Monthly Archives: March 2012

Let Me Break It Down For You

This has been such a busy week! I’ve gotten more WordPress how-to questions, so I’ll be back with another “Gettin’ Friendly” post soon, but in the meantime, it’s Tuesday! So, here’s what you’ve been missing in the blogosphere. The lovely and talented Sara Walpert Foster hosted the second round of the Wikirandom Writers Challenge, and…Read the Rest

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It Ain’t Often That You’ll Ever Find A Friend

Thought I’d share this with you today: Mykonos is one of those songs that I can never quite get out of my head. Honestly, I don’t mind. Fleet Foxes are a throwback, but in the best kind of way. And this video, by Sean Pecknold, is weirdly nostalgic — definitely working some kinda magical 70’s…Read the Rest

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Lucky 7!

My pal, the very cool Mike Schulenberg (who recently reviewed Twilight here on my blog) has tagged me in the writing game, “The Lucky 7 Meme.” Thanks Mike! These are the rules: 1. Go to page 77 of your current MS/WIP 2. Go to line 7 3. Copy down the next 7 lines, sentences, or paragraphs,…Read the Rest

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For Science! A Twilight Review

Today I am thrilled to have the most amazing Mike Schulenberg here as my guest, with his thoughtful and scientific review of Twilight. (He will explain.)  Take it away, Mike! Special thanks to Laird for the opportunity to be here. The idea to review Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight came from a recent post on Laird’s blog where she confessed…Read the Rest

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Let Me Break It Down For You

Another Tuesday, another mashup! Tuesdays are just Monday-adjacent, in my book, and I am always short on time. So, if you find yourself in that same boat with me, here’s a list of awesome blogs to get you through. Sonia G Medeiros reminds us that the Hunger Games is just around the corner (I, for one,…Read the Rest

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Shakespeare In Love…With GLAM ROCK!

  Little known fact: Shakespeare has a lot in common with Elvis.  (My use of the present tense is not accidental.) Aside from the fact that Shakespeare was an awesome dancer, he and the King share a love-hate relationship with the afterlife. While Elvis still seeks the spotlight, popping up at random Circle K’s and…Read the Rest

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Blazers and Bad Attitudes

Hardy. Steff. If you’ve ever seen a John Hughes movie, then these names should bring back the memories. They were rich kids who wore blazers to high school, threw mad parties at their parent’s mansions, and spent their days macking on the ladies and destroying their enemies. Recently, I was discussing these two baddies with…Read the Rest

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Tuning Up

I don’t know about you, but when I write, music usually helps me get focused. Lately, I’ve been listening to a lot of songs over and over, because they fit the mood of the story I am writing. For your listening enjoyment…here’s a little playlist I put together of songs I’ve had on heavy rotation!…Read the Rest

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