Sunday, 2 December 2012

The belated first post

As I promise, it's December and I am back to post!  See the furniture and the fresh paint on the wall?  I've made this house a home, don't you think?  I hope you've enjoyed whatever it was that you got yourself at the corner store while waiting.

So, what is "A Truth Universally Acknowledged" (aka atua) and what's its purpose in life?  Excellent question! 

The Austen fans will have recognized it as the opening sentence of Pride and Prejudice, "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."  I decided to use it as my blog title because I admire Jane Austen's work but also wanted something that would set the tone of the blog; literature and writing will be discussed here.  Also, should I suddenly decide I want to talk about the life cycle of cacti or the eating habit of pumas, it's flexible enough not to bind me to a very specific niche.

As to the purpose, I intend to use this little corner of the Internet to get my writing out there for the world to see.  It will also help me keep track of my progress and, let's be honest, it will also force me to write regularly.  I love writing, but it seems I always have something "better" to do.  With atua, I will have to answer to you, my readers, when I don't post anything.  Please be merciless. 

The structure will most likely vary at the beginning until I find a format that works well, so I invite you to comment as much as you can; your input will help me greatly. I wish to post writing prompts to share and explore with other bloggers and readers as well as information regarding my work in progress and my tribulations as a writer. I intend to post regularly but not daily.  For day-to-day activity, make sure to check my facebook page or my twitter feed.

Now, as promised, here is the first writing prompt of atua.  Note that all the prompts will come from a book called 642 Things to Write About and that the selection is made with an online random number generator.

Prompt 216 - Something you never told your mother

Please feel free to use this prompt for your writing, but make sure to post whatever you come up with in the comment section (any language is welcome however I will not be able to understand anything else than English, French, Japanese or Spanish.)  I will post mine next Sunday, along with the next prompt.


  1. Answering the prompts ought to be through our own blogs, eh?

  2. Of course! Just post a link to your blog in the comment box when I post my answer to the prompt. I will mention the comments and probably edit the post with the links after. If you know anyone who'd like to participate, please invite them!