Guilty Pleasures Mash Up: Read ‘Em, Fools!

Time for a little Weekend Madness – Mash Up Style!  Feast yourselves on these ballers of blogging!

Writing – Because it’s easier to write about writing than to actually just write.  Or is that just me?

Avoid every writer’s nightmare with tips from Jody Hedlund in Why I Don’t Get Writer’s Block and How You Can Avoid It Too.

Looking for some inspiration?  Jenny Hansen shared What Lights Your Creative Spirit on Fire? with advice from Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees author) and Forbes magazine about what creative people need to be successful.

Ever read a book where the dialogue or words take you right out of the story?  Susie Lindau rants her best in Do You Curse Brightly? – a blog that examines the usefulness and purpose of swear words in our books.

Tawna Fenske wrote possibly the funniest blog evah about making believable characters and relating it to a guy making spinach.  YOU HAVE TO READ The Domineering Male with Spinach and Dish Soap.

Interested in learning more about audiobooks?  Stacy Juba interviews Award-winning voice artist, Nicole Poole, for The Ins and Outs of Narrating Audiobooks.

Exciting news!!!  Ellie Ann has released the cover of her new book, The Silver Sickle and she’s sharing it with us!  Check it out in The Revealing.

Ode To Social Media Tips:

Lisa Hall-Wilson guest blogged at Jenny Hansen’s with Facebook Tricks for Better Engagement and My. Mind. Was. Blown.  I really hadn’t been watching any of this, but she gave us a cool easy challenge to consider how we’re sharing links on Facebook and what exactly we want those links to do!  Must read for those building an author platform!

And if Twitter is your thing, Marcy Kennedy guest blogged at Kristen Lamb’s with The Proper Care and Feeding of Hashtags.  Don’t get thrown in Twitter jail!  Read Marcy’s tips!

Nina Badzin posted on the amazing plea Let’s All Stop “Replying All” to Every Email.  Sing it, Sister!

Life Lessons – Growing pains mean wisdom gains!

Do you struggle with the “meantime”?  That time of working out of/working towards something?  Kristen Lamb shared a life lesson she learned that hit home with many of you in To Find Success, Learn to Embrace the Meantime.  Another Must Read.

If you’re not reading August McLaughlin’s blog, you’re MISSING OUT!  She’s one of the most honest, genuine, supportive female writers out there!  True to form, August shared another heart-baring blog in Singing Naked: Honesty on Stage, about growing through vulnerable moments.  Beautiful voice – inside and out!

I bet no one has ever told you THINK NEGATIVE before!  Rachelle Gardner shares the smarts about goal achieving in Try “Thinking Negative” for a Change.

Entertainment and Smut – The stuff you won’t tell your boss you like, but secretly gossip with the secretary over…

Tiffany A. White gives the master rundown of Season 4 of The Vampire Diaries and its soon to be spin off, The Originals, from the CW network.  Death and Evolution with The Vampire Diaries and The Originals

Remember the books you read as a kid and picked out what character was you?  Sherry Isaac brings us Tribute to Trixie with Author Gloria Richard, sharing her love of the Trixie Belden books.

Got a favorite James Bond? What about the original?  Piper Bayard and Jay Holmes share The Original James Bond – Ian Fleming.  Fascinating guy!

The Funnies – Read these for your weekend funny bone!

Ironic Mom, the Comic Queen, shared You Know You’re An Optimist if You

Miss Snarky Pants is sharing her best “Fictionary” – a play on words, often pun-like, to make new meanings and she’s got some good ones in Fictionary:  Preventing the Extinction of my Muffin Top.

Julie Glover had me snickering over her Wednesday Words series in Laugh With Me: It’s Punny!  Go pick your favorite pun!

Myndi Shafer shared in her Quick Giggle series Celebrities Read Mean Tweets.  Should this one go under Social Media tips?

(photo courtesy Creative Commons – Mrs Inman)

Happy Reading!

24 responses

  1. So much delicious yummies in here for me to nom-nom on. Luckily, I’ve read a bunch or I’d be here all day. And I have to organize the bills, so I can’t read blogs all day. Have a great weekend, Jess. Fun post. I always love a good mash-up!

    1. Thanks Renee! Want to organize my desk while you’re at it too? 😉

  2. This is so huge Jess! Thanks for the amazing shout! I will be back to check out all the great links I missed. Have a happy weekend new girlfriend!

    1. You too Susie! Go show off your sassy bobbed hair!

  3. Thanks for the virtual fist pump, Jess! I’m so glad you enjoyed my blog. 🙂

    1. Wait…what?! Where does the dog go?…TO THE POUND! *fist bump*

  4. Jess, you’re jacking up my plan for the morning! 5 tabs open and counting… 🙂

    Thanks for the gorgeous shout-out. I too loved Lisa’s post. She is the Facebook Goddess.

    1. Yah I loved Lisa’s post. So helpful! And I never knew about any of that! #LivesInACave

  5. Awesome blog roll. Thanks so much for the shout out about my cover!

    1. You’re very welcome Miss Ellie! Gotta spread the cover love!

  6. Thanks for the kind, kind shout, Jess. I’ve bookmarked this post so I can spend some time reading the other links!

    Happy Fried Day!

    1. Did someone say fried? Don’t mind if I do!!

  7. I’m so touched by that lovely shout out. Thank you, Jess! Means a lot from you, and to be included with such fabulous links and writers. I see a bunch I’ve yet to check out—must change that. 🙂 LOL Already giggling at Julie’s post…

    1. Thank you my dear for sharing your beautiful voice with us! Enjoy the other posts! Julie’s puns are plentiful!

  8. Thanks for the shout out, Jess. This is an outstanding mashup, and I appreciate the time you took to put it together. Love the pic, too. Cute. So would I be a bitch or a ho? No, wait. Don’t answer that. Bookmarking to enjoy later. 🙂

    1. Thanks Piper! Loved your post now that I’m slowly watching all the Bond movies. Have you read any of the books? I’m contemplating it.

      1. I have a first run copy of Goldfinger. Haven’t read it in a couple of decades, but thinking I will reread it soon.

  9. GREAT list, Jess! And thank you for inlcuding me!!

    1. But of course Tiffany!

  10. I read your FB tips for better engagement article when you linked to it on FB. Interesting stuff, for sure! I may start posting pictures differently because of it.

    1. Good luck, Mark! It was definitely fascinating. Let me know how it works for you! I could be making some changes too.

  11. Another fab mash-up, Jess … looks like I will be up late tonight trying to check them all out. Lisa’s F/B tips are fantastic!

    1. LOL. Try to get some sleep Patricia! Then again…it is the weekend, party up!

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