"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Lisa Hammond

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau

Sunday, March 21, 2010

** Calling All Funny, Weird, Humorous Writers **

Ever since I first heard about this contest.....months ago....I really wished I could write poetry. And not even just poetry, but funny poetry! And with a name like Wergle Flomp, how could it be anything else??

The Official name is: The Wergle Flomp Poetry Contest.  Catchy, isn't it?!  (I keep hearing that old song and lyrics in my head: "Let's all do the Bristol Stomp") 

There is NO ENTRY FEE. Entries have been accepted since August 15, 2009, and they end on April 1, 2010. So that leaves about 10 days to get your crazy, wacky, hilarious,  and to use one of their own phrases: "Inspired gibberish" entries submitted. The prize money is....to use one of MY favorite words: Fabulous! Winning entries and Honorable Mentions will also be published on Winning Writers.

Go to their website for all the guidelines and pertinent info. But hurry. You only have until April 1, 2010.


*Creativity & Lies -- Is It Politics or Is It Memorex?*

Thanks to the lovely Lisa Ricard Claro for bestowing upon me the "Creative Writer" Blogger Award. As I understand it, this great honor is a license to be creative which, as all writers know, can sometimes lead to outrageous lies! (Think of those recent infamous "memoirs")

( I was kind of dreading this "award", but I had a blast and hope everyone else will, too! )

Rules of acceptance require me to list up to seven wild and wacky little known facts about myself, at least one of which must be true. It's then up to you, the reader, to decide for yourself which, if any, of the facts below are crazy truths or creative fiction.

1) I've always been fascinated with airplanes. One day when riding my bike home from school, I heard a "funny" engine noise up above. While concentrating so much on watching the bi-plane, I rode my bike right down into a concrete rain ditch.....and only got one scratch near my eye. I have the scar to prove it!

2) Speaking of airplanes....I've flown across the Atlantic Ocean more than 5 times.

3) I graduated Sumo Cum Lardo Wrestler from HACC. (Harvard Area Community College)

4) I can whistle through my fingers.

5) After the birth of my first son, and weeks of semi-recuperating, I was forced to sign papers stating I wasn't holding the hospital or any of the doctors, etc. accountable...blah, blah, blah....

6) I once rode in an elevator that was going up so fast I was thrown down to the floor with 3 other people.

7) I've only fainted once in my life and that incident involved a crowbar.

Hey...this was way more fun than I thought it would be! I didn't think I could come up with any non-truths, but I did and it was a great writing exercise!

*Okay, here are the rules:

1. Thank the person who gave this to you. (Thanks, Lisa!)
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link the person who nominated you.
4. Tell up to 6 outrageous lies about yourself, and at least one outrageous truth. (The key here is the "up to" and the "at least." Some people are just born liars!)
5. Nominate up to seven "Creative Writers" who might have fun coming up with outrageous lies.
6. Post links to the seven blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on the "up to" seven blogs you nominate, letting them know you nominated them.

I nominate Tammy, Karrie, Janel, and Daisy. I know all of you will do fabulously! I can't wait to read all of them! I'm off now to leave my comment on your blogs.

"Most writers regard the truth as their most valuable possession, and therefore are most economical in its use." -- Mark Twain