While I’m buried beneath boxes and Christmas gift lists at the mall, please enjoy the phenomenally written posts that others had time to write. These blogs are awesome and so are their WRITERS!!! Thanks to everyone for the blog love on my last post. Sounds like the marketing for Excedrin: NEW for Retail Tension Headaches is going to be a big success! I’m putting a bottle in everyone’s stocking!
On Writing and Reading:
Kristen Lamb tells it like is when it comes to plot structure and prose in Is Your Novel a Spineless Weakling?
Renee Schuls-Jacobson, my amazing Warrior Writer partner, gave honesty a new metaphor and exclaimed I’m Going To Do a Book.
August McLaughlin interviews Author Roni Loren on Writing Sexy and Her Novel Debut. Prepare yourself for drooling and feverish laughter.
My favorite new author, Jody Hedlund, wrote an AMAZING and honest blog post about book giveaways. She recaps how FREE has a cost, how book sales are trending, and includes very simple and awesome gift ideas that help a favorite crowd of mine, writers!!! Even Though Free is In, Don’t Forget to Buy Books Too.
The top books of 2011 are already starting to be listed! Nina Badzin shares her favorite reads of the past year in Top Ten Reads of 2011. Be advised, read this before making your master list for the 2012 TBR Pile Challenge! Or do what I did, and keep adding to your Goodreads “to-read” collection!
The Necessary Belly Laughs and Bright Moments for the Holidaze:
Pam Hawley almost brought me to tears in her beautifully heartfelt post about Finding Thankfulness: I Love This Bar. She talks about growing up in her own version of “Cheers” and makes me want to go meet her for a drink at Hawley’s Pub soon!
If you want pee your pants kind of laughter, you’ve got to visit Jenny Hansen’s post Can a Cup o Joe Make Your Man a Ho. True story. And a hilarious one!
Myndi Shafer discovers the real reason for the crankiness factor of the Dr. Seuss villain in The Grinch is Pregnant.
How is your week going so far?