- To make sure everyone gets at least several reads, let’s try this. When you post your link, come back to read the two before yours and the three after yours.
- If you are one of the first, then read back (if there is one behind you, if not consider mine to be the first) and read forward for a total of at least five reads.
- Likewise if you are last – just read backwards for a total of five reads.
A couple other things:
- If you have CAPTCHA (the word/letter scramble) enabled, please disable it at least on Friday and Saturday.
- If you want crit, be sure to specify that in your comment when you leave your link. We have some very good editor types in this group who have valuable advice to offer.
- If you do NOT want crit, it might be a good idea to specify that, too.
One more thing:
Put your best efforts on display for 100 words (more or less) and hop on board so we can all see what you’ve written this Friday (come back to my blog and follow the links).
For those of you who want to pre-load your posts, here’s the link to where my story will be: (click here). The page is/will be there, the picture is/will be there, the link is/will be live. But there’s no story yet. I’ll add that Friday morning as usual. But this will allow those of you who have to be out of town, or for whatever reason want to get started early, to link to it so we can all find you more easily.
Why only 100 Words
100-words isn’t a *rule* and some of us write more than that. My goal is to have The Friday Fictioneers use 100-word stories as an exercise in choosing concise phrases and strong verbs. It’s an excellent way to show your stuff to the world without exposing too much. It’s okay if you use more words, but if it’s much more let us know in the comments so we’ll know how to allocate our time if we’re trying to read all the posts.
Put your best efforts on display for 100 words (more or less) and hop on board Friday with links back to your blog so we can all see what you’ve written. If you don’t have a blog of your own you are welcome to post your 100 words in the (Friday) story page. Go to the side-bar calendar and click on the current week’s Friday date. Then follow the link from there to the story page.
If you accidentally post your link here on this page today, you’ll miss out on a lot of the blog hopping because the action will be stemming from links on the story page.
How to become a Fictioneer
- Write a 100-word story (more or less, and it’s okay if you didn’t use this picture for inspiration)
- Post your story to your blog on Friday (or just link to it tomorrow if you wrote earlier)
- If you’re a WordPress user, include “Friday Fictioneers” as one of your tags so you’ll show up on the tag search.
- Comment on my story Friday and post a link to your story.
- Tweet your link to me @madison_woods and include the tag #FridayFictioneers if you’re on Twitter.
- Follow the read and comment schedule listed above the picture. If the comment forms allow, leave your link on all your comments, so others can find you and us later on.
- Check back often because participants post throughout the day.
- Get psyched up to do this again next week
You can click the “Flash Fiction” tab at the top to read a little more about Friday Fictioneers.
I hope to see your creativity shining Friday!