roh morgon

~announcing: Back-to-School Daze Blogfest!


I’ve decided that I really like them.

They give me a chance to visit other blogs and discover new writers that I enjoy.

And they force me to write–something short and sweet, something without the emotional investment and time commitment of a novel.

Blogfests allow me to play in my WIP if I’m in the mood, by either reprinting a scene already written, or creating a side story for a minor character.

But they also give me the freedom to write about something completely different, a way to step foot into another world. And if it’s a world I find intriguing once I’m in it, I may explore it more fully in future works.

So in honor of the blogfest, which in reality is a form of writing exercise, I’m going to host my first one.

In fact, I’m not only hosting one, I’m going to jump in with both feet and host TWO.

The first one is in honor of the month of September, the month when the heat of summer fades and the cool, crisp air of fall begins to creep in.

It’s also the month many schools start their year after summer break (although some jump the gun and start in August).

I’m calling it:

September’s Back-to-School Daze Blogfest

Your assignment?

Write a scene that takes place on a campus. It can be in a classroom, on the football field, in a locker room… (grin – but nothing explicit, please!) – just as long as the setting is on school grounds.

That’s it. Keep it short – 999 words is a nice length, but if you go a LITTLE over, I won’t slap your knuckles with a ruler. :)

AND – if you’re late to class, I won’t send you to the principal’s office. In honor of those of us who are always tardy, I’m running the blogfest through Saturday, September 18 to give everyone a chance to contribute and time to visit all the blogs. However, you must sign up on or before the blogfest date of September 15.

Oh, and please spread the wordcopy the banner at the top to paste on your blog and link back to this page so that visitors can read the other entries. I’m sure there are some GREAT school stories out there!

I also ask that you leave comments on the blogs you visit. Let the writers know their works are being read – they’ll appreciate the time you take to acknowledge their efforts.

September’s Back-to-School Daze Blogfest date: Wednesday, September 15, 2010.

You can sign up with the Mr. Linky thingy below.


But – before you go any further, make note of my second blogfest.

It’s taking place on October 23, 2010, and is called:

October’s Monster Mash Blogfest

The title should tell you all you need to know for now, so mark your calendar – I’ll announce more about it as we get a little closer to the date.


That said, here’s the sign-up for September’s Back to School Daze Blogfest:

roh morgon @ Wednesday, 18 August 2010 10:50 pm
Comments (44)


  1. *Puts on thinking cap* Hmmmm . . . must think. Sounds fun! I love the fests, too:)

    Comment by Misty Waters — Thursday, 19 August 2010 @ 10:51 am

  2. Hey Rob. I’ve recently entered a couple of blogfests, and enjoyed them for much the same reason as you – it gives a great opportunity to visit some other writers’ blogs and discover their work. Besides, it’s good for a writer to have to produce or submit something to order sometimes. Thanks for hosting this time; I have a piece in mind already for the Back-to-School blogfest.

    Comment by Franklin Beaumont — Friday, 20 August 2010 @ 10:05 am

  3. Franklin – thanks for entering! Your entry will do double-duty for you and your flash fiction website!

    Comment by Roh Morgon — Friday, 20 August 2010 @ 10:35 am

  4. Hi Roh – just letting you know I didn’t deliberately call you ‘Rob’ up there – my finger slipped! Apologies!

    Comment by Franklin Beaumont — Friday, 20 August 2010 @ 10:54 am

  5. NP, Franklin. As much as I like vampires, I don’t aspire to be associated with a sparkly one that has no fangs, nor the actor that plays him!

    Comment by Roh Morgon — Friday, 20 August 2010 @ 11:25 am

  6. Hey, Misty! Thanks for entering. I’ve added a link for another one that sounds fun: Fight! Fight! Fight! BLOGFEST! – check it out

    Comment by Roh Morgon — Friday, 20 August 2010 @ 11:27 am

  7. Hey, thanks for joining my blogfest! I’m looking forward to this one, even though I have no idea what to submit yet! But considering I’ve been teaching for five years, I’m sure I’ll think of something! 😉

    P.S.: Love your blog post on the interrobang!

    Comment by J.C. Martin @ Fighter Writer — Saturday, 21 August 2010 @ 12:13 am

  8. J.C – Thanks for joining mine!

    I love fight scenes – looking forward to your blogfest. I enjoy fights in both books and movies, especially hand-to-hand and bladed (sword, knife, etc). It’ll be a cool ‘fest.

    Comment by Roh Morgon — Saturday, 21 August 2010 @ 8:16 am

  9. I’ve thanked you on my blog but thought I’d pop by here as well to say another BIG THANK YOU for that in-depth and insightful review of my short story! It really helped as those were the same bits I was unsure of, so it was great to have a second opinion confirm my suspicions! I really appreciate it!

    I’m gonna add you to my blogroll for being a really helpful person! :)

    Comment by J.C. Martin @ Fighter Writer — Saturday, 21 August 2010 @ 9:20 am

  10. J. C – Thank you for your comment. I really enjoyed your story.

    And thanks for adding me to your blogroll! That is so cool!

    Comment by Roh Morgon — Saturday, 21 August 2010 @ 9:25 am

  11. I’m in, I’m in!

    Comment by Tessa Conte — Monday, 23 August 2010 @ 5:45 am

  12. Yay, The Mistress of the Blogfest of Death (one of the best blogfests ever) has joined us!

    Comment by roh morgon — Monday, 23 August 2010 @ 7:02 am

  13. […] friend Roh is hosting her first ever blogfest! I encourage everyone to swing over there and check it out! Prizes, fun and more […]

    Pingback by Blogfest time! « C. Michael Fontes — Monday, 23 August 2010 @ 11:25 am

  14. Signed up, and am adding you to the list of blogfests on my blog!

    Comment by damyanti — Monday, 23 August 2010 @ 5:51 pm

  15. Thanks, damyanti, for signing up!

    Comment by roh morgon — Monday, 23 August 2010 @ 9:43 pm

  16. Cool! I can do this 😀 Thanks!

    Comment by Drea Moore — Monday, 23 August 2010 @ 10:29 pm

  17. Thanks for joining, Drea!

    Comment by roh morgon — Tuesday, 24 August 2010 @ 5:16 am

  18. Ok, I’m in. This is my first blogfest ever….I haven’t even read any before (I’m new to blogging, too). I’m counting on you, Roh, to tell me if I’m doing something dorky or wrong! LOL

    Comment by Mellie — Tuesday, 24 August 2010 @ 10:42 am

  19. Mellie? You’re counting on me to tell you if you’re doing anything dorky or wrong‽

    I’m the queen of dork – don’t be looking at me! I step in it all the time…

    And sometimes it’s really gooey.

    Comment by roh morgon — Tuesday, 24 August 2010 @ 12:33 pm

  20. THis is such a good idea. I just finished a story with a lot of flashbacks to high school. Cool!

    Comment by Raquel Byrnes — Tuesday, 24 August 2010 @ 2:03 pm

  21. Thanks for joining in, Raquel!

    Comment by roh morgon — Tuesday, 24 August 2010 @ 4:55 pm

  22. Just linked up for this, I have a short piece in mind.

    Comment by Summer Ross — Wednesday, 25 August 2010 @ 8:04 pm

  23. Both sound like a lot of fun.

    I didn’t pick up the banner, but I did link it (them) in my community events.

    I’ll be back to read more of you blog roh. Gotta get back to Rainy Day blogfest.


    Comment by Donna Hole — Wednesday, 25 August 2010 @ 10:18 pm

  24. Thanks, Summer! I’m looking forward to the day everyone turns in their homework assignment!

    Comment by roh morgon — Wednesday, 25 August 2010 @ 11:24 pm

  25. Thanks, Donna. School and monsters – two of my favorite topics!

    Comment by roh morgon — Wednesday, 25 August 2010 @ 11:27 pm

  26. […] you go, one of my friends, a fantastic writer named Roh Morgon, is having a blogfest! Jump on over to her site and check it out! Anyway, I hope anyone who stumbles by this had a great […]

    Pingback by P. D. Wright » End of Summer and Back to Blogging — Friday, 27 August 2010 @ 4:51 pm

  27. Awesome idea Roh, I was just gonna watch this one, but then I remembered in the back of my mind a story I came up with a long time ago. One that’s been linger, waiting for it’s chance to escape…. 😀

    Comment by P. D. Wright — Friday, 27 August 2010 @ 5:13 pm

  28. Yay, Paula! Glad to have you join in!

    Comment by roh morgon — Friday, 27 August 2010 @ 6:37 pm

  29. Roh, I’ve got my story done…but you said to wait until the date to post it? And I want to put the banner on my blog, too – but I haven’t the foggiest idea how. I’ll need a little help. Maybe on Saturday when the anthology group meets?

    Comment by Mellie — Thursday, 2 September 2010 @ 9:32 pm

  30. Hi Mellie – I’m looking forward to your story!

    I’ll help you with the banner – no problem.

    Comment by roh morgon — Friday, 3 September 2010 @ 10:20 am

  31. Haven’t a clue what to write. But that’s part of the fun of a blogfest, right? I’ll be there, ROH

    Comment by Roland D. Yeomans — Saturday, 4 September 2010 @ 1:06 am

  32. hmmm I like this idea, quite intriguing

    Comment by e.lee — Monday, 6 September 2010 @ 11:43 pm

  33. I’ll be joining in this one.

    Comment by stu — Sunday, 12 September 2010 @ 2:48 am

  34. I love blogfests, too. For all the reasons you mentioned. And this one sounds like fun. I’m in!

    Comment by J. Leigh Bailey — Sunday, 12 September 2010 @ 9:36 am

  35. Just entered my link. I’ll be posting on the day of. Great idea, Roh. Thanks!

    Comment by Dayana Stockdale — Tuesday, 14 September 2010 @ 1:41 am

  36. Roland, eeleen, stu. J.Leigh, Dayana – thanks for signing up! This is shaping up to be quite the back-to school party!

    Comment by roh morgon — Tuesday, 14 September 2010 @ 5:03 am

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  38. This sounds like a fun Blogfest — I can’t wait read everyone’s entries. 😀

    Comment by Brenda Drake — Tuesday, 14 September 2010 @ 3:26 pm

  39. […] Morgan is the one hosting the Back To School Daze Blogfest. Be sure to click over to his site and check out the other entries – after you’ve read […]

    Pingback by Back-To-School Blogfest Entry | Anne Riley — Tuesday, 14 September 2010 @ 5:31 pm

  40. […] travellers. Here’s my entry into the Back-to-School blogfest, kindly hosted by Roh Morgan. In honour of the start of the school year, the assigment is […]

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  41. ~sharpens pencil~ and ~breaks out notebook~

    sounds like a fun blogfest! (And my first so if I do something wrong, I apologize now) :)

    Comment by words 'n' whimsy — Tuesday, 14 September 2010 @ 11:03 pm

  42. Okay, my post is up! Looking forward to reading everyone’s entries!

    Comment by Elena — Wednesday, 15 September 2010 @ 9:46 am

  43. […] To read more about the blogfest and to see the other submissions, click here! […]

    Pingback by P. D. Wright » Back to School Blog Fest! — Wednesday, 15 September 2010 @ 1:35 pm

  44. […] here for enrollment […]

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