Friday, 31 December 2010

Thanks be to...#fridayflash

It was exactly a year ago that Lovely Husband pointed out the existence of an on-line writing community called #fridayflash. I'd been blogging a few months trying to find other writers to talk to without much success. All that changed when I posted my first #fridayflash on New Year's Day. Within minutes I had a warm welcome and great responses to my work which have continued all year.

It's very easy to be a member of #fridayflash. All you have to do is write up to 1,000 words, log it on the collector here and let the world know via your twitter page. As soon as you do, people come to visit, and always leave a word of encouragement. I've met some great folks, felt completely supported in my writing and more important, the discipline of writing 1,000 words a week has been the best writing class I've ever attended.

#fridayflash has been a bright spot in a very difficult year, so I'd like to raise a glass this New Year's Eve to the very fine writers I have met over the last twelve months. I'm sure I've missed people out, but the list includes Lou Freshwater, Cathy Oliffe, Icy Sedgewick, Simon/Skycycler, Mark Nash, Mazzz in Leeds, Laura Eno, Laurita Miller, David Masters,Tony Noland, GP Ching, John Wiswell and most importantly Jon Strother who came up with the idea and makes it happen week after week.

Thanks to the #fridayflash crowd for a lot of fun, your wonderful stories and the helpful comments you've left me here.

Happy New Year to you all!


ganymeder said...

Happy New Years to you! Friday Flash is only as good as the people participating, and I'm glad you're a part of it. Keep up the good work! :)

J. M. Strother said...

Wow, your one year anniversary for Friday Flash. Very cool. Congratulations and have a terrific New Year. Sorry I don't get around more often. I really get kind of swamped trying to keep up with the thing (and waste entirely too much time on nonsense). I am so glad you've found it worthwhile.

"writing 1,000 words a week has been the best writing class I've ever attended."

I may quote you on that. :)

Best to you and yours in the new year.

Virginia Moffatt said...

Thank you both. And please Jon don't worry about coming round every time. I get through about a fifth of each week's stories. It is enough that #fridayflash is there and we can all join in!

John Wiswell said...

It's been a pleasure to have you in the community, Virginia. Happy New Years.

Cathy Webster (Olliffe) said...

I just saw this! Sorry, I'm so tardy, but let me say Virginia, that I couldn't be any happier to be in the company of those you have mentioned. I don't get around to everyone's flash like I should (like Jon, I feel terribly guilty about it) but every time I come here I am thoroughly impressed by your talents and always happy to see you drop my my place. Happy New Year!