Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Real Stories




Ladies, here’s a WRITING OPPORTUNITY!

LET'S GET WRITING!
You may write YOUR STORY as a mini-biography, a snapshot or a vignette. You can write about your adventure, misadventure, your life as a wife, a mother, a sister, a girlfriend, a daughter, a student, and so on. You can write about a single defining moment in your life!
Sometime ago, when you were looking for a job and couldn't seem to find one, do you remember what it felt like? What were the challenges you faced? What were the lessons you learned from the experience?
When you became a mom and you looked at the face of innocence, of someone so fragile in front of you...were you scared?
Sometime in your life, you fell in love...and then what happened?
You have an ocean of stories inside of you. You only have to pick one! Let's get your story written down! What you may consider as a humdrum, boring life may not be just fascinating but inspiring for others.

Please email your final draft to realwomen_stories@yahoo.co.uk on or before 29 February 2012. (If you don’t have the story completed by the deadline just contact them and let them know you’re working on it.)

I’m going to have a story included. Here’s a list of CURRENT CONTRIBUTORS.
Hope you’ll join us. Good luck!

In other news, I have a post up at Lynn Kelley’s BLOG.

Find out what a gullible kid I was and what I looked like with big curly hair. Old Kitty
shares a story on the post too.

76 comments:

  1. What a lovely opportunity! Now--I'm off to check out your guest post!

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    1. Sarah, I'm looking forward to seeing what the authors write about. I'm sure each story will be unique!

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  2. Oh Theresa! You and your curly hair pic is just adorable! Adorable!! Love it!!

    Thanks for the link to this amazing venture!! Will check it out asap! Take care
    x

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    1. Old Kitty, you might consider your train station/new life idea.

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  3. Glad you posted. Hope lots of women will join in. I need to schedule a post.

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    1. Miranda, I hope lots of women join too. A few of my favorite writer friends (like you) are part of the project. Now to get the rest to write for it!

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  4. Aw, thanks for including my link so people can read your cute story and see your adorable pic as a little girl! And congrats on over 700 followers! Woo hoo!

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    1. LynNerdKelley, I really like your posts where we hear from the commenters. Such a clever idea!

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  5. Hi Theresa, I popped over from Ann Best's blog to say hello. I'll be seeing you in the A to Z Challenge too!

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    1. Melissa, so glad you popped over. I can't believe how many people have signed up for the A to Z Challenge so far. Look forward to seeing your posts.

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  6. Great post, Theresa! Thanks for the writing opportunity. I can relate to a girl with curly hair!

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    1. Victoria, those curls followed me wherever I went. Now my kids have 'em.

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  7. This sounds like a writing exercise to explore the inner you...kinda like that move "Eat, Pray, Love" (or I guess the book).

    I think that if I explored my inner me, it would just validate that my life is boring and filled with mediocrity of which I don't want to revisit all that much.

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    1. Michael, from what I've seen of the stories, it won't be too much like a Lifetime movie.

      I embraced my mediocrity with and took the "I'm a loser who can't find a job" angle in my story.

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  8. What an adorable picture of you! And I love the story of the man in the radio. I used to think similar things when I was a kid. I loved picturing little people in places like that, probably because I loved playing with a dollhouse as a kid.

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    1. Shelley, yeah, all of our dolls are small. How can we NOT imagine boxes and things being run by tiny people?

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  9. I saw this earlier and had been thinking about it. I have a vignette idea but I guess it's not exactly happy happy (about a shattered family). I'm wondering if that would be acceptable.

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    1. Lynda, I don't think it has to be happy. It should be acceptable. I hope you submit!

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  10. Thanks for letting us know about the writing opportunity!
    Off to check your post at Lyn's!

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  11. Kelly, I hope you consider writing something. You have a unique and funny blog post voice.

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  12. Oh, thanks for sharing this opportunity with us!! I'm on my way to check it out. :D

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  13. Monica, you're welcome. I hope you write something for it.

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  14. Congratulations on the upcoming publication, Theresa!

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  15. I am chuffed to be listed amongst such wonderful writers.

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  16. Ann, that must mean you're a wonderful writer too.

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  17. Sounds like it will be a cool collection of stories :-) Went over to the other blog looking for your guest post and big curly hair, but it's not up yet... :-(

    xx R

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    1. Rachel, it posted last week. I should've put the direct link. Sorry!

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  18. What a great opportunity, and I'll check out Lynn's blog.

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  19. Thanks for sharing this opportunity. I'll have to give it some thought.

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    1. Vicki, I hope you submit. If you have a story to share that's meaningful to you, I'm sure it will be meaningful to readers. And it only need be 1-4 pages.

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  20. Super idea, Theresa. Will be checking in to see what writers send in!

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    1. Cleemckenzie, I'm glad you will. If you check out the author page, you'll see many bloggers you recognize.

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  21. Oh my goodness! All that HAIR!! Was that all natural? (I assume so, at 6 yrs old). Very cute photo. I just had to go look. :)

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    1. Carol, yes--natural. It was a constant battle of my parents wanting me to have short, curly hair and me wanting to grow it out. That picture must represent a growing out phase.

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  22. Sounds interesting. Thanks for telling us about it.

    Love the yellow flower photo. I sure wish spring would come!

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    1. LR, I miss spring, but this has been the easiest winter I've ever experienced.

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  23. Nicely put, Theresa. And thanks for the linkage. Off to check out your hair .....

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  24. Hey Theresa!

    It'll be interesting to see what comes out of these real stories.

    Jai

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    1. Jai, great to hear from you. How are you?

      I think it will be interesting too.

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  25. What a cool idea to collect these real women stories. I hope you're having fun writing yours. Okay, I'm off to Lynn Kelly's now. :)

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    1. Nicki, I wrote mine and it's ready to be in the anthology. Thanks for visiting Lynn's blog.

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  26. An awesome idea about these real women stories! I'd love reading all! I'm off to Lynn Kelly's...

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    1. Romance Reader, I hope you like my little story.

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  27. I read your story over at Lynn's Blog. It was great.

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  28. Thanks for visiting my blog, Theresa! I'm still working on Sorcery Sisters, but I'm slow because of deadlines. It's on my list to finish, though!

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    1. Aubrie, I figured at this point you hate my story and I was going to let you off the hook. ; )

      I know you've been working hard on this trilogy + extra book. Don't worry about it!

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  29. those are fantastic writing prompts! And the collection looks great--congrats to you for getting picked for inclusion! And hey! I saw your little cutie self on Lynn's blog. Too cute~ :o) <3

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  30. LTM, thank you. I used to avoid writing prompts, but now I find them inspirational.

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  31. It sounds like there will be some interesting stories upcoming. :)

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  32. The Golden Eagle, I look forward to reading them.

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  33. Thanks for the info, Theresa! Will check it out. Heading over to your guest post now. :)

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  34. I remember that post, you reminded me of Annie, so cute.

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    1. Sarah, I never made the connection until the post went up. It is an Annie dress!

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  35. What a great idea, capturing all those stories.

    Your photo is adorable! :)

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  36. Dawn, thank you. Sadly, at the time I thought I was ugly and looked like a boy. So silly!

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  37. Read about cute Theresa with her ear next to the radio with the adorable hairdo!

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    1. Romance Book Haven, ha! I sure had a lot of hair!

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  38. What a picture!!! Ahh, the good ol' days :)

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    1. Mark, yes, there was probably disco coming out of that radio. The good ol' days!

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  39. Thanks for the heads up, Theresa! Now I'm going to head over to see your photo!

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  40. Sorry for my extended absence. I had some parental control software go crazy and wouldn't let me access any blogs. I'm back and look forward to future posts. :)

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  41. Great Idea! And I loved your guest post over at Lynn's :) Love the picture, most of all :)

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