Friday, February 4, 2011
Friday Mash Up - Feel the Love-y
In Other Blogs - Roni Loren posted on sacred cows & sending them packing. Lynda Young had a week of egg shells & critiques. Erica celebrated a birthday this week - yea. Jayne talked about the hidden, transportation & life plans. Karen Gowens shared some book love. Nicole MacDonald played with questions, the evil twin, wall flowers & sex scenes.
Deanna Knippling discussed snow, stats & ocean love. Erin Kane Spock held a memorial, a recollection & astrological investigation - fleshing character through the chart. Holly Ruggiero recovered from her illness & posted googly eyes & chicken tortellini soup - yum. Iggi & Gabi investigated from whence characters emanate. Jennifer Lane introduced the "Lookin' for Love Webhunt"; authors & Omnific.
Julie Musil adjudicated drama v. melodrama - a landmark case if ever there was one. Katie Anderson paid tribute to Pablo Neruda - poet & politician all in one package. Kristina Fugate covered editorial hangover, strange inspiration & determination. KK Brees enlightened with what the Rockford Files & Simon & Garfunkel have in common. Lisa Potts cooked up some spam - folder, that is.
Clarissa Draper posted a great piece about Margaret Mitchell; not the Tara girl next door. Laurie Halse Anderson posted her UK review of Wintergirls. Michelle Teacress reminisced about Glenda & the adventures in 9th grade acting. Donna Hosie plead on hearts & helps - the blog load debacle. Ooohh, Summer Ross brought Metamorphosis to the table this week in her series.
Elizabeth Spann Craig covered multi-tasking, promotion tools, interesting characters & the comfort zone, Writer's Knowledge Base & changing priorities in character growth. NR Williams wrapped up the blog tour, handed out some prizes, collected a few herself & even found time to talk guinea pigs. Nicki Elson posted her writing space & some tie love. Allan Russell coveted shady spots, Valentina & battering storms.
Madeleine had some 200 follower (yea!!) giveaways, haiku & confident kissing. Jennifer Becton shared a Chalotte Collins review, a memorial to a good friend & Amazon v. B&N. Simon Kewin invited us to send ourselves to Mars. Terri Tiffany talked about stand-out writing, movie critiquing aloud & passing it on to the family. Olivia Herrell discussed FIC& bloggetus contestus.
Leigh Moore walked over dream agents & Matched - a review to come later. The Alchemists took the music a bit farther; cover song appeal. The Blood-Red Pencil shifted its focus to Smashwords v. Amazon, the case of either/or/neither/nor; Super Bowl of writing; one bookstore's promo life & straight face; dashing through the WIP; and, the case of Anna Quindlen's missing inciting incident. Angela Ackerman looked at the art of Deception Thesaurus entry.
Jody Hedlund warned about Twitter blunderings, delineated benefits to the writing contest & running/winning make it your own. Maggie Stiefvater covered teasers, bloopers & writer retreats. Write1Sub1 listed their January Juggernauts - check 'em out.
The Old Silly doubled down on Groundhogs & killer storms. Lydia Sharp included online love, logline conquerors & 1980s fantasy (say Labyrinth, Legend, Willow). The Write Question gushed about National Book Critics Circle finalists - Rizzuto, Smith & Hitchens. The Writing Bug exposed typo hunting & discussed NCW Conference - time draws near. Jules discussed doctors, State of the Union & Friday meaning.
Hostings - Gabriela Lessa interviewed Wendy Tokunaga & a giveaway. Brenda Drake talked with Weronika Janczuk; check out the contest, starts Monday. Pat Stoltey hosted Arlee Bird who discussed his A to Z challenge for April. Janet Fox talked with Kathi Appelt, award winning author. Writer Unboxed hosted Sophie Masson, Michael & Daniel Palmer, & Kristina McMorris.
Reviews - The Cerebral Lunchbox reviewed Terry Pratchett's The Colour of Magic. Jeffrey Beesler discussed Alex J. Cavanaugh's Cassa Star. Jenn introduced a non-fic teen title, Phineas Gage by John Fleischman - a fascinating story. Francine Haworth covered Treasures of the Carmelidrium by NR Williams. The Golden Eagle talked Faerie Wars by Herbie Brennan; recommendation, expectation & in depth discussion.
Agent Blogs - Scott Eagan discussed follow-up protocol, writerly demise, write questions & the unique/good dynamic. Jessica Faust tackled agent revisions, Sally MacKenzie & Novella Writing, synopses, email thread & a thought for the day. Janet Reid produced Neil Gaiman fact laughs, cupcakes, winners, Chuck Wendig & Evan Lewis love. Kristin Nelson waxed on contract whine, -12 degrees of togetherness, temptation resistors, & a biggie issue. Rachelle Gardner covered snark, questions, agreements, love & hate with Mike Duran & a ski weekend - happy powder.
Wow, you guys have so much great stuff that this postie-oastie took longer than usual. I hope you are all safe, warm & warm. At the beginning of the week, 20 below colored my perception of this winter thing. Now, back in the 40s with a slight wind blow, my abhorrence has thawed; slightly. I look forward to Spring & Phil had best be right because I am starting seeds soon!!
Have a writerific weekend.