I love Linda G Hills “Stream of Consciousness Saturday”. And I love stream of consciousness writing. For all those of you who do not know what that is: “Stream of Consciousness” is a way of writing where you let your sub-consciousness free and just write what comes to mind without editing. I do a writing prompt called “lean against… and listen” on my other blog which is Stream of Consciousness as well and both have created wonderful pieces.
That is why I wanted to incorporate it into “Love Is In Da Blog”. I also love to connect people and therefore asked if Linda would like to connect “Stream of Consciousness Saturday” with “Love Is In Da Blog”. And she has agreed!!!!
So on Saturdays, I will lead you along to Linda’s post to let your loving mind free :-). And here Linda explains what it’s all about:
“As a special feature for February’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday, The Bee and I have decided to collaborate! As you may know, on her site – Just Fooling Around with Bee – a month-long blog-hop is going on in recognition of Love, called “Love Is In Da Blog.” The week 1 prompt is Love in general – adore/despise. So as not to box in your Friday prompts too much, I’ve decided to play around with it a bit, while still keeping in the spirit of collaboration. Here we go:
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: opposites in emotion. If trying to come up with two opposites before you start is too much thinking, try writing about one emotion and see if the opposite comes out of your stream of consciousness naturally. Sounds like fun, eh? Give it a try!
After you’ve written your Saturday post tomorrow, please link it here at this week’s prompt page and check to make sure it’s here in the comments so others can find it and see your awesome Stream of Consciousness post. Anyone can join in! And don’t forget, as a special feature this month, you can also ping back to “Love Is In Da Blog”! Find the prompt here and get the badge: https://thebeewritesdownloads.wordpress.com/2015/02/01/love-is-in-da-blog-february-ping-back-post-rules-week-1/
To make your post more visible, use the SoCS badge! Just paste it in your Saturday post so people browsing the reader will immediately know your post is stream of consciousness and/or pin it as a widget to your site to show you’re a participant. Wear it with pride!!
Here are the rules:
1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.
2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.
3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” or “Begin with the word ‘The’.”
4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours. Your link will show up in my comments, for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top.
5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read everyone’s! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later, or go to the previous week, by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find right below the “Like” button on my post.
6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!
7. Have fun!”
Please link your post not only to “Love Is In Da Blog” but also to Linda’s post: The Friday Reminder and Prompt for SoCS February 7/15
Now my darlings: go create and have lots of fun!
You can find the rules/suggestions for “Love Is In Da Blog here: