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 were inspired by the upcoming Father's Day.
Here are the entries that took us up on our
"Fathers" writing challenge:
There by the side of the wall stood a man playing the violin very badly, to put it mildly. As he began to adjust the strings before playing another piece of noise I dropped a dollar in his violin case and told him I found him quite interesting and shook his hand. He told me that his name was Melbourne Mordacious and he was the son of Franz Lehar. I had to chuckle to myself as I actually knew descendants of Lehar but did not mention it.
Me and my brother, even to this day, still think our names are 'God Damn It' and 'Jesus Christ'.
When we were kids, Pop and us would play 'Hot Potato!' with a live grenade.
I sure do miss my youngest brother Tim and my sister Caroline.
A woman's husband and father of many a rugRat had been slipping in and out of a coma for several months, yet she had stayed by his bedside every single day.
One day when he came to, he motioned for her to come nearer.
Upholding the journalistic standards of this blog, I engaged in a program of comprehensive research on this important subject. My research consisted of a visit to the local pub and a probe of the deepest recesses of my soul on the short walk home.
Thanks to Jason, Steve, CreekEnd 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!