• http://www.speakingoflove.net Sally Brow

    I’ve already written 2 posts this week and am so proud of myself. I have a third in my head.

    • John Saddington

      wow! great job! i like how you have the word “love” in every post title…

  • http://www.faithandfinance.org Tim @ Faith and Finance

    Thanks for the encouragement John – here’s what you inspired me to write about!

    Have a great weekend!

    http://www.faithandeconomics.org/2011/01/what-africa-taught-me-about-negotiating/

    • John Saddington

      tim, this is great. i’m going to link it in the blog post.

  • http://www.faithandfinance.org Tim @ Faith and Finance

    Thanks for the encouragement John – Here’s what you inspired me to write about:

    http://www.faithandeconomics.org/2011/01/what-africa-taught-me-about-negotiating/

    Have a great weekend –
    Tim

    • John Saddington

      great stuff tim!

  • http://www.pulpit2pew.com Frank Gantz

    This assignment was timely. I was considering a few topics when my RSS reader showed your new post. Here is what I came up with:

    http://www.pulpit2pew.com/2627/no-fish-in-the-aquarium/

    • John Saddington

      your title was really intriguing… i had to go read it!

      i have TONS of “empty fishtanks” in my life. thanks for the kick in the pants.!

  • http://www.jeffrandleman.com Jeff Randleman

    Thanks for the encouragement. Still not sure what to write on, but my mind is working. Thanks!

    • Byron

      Hi Jeff, Then start writing about that…”not having anything to write about.” Start there. Talk about the blocks and the barriers, and compare it to an object on your desk, or a time in your life when you were stuck. Sounds crazy, but that’s the point. When you can’t move forward, back your way into it!

      • John Saddington

        back your way into it? i like that.!

    • John Saddington

      and…..? anything yet?!

      :)

      • http://www.jeffrandleman.com Jeff Randleman

        I decided to write on three areas that I love: youth ministry, leadership and creation. Now I’m wondering if that is too diverse. My mind questions too much, I know..

  • Meg

    Cool! I’ll have to think about this more after work!

    By the way, have you guys ever thought about creating a [writing] portfolio theme based on Standard? I know as a writer I’ve often been frustrated looking for themes. Most of the portfolio themes out there seem more geared toward photographers and graphic artists. Just a thought!

    • John Saddington

      talk to me more about this…… what would the theme have? give me some deets…. you’ve got my brain thinking!

      • Meg

        In all actuality, I think it would have many similarities to a photographer’s portfolio, but with some tweaks. In the photo theme I saw from you, the images were very large. It would be cool if there was a way to display small images of the covers or documents or work, sort of like a gallery. And then you could click each document and view it in its entirety. And maybe have the front page designed to look more like a website, more static feeling, with page functionality where the portfolio could be displayed. But because it would have the look and feel of Standard, it could easily be integrated into an existing blog that uses Standard theme. I would probably simply link to my existing blog in the sidebar, or something along those lines.

        I’m kind of all over the place, just thinking about it, so I hope that made some sort of coherent sense!

        • John Saddington

          meg. i’m almost interested in trying to create something like this….. i’m going to think about it…….!

          • Meg

            Awesome. I think this would be a GREAT resource, especially for freelance writers who are trying to market themselves. You rock John!

  • Bill Carrington

    Well, it isn’t a creative writing piece, but your post did make me think about becoming more active in my postings. http://billcarrington.com/?p=116

    • John Saddington

      great! i’m glad i could encourage you!

  • http://refreshmentrefuge.blogspot.com Gina Burgess
    • John Saddington

      thanks gina!

      i’m thinking of a lot of “foggy” areas in my life… and i don’t mind it so much. it kind of creates some excitement!

  • http://reflectivemusings.com Jonathan Griffiths
    • John Saddington

      i loved this btw.

      • http://reflectivemusings.com Jonathan Griffiths

        you’re welcome… ;-)

  • Lin Pearson

    Well, that was the kick in the behind that I needed to get writing again! Thanks John. Here is the link to my latest piece. Not stimulated by an object, but a sound.
    http://linpearson.com/2011/01/14/footsteps-on-the-roof/

    • John Saddington

      loved this!

      “am i quick to accept god’s probing?” … no! working on it!

  • http://www.bensayin.com Ben

    Wow it’s late. Couldn’t sleep so I figured I’d tackle this one. I really didn’t even know where I was going with it, but this was tons of fun!

    http://goo.gl/QsZTK

    • John Saddington

      OMG. i love that pic!

  • Ron Lane

    Thanks for the idea for creative writing. I completed mine and you can see it here: http://ronlane.wordpress.com/2011/01/17/tap-into-your-creativity/. This is something that is a little out of norm for my blog, but you can’t discount the creative process that it allowed me. I even have part of my next 2 blogs ready for the next couple of weeks.

    Thanks,

    Ron

    • John Saddington

      sweet! great stuff ron!

      • Ron Lane

        Thanks.

  • Adam
    • John Saddington

      love it.

  • http://airo-cross.blogspot.com airo7

    Hi John,

    Just wanted to let you know this writing assignment, which I watched a couple weeks ago, inspired this post: http://airo-cross.blogspot.com/2011/01/husbands-love-your-wives.html

    Amazing what a photo on the ol’ cubicle wall can do! Thanks bro!

    • John Saddington

      Thanks for this great read (and great reminder). Thanks Justin!