Thursday, November 17

Posted by Laurel Garver on Thursday, November 17, 2011 8 comments
It's been a very long time since I participated in a blog fest. I think the fatigue from my severe anemia had a lot to do with it. But now that I'm power-loading iron and feeling more perky, I'd love to get folks together for another fest.

The question is, what theme? With the holidays fast approaching, it can't be something requiring participants to invest gobs of time. And I've seen a growing reticence to share bits of one's works-in-progress, for all sorts of reasons.

Here are a few possible topics I've brainstormed:

A: Making a list
Write a wish list for yourself or for one of your characters. Think especially of experiences (restaurants, vacations, concerts) and gifts of service (babysitting, book trailer creation) pined for. Be as practical or as fantastic as you like.

B: Writers in Toyland
Describe the coolest toy from your childhood, or a creation you wish existed. Or post a favorite fictional quote about toys (e.g., 1-year-old Harry Potter's toy broomstick).

C: Holiday help
Imagine you had a house-elf's services for a day. What would you ask Dobby or Winky to do for you?

Which one of these ideas appeals most to you?
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  1. I like all of these actually. But Writers in Toyland is dear to my heart.

  2. I vote for Toyland, I can imagine some seriously creative ideas coming out of that blogfest. I'm glad you're feeling better!

  3. Um, I think I'd put Winky to work building a kitchen addition and a Japanese-style outdoor bathhouse. Dobby could give me a pedicure in the meantime. Sounds like a fabulous prompt.

  4. Like most others, Toyland would be so much fun!

  5. Bish: thanks for the vote! I think the topic could bring out the kid in all of us.

    JEM: Absolutely. And thanks for the well wishes. The underlying cause will have to be dealt with soon, and it involves surgery. ugh.

  6. Gail: I like how you think. I'd get them both fixing up my unfinished basement! Thanks for coming by!

    Jenna: It's garnering lots of votes for sure. Thanks for voting!

    Holly: Thanks for voting!

  7. A sounds good. Thanks for the follow!:)