March 27th, 2009


Green Room - Week 26 - 5

*cracks the door to the closet open just a bit to let people pass ewok_626 a little bit of food before slamming it shut again*

Good morning.

Completely exhausted right now- but I wanted to threaten wok post a Green Room this morning!!

How are you guys doing today?


Remember there is a run off going on!!

Run off Result - Week 26

195 contestants started this adventure.

Now we are saying goodbye to the one who finished 5th.

I'll say more a little later.

But just to make it official:

5th place alycewilson: *moves the football* Turn about is fair play after all Lucy!*G*

This one is kind of weird for me because it's not like I didn't see it coming.

Not talking about the elimination. . . I'm talking about the doing *really* well.

That's one thing that all five of you had in common. That I saw something that I felt was going to translate well and gain readership.

Your entries were always just down right fun. Even the more serious ones.*g* You have a very easy and engaging conversational tone to your writing voice. It doesn't tend to "grab", more like it takes your hand and guides you along the path, side by side. Regardless of how unsure the path, you know that in the end you, as a reader and as someone along for the journey, know that it's going to end up somewhere you want to be.

Which is a marvelous thing to be able to achieve week after week.

The first contestant only vote only confirmed my suspicions - that baring something unforeseen, alycewilson was in this for the long haul!

Moral of the story: Believe in yourself and your abilities. Trust your voice. There isn't a time when you kicked yourself a little after the fact when I didn't think "Yep, she knows exactly how she could have made that piece even better". (Even when it was quite exceptional to begin with - but I think you know what I mean. Right?)

It's not even like I can say "Hope to see you around for the Home Game" - there's not much Home Game left!*g* That, and I have a pretty good feeling that you will be sticking around to see how this plays out!!!

Topics - Week 27


One thing is for sure - the Top of the alphabet is about to get another winner. (After going 3 seasons without one, this makes 2 seasons in a row!!)

You probably want to know what is going on for the FINAL FOUR. . .

We're going to start off simple. My idea of simple at any rate.

There are 3 steps in this first part. If any of you four have any questions - feel free to ask here or email me.

Everything needs to be linked back to this post as usual.

STEP 1: You never get a second chance to make a first impression right?
Now you do.
I'm quite sure that looking over 26 weeks worth of topics you have at least one entry that you go "I wish I had gone a different direction with that!" or even "I *could* have gone in a different direction."
Maybe you are 100% satisfied with them - in which case, find one of the previous topics and create something new.
This is your Second Chance entry.

Step 2: While you are thinking about your entries this season, and looking back over them - think about what your *FAVORITE* entry was that you have produced during this competition.

Find that entry and link it back here!

Step 3: And this is the part that might be easy - or might just be a little challenging because it's not standard at all. . . Link *your favorite entry* from SOMEONE ELSE during the course of the competition. I'm certain you've been reading each other - right?
It doesn't have to be one of the Final Four. It can be, but doesn't have to be.

After all, one of you is going to be the WINNER of Season Five: What do YOU think is "good"?

Again, it can be anyone who was part of Season 5.

Write your own entry ABOUT why you chose that entry.

When are you linking all of this back to this post by?

Tuesday March 31st at 7pm EDT.

And then. . . Step #4 will be posted.*G*

See you then.

Have fun!!!

(Reminder: this is a topic post. I will allow, unless it gets out of hand, the Final 4 to post here. Because ultimately people not seeing their posts, or me not seeing questions from them, among the other comments would really be their own fault.*g*)