And so it begins

Welcome to Saturday Scribes, a new writing community hosted by the Saturday Night Psychos.  (Don’t worry, we’re not nearly as scary as we sound.)  Every Friday, we’ll post a writing theme or prompt to help get the creative juices flowing.  The idea is to write something – anything creative, be it a poem, story, novel excerpt, musing, blog entry, you name it – based on the theme or prompt.  We’re not looking for polished, edited work – this is a chance to let your imagination run free.  Gag and bind that inner editor if you have to. 

On Saturday, comments will be opened so people can post a link to whatever they’ve written.  Please make sure to include the permalink to your post, rather than a link to the main page of your blog.  To find the permalink, click on the title of your post, then copy and paste the url from your browser window.  It will look something like this:  or like this:

There are only a few simple rules:

  • Write something.  Whatever moves you at the time.  If it doesn’t fit with the theme, that’s fine; tell us why you chose to do something else instead -or don’t.  The main thing is to write.
  • No plagiarizing.  This should be an obvious one.  If you want to link to another writer’s work, please be clear that you’re doing so and properly acknowledge any other writer’s contribution.
  • Keep it civil.  If you’re linking to something with adult language or themes, please make a note of it when you post your link.  Rants are fine, but we don’t want to see anything hateful or hurtful.  This is meant to be a supportive community.
  • No slamming or belittling other writers.  Keep any criticism constructive.  If a writer wants help with more serious critiqueing, they’ll usually say so in their post.  Remember, we’re trying to encourage each other in our writerly endeavours, after all!

That’s about it.  Welcome aboard, and have fun!



  1. desert rat said,

    June 18, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    Just testing to make sure comments work. If you’re one of the Saturday reading night regulars and your link isn’t listed under contributors, it’s because I don’t have a current blog address for you yet. If you don’t have a blog or website of your own, and you’re not in a position to hijack one once a week, you can link directly to text or pdf files, or you can email me the text and I can post it for you on the Mimosa Effect.

    Let me know how the site looks, and any recommendations you might have for changes or additions. First prompt will be posted this Friday, Jun 27th.

  2. Zilla's Other Half said,

    June 18, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    Looks good to start!

  3. Paul Darcy said,

    June 19, 2008 at 10:26 am

    Looks good, and it seems I may have some time (like all day every day) on my hands shortly, so should have no excuses about participating.

    Good luck all and let’s make this work.


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