lyn.barnes

  • Amanda Grandits posted an update in the group Group logo of Writer’s LoungeWriter’s Lounge 4 months ago

    “Boy, I need a drink,” he exclaimed as he wiped his brow.
    How he wished he could grab a cold, refreshing beer after a long day’s work, but alas he has stopped drinking.
    As he reminisces about the good ol’ days of drinking and partying with his friends, he could not help but hear Bo Diddly, Waylon, and Willie as they sang the songs of his pas…[Read more]

    • I’m glad I never got that way with alcohol. These days I don’t even go near it.
      I always wonder why some people become dependant on alcohol; it’s a thing I’ve never understood.
      That aside, your story is disturbingly true.

  • Amanda Grandits posted an update in the group Group logo of Writer’s LoungeWriter’s Lounge 4 months ago

    Upside down Cake:
    Another boring, crazy day everything feeling grouchy. Hi, I just kissed llamas, monkeys, night owls, pillows, quilts, really silly, truly unbelievable, very well xylophones yell “Zebras!!!!”

    Zip your x-ray Willie, Victoria’s Umbrella tripped Sabrina; Robert quit picking on nice Michael! Lilly kissed Justin I heard Gretc…[Read more]

  • Amanda Grandits posted an update in the group Group logo of Writer’s LoungeWriter’s Lounge 4 months ago

    I sits down at the table as I bisect my food into large pieces. Who has time to sit and cut it up into tiny pieces, especially after they serve everyone else their food and cut it up?
    I hear the sound of the men around me, chewing noisily as they smack their lips, and then a belch. I wrinkle my nose in disgust, making the crease between my brows…[Read more]

    • Amazingly sharp and very witty – it made me smile whilst reading it.
      What was this particular challenge called? Was it set by Pastor Mike?
      The one thing I enjoyed above all else was the picture challenges that came round every now and then. If you scroll right down to the very beginning of this group, there is a picture challenge if you like the…[Read more]

      • Yes it was Pastor Mike, and in one on my flash drive says his name lol. He called these word challenges Word salads, and yes he I did respond to the picture ones. I do like the picture and will have to write one soon, I love word salads and wish I remembered the rest of the letters we earned when we wrote them in the right order!
        I miss him and i…[Read more]

        • Oh yes! You mean when one person starts a story and two or more people add different chapters and completely diverts it off somewhere else? I forgot about those. That would be fun if only we had one or two more budding writers.

          • That is fun, but that is not the exercise I am thinking of.

            • Can you offer a more elaborate explanation as to how the word salads worked? I can remember them in part, but am blurry on the details. Were they similar to the word challenges that I am setting?

              • Yes they were, he would give you words, and tell you to make a story. if you look at the two holy b’s batman and this one, you will see the b words are the same.
                You can either put them anywhere through the story, or you can do it in order, which is where you get the WTG award. There is one where I used all of the words and then did it…[Read more]

  • Jules posted an update in the group Group logo of Writer’s LoungeWriter’s Lounge 4 months ago

    A quick update for all participants in the Writer’s Lounge. Although I set challenges, members should be aware that any creative input they may have is not limited, or restricted solely to reacting to my set challenges. Anything creative in fictional writing may be posted here at any given time by any member. Thanks for reading.

  • Amanda Grandits posted an update in the group Group logo of Writer’s LoungeWriter’s Lounge 4 months ago

    Living my life often feels as though I am always looking through a kaleidoscope. With each turn of the hand, different shades and colors. One day I woke up and everything was dark and I could not function. I fought, kicking and screaming like a kangaroo until I was able to find a way back. Suddenly all of the colors came flashing back through…[Read more]

    • Well. . .apart from being an enjoyable read – describing one who has blossomed and found their own power-base, I remain unsure if I remember or know you. Remembering usernames are tricky and I struggle with all the names that I know to label you with one of them. So by way of not making myself look silly and, not wishing to overtax my tired old…[Read more]

    • Jules, I was Proudmomma8. That is what I meant, but I was reading the definition and it set buildings. I had many different thoughts on my mind and had a lot of energy as I wrote so I may have wrote it like that even if I did know that it was one building but hey. for my first blog in years, it was pretty okay.
      Thank you.

      • Ah! Believe it or not that name was in my top three. I do remember that username so I must remember you.

        Oh. . .and no problem with the Kremlin thingy, I have a habit of trying to probe people’s minds in the hope I can understand their inner musings. Your first blog/story in years?! It read ok to me, I look forward to reading more, and hope you…[Read more]

        • Stay out of my mind, it is scary in here! I will try, I also brought my bff from her back too so hopefully she will be writing as well. I am just a busy bee.

          • Scary! In that case I will want to know more. Maybe I’ll set a horror challenge with the letter L.

            Mwah ha ha harr!

  • lyn.barnes posted an update in the group Group logo of Poetry GroupPoetry Group 4 months, 1 week ago

    Does anyone know if there’s a way to post something so it shows here and in your blog history at the same time?

    • The way I understand it is that the blog and group functions operate independently from one another. If you post on your blog it will only appear there and not simultaneously across any groups you have joined. And by the same token, if you post in a group it will only appear there. The ‘Activity’ page will show everything new happening across the…[Read more]

    • Jules is correct. The blog and group parts of the site operate independently. To view your “personal site activity” — click at the top right of your screen — where it says “Howdy, lyn.barnes”. In the drop down menu click “activity”, then click “personal”.

  • lyn.barnes posted an update in the group Group logo of Writer's CornerWriter's Corner 4 months, 1 week ago

    Is this like the old scribbles challenge thingy? I miss that…

  • Jules posted an update in the group Group logo of Writer’s LoungeWriter’s Lounge 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    With a sense of renewal, and renewed inspiration, I submit the long overdue letter challenge. To continue, the next letter chronologically is K. So what can we do with the letter K? Well anything you like actually. You can write a poem, a story, long or short in any genre, but bear in mind that you MUST include all the 10 words listed below in any…[Read more]

  • Benjamin Ogden posted an update in the group Group logo of Writer's CornerWriter's Corner 7 months, 3 weeks ago

    3 Ways to Make Your Writing Clearer from Harvard Business Review:
    https://hbr.org/2020/04/3-ways-to-make-your-writing-clearer

  • Benjamin Ogden posted an update in the group Group logo of Writer's CornerWriter's Corner 8 months ago

    I wrote my original ONE LOVE PHILOSOPHY back in 2008. This is my updated 2020 version:

    One Love Philosophy


    #thoughts #onelove #philosophy #writers #writing

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