MonthAugust 2012

This Week In Favs….And the Winner of The Emotion Thesaurus PDF Giveaway!

 The winner of The Emotion Thesaurus PDF giveaway is *drumroll*……… *more drumroll*…….. SUSAN!!!!! Congratulations, Susan! *throws confetti* Angela will send over your winnings soon! 🙂  ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Now, onto this week’s weekly round-up of writerly blogs!Playing on the Zune: All In by Lifehouse **As promised, because I’ve missed the last two weeks of round-ups, we have an extra, extra, extra helping of writing blogs on the round-up this week!!!ENJOY! Social Media and Author […]

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The Emotion Thesaurus: Got Fear? – Guest Post by Angela Ackerman

Ever wondered if your characters are showing their fear the right way? Well, you’re in luck! ‘Cause today I’m incredibly excited to present to you The Emotion Thesaurus entry of FEAR, brought to us from the wonderful and amazing Angela Ackerman! There just aren’t enough words to describe Angela! Hmm…. let’s see… she’s one-half of the The Bookshelf Muse (which is another must-follow blog for me), she’s incredibly kind, awesome, so much fun to chat and work with, funny, full […]

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Update: Week #2 Without a ‘Week in Favs’….

Happy Friday, everyone! Okay, so I know I said we’d definitely have a Week in Favs… post this week, however, I underestimated how I would feel after having gobs of dental work done on Thursday (they put me under, and I’m still recuperating). Next week we’ll have a round-up post with TONS of links – PROMISE! 🙂 Happy Reading and Writing, everyone!!!Melinda No related posts.

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Social Media Sign-Up: Okay, Now What?–Guest post by Tina Moss

Woo hoo! I’m back from an Immersion Master Class with Margie Lawson, and my brain is is so stuffed with all kinds of writerly goodness, I just don’t know what I want to start on! *smile* So while I’m playing catch up from being away, I’m very excited to have one of the first people I met when I began blogging: Tina Moss! Tina is and has always been incredibly helpful, and one of the first people I know I […]

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Update: No This Week in Favs Today…

Happy Friday, everyone!! Greetings from Colorado! 🙂  So sorry I’m so incredibly late in posting this! Talk about being a bit travel and altitude exhausted! Given that I am in sunny, beautiful Colorado until next week, there isn’t a This Week in Favs post today. But don’t worry, I’ll be back in time next week to load you up full of writing links next Friday – enough to make up for missing this week! 😉 Have a fabulous weekend! Happy […]

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Mixing Genres? In-Depth Worldbuilding? How to Manage Reader Expectations–Guest Post by Jami Gold

Squee! So, while I’m traveling from to Colorado today to begin an Immersion Class with Margie Lawson, I am totally excited – once again – for another awesome guest post about world-building! And this one comes to us with some insight into mixing genres and reader expectations! This is something I know everyone can relate to and has possibly struggled with at one point or another in their writing career. So without further ado, I’d like to introduce our guest […]

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This Week in Favs…..

Playing on the Zune:  Dear Prudence by The Beatles, but the version from the Across the Universe movie Social Media and Author Websites Putting the “Social” Back in Social Media by Jody Hedlund Want Private Inspiration Boards? Alternatives to Pinterest by Roni Loren 11 Places to Get a Free and Legal Photo for Your Blog by Caitlin Muir on Author Media How to Legally Use Your Own Photos on Your Blog, guest post by Melinda VanLone on Marcy Kennedy’s blog […]

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Your Character is Your Story’s World: Characters Build The World–Guest post by Teresa Frohock

I am so very excited to have Teresa Frohock on the blog today! Not only is she an amazing author and incredibly kind person, we have actually met in person…and she lives less than hour away from me. Just to give you a quick breakdown of our meeting, Teresa stopped by my great-grandmother’s wake back in March to support my great aunt (who she worked with in the library of a local community college). My mother actually told Teresa that […]

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This Week in Favs….

Playing on the Zune: Waking the Demon by Bullet for My Valentine Social Media and Author Websites Are You’re a Blogging Warrior or Wimp? by Stanford on Pushing Social Social Media: An Introvert’s Secret Weapon by Jami Gold Do the Wrong Thing: The Benefits of Writing Unconventional Headlines, guest post by Ollin Morales on Write to Done WANA Commons – Beautiful Blog Images Without the Worry by Kristen Lamb On the Craft The Fuel that Drives Extraordinary Content on Write […]

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Why Having a Unique, Strong Voice is Important & How to Find Yours

My beautiful signed copy of Shadow of Night  I waited 16 months for the release of Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness. I clung to the weekly updates she gave her fans every Friday, I read the first book in the All Souls Trilogy, A Discovery of Witches, four times, and I often listened to a playlist I compiled based on the music that inspired the author – ‘cause in turn, it inspired me in my own work. So it’s […]

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