I got a scene.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyMage View Post
    Yes please!! I think I got a scene.
    I should hope so, considering the prompt was your idea
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    I'm in again! Yay! www.erinbrambilla.com

    Thanks for organizing again this month. I had such fun last time!

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    I really liked April's prompt and want to thank eveyone that took the time to comment. I hope I got everyone as well. Great entries, by the way!

    I'm kinda struggling with this one, can I mull it over for a few days? See what comes to me? I still basking in the glow from the Ontario Writers Conference and the results of my blue pencil session (editor looked at the first three pages of my second novel and gushed about it. I was expecting less enthusiasim).
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    As I'm unsure how this works, I'll subscribe to the thread and watch what happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Inkstrokes View Post
    I'm kinda struggling with this one, can I mull it over for a few days? See what comes to me?
    Sure, you can jump in at any time before the chain ends.

    Quote Originally Posted by lvcabbie View Post
    As I'm unsure how this works, I'll subscribe to the thread and watch what happens.
    What are you unsure about? We're happy to answer any questions.

    Check out the archive of past chains if you want to see how things went down before
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    dolores haze--congrats on your release. I wish you much success with your work. Inkstrokes--mucho congrats!! I also wish you success at securing a contract.

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    Awesome, glad it won't start till a bit later. Phhheeeeew!

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    I'll Join! Blog is in my siggy! Aother very fun idea Orion!
    Follow my blog about my writing journey . Lots of tips and suggestions. I will follow back. My Blog.

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    I'll be gone until May 17 - my daughter is graduating with MFA next weekend! - if my spot comes up while I'm gone, please bump me down a few notches. I'll read the other blogs and try to comment on them, but probably won't want to sit down to write out my own post.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by juniper View Post
    I'll be gone until May 17 - my daughter is graduating with MFA next weekend! - if my spot comes up while I'm gone, please bump me down a few notches. I'll read the other blogs and try to comment on them, but probably won't want to sit down to write out my own post.
    Congratulations! Don't worry, we'll keep you in the chain.

    The first post is up: http://wp.me/pP03N-lQ Don't worry, we're still not starting until tomorrow, but I got it done early.
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    The chain has officially begun! Proach is up first.
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    Yay...Its begun. I worked today and am working tomorrow, so I should have my post up tomorrow, late afternoon/early evening.

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    Ok, I'm in. I'm just trying to decide whether to use an excerpt from my novel or someyhing new. I'm leaning towards new.

    Thanks Proach for the cudos. I'm still working on it.
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