Friday, September 27, 2013

I Am Linking

More links this week.  I'm thinking of coming up with an actual name for this post.  I post links usually on Fridays.  I like coming up with the titles though.  But am I going to run out?  Anyways, here are the links for the week.

Self Editing - Seek & Destroy Word List #3 - Seeking The Write Life
http://www.aimeelsalter.com/2013/09/self-editing-seek-destroy-word-list-3.html?

Deep Point of View - Heroines with Hearts
http://heroineswithhearts.blogspot.ca/2013/09/deep-point-of-view.html

How One Successful Indie Author Marketed His Work Up the Bestseller Lists - Writer Unboxed
http://writerunboxed.com/2013/09/23/the-year-of-the-reader-how-one-successful-indie-author-marketed-his-work-up-the-bestseller-lists/

25 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WORLDBUILDING - terribleminds
http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2013/09/17/25-things-you-should-know-about-worldbuilding/

Query Letters: How To Think Like A Literary Agent - Writer's Relief
http://www.writersrelief.com/blog/2013/09/query-letters-think-literary-agent/

Red Flags: Shortcuts That Agents & Editors Will Use To Reject Your Writing - Writer's Relief
http://www.writersrelief.com/blog/2011/02/red-flags-reject-your-creative-writing-submissions/

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Ways To Say... BIG

Huge
Giant
Gigantic
Enormous
Large
Massive
Colossal
Immense
Bulky
Hefty
Tremendous
Jumbo

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Today's Quote #6

“The cake had a book drawn on it, in icing. My mother, who had organized the party, told me that the lady at the bakery said that they had never put a book on a birthday cake before, and that mostly for boys it was footballs or spaceships. I was their first book.” and “Books were safer than people anyway.” – Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Friday, September 20, 2013

Links for Linking

I think I might be addicted to links from terribleminds.

23 Literary Agent Query Letters That Worked - GalleyCat
http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/23-literary-agent-query-letters-that-worked_b76306

WHY I DON’T LIKE TO NEGATIVELY REVIEW OTHER AUTHORS’ BOOKS - terribleminds
http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2013/09/15/why-i-dont-like-to-negatively-review-other-authors/

WHY I LIKE THE TERM: “AUTHOR-PUBLISHER” - terribleminds
http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2013/09/09/why-i-like-the-term-author-publisher/

Margaret Atwood’s Ten Rules for Writing Fiction - Aerogramme Writer's Studio
http://aerogrammestudio.com/2013/04/28/margaret-atwoods-ten-rules-for-writing-fiction/

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Today's Quote #4

“He never went out without a book under his arm, and he often came back with two.” - Victor Hugo

Friday, September 13, 2013

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Today's Quote #3

“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” - A.A. Milne

Friday, September 6, 2013

Linking

I found quite a few interesting links this week.  Part of the reason is that I wasn't internetting a lot last week.  Some tweeting, but not much else.  I blame Oryx and Crake.

No Words on the Page, But I’m Still Writing - Fiction Notes
http://www.darcypattison.com/first-drafts/no-words-on-the-page-but-im-still-writing/

Kobo Writing Life: Publish Your eBook with Ease - Fiction Notes
http://www.darcypattison.com/ebook/kobo-writing-life/

How One Author Used Public Domain Images To Create a Book Cover - GalleyCat
http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/76331_b76331

Explore the Manuscript Wish Lists of Countless Literary Agents - GalleyCat
http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/explore-the-manuscript-wish-lists-of-countless-literary-agents_b76319

25 STEPS TO BECOMING A SELF-PUBLISHED AUTHOR - terribleminds
http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2013/09/03/25-steps-to-becoming-a-self-published-author/

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Today's Quote #2

“Another belief of mine: that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.”  - Margaret Atwood

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

So, The Summer Is Over?

Where I live, the first day back to school, the day after Labour Day weekend, marks the end of summer and the beginning of fall. Summer isn't technically over until the Autumn Equinox on September 22nd, but that's not how it feels.  I love autumn, but there's so much more work.  Summer always seems to feel more relaxed.  Everything slows down.  I thought I'd take a look back at the summer of 2013 and see what some of my favourite things were.

Books:

I read a lot this summer.  A couple of my favourite summer books were The Cuckcoo's Calling and Emma... and Who Could It Be At This Hour?. (It was really difficult to pick.  These were just the first three that came to mind.)

Movies:
It was a slow summer for movies for me.  I blame the children... we just couldn't always find a babysitter.  I did manage to get out and see Wolverine, which was so much better than I expected.
I also did a full rewatch of Clueless after reading Emma.  It's a pairing I highly recommend.

Television:



I tend to think of Continuum as a summer show, even though it premiered in April. It's on throughout the summer when all the "regular" shows are done. The season finale was fantastic and I can't wait to see what they're going to do with the show next year.

Theatre:

We went to Stratford to see Tommy this year and it was amazing.  I recommend it to everyone.

Food:

At the beginning of the summer, I blogged about using the Bone Dust Rub.  I still enjoy it... I made enough that I still have a fair amount sealed in a container.

Those are just a few highlights.  How was your summer?