Posts I loved this week

I loved these posts because they were so eclectic. From congratulations to Shakespeare, there’s everything in here. An absolute feast for the reader.

The top 5 posts Ever for Sourcerer, absolutely an awesome post. I loved checking them out and seeing what was a hit. Only five but they’re incredible. Thank you so much to Sourcerer for that post!

 is a funny, funny writer. I always enjoy his posts. This one is a ‘dictionary’ for the aspiring writer. (again, don’t drink hot liquids while reading this–snorting almost guaranteed). A big thank you to Writer Unboxed for the great post.

A huge congrats to Harliqueen for her upcoming book “Prophecy of Stones”. The cover is absolutely breathtaking and the book sounds even better. Check it all out here. There’s even an excerpt.

On that note, a great congrats to Nancy H. Doyle for finishing that first draft! Her plan of action now inspired me. So smart! Congrats again, Nancy! That’s awesome!

This one got me because it’s such a good cause but also because of it’s ingenuity. I never thought of board games as a way to help little kids read. What a great idea! Thanks to Katey Writes for that inspiring post!

The Ten best Blog posts of the year, this had me at the title. But this particular post is by Pecked to Death by Chickens an awesome site. This post is not to be missed. (Laughter guaranteed, I recommend no one drink coffee while reading in case of snorting).

I loved this post because it made me stop and ponder why do I only write one genre of books? Hm. If you’re considering that thought, check out the post by Jodie Llewellyn. It’s simply fantastic.

A huge congrats to Winter Bayne for her First Place Finish. Not only is she one of the most supportive people I know, she’s an incredibly talented writer. Check out her site and see. This one is going places!

Funny and witty, I loved this post. The ten characters I’d want with me on a deserted island…I gotta admit those are really good choices. Another top notch post thanks to Sourcerer.

I’ve often read posts from Drifting Through my Open Mind. The writing is superb and the topics are awesome. Plus, there’s an honesty that just really appeals to me. Check out this great, funny post on Night Owls and see for yourself. A big thank you for that great post!

I’m always interested in movies made after books. I might curse like a sailor when I see they took liberties with my favourite characters, but odds are I’ll watch. Check out this post on upcoming movies made from books. Everything from Fifty Shades to Outlander is there. A huge thanks to Frances and Lynne for the great post and links!

My favourite reblog of the week is this one by Harliqueen. Small but powerful.

Fascinating post about Shakespeare in the Original Pronounciation. A huge thank you to Part Time Monster for that awesome post!

This one was just too funny to leave behind. It’s by Outmanned, which already means it’s awesome, and 14 Ways Fifty Shades of Grey is like Disney Land. I laughed out loud. So good.

An awesome post on how to create Mind-Blowing heroines by K.M. Weiland, I thought this one was brilliant and dead on. A huge thank you to The Procrastiwriter for the fantastic post!

Both funny yet moving, Why: Reading is a Modern Superpower was definitely one of my favourite posts this week. A big thank you to James Radcliffe for that great post!

Finally, this one was simply delicious, 10 Awesome Fictional Females. What a great post by Infinitefreetime.

Another five star review for Olivia’s Choice!

Olivia’s Choice got another five star review on Goodreads! I’m over the moon! So happy, I couldn’t stop smiling.

Check it out here. Yeey!

As well, I’m almost through the edits. D. Emery Bunn did an incredible job with my book and now it shines like a diamond. It’s unbelievable what good editing can do.

When I’m done…I’ll have a surprise! (a good one, not the one where you’re at the dentist and have a cavity).

It’s here! Release day!!

A very talented writer, Mishka Jenkins deserves a huge round of applause today. She’s published not one but three books. A big congrats to Harliqueen!

A Writer's Life For Me.

This is it… This is really it!

My books are out there, they have been released into the world.

And I think I’m about ready to explode with excitement and nervousness all at the same time 😀 Months and months of work and there they are… out for sale!!

Before doing all the release links and things, I just wanted to say thank you to everyone of the blogging and writing community.

When I started this journey, I wanted to connect with others who are going through the same process. And I did, but I also found so many great people who are supportive and genuine in their want to help others succeed in this tough world of books and writing! Every time I’ve asked for help or advice, you guys have been there!

Thank you!

Queen'sJesterCoverThe Queen’s Jester
Fantasy romance.
Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/The-Queens-Jester-Mishka-Jenkins-ebook/dp/B00KLBISGG/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_tnr_1
Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Queens-Jester-Mishka-Jenkins-ebook/dp/B00KLBISGG/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_t_1_6TCG
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/442154
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22352807-the-queen-s-jester

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Posts I loved this week

Good blogs never let you down. I follow some awesome blogs and they sure deliver. Plus, I discovered a couple of new gems! Check out this week’s awesome posts.

An excellent post on a biggie, Writer’s block. A big thanks to DBCII for the insight and the great post!

Just for a chuckle, check out this post or this one by Infintefreetime. Interesting, short and funny or unpredictable, his posts are something I never miss. I think the variety is part of the appeal but I think there’s some wizard magic in there too–and possibly a unicorn or two. An interesting aside, the author of Infinitefreetime has written a book titled “The Benevolence Archives: Volume One” and is coming soon. If it’s anything like his blog, it’s sure to be an instant hit. Check out more information here.

A feel-good story, this post on the blog Living with Izzy made my day. It’s about an abused doggie who finds her loving home. Check out the great picture of her kissing her new dad. That’s one happy puppy.

Agree or disagree, Victoria Grefer wrote an excellent post on why you shouldn’t edit while you write. I certainly believe I shouldn’t do it while I write…it’s just so tempting!

Craig Lumen wrote a great piece on writing a great protagonist. He used movie examples, so his points are immediately clear and it was fun to read. Just before you think this was a one-time awesome post, here’s another great post by him with more help for creating characters!

Get to know D. Emery Bunn and how he writes. This post has a very insightful look at how he goes from idea to finished product. A big thanks to D. Emery Bunn for the great post!

Steven Pressfield wrote the this one. Important lessons and thoughts to keep in mind when you’re writing. And this post is captivating; it reads like a book you don’t want to put down.

I really like Jamie Lee Wallace. I’m always amazed by how well she writes. Check out this post done around moving. Could she turn that into a great post? She did more than that. The post was inspirational, full of ideas and tips on how to ‘spin’ real life into your book. A big thank you to her for that gem!

A big thanks to Harliqueen who shared this great link on questions to ask a friend who has just read your work. Great link! Many thanks to Harliqueen for sharing it!

Here‘s another reason why Sourcerer is such an amazing blog. Along with other posts on comics and music, they share and give awesome tips. And check out what’s coming up next here. Love that blog!

Oh my goodness, if you want a full out, gut-wrenching laugh, check out this post by Outmanned. I knew I’d laugh just from the title…and I wasn’t disappointed. A big thank you to Outmanned for that gem!

Last, but definitely not least, The Writing Catalog went out of the April A to Z challenge in style. The last post, on Zeugma, was intriguing and fascinating. Personally, I had no idea what zeugma was…but the examples are simply delicious. Loved it. Typical of this blog, the post was insightful and so well written.

A big thank you

I started this blog not that long ago on the recommendation of a friend. I didn’t know what to expect and hoped I would be able to do it without looking like an idiot or getting hurt. The internet was pretty intimidating place for me. I had heard about trolls and cyber-bullying and wondered just what I was getting myself into.

I didn’t find any trolls or bullies (knock on wood). What I did find was a group of incredibly supportive people.

I wanted to write this post because they’re above your average definition of ‘supportive’. They don’t just go out of their way, they go waaay out of their way and do it while keeping up with insanely busy lives.

Like Winter Bayne who’s so busy I have no idea how she finds time to eat, and, when I told her how much I admired her new header (check it out here), she volunteered to make me one.

Or Gene’O, who runs several blogs, is heavily involved in several important causes but still finds time to comment on my little  posts, Twitter about my blog and reblog my posts!

Or Harliqueen who never writes a word without it being positive. And how she manages to comment on every one of my posts is a total mystery!

Or Infinitefreetime who’s got hoards of people following his blog but makes time to comment on mine and reblogs my posts!

Or Outmanned, who Tweets about my posts and comments while taking care of her two little boys and somehow also managing to write amazing posts!

Or Frances and Lynne, Nina Mishkin, Veda Horner… I could go on and on. These are people who work, are married and have busy lives. I haven’t paid them or asked them to be so kind. They just did it.

Like that Visa commercial says, they’re absolutely priceless.