Writer Wednesday is a new Zoomers.ca feature where we issue a weekly open call on a particular theme or subject that our community of bloggers are welcomed to participate in.
If you're a blogger that's interested in getting a handle on your craft (or even connecting with an audience!) then this is definitely the challenge for you.
How Does It Work?
Every Friday, we issue the theme or subject via a blog post that will be featured in our Friday newsletter.
To participate, simply post a blog on that theme, but tag that post with "writer wednesday" (within quotes, all lowercase) before the following Wednesday at 12PM EST.
Zoomers How-To: Blog
When Writer Wednesday hits, we then do the following:
- Round-up all the participating entries in a entry such as this.
- Feature all the participating entries in our Friday newsletter that goes directly to our over 12,000 members.
- Feature all the participating entries via our
Twitter with the popular #writerwednesday hashtag.
- Select our personal favourite that will be featured to the over 13,000 members in our
Zoomers on Facebook community.
In the latest edition of this feature, we put a call out for pieces that explored The Summer Blockbuster.
Here are the entries that took us up on our
"Summer Blockbuster" writing challenge:
This was different. This was the first special effects movie. After Star Wars, the movie-viewing audience would never again go gaga over anything as lame as a big rubber shark. So much in that movie was like nothing we had seen before.
My brother and I saw Star Wars in the best possible environment – a futuristic ultra-wide screen theater built in the mid-1970s. Alas, the Edens Theater now exists only in film nostalgia sites.
CAT WATCHER - "I like to watch cats! And mess with their minds on days that end in Y!"
All afternoon passersbys would see me kick my legs up in the air and do my personal version of synchronized swimming. Once most of the water had left the pool from overuse I would get out and bow to no one in particular. Seeing the pool was no more than 3 foot around and barely ankle deep I must admit it was quite the MGM presentation. In my mind I was presenting The Greatest Show on Earth!
Thanks to Jason, Steve and Linda for all their hard work! Please support our writers' original works by visiting their individual blogs as well as leaving comments.
Additional thanks for being patient while we were working on posting this in Zoomerland.
Stay tuned this Friday for the next theme!