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Work Room - Week 21

As I said in the Topic post http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1023224.html, this is one of my favorite topics of all time, so much so that every season I keep threatening to make it a “recurring topic” for tie-breakers.

The topic is all about getting inspiration from the events literally swirling around you. Sometimes that’s all it takes when you are out of ideas, just looking at the newspaper (or the online version these days) and finding that one article that sparks something inside of you!

Which is why I always tell folks to seek out their local papers, the stuff that is happening in their town or close by - because inspiration is happening out there every day!

You just have to stop, look, and pay attention to what is around you!

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murielle
Jun. 11th, 2017 02:42 am (UTC)
Never having done this before, I need a little clarification, Gary. Can we create a fictional account, a poem, an opinion piece? Or just an opinion/journalistic piece?
xlovebecomesher
Jun. 11th, 2017 02:46 am (UTC)
I was wondering the same thing!
murielle
Jun. 11th, 2017 03:31 am (UTC)
Thank you! I don't feel so "out here on my own."
clauderainsrm
Jun. 11th, 2017 03:47 am (UTC)
Hint: I'll never tell you "you have to write this specific way".

It's always going to be, "Here's the inspiration, now go do something with it!"

In other words, it can be anything you want. Find your local news piece and make it into something of your own!
murielle
Jun. 11th, 2017 04:18 am (UTC)
Thank you! So it's, Murielle in search of inspiration. :-)
clauderainsrm
Jun. 11th, 2017 01:02 pm (UTC)
Hint: I'll never tell you "you have to write this specific way".

It's always going to be, "Here's the inspiration, now go do something with it!"

In other words, it can be anything you want. Find your local news piece and make it into something of your own!
murielle
Jun. 11th, 2017 05:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Gary!
swirlsofblue
Jun. 11th, 2017 07:23 am (UTC)
I'm guessing the election isn't local enough. Not that I particularly want to write about the election. But I really don't want to write about the terrorist attack or the drive by shooting either.

Everything is so depressing. Sigh.

I'm going to go look for happy news. I'm not sure what someone who writes stuff like me would do with happy news, but I'm sure I can find some way to twist it.
hwango
Jun. 11th, 2017 07:30 am (UTC)
...yes. I too am searching for good (or at least neutral) news. For me, I hope to write something in my usual vein of dark whimsy, and I feel like it would disrespectful to write something even remotely light-hearted based on real tragedy. = P
swirlsofblue
Jun. 11th, 2017 07:45 am (UTC)
Yeah, I think I would struggle to not feel like I was being disrespectful, there's especially something to the newness of a tragedy. It's still enmeshed in a fresh grief that seems should remain untouched.
frosya888
Jun. 11th, 2017 12:28 pm (UTC)
I wrote a entry.. Well, I do not know where I wrote it ..I do not even think at all ... where do I put my еntry?

Edited at 2017-06-11 01:01 pm (UTC)
clauderainsrm
Jun. 11th, 2017 01:04 pm (UTC)
Non contestant entries are posted in the Home Game thread! http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1023627.html


I saw the article that inspired you. (you posted that in the main topic area). Looking forward to reading your entry!
frosya888
Jun. 11th, 2017 01:30 pm (UTC)
Спасибо!
lordrexfear
Jun. 11th, 2017 05:56 pm (UTC)
You had to make it local/state so I can't just create some fake reactions to e3 didn't you Gary?

I don't read no damn local news. Is naked people local news?
frosya888
Jun. 11th, 2017 07:57 pm (UTC)
Well, Gary probably does not owe anything to anyone either ...
lordrexfear
Jun. 11th, 2017 08:59 pm (UTC)
You have no clue what Gary owes me.

We're in a mututal life debt relationship!
frosya888
Jun. 11th, 2017 09:23 pm (UTC)
I have no clue...
murielle
Jun. 13th, 2017 04:12 am (UTC)
Gary????
Um, can the local news article be in video form?
murielle
Jun. 13th, 2017 04:39 pm (UTC)
Gary????
Um, can the local news article be in video form?
favoritebean
Jun. 14th, 2017 06:55 am (UTC)
Out of curiosity, can current events include upcoming concerts, art installations, restaurant reviews to places that recently opened?
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