Linda’s Just Jot it January and Stream of Consciousness post for today is a little different as you will see from the rules below. I always enjoy a challenge and look forward to seeing where this post goes.
Without further ado, here is today’s prompt.
Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is as follows: read closely. When you’re ready to sit down and write your post, look to the publication (book, newspaper, permission slip from your kid’s teacher, whatever you find) closest to you, and base your post on the sixth, seventh, and eighth word from the beginning of the page. Enjoy!
The book that was closest to me ‘Critical Thinking Skills’ by Stella Cottrell and I chose the sixth, seventh and eighth words from the introduction, which are…’when it comes.’
When it comes to writing Stream of Consciousness posts, I think I have got the technique pretty much off pat. I put this down to the fact that I write nearly all of my posts in this manner.
I like to write pretty much as I speak because I feel that it is friendlier and also gives you a little insight into my personality. As you can see from the choice of book that was closest to me, at Uni this style of writing certainly will not do, and I have to stop myself from being ‘too chatty’ and instead be more formal and professional. I need all the help I can get on that front, hence the reason for that book and several others being stashed in my desk, ready to be pored over when needed.
Stream of Consciousness writing gives me the freedom to let my thoughts flow and just go with them. However, there might be a downside to this as my thoughts may be a little jumbled or jumpy at times, which is, unfortunately, the way that I am, so there might be a bit of weaving around before I get to the point. I might not even get to the point if I go off on a tangent and think about something else which is often the way with these types of posts. As there is no editing allowed other than fixing typos, this may be a little confusing.
The fact that there is a prompt word with our Stream of Consciousness posts makes it more interesting, as I get to see how others have interpreted the same word in their posts. It is surprising when it comes to Stream of Consciousness just how many perspectives there are, and how diverse we are as writers and/or bloggers. That’s why I love them!
I think I write my big posts exactly like that too sis, spur of the moment thoughts going through my head! Great take! 🙂
Thanks, Sis. Yes, you and I have a similar style of writing our posts 😉
Well that interesting Sis, don’t change your style of writing I find it perfect. I do know what you mean about Uni work that needs to be clear, concise and to the point . You can do that too. ??
Thanks so much Willow. It is good to know that the Stream of Consciousness style works! 🙂
I love the way you write, I write SOC mostly I never seem to plan just let it flow ????
I think it is perfect for blogging 🙂
Me too ?
I have to change my writing the other way around, Judy. I have always written for work so it is very report like and factual. I have to try to relax my writing when I write for pleasure.
When writing noted I have to be factual and accurate which I can do no problem, it is just huge assignments that go a bit haywire when I end up going off, or getting a bit too chatty!
I love your style of writing for pleasure, Robbie, particularly your poems! 🙂
Sis, I love how you used that prompt to honor the challenge.
Thanks so much Sis. I love it when there is an extra kick to the challenge! 🙂
I understand that! Makes it more special!!
I love our “voices” when we write stream of consciousness style. I’m particularly interested to see how this prompt went for everyone! 😀 Thanks for joining in, Judy. ❤
I agree, Linda. Our voices tell so much. 🙂
I never find you jumpy or scattered. I think your brain is more linear than you know 🙂
I am happy to hear that, Joey. 🙂
That’s what I love about these posts too… how many diverse interpretations we all come up with, how differently we do the very same thing… playing with words.
Yes, it is such fun. 🙂
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