(image by zimpenfish)
Wow. It's been really wonderful reading everyone's last stones. As well of the stones lots of people have either emailed or written on their blogs about the process of writing and how good it's been. It's been really touching to read everyone's comments and stories. Fiona and I are really pleased how well a river of stones has taken off. Thank you all.
1) Join the writing community at Writing Our Way Home.
2) Look out for the July 2011 river of stones.
3) Submit to the January 2011 book (see below).
a river of stones book
To remember the January 2011 river Fiona and I are going to produce a beautiful book with a selection of your stones in. We spent some time looking at cover designs this morning and I'm very excited. As well as lots of wonderful pieces of your writing we're going to include some articles about the process of observing and of writing.
what you need to do to submit
Although Fiona and I have read lots of your stones, because so many people were writing it's been impossible to read every single one. I'd like each person who wants to be included in the book to choose up to ten small stones and email me.
A book has a finite number of pages and so Fiona and I are going to wield the editorial red pen. We want this to be really special and will be choosing stones that compliment one another.
In the body of the email please put up to ten of your favourite stones (polish them first, if you like) and your name. Nothing else (we're hoping to get lots and lots of these, so I want to make it as easy for us to collate as possible). Please put aros in the subject of the email, and send it to me: Kaspalita (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Submission deadline: Feburary 28th
Remember, this isn't the end. Lots of people are still writing small stones everyday, and even if you stop writing, the practice of being open the world is one we can all engage in (I know I have room for improvement here!)
Thank you again everyone... Until next time.
Kaspa & Fiona