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Just Jot It January #9

Posted by lindamartinandersen on January 9, 2016


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“A Writer’s Playground”–A place to find wordplay, writing, and monthly calendar activities for kids and those young at heart.”

“Just Jot It January #9” by Linda Martin Andersen

I accepted a challenge for January: Just jot a note and submit.  I can’t participate every remaining day this month, but I will join in when I can.

I decided to create a theme to write about:

Today, I celebrate a “Toothy Critique,” inspired by…

http://theforesterartist.com/2016/01/08/toothy-critique/comment-page-1/#comment-14693

I have been a follower of Tim Livingston’s blog, The Forest Artist, for several years.  Today’s post made me laugh.  It also caused me to reflect on a “toothy critique” I received.  That critique spurred me to rewrite until my manuscript is now marketable, according to a friend.  So, today I celebrate a “toothy critique.”

How about you?  Have you ever received a “toothy critique?” Were you able to use it in a positive way?  Tell about it.  What do you celebrate today?  I look forward to your comments.

Visit http://lindaghill.com/2015/12/31/just-jot-it-january-2016-rules/ for details about Just Jot It January and to comment on other participants’ posts.

Thank you for visiting “A Writer’s Playground.”  Come again soon and bring a friend. Please leave a comment.  I’d love to hear what you’re celebrating.  Remember that children 13 and under need an adult to comment for them.  For more fun, sign up to follow my blog.  Thank you!

 

 

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Just Jot It January #8

Posted by lindamartinandersen on January 8, 2016


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“Just Jot It January #8” by Linda Martin Andersen

I accepted a challenge for January: Just jot a note and submit.  I can’t participate every day that remains but I will join in when I can.

I decided to create a theme to write about:

Today, I celebrate…that my internet and home phone service were repaired and are now performing perfectly.  This repair order required multiple visits with lots of trouble shooting, but now everything’s up and running!  So today, I celebrate.

How about you?  What do you celebrate today?  I look forward to your comments.

Visit http://lindaghill.com/2015/12/31/just-jot-it-january-2016-rules/ for details about Just Jot It January.

Thank you for visiting “A Writer’s Playground.”  Come again soon and bring a friend. Please leave a comment.  I’d love to hear what you’re celebrating.  Remember that children 13 and under need an adult to comment for them.  For more fun, sign up to follow my blog.  Thank you!

 

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Hat’s on Parade!

Posted by lindamartinandersen on May 19, 2013


“Hat’s on Parade!” by Linda Martin Andersen

Today, we march at “A Writer’s Playground” to celebrate the one year birthday of this blog. Hooray!  Below, are photos sent to me by followers who wanted to be part of this parade.  You can join in too.

First, find your favorite hat and march at home.  I chose to wear a jester hat because it reminds me to love life and bring joy and laughter into the world even when life isn’t always funny.   Please tell me about the hat you’re wearing and why you chose it.

Let the parade begin!  Don’t be shy.       

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Sherell, a terrific certified nursing assistant.  Congratulations on being accepted into nursing school!

Sherell, a terrific certified nursing assistant. Congratulations on being accepted into nursing school!             

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Carol Baldwin with the Pacific Ocean in the background.  Follow her at http://carolbaldwinblog.blogspot.com/

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Joan Edwards.  Since I am a great fan of ducks, in 2010 I was glad that I was able to talk my sister, Judith and her family into joining me on the Ride the Ducks Tour in Seattle. We had a great time. I bought this silly hat. I was even able to share about my book, Flip Flap Floodle with people riding the boat/bus there. It’s cool because the boat has wheels to roam through the city and is also able to float on the water all in the same tour.

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Joy Acey wearing her orange hat, anthology tee shirt (she has two poems within), and hanging out with Oscar, the Ostrich.  Follow her poetry blog at http://poetryforkidsjoy.blogspot.com/

Please leave a comment about your favorite hat and its significance.  I look forward to having you join in with Hat’s on Parade.

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