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Thursday, 2 December 2010

Through The Keyhole Weekend Blogfest

Describe someone's living space in no more than 500 words so that we can vividly imagine the absent person.

Then guess from the descriptions posted the type of who lives in a room like this? 

It could be a policeman, assylum seeker, a housewife, an author, a foster child, a Vicar who likes DIY, anyone you like, really but not a famous person.

i.e. Write a description of a room and then others may respond by describing the TYPE of person who might live there.

* LINKEY will remain open  until next Saturday 11th December.

POST YOUR ENTRIES BETWEEN NOW AND THEN.

Here's mine:

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Also check out the Hemmingway Challenge

21 comments:

  1. Hi Madeleine,
    I didn't participate in this blogfest, but my guess is C. S. Lewis. Trains and fantasy. He is one of my favorites. Thank you for dropping by my blog today.
    Nancy
    N. R. Williams, fantasy author

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  2. Madeleine do you see the genius in your work? are you able to see how good a writer you are?

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  3. I really enjoyed your piece! I loved how the fly touched on so many little but telling things throughout the room. Wonderful.
    :)

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  4. Oh wow! I loved being the fly here!!! What a sad and yet very personal space! I love the ending line - a lonely man perhaps yet still a dreamer! Take care
    x

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  5. Hi NRWilliams. Well not specifically C S Lewis, but someone with similar tastes.

    Thanks Jo, I just need to fit all the elements together to create a publishable story LOL!

    thanks also Lydia and Old Kitty :O)

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  6. This would be SO SOOO good for me. BUT I'm editing in too many places to write something new. I'm sure I'll pop around and check out the entries. I always learn a lot from other people's writing.

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  7. Hi Madeleine! Sorry, I'm a little confused. Are we meant to describe how we imagine a famous person would live, or are we meant to be writing a description of a room and then people respond by describing the TYPE of person who might live there?

    And when does the blogfest end?

    :Dom

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  8. I really liked the idea that you used a fly to help the reader explore the room. That was a brilliant choice of detail.

    I would really like to know more about this writing exercise. Is it weekly? When do the prompts go up, when do the posts go up? May I join?

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  9. I'm still in Florida and getting ready to leave on Saturday. Not the best time for be to do an entry, but I wish I could.

    Charming story. Your descriptions are flawless. Loved the details.

    Michael

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  10. I agree with Joanna! Genius.

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  11. Okay, I just signed up for the blogfest! It sounds like fun, and I've got an idea of who I'm going to write it about . . . do I post this weekend once the linky closes?

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  12. I'm in! It's rushed here, but I think I can write up the description!

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  13. Hey, cutie! Thank you so much for following my blog. <3
    When is the blogfest date? Saturday? Please let us know so I can post it that day!
    :)
    (I haven't had the chance to read your post yet, but I will on our blogfest posting day!)

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  14. PS--I did a shout out on FB, hopefully we can have more writers in before tomorrow! ;)

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  15. Have just popped this on my blog, hope it works (as you know I'm hideously new at blogging!)
    I love yours, I feel I've seen this guy in Bideford!
    M

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  16. Yup I'm on board...I'll post next saturday.

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  17. Bless you all for your support. I had major internet connection probs yesterday so could not log on to reply. I'm not sure where the famous person idea came from as all it says is: Describe *a person's* living space in no more than 500 words so that we can vividly imagine the absent person. Then guess from the descriptions posted who lives in a room like this? i.e. Write a description of a room and then others may respond by describing the TYPE of person who might live there.:O)

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  18. I've decided to sign up. As for yours, I'm getting the sense of a male character, probably just hitting middle age, and probably not having achieved quite as much as he wanted to.

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  19. It sounds like the fly has found a fountain of fun. A bachelor's pad. Someone old who has a love for old things. Great piece! Thanks for hosting this blogfest.

    It's been a LONG time since I've participated in one, too!

    ~Elizabeth :)

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  20. I'm loving the entries I've read. Thanks to everyone who has entered so far. Glad you're all having fun.
    Keep guessing. Will reveal all eventually :O)

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  21. Hi,
    I loved your 'fly on the wall' descriptions, and I could really see the room - still not sure who lives there, though :-)
    Thanks for doing this blogfest - it's great.
    All best
    Karla

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