Here is what you might have missed around She Writes this past week ---
So What's Your 6-Word Memoir on Love & Heartbreak? Are you participating in the B&W Blogger Ball: A Get-To-Know-Each-Other Blog Hop? Well, perhaps now is the time to "Connect and Collect" - A Blogshop with Writer's Digest's Robert Le...
But wait – for those socially connected and taking the challenge - Social Media Challenge: 7 Lessons Learned, Mid-Cleanse – What have we learned?
There is a whole lot of writing and a whole lot of reading going on at She Writes – take a look at the reviews and giveaway and stay connected in one of the 249 active groups.
It all happened this past week. Check it out below
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Do you write what you know? Do you write what you do? How do you fully flesh out something on the page when you don't have any experience in the topic? We're writers so we do our research...google, reading topical articles, talking to people in the know...but it can sometimes come out flatter than the page it's written on.
Nothing comes close to first hand experience. After all how would you describe chocolate if you've never smelled it's aroma, tasted it on your tongue, or felt… Continue
I know you all read The 4 Most Common Mistakes Fiction Editors See. But what if you're more sophisticated than that? Well, a lot of you are. So let's go Beyond the Most Common Fiction Mistakes. …Continue
Five Questions for...Sarah MacLean (Valentine's Day Edition!) Added by Five Questions on February 14, 2011 at 5:00am
The third installment of notes from my "Plotting the Novel" seminar at Boston's Grub Street (find out more about their courses and other offerings at www.grubstreet.org). The course has four parts: Yearning, The Launch, Conflict, and…
Pink and Blue Diaries’ Social Media Challenge: 7 Lessons Learned, M... Added by The Pink and Blue Diaries on February 10, 2011 at 5:30pm …Continue
Two Posts this Week: Katherine Ellison, author of Buzz, and Christina Meldrum, who was the… Continue
Happy Friday everyone! Here's a collection of the fabulous writing resources I found on the interwebs this past week. Peep through them, and hopefully you will find something that helps your writing this weekend.
Take a look at my agent story and share your tales as well.
SHE...writes her life, her love, her passion.
She writes what's in and out of fashion.
She writes a mess...
She writes what's good.
She has to write, that's understood.
She writes her high's, her low's, her joy's, her sorrows.
She writes her mundane days, her sleepless nights, her hopes for tomorrow.
She writes for you, she writes for me, she writes what was, and what could be....she writes.
When things are going well, she writes.
When she is… Continue
"Connect and Collect" - A Blogshop with Writer's Digest's Robert Le... Added by Erin Reel on February 14, 2011 at 7:14am
Today on The Lit Coach's Guide to The Writer's Life, Robert Lee Brewer, Senior Content Editor for The Writer's Digest Writing Community shares why it's important for writers to connect via social media and collect important info about their readers to broaden their author platform and how to get started. I discuss WHY this action is so vital to your success as an author…
Adoption, Developmental Disabilities, Parenthood, and Writing: an i... Added by Jessica Powers on February 9, 2011 at 6:18pm Scott Eubanks's short story, "Brood Parasite," was published on The Fertile Source on January 31. Here, he talks with editor Jessica Powers about what it was like growing up in a foster home for children with developmental disabilities and how that shaped his writing, in particular, this short story. … Continue
History Buffs and Suspense Aficionados Will Love The Scorpion's Bite Added by Aileen G. Baron on February 11, 2011 at 6:39pm
Review by Lauren S. Smith Third in the Lily Sampson series, The Scorpion's Bite is another archaeological thriller written by Aileen G. Baron. As in Baron's novel, The Torch of Tangier, Lily is the archaeologist who is purposely placed by the OSS in the Middle East during World War II to do more than dig around ruins. Lily's job is to perform an archaeological survey of Trans-Jordan amid assassination plots… Continue
Just finished another great book. Below is the review.
Carnal Weapon - From Innocence to Intrigue
By Lauren S. Smith
Peter Hoffmann takes the 50s era from innocence to intrigue and injects it with some steamy sex scenes that you won't be able to get out of your mind. Carnal Weapon is a novel that has it all - including a plot that will keep its readers turning pages and wanting more when…
New issue of Kings River Life just went up and we have an interview with mystery author R.J. McDonnell whose books are set in the music industry, also a review of his latest book "Rock & Roll Rip-Off" & a give away http://kingsriverlife.com/02/12/robert-mcdonnell/
We also have a review of the latest Dean Koontz book "What The Night Knows".
Have a great weekend!
Lorie Ham Continue
A few weeks ago, I reviewed the book "One Pelican at a Time," a children's book written by Nancy Stewart. Since then, I've had the wonderful opportunity to chat with Nancy a bit and get her perspective on reading and writing children's and young adult literature. The following is an interview that Nancy graciously agreed to do for Literary Legs!
Laura: In your blog biography, you tell readers that you enjoyed school as a young person, and that teaching was a natur… Continue
Blisstree gives Valentine's Day shoutout to my book Do Not Disturb:... Added by Rachel Kramer Bussel on February 14, 2011 at 7:54am
Blisstree gave my book Do Not Disturb: Hotel Sex Stories a Valentine's Day plug! They're part of B5 Media, which also publishes Crushable and The Gloss (and Blisstree is on my list of Sites I'd Love to Write For). 5. Take a cue from the youngsters and… Continue
An Interview with Adlai Stevenson III, Part One: Government Transpa... Added by Kevin Camp on February 14, 2011 at 6:59am
Editor's Note: Earlier this week I had the great honor to be able to interview… Continue
Interview with Author Sally B. Watkins and Book Giveaway Book Give-Away February 14 – 21: for those interested in CHANGE YOUR MINDSET, NOT YOUR MAN, leave a comment about this interview with your e-mail. U.S. only. “From girlhood we have subscribed to the happily-ever-after myth from Sleeping Beauty, to Barbies, to romance novels, but men have not been socialized to fulfill these fantasies. I’m a big advocate of acceptance and teach women how to change the only one they can… Continue
Book Review: Black as Night
Author: Regina Doman
These two books are the second and the third in a series of Fairy Tales retold. When I read the first book Shadow of the Bear, although I enjoyed the book, I felt the author Ms. Doman was a little weak on characterization and plot. In the second and third book Ms. Doman makes up for these shortcomings. In each book she choses two of the four main characters and has the story revolve around them. In the second… Continue