Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A River of Stones: National Small Stone Month January 2011

Fiona Robyn
The dynamic Fiona Robyn, creator of a small stone and a handful of stones is dircting this fabulous project, NaSmaStoMo, to encourage as many people as possible to write a small stone every day during January. What's a small stone? This is what she says:

What is a small stone?

A small stone is a polished moment of paying proper attention. You can see many fine examples at our sister blogzine, a handful of stones.

Why would you want to join in?

Because choosing something to write about every day will help you to connect with yourselves, with others, and with the world. It will help you to love everything you see - the light and the dark, the happy and the sad, the beautiful and the ugly.

You don't have to be a 'writer' to get involved. The PROCESS of paying attention is what's important. I'd especially like 'writers' and 'non-writers' to get involved. If you'd rather not publish your small stones on a blog, you can write them in a note-book. It could change your entire year...

For more information about joining the project, and getting a badge for your blog or website, visit a river of stones. I can't think of a better way to start the year so I'll be taking part and posting my own small stones on my haiku and haibun blog an open field.


Keith Wallis said...

I've put one up on my blog

Lynne Rees said...

That's great, Keith! I'm really looking forward to 'writing' with so many people every day.

Keith Wallis said...

that is I've put the link on it - I'll post in January if the brain hasn't totally frozen up by then !

Martin Cordrey said...

New year, new day, fresh rain lays on so many colours of green in our garden; only a thrush hoping on our lawn breaks the drabness of it all.

Martin Cordrey said...

Two new Gerbals
curled in a single ball.
Prison riot on the news.

Keith Wallis said...

January 'stones' over. Enjoyed the ride down the river - started an additional blog for them and any small stones that may follow (but not on a daily basis !)
Collecting up my 31 stones and going over to Blurb to make into a book - expensive but VERY flash !

Lynne Rees said...

What a good idea, Keith. And I hope you submit some of your stones when Fiona calls for submissions to the 'river' book too.

I completed the 31 days though I have to admit that some days it felt like an effort... which is ridiculous when it's only a matter of a few honest words... but it shows how judgemental I can still be.

I'm now about to launch into NaHaiWriMo organised by Michael Dylan Welch...

... to write a haiku a day during February... I can hear myself complaining about whether 'this' or 'that' is any good already!