Tenaciously tweetful #atozchallenge

I think my novels need a soundtrack of wildlife. My life has a soundtrack of wildlife. Mainly birds. I spend way too much time on twitter @LynneInPborough and am happy to chat there, mainly early in the morning, while I have my back door open and listen to the tweeting going on in my garden while participating in the online tweeting.

Before this challenge began I could be found tweeting #atozchallenge and, no doubt, will continue to do that. I don’t talk to as many people as I used to since I started writing and living more inwardly but I do chat a lot online.

Tenaciously tweetful

Show don’t tell.

The birds were tenaciously tweetful.

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Each morning the first thing she did before putting the kettle on was to open the back door to hear the birds singing loudly as they, too, woke for the day. The minute she opened the door the blackbird and robin increased the sound of their singing, reminding her that they were waiting for their bird table to be filled up for another day. Once the message was out that she was awake the Starlings soon joined in.

Lynne’s AtoZ blogging challenge theme in case you couldn’t tell:

Linked to thoughts of emotions and behaviours, my theme is ‘I feel….’. Writers among you will be familiar with the phrase show don’t tell, for others it’s what every novelist tries to do. Authors want to show you the emotion and behaviour without telling you it. Trying to practice showing not telling, I have included an example in each post. I may have got it right, I may not have. Please let me know.

Here’s who else is doing the AtoZblogging challenge.

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14 thoughts on “Tenaciously tweetful #atozchallenge

  1. I don’t know how I’d fit in any tweeting with all the blog visiting I do! I’ll leave the tweeting to the spring birds – such a welcome sound.

    BTW – a very good “show” today. My favorite so far!

  2. I’m sitting outside listening to cardinals and wrens as I write this comment! I love birds and being outside, so I’m pleased as punch to have found a way to set up my laptop on the front porch. It gets mighty hot here in Texas, though, so once summer arrives, I may not be able to handle it out here. I’m making the most of it while I can! 😀

    ~Tui Snider~ Dropping by from the A to Z challenge! 😀
    @TuiSnider on Twitter
    My blog: Tui Snider’s Offbeat & Overlooked Travel
    I am also part of the #StoryDam team, a friendly writing community!

  3. Another good post and sketch. One of my morning rituals is to put out food for the birds, some on the bird table, and some cereal and seed on the grass for the blackbirds. We have two pairs of blackbirds and a pair of tits (no tittering please), every year.
    Fortunately, or is it unfortunately … I’ve been on Twitter for a couple of years, but I find it hard to deal with something so brief.

    • Thanks Tom. I have no pets so feeding the birds is a great alternative.
      I think you either fall in love with tweetsville or not.. It’s not for everyone.. I got dragged into it and could happily tweet away the hours.

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