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Friday, January 14, 2011

Friday Mash Up - Intermittent Power Outages Edition

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.

Happy Writing,



  1. It's too bad more people didn't participate--writing the sentence was fun. :)

    Great links!

    I hope the weather stops shutting down your Internet connection! It's so frustrating when that happens.

  2. Golden,
    Hey, at least I had you. So, it's all good. Thanks & me 2.

  3. I love how you do this! And today my pressure/deadlines have lifted so I can surf the blogs and catch up on all this cool stuff! Have a great weekend, Patti :)

  4. Karen,
    You're very welcome. I'm glad to hear the pressures are lightening a bit for you. Thanks for the comment.

  5. Wonderful how this is a one stop blog review. I like it. Sorry, did I miss your sentence thing? Oh, Goggle...

    Have a great weekend :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  6. Hey Jules,
    No worries. And thanks for the comment & compliment. And for some reason, I couldn't get on your blog today - sorry.

  7. I'm sorry I missed your sentence thing. I've been so busy that I haven't noticed the things I used to.

    But, thank you for sticking it out through the power outages to post these wonderful links.

  8. Enjoy your weekend and, as always, thanks for the shout out!

  9. Clarissa,
    No worries. I understand how busy everyone gets. And, being the stubborn girl I am, there was never a doubt about my sticking it out.
    Thanks for the comment.

    You bet. I really enjoyed that post.
    Thanks for the comment.