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Friday, October 29, 2010

Friday Mash Up - NaNo, NaNo & the rest

Announcements - Special thanks to Cheryl Schenk for dropping by yesterday. An extra-special thanks to Kay Theodoratus for a mention on her blog. And another extra special thanks to Angela Ackerman for the retweety!

Very Special Welcome - Francine, KK Brees, Summer Ross, Jules, Lynda Young, Angela Ackerman, Jamie Council, Erica

Congratulations - Clarissa Draper on her sale!!! Al's first book is now available from Amazon - 'Veiled in Shadows'.

NaNo Blogs
Brenda Drake was kind enough to show her project notebook & provide an overview on her blog this week. Karen G has a lovely little friend to inspire during the month of November. Hannah Moskowitz has a great article on her approach for her 3rd NaNo year. Katie Anderson discusses the plan/pants leading up to NaNo. Lisa M Potts lists 36 different plot types. Jennifer Becton inspires with a Fear Free NaNo blog. Dani Greer, founding member of The Blood-Red Pencil, covers her NaNo experience as well as the plotting debate leading into November. Nathan Bransford has held NaNo Boot Camp all week - a must read.

The Other Stuffs - Jamie Council had a post this week regarding a Marie Claire article about 'Mike & Molly' - check it out. The Bear Monk covered Glee & Rocky Horror - who'd of thought the 2 would go in the same sentence. Julie Musil has a book review of 'The Preacher's Bride' & a great post on self-censorship. Pat Stoltey had a book review, guest blogger person & some great marketing advice this week. Madeleine has information re: the Campaign for Real Books - conservation at its finest. Lydia Sharp has a guest post over at Writer Unboxed - 'The Butcher, The Baker, The Candlestick Maker'.

And that, pretty much covers this week.

As Monday begins my foray into the unknown land of NaNo, I will probably be crying much come Fridays. I will try to keep it to a mini-hankie. But only time will tell. Have an amazing weekend, a Happilarious Halloween & much more.

Happy Writing,



  1. have fun with nano. i'm jumping in and cheating - working on the last 20K words for my 2nd draft. maybe i'll get it finished today. thanks for mentioning the nano friend on Karen's blog.

  2. Aww thanks for linking to my blog! And for all those other great links. Are you really super excited for NaNoWriMo? I'm getting there. Good luck!

  3. Thanks for the link to my book!

    Now I did respond to your comment on my blog saying could you email me about a copy.
    So when you get a chance could you email me at: allan(dot)aussie(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. Hey Michelle,
    Thanks for stopping by & good NaNo luck.
    You bet. And, if abject terror counts as excitement, then I am all over it! Thanks for the good wishes.
    You are welcome. I will get with ya soon.

    Have a great weekend all!

  5. Thanks for the blog mention and for posting other bloggers for me to check out for inspiration and tips! Go Nano!
    Jennifer Becton