Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Your Messages!


When Lynne and I started our Messages project, it was never intended for publication but just something we thought would be fun. The book was an absolute bonus, and now it's reprinted we wanted to do something that would get some of that fun back again. So....

.... from November 1st, we will be putting up a different messages from the book on a daily basis for thirty days and asking anyone who wants to respond to that message in the same way Lynne and I did orginally. It can be through a word, a feel, a theme, but the responses have to be exactly 300 words long. These responses go in the comments section of the blog and once November is finished, then we will pick out our favourite thirty responses and these will be published in a YOUR MESSAGES booklet and we're going to have a party in London to celebrate with lots of wine and canapes and puddings. (Er, that is right, isn't it, Anthony?) Anyway, all the proceeds for the book (yes, I'm afraid you won't get paid but you do get those puddings) will go to charity. We've picked one and will be announcing shortly.

So far, a surprising number of people have signed up to do all thirty responses. I am, for sure, but there are some exciting writing names doing it too. However you can dip in and out of the project as you want. Come and see us at Your Messages, and bookmark us for November. Treat it as a writing workout. It may even help you fit into that special dress come Christmas.

6 comments:

the blueblog said...

Why would we need a tent if we're holding the event indoors?

(confused)

bob said...

What a great idea. I've been doing a bastardization of your idea (which I renamed Tuesday 200s) for over a year now ... ever since I met Lynne in one of Shaun's classes. I'll definitely dip in.

Thanks.

Alex said...

Do I have to buy a special dress for Christmas as well?

Sarah said...

Great, Bob. See you there - how will you cope with the extra 100 words? And not to worry, Alex, because yes you do have to wear a special dress at Christmas but Anthony will have some spare tents for you to slip on.

womagwriter said...

Ooh, what a great idea! I still have Messages in our bathroom, by the way - perfect for dipping into while, er, otherwise occupied.

I'll dip in and have a go - can't promise every day, though.

Sarah said...

Brilliant! See you there x