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Do you have trouble checking out all the links, email post announcements and Twitter suggestions which you get in a day or a week?
I certainly do.
And just now, I’m having more trouble than usual what with all the posts I’m creating for my book launch, the reading of proofs for The Loyalist’s Wife, and a zillion other must-do items which are all converging in my brain. That being said I have some great links for my readers today.
Lorrie Porter’s blog post, which I finally got around to reading (having been on a 3-day holiday), is a trove of writing-related blog addresses and blog awards which she has received. She chose to answer them all together to the benefit of all of us who enjoy seeing other writers’ links.
Note: When you start clicking on the links you’ll lose Lorrie’s site as she has forgotten to have each one open in a new page. Not to worry. Just use the back button on your browser to go back to Lorrie’s list.
Lorrie mentioned my blog here and invited all of us whom she mentioned to pick an award or all of them and participate.
Here, then, are my responses to the Very Inspirational Blogger Award, the name of which sets pretty well in my brain and I’ll refer to it over and over, particularly on those days when I myself need inspiration.
Favourite colour: Blue. Royal blue to be specific.
Favourite animal: The human animal who married me
Favourite number: The ones with dollar signs in front of them on cheques. Just kidding.
Favourite non-alcoholic drink: My own version of hot chocolate: 1/2 tsp. Quik in a mug of steaming skim milk.
Favourite alcoholic drink: Crown Royal, Diet Coke and 2 slices of lime
Facebook or Twitter: LinkedIn writing groups although I do think there are a lot of amazing writing gurus on Twitter. That’s where I found a lot of wonderful web wizards.
My passions: My family, my writing, my jewelry making
Giving or receiving gifts: Giving, although receiving is pretty intoxicating at times, too
Favourite city: Quebec City dans la belle province au Canada
Favourite TV shows: West Wing, anything which is historical and well done, such as Downton Abbey.
Here are some blogs which I follow at the moment:
I do tend to change sites I follow based upon what I need to learn about the book business at any given moment.
Consider leaving a comment with favorite sites you’ve found. I do love the sharing aspects of the web, don’t you?
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The Loyalist’s Wife by Elaine Cougler
Books on writing abound for the novice, mid-ground, and even the seasoned writer. Everywhere I turn, every workshop I attend, weekend course I take, or email from places like Writer’s Digest, my attention turns to another book which will help with my writing. I’m a book person, so wanting to learn more from others’ books is just natural. And I am happy that wonderful, knowledgeable people have gone before and written about the experience to help me in my journey.
For today’s post, I give you a few names on my desk waiting for me to get to them. Some are on my iPad2, others more visible because they’re paper. Whichever format you prefer, books will most likely help you.
The Writer’s Manifesto by Jeff Goins, short but Read the rest of this entry »
In another in her series of very helpful posts, Judy Cullins talked about driving traffic to a writer’s site by offering giveaways. I’ve thought a lot about this and have decided I’m two things: a true bashful Canadian and a reluctant marketer.
Canadians are famous for self-deprecation. From birth we are taught to put ourselves last in a way that seems to make us feel just a bit inferior. As though our ideas, accomplishments and even looks may not be as good as others’. When we travel, people in foreign lands tell us Canadians are just so nice and, whether it’s true or not, we bask in the praise, smiling in our best ‘aw, shucks’ manner.
And writers. Well writers just mostly want Read the rest of this entry »
“Twitter? It’s a waste of time. You’re crazy to even be on it, let alone find anything useful!”
So spoke my friend, who shall remain nameless for protection reasons. Do you hear this sentiment at all? What is your Twitter experience? Mine is great, as I explain over and over in this recurring discussion with people of my generation; in fact, it’s so great that I started cutting and pasting useful articles, links and all, to a Word file. There I reference the material when I need it. Here are 31 categories of articles that I’ve collected and the file keeps growing. Periodically I print out the latest pages because I do have a recurring fear of losing files on my computer. I guess it’s the Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve won my very first blog award! Writer of paranormal books, Jessica Aspen, has awarded me the Irresistibly Sweet Award. Part of me thinks there must be some mistake but, nevertheless, I’m happy to join in. Thanks Jessica! (Jessica will be guest blogging here on February 10.)
Here are The Rules: Read the rest of this entry »
Come out, come out, wherever you are! And put your words out in the world.
A few weeks ago, I sat at a round table with four people at a workshop in Victoria. The workshop was focused on social media and was full of people who work in the volunteer sector. It was put on by Volunteer Victoria.
My daughter and I were at this table and as the session went on, we got to learn about Read the rest of this entry »