Sentence Bump - The vegetables hung down, heavy with their ripened insides, the branches struggling to keep the rich fruit from tumbling to the ground. - The Golden Eagle
Well done & thanks for playing along with me!
Congratulatories - Christine Bell received the cover for 'Stormy' & 'Naughty Godmother' was released on Wednesday!! Nicole MacDonald did her 1st interview & received her 1st 5-star Amazon review!! Simon Kewin's 'Drink Problem' is reviewable at One Forty Fiction!! Laura Lee Carter's new release hit Amazon this week!!
In Other Blogs - Roni Loren posted 2 great articles: 6 Stages of Writer Declaration & Digestible Bites of Backstory. Lynda R. Young talked about 14 Writer Lies & Plod to Plot. Gabriela Lessa discussed fiction truths - people & places. Brenda Drake played at breaking the rules Yoda style. Karen Gowen explained her blogging agendi & the wait game with the editor.
Deanna Knippling posted Outline & General Failures. Kay Theodoratus looked at Ironic Little Plot Twists & how they work from a reader standpoint. Jamie Council talked a little bravery & doubt resolution. Pamela Turner gave a brief update on 'Death Sword' & some links to her recent interviews. Erin Kane Spock discussed infatuation as a lead-in to mental defect & a great analogy to WoW.
Holly Ruggiero posted the stake of your blog & pictorial clarity. Iggi & Gabi looked at the year's to-read list, conference preparedness, a POV cheat sheet & writer's dice. Milo Fowler talked Write1Sub1 - theory v. application. Jeffrey Beesler gave us the wait, some free fall & RocknWrite Tom Petty Edition. Jennifer Lane continued the psychoanalysis series - bulimia.
Joanna St. James covered the internal rebel, distraction & an interview with Astraea Press. Julie Musil talked naked - writers that is. KK Brees discussed the mafia & timelines. Lisa Potts gave us the resolution revolution.Clarissa Draper whipped up some skeletons, observationals, Teriyaki Beef & adjectivity lessons.
Laurie Halse Anderson covered the American Library Awards. Michelle Teacress taught lessons a la Tom & Jerry. Donna Hosie recovered from desk head & the doldrums. Summer Ross put her Shine on this last week. Elizabeth Spann Craig talked critiques, lists, blogging starts, interviews & panels.
NR Williams went out on blog tour this week - catch up with all her stops & chats. Nicki Elson looked at size & Celery Tree. Allan Russell brought up-to-date info on the Toowoomba floods & his girls. Francine Howarth talked sex scenes, timeline transition & blogfests to come. Madeleine covered poetry, haiku doldrum, awards, a contest & W1S1 update.
Elliot Grace had a meet of the craniums - funny read. Terri Tiffany talked about the waiting game. Olivia Herrell discussed Facebook, snow storms & flight. Bryan Russell looked at whether the work finds us or we find the work. The Blood-Red Pencil discussed 140 writing, tip-share, bad writing day signs, editors & 'Your Fantastic Elastic Brain' by JoAnn Deack.
Becca Puglisi uncovered unforgettable settings. Over in Candyland there was subjective-ness, resolution & plate licking. The Old Silly explained life & longevity. Lydia Sharp capped winter disgust, word wars, page tension, the year of & narrowing the contest field. Lowell Jaeger posted a Monday poem at The Write Question.
The Writing Bug looked at write speed, word of the year & a recap with mention of a new agent in PubLand. Becky Wilson hosted a week of Viking love. Jody Hedlund expounded upon query system breathability, public whining & write consistency. Write1Sub1 posted a check-in & hanging with Ray - Bradbury that is. Writer Unboxed held a flashback feud, year-round workin', crazy love & Kim Michele Richardson author of 'The Unbreakable Child: A memoir about forgiving the unforgivable'.
Hostings - Jennifer Shirk invited Joselyn Vaughn over for a game of Name that Character. Pat Stoltey turned the blog over to Linda Faulkner who discussed the writing advice twist - a little different from the Chubby Checker version. Janet Fox introduced Trent Reedy & his novel 'Words in the Dust'.
Reviews - Jenn reviewed 'Unearthly' by Cynthia Hand - 5 stars. Katie Anderson provided a candid look at 'The King's Speech'. Kristina Fugate LOVED 'The Hunger Games'. Leigh Moore looked at 'Shiver' by Maggie Stiefvater.
Agent-y Blogs - Mandy Hubbard introduced 'Rival' by Sarah Bennet Wealer with an ARC giveaway. Scott Eagan answered the setting question, offered a critique giveaway with fundraiser donation, chimed in on POV shifts, discussed the dialogue blues & asked about digital book browsing. Jessica Faust broke into NANO next moves, multiplicity of personality, digital media queries - YouTube, social media & not giving her the rejection itch. Janet Reid had a 'Divergent' contest, a moment to stop, Tom Franklin's 'Crooked Letter Crooked Letter', 'A Bad Day for Scandal', contest results & a new opportunity to win. Nathan Bransford held a recap, a cocktail party, some balance, standardization efforts & a week in review. Kristin Nelson looked at the slow build in Children's Literature. Rachelle Gardner discussed raising a book - the village way, bonnet books, the blog question, some Friday Fun & hosted Marla Taviano.
Yep, the power kept going throughout the write of this blog. Windy days in Montana are like that - 'I'll huff & I'll puff & I'll blow your internet connection down.' Waiting really is the hardest part. And, of course, no picture - sad, but I couldn't get it to load. Ah, the lament of the power deprived.
Have an amazing weekend.