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Daily Prompt: My stats are unrelated


Daily Prompt: The Stat Connection

Go to your Stats page and check your top 3-5 posts. Why do you think they’ve been successful? Find the connection between them, and write about it.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us CONNECTIONS.

Since my hand is in the “new” soft cast it is impossible to get it near the keyboard.
I am behind in blogging and do apologize.
The throbbing is like a toothache combined with a migraine and earache but in the hand.
They are guessing three weeks of this till I have my hand back.

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At least when I hit it now, there is more padding,

So to answer the Daily Prompt:  My Top Ten

Home page / Archives 1,708
Girlscouts selling cookies 227
About 215
Homemade Dryer Sheets 139
My Blog 137
Weekly Photo Challenge: Theme of the Week is Future Tense 133
If You Are Going To Be In The Clarksville TN Area 116
Weekly Writing Challenge: Mind the Gap Is there one? 111
Weekly Writing Challenge: Characters I Created 106
Weekly Photo Challenge: (Love, my definition in photo) 94

They have no real connection or link.

Would love to hear how you are doing…will be back soon…

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/daily-prompt-connection/ is where you can find out what other Daily Prompt Writers had to say.

 


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Daily Prompt: Just One Goal


If one experience or life change results from you writing your blog, what would you like it to be?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us SINGULAR.

To check out what other Daily Prompt Writers had to say:
http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/07/12/daily-prompt-singular/

Would love to hear your goals,
Leave me a comment.

Tammye Honey


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When Is A Vacuum Not A Vacuum?


Weekly Writing Challenge: The Best Medicine

 

  • Write about a sad or particularly difficult situation you faced, and find the levity in what happened or how you dealt with it.

If life were perfect, cats and dogs would not shed.
Carpet runners would not collect the fur every time they run past them.
My hubby would not require a surgery that we have to wait to get in for.
I would not have fractured two fingers on my left hand.
Hubby would not have PTSD.
Hubby would not think my vacuum sounds like engines of a fighter jet.

Put them in a jar and shake them up and you have a sticky mess.

One napper, four shedders and two fingers that do not want to be helpful later, you can see my delimma.

I try to quietly sweep.  It picks up two small cats twice a day yet does not seem to help.

When he used to drive to go somewhere I would celebrate by dragging out the vacuum and have to empty twice per room.

The birds love me.  All the nesting material they need in one stop shopping.
They have until the lawncare people come to mow the lawn again to use all the materials for their nests.
Since it smells like our cats, you would think that they would not want to use it at all.
Perhaps it is to throw the cats off the trail of new babies.

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So while I go catch the tumble weed on my floor will leave you with some reading of other Weekly Writing Challenge Writers:

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/07/08/weekly-writing-challenge-humor/

  1. Grow your girlfriend, can’t get a date grow ur mate #funny #iphoneography #photography #odd #NYC | Captured With My Phone, iPhoneography
  2. When Sheep Don’t Bring You Joy | The Mercenary Researcher
  3. The Best Medicine (Weekly Writing Challenge) | En Vers et Contre-Champs
  4. When Sheep Don’t Bring You Joy – DPChallenge | The Mercenary Researcher
  5. Weekly Writing Challenge: The Best Medicine | Robyn Graham Photography
  6. Writing Rules Insult Our Intelligence | Bumblepuppies
  7. Why men are confused: 5 rules of manliness | Suffolk Scribblings
  8. Weekly Writing Challenge: The Best Medicine – Laugh, Clown | SERENDIPITY
  9. Pope Francis fast-tracks saints | DCMontreal
  10. Poor Listening Skills | Good2begone
  11. Access Granted: A Nerd Love Poem | Love Mekanism
  12. If You Read This, You’ll Go Mad | Backslash Awesome
  13. Over the hill and underground | Nicki
  14. Doctor Ivo’s Floating Orthopedics | The Life NomadikThe Life Nomadik
  15. Weekly Writing Challenge: The Best Medicine | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  16. DP Challenge – The BEST Medicine (Disclaimer: This Post is NOT my FAULT) | Aurora Morealist
  17. Weekly Writing Challenge: I’m An Idiot Moments | suzie81’s Blog
  18. The Expat Birthday Party. | Multifarious meanderings
  19. A Cut and a Massage | my cyber house rules
  20. Fishing Fuel | maryJmelange
  21. Weekly writing challenge: On my mind | Life of a Fallen Angel
  22. Weekly Writing Challenge: The Best Way To Win A Client | Reclaiming My Narnia
  23. The Most Technologically Advanced Country | AC’s Sharing Spree
  24. Grinds… | Notipsaccepted’s Blog
  25. The Triangle Buffoon | Good2begone

Life works itself out….

Some days it feels like deja vu…

Tammye Honey

 


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Weekly Writing Challenge: Where Do We Go From Here?


Weekly Writing Challenge:

THE PAPA HEMINGWAY WRITING CHALLENGE

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What evil is lurking about between my mind and my fingers to the keyboard?
Help from my cat walking across my desk.
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When he takes his nap my thought patterns will reappear…
Don’t Cats Sleep days, Hunt nights?…
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Play all day, sleep all night…
Something In their food?

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Where do we go from here?

Tomorrow Will tell …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Daily Prompt: The Forbidden Fruit of Life


Daily Prompt: Never

Tell us about a thing you’ll never write about.

When I first saw this prompt my first thoughts were if I would never write about it then why would I answer this prompt?

Sexually explicit items

Violent in nature Items

Personal Details of Friends and Families

If I am not writing about them then I am certainly not sharing pictures.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us FORBIDDEN. 

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Here is what other Daily Prompt Writers had to say…

  1. 5.6 Daily Prompt: Never | family photos food & craft
  2. Forbidden… but allowed on a case-by-case basis |
  3. Staying in Focus: Daily Prompt: Never Say Never | Staying in Focus
  4. Never Say Never (Not The Song) | The Girl Who Can’t Write Good Names
  5. wherefore art thou, summer? | slubs in the city
  6. A Few Things I’ll Never Do | Dree Speaks Freely

On to the next Daily Prompt…perhaps it is the Migraine that is in Day 2…

Tammye Honey


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Daily Prompt: Tribute to National Poetry Month


Daily Prompt: Unleash Your Inner Dickinson

National Poetry Writing Month is nearly at at end. To celebrate it, try your hand at some verse.
  • Highlight the extraordinary legacy and ongoing achievement of American poets
  • Introduce more Americans to the pleasures of reading poetry
  • Bring poets and poetry to the public in immediate and innovative ways
  • Make poetry a more important part of the school curriculum
  • Increase the attention paid to poetry by national and local media
  • Encourage increased publication, distribution, and sales of poetry books
  • Increase public and private philanthropic support for poets and poetry

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http://www.poets.org

Reflections back upon a month, just thirty days to go
Perhaps your life was full of fun, perhaps full of woe
From start to end we have had the rain
Could it have effected my brain?

The thoughts are not rolling out as such
The words not flowing, not saying much
Perhaps the absence of coffee is why
This is so true I can not lie

The Prompt was to reflect on a month gone by
Perhaps it is best to let a sleeping dog lie
I plan to move forward and see what is new
The sky should be sunny, bright and blue

So this is my plan that I have decided
Perhaps my brain wont be so divided
Going this way and that doing ten different tasks
For each of them, wearing different masks

Perhaps I am different than the rest
As you read the Prompts  you will see the best
To be inspired by a prompt is so grand
Some days it boosts you to beat the band

Then other days the Prompt is dull and boring
To the point where it totally leaves me snoring
Perhaps tomorrow will be an inspiration indeed
That will take my writing into full speed

So here are the Daily Prompt Writers who took on the challenge full steam:

  1. Ilya Fostiy. Imprint | Markovich Arts
  2. Mess | Musings from a practical mystic
  3. Lulu Leroy | The Jittery Goat
  4. Daily Prompt: Unleash Your Inner Dickinson | JUkk
  5. Across the Time | Just James
  6. Yet-to-be…. Yesterday | Tommia’s Tablet
  7. Erasure Poetry | Conversations
  8. Daily Prompt ~ Summer’s Day | Misifusa’s Blog
  9. A Series of Unfortunate Rhymes | Stuphblog
  10. Without A Key | Travellin’ Thru Rambles
  11. Daily Prompt: Unleash Your Inner Dickinson | On My Front Porch
  12. Daily prompt: unleash your inner Dickinson | Taking time, making time
  13. Wake Me When It’s Over | Mind of a Mouse
  14. Summer longings | 365 wings of hope
  15. Dickinson – Nay | Hope* the happy hugger
  16. A Stroll Around Your Mind « Experimental Fiction
  17. Limerick and verse, not. | thoughtsofrkh

Hope you enjoy their work as they fulfill their dream

Tammye Honey


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Daily Prompt: Having a Critical Eye


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Daily Prompt: Critical Eye

Write about the subject you usually blog about as if you were a music critic.

I do not brag to know how to be a music critic.  My hubby says I have that look…that critical eye that says it all without saying a word.  That is not what I think that they meant here.

I decided to go and acquire some assistance on this matter and http://www.iup.edu/honors/page.aspx?id=27011 was more than kind to furnish me with all  of the material that I hope I will need.

Writing a Music Critique

What Is a Critique?

A critique analyzes, interprets, describes, and evaluates an event, answering the questions: “How? Why? How well?” A critique does not have to be entirely negative; it may be positive, negative, or a combination of the two.

The object of this exercise is to listen to music with a discriminating ear. This does not mean that you cannot also enjoy the experience as well. A good critic walks into an event with an open mind, seeking to gain insight through a particular performance. There is also a human side of being a critic. Although your critique will not be read by the performers, you should always keep in mind that there are real people involved who in most cases have put forth their best efforts. Not withstanding, an honest critique can also be a source for valuable, constructive suggestions.

When writing your critique, please include the following:

Introduce the titles of the piece(s), composers, place of performance, date of performance, and performers involved. If it is an operatic, musical, or vocal performance, include the text’s authors as well as a brief description of the plot (if known).

How Do I Write a Critique?

The very nature of music resists attempts to verbalize it—that said, when doing analysis, avoid overly sentimental, “precious” description of musical events, as they just take the place of more serious discussion.

Avoid the “one thing after another” or “listing” approach to writing—that is, always reporting the musical events in the order in which they occur (i.e., the first movement does A, B, and C, and then the second movement does D, E, F, etc.)

You may critique the performers, conductor, organization of the event, and even the audience.

Instead, try and answer the following questions:

  1. What was your overall reaction to the performance?
  2. What was the strongest element of the performance?
  3. What was the weakest element of the performance?
  4. Was the event well-organized? Was there any element of the performance that detracted from your concentration or enhanced it?
  5. If the performance is vocal, how did the text correspond with the music? Did the music communicate the text effectively?
  6. If the performance was purely instrumental, what visual images and/or emotions might have been conveyed by the music? Did the music communicate effectively?
  7. If there was a conductor, did you feel the conductor communicated his or her interpretation of the music to the players and the audience?

In addition, a simple method of describing the actual music itself is SHMRG: Sound, Harmony, Melody, Rhythm, and Growth (texture/formal structure). Even though many of you are not Music majors, you can list one thing about all or a few of these items that caught your attention. Since our minds cannot retain all that our ears hear in most cases, focus on a few key events and hold on to them as the music unfolds.

Some helpful hints:

  1. Listen to the pieces in advance. The Music Library has an enormous collection of recordings, and the Classical Music Library or Naxos database, available on the IUP Libraries website, is also a good resource.
  2. Read the program notes while waiting for the performance to start.
  3. Choose the right seat—usually the back of the floor section or the front portion of the balcony are the best acoustical places to sit.

According to http://www.iup.edu/honors/page.aspx?id=96803 writing has very easy concepts to follow:

Writing requires a thinking process. Most of the problems students have with college writing are not matters of grammar and punctuation, but are matters of learning how to think critically, how to generate ideas, to organize, and to support those ideas with concrete, specific evidence. Your own experiences are important in thinking and writing, but most college writing involves relating your experiences and thinking to the important ideas of others. In this course, reading and thinking about other people’s ideas is part of the course. Responding in both an affective (meaning “in the realm of the emotions”) and a disciplined, critical way to the important ideas of what we read is part of the writing process.

Revising and learning to edit are a major part of the writing process, even for experienced professionals. You will have a chance to revise the paper after it has been peer edited and read by your unit professor. The final paper grade will be based on your final revision. Individual conferences with professors contribute to student growth as writers. In addition to two scheduled conferences per semester, we invite you to come in any time you need help. Unit papers are only one of the ways in which writing is incorporated into the core courses. Writing instruction, pre-writing activities, journals, critical-reading exercises (including problem solving, some of it collaborative), group work, and conferences with faculty will be part of each unit.

Perhaps it is my lack of coffee this morning, I am not sure but I can’t seem to find my critical eye as I normally blog on food or daily prompts so I will go and find my eye and coffee while you can check out what the other great Daily Prompt Writers had to say:

  1. Ilya Fostiy. A Village | Inside My Glitching Mind
  2. I intentionally avoid music reviews | Daily Prompt: Critical Eye | likereadingontrains
  3. Daily Prompt: Critical Eye « Mama Bear Musings
  4. Rhapsody In Blue Turf | The Jittery Goat
  5. Daily Prompt: Critical Eye | JUkk
  6. Living in the moment: Dance to your own tune. (Daily Prompt-Critical Eye) | liveuntil
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Keep your eyes open, I may be back if I find the critical eye.
Tammye Honey