Friday, July 12, 2013

Essence

Write.  Reduce.  Demi-glace.

 

 

 

For this weekend’s prompt , we're asking for you to sum up your own process with just three little words.  Give us dry wit, pathos or otherwise.  And remember, we like your blood on the page.  Put it there. 

52 comments:

  1. Reduce, what a really lovely word to use to fit into those prompt limits right?

    I loved this, a little Demi-glace is perfect at the end. Plus the presentation was nice, subtle.

    (the blue shoes in the MY ETSY SHOP are they yours? they are FABULOUS!!!!!)

    xo

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  2. Thanks Kir! What a lovely comment! And yes, they are my shoes but I don't wear them other than for photo props-they have a 4" heel and if I wore them I'd be a menace (aka dangerous hurtling object) to myself and others;)

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  3. I love it! This is similar to my process for taking photos. I take a million of them so a few will turn out ok, but then I edit and whittle them down to just a few :)

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    1. You do a great job too, Tammy, because your photos are amazing!

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  4. Such a great angle on the prompt. I love it!

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    1. Thank LaTonya! I appreciate that!

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  6. Now, for the meatier response. Too bad your finger is throbbing esp since others can't comfort you. You are brave to type. Are you doing the hunt and peck method to preserve your chance of further injury.

    Thank you for your thoughtful and fun comment. I love your depth and meaning. Sometime one liners are flat and boring. Yours, however, are full of expression, goodness and care! thank ya.

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    1. Renae, I can bend it better today, but it's a lovely dark purple color! I have so much fun thinking up fun comments for you-and I'm so glad you get a kick out of them too! ;)

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    2. Oh I love hearing that. You are sooooooooo cleaver with those words that you pirate, you pilferer you!

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  7. "Reduce" - that's always the hardest part for me.

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    1. Me too. I tend to write sparingly anyway, and I don't like superfluous words. It's hard to decide sometimes:)

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  8. I'm with Tara - reducing is difficult :)

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    1. I agree! Especially when munching on chocolate while writing;)

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    1. They are Kymm! But your writing is pure demi-glace. I admire you so much!!

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  10. demi-glace . . . mmmmmmmm :)

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    1. Me too Barbara! I love the image the word conjures up! It must be lunch time;)

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  11. I'm hungry now...for more writing.

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    1. Me too Draug! It's hard to get enough of it, I think!

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  12. Ah, yes. Write, reduce and concentrate the flavour! Love it!

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  13. I hope there's enough for seconds! Wonderfully delicious description!

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    1. Thanks Linda! (And there's enough for thirds!) ;)

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  14. Wonderful word choices! And I love the way you laid them out visually.

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  15. Suzanne, Thank you so much!!!:)

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  16. What a perfect recipe for writing success. Thank you for linking up!

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  17. Lovely and thought-provoking choice of words!

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    1. Thanks Gabriella! I'm so glad you read what I came up with!

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    1. I'm glad-I'm in good company then! :)

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  19. Reduce is the word that I have the worst problem with in my own writing. Very good choice of words.

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    1. Thanks Deana, and me too! And for me, the desire to pare down extraneous words borders on obsession, but it's never easy:)

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    1. Thank you for your yummy comment! :)

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  21. I love this - the idea of boiling a piece down to concentrate the essence of it. Awesome.

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  22. Love this.. but personally I start from the other direction.

    concentrated colorized calories

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    1. I like your approach Bjorn!

      Directions:
      Take one measure of "word stock" and just add water (or more words) ;)

      Thanks for commenting!!

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  23. We can tend to be wordy little nerdies!

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    1. That is so true! I'm glad there are quite a few of us out there!

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  24. aup, thought perhaps you were here. Just wanted to say Good morning! Be sure and see my post, k. Turquoise is in it again...........

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