To celebrate I’d thought I’d share with you some of the challenges and my favourite blogging activities I have done this October highlighting my Halloween Themed posts in case you’ve missed them:
So let’s start off with some photography challenges. I’ve recently joined Instagram https://instagram.com/kyrosmagica/ as has my friend and fellow blogger Hugh over at Hugh’s Views and News.
Hugh wanted to see what lurks in the shadows: http://hughsviewsandnews.com/2015/10/24/hughs-photo-challenge-week-3-what-lurks-in-the-shadows/
Here’s my contribution for Hugh’s What Lurks in The Shadow’s Photo Challenge:
I also had a go at Ed Mooney’s Capturing History Spooktacular Challenge: https://edmooneyphoto.wordpress.com/2015/10/01/spooktacular-2015/
Shadows even managed to sneak there way into my submission for Julia’s Camera Lucinda Photography Challenge, I kind of stretched my interpretation of the challenge, it was meant to be metal and rust so I cheated a bit! The guitar strings were a bit old and rusty! The shadows weren’t too spooky but I wanted to include this in this post to do a shout out for Julia’s challenge. It’s fun to join in.
Here’s the link to Julia’s challenge: https://myredpage.wordpress.com/2015/10/16/camera-lucida-metal/
Some writing contests, and challenges captured my interest:
The 5th Annual Halloweensie Writing Contest, this one sounded cute so how could I say no? I found it on Susannahill’s blog: http://susannahill.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/the-5th-annual-halloweensie-writing.html
Here’s my entry: https://mjmallon.com/2015/10/27/the-5th-annual-halloweensie-writing-contest-aahhhrrrooooooooo/
The 79 Word Story challenge from Chris at The Story Reading Ape:
I went for a jog and wrote about a Halloween brooch. My mind works in mysterious ways! https://mjmallon.com/2015/10/12/79-words-story-the-halloween-brooch/
Rachael Ritchey’s Blog Battle Writing Challenge, a weekly fun place to hang out and do blog battle : http://rachaelritchey.com/blogbattle/
Here’s a couple of my Blog Battle stories:
A paranormal lakeside story about a hidden scar: https://mjmallon.com/2015/10/13/blogbattle-the-scar/
A paranormal/fantasy story inspired by the blood moon: https://mjmallon.com/2015/09/29/blog-battle-blood-moon-a-rip-of-a-ride/
I love to join in Ronovan Writes Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge:
The prompt words that Ron came up with in that particular week were Tide and Flesh and they just seemed to fit the bill so well!
I’ve been taking part in the #redeyereadalong of horror YA books by Stripes publishing. This wonderful event has been run by two book bloggers, Chelle at Tales of Yesterday Blog and Heather at Heather reviews:
Here are my #redeyereadalong posts:
Do check out Colleen’s wonderful blog, Silver Threading, and her open invitation to join writer’s Quote Wednesday: http://silverthreading.com/2015/10/28/writers-quote-wednesday-a-silver-quote-2/
For Colleen’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday I had a go at some Halloween Quotations: https://mjmallon.com/2015/10/07/writers-quote-wednesday-halloween/
My Halloween stuff and Autumn nonsense post, amongst other things celebrated some of the wonderful blogs who enjoy Halloween:
Also I just finished reading Caroline Peckham’s Creeping Shadow, a pre-release ARC and have just done a quick review on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1417107616
Phew!! I have been busy. Don’t expect me to keep this up, or I may just turn into a shadow of my former self!
Oh and with all this blogging I had my best day for likes on October 27th, thank you all so much for liking and commenting on my posts. :))))
Newsflash: I’m having a well earned blogging break soon in early November, probably starting in the first week, and extending for all of November to do some much neglected writing, and I will be making some decisions about the publication of my manuscript Krystallos. More about that to come….
So bye for now.
I hope you have a very happy fun filled Halloween!
From your magical good witch Marje @ Kyrosmagica !! xx
A fun and spooky month good witch Marje! Loved the shadow picture so much!
Thank you Lynz! 🙂
You’ve done so much! I really enjoyed everything you’ve done this month from the book reviews to the photo and story contests. That’s a neat “spooky” photo of yours.
Thanks so much for putting me in the holiday spirit 🙂
Ah thank you kindly so lovely of you. 🙂
Great post, Marje! 🙂
Hi Marje! You’ve had some great Halloween themed posts this past month. Very cool.
Thanks Vashti it’s been great fun, I enjoyed it, having a bit of a blogging break this month, just answering my messages and possibly doing a few posts or reblogs. 🙂
You deserve a break. 🙂
I do! But I’ve already slipped, I figure one post this week is ok! Couldn’t resist doing a combined post for BeWoW, Haiku and WQW!