Posts I loved this week

A very exciting week in posts with everything from news to terrifying content.

I rambled on last week about Sourcerer‘s new contributor (Luther M. Siler) but here’s another reason to check out this awesome blog if you haven’t done so yet, WordPress Tricks. Those are some of the goodies you get from Sourcerer. Awesome, eh? I know! And, by the way, if you’re interested in joining Sourcerer, check out this post. This is a great time to join because they’re growing.

I love funny posts and this one is hilarious. What happens when Just Ponderin’ gets the Christmas catalog with steps on how to run the perfect holiday feast. I laughed out loud.

Okay, I don’t usually link to this type of post but I had to make an exception because the post is brilliant. However, it’s also terrifying. It’s on how to spot if someone is a psychopath by one simple question from I am not the Batman. I won’t lie, I was a shaking mess when I read it. Yikes.

A better post (and happier news) is the new book from Laekan Zea Kemp, The Boy in her Dreams. A huge congrats to Ms. Kemp for this accomplishment!

If you’re doing Nanowrimo, here‘s a post on how to get ready from The Sprint Shack.

Exciting news for everyone who blogs. Just Gene’O is going to undergo a big change. It’s focus is going to be every type of blogger: “geek bloggers, food bloggers, mommy bloggers, diarists, and every other type of blogger you can think of, as well as writers and book lovers.” Everything from passing information to tons of content about blogging to fun features. Just Gene’O is going to be fantastic! I can’t wait.

Steven Pressfield has this great post: The Second Act Belongs to the Villain. I thought it was absolutely superb.

I love nothing more than honesty and sometimes, when people get upset, they’re really honest. This is what got me in this great post by Nina Kaytel. She was upset and wrote this wonderful post about appreciating every kind of book.

The Write Practice has this great post on how to use Scrivener to sketch a setting. If you’re a fan of Scrivener or curious about the program, check it out.

This post by KJ Charles got me thinking in a good way. How do I react to bad reviews? And is it worth reading reviews? KJ has the admirable attitude of not reading reviews. I found that so interesting. I’m totally botching the description, check out the post.

Finally, the cutie, pattotie puppy…Awwww! So squeeshy.

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Posts I loved this week

Here are the posts I loved this week!

Congrats to Nina Kaytel who’s published. Big congrats! And a great follow up post on how to start any novel. Excellent post!

A very cool idea at Sourcerer (Cool ideas happen often at Sourcerer–just saying) but this one is pretty neat. But there another fantastic one here. I highly recommend this one. It’s basically a how-to for those interested in building their Twitter accounts. Amazing. A big thanks to Gene’O!

This one is not writing related. I love this blog because it’s about doggies and Rachel (who runs the blog) seems to love them in that caring, selfless way animal-lovers have. This is a very sweet, humour story of her two doggies in Washington. So cute!

Jodie Llewellyn has such a great blog I actually had trouble choosing the best among her blog posts. They’re all really good! Here’s an example. I really liked that one. But…here’s another! 

Infinitefreetime is one of my guilty pleasures. I think he’s just a hoot. Hilarious. The posts he comes up with! Here’s this week’s example. But, on a serious note, he can also write. he got some really good news this week. A big congrats to him!

Jamie Lee Wallace had an excellent post on writer’s doubt. The blog, Live to write – Write to live is just superb. Please note the amazing round up of blog links at the end of Jamie’s post. An awesome resource!

A big shout out to Penny Dreadful Books and Reviews. I always check out her blog because she has the best reviews and reads everything under the sun. Here’s an example.

Molly Greene had a great post on how to increase blog traffic. Check it out here.

The Procrastiwriter had a great post on staying motivated and making plans. Part one and part two. Great tips!

This one is a lovely, lovely post that just made me relax and feel over all amazing. I have James Need to thank for that.

What an awesome week in blog posts!

First Five

What a great post on how to start any novel. I particularly liked the idea for how to put in the protagonist’s backstory!

http://ninakaytel.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/first-five/

Posts I really liked this week

This week’s posts that tickled my fancy!

I don’t know how Sourcerer manages to have such engaging posts and on such cool topics. I’m always in awe. Here’s the latest one to make my jaw drop. http://sourcererblog.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/the-best-superman-stories-since-2000/

This one is by Gene’O on the A to Z challenge. I thought his plan was awesome. I love reading about literature and I’m really looking forward to his posts. http://gno112.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/my-idea-for-the-a-to-z-challenge/

Infinitefreetime is one blog not to be missed and this week, he had the proper urinal etiquette. Who knew men followed this? I had no idea. Hilarious. Nope. Change my mind, this one on chemicals is better. Hm…okay, they’re both laugh out loud funny.

This one is from Men with Pens an excellent site. The post I really liked talks about why writers can’t write at times. I thought it was dead on and very insightful. http://menwithpens.ca/why-you-cant-write/

This one is from Nina Kaytel. She wrote 50 000 words in three days and describes her process to find the ‘hero’ in her story. Very, very interesting. http://ninakaytel.wordpress.com/2014/02/04/let-me-tell-you-about-my-stones/comment-page-1/#comment-645

Jen wrote a great little group of inspirational quotes from the greats. I loved them. What a great post! http://jenowenby.wordpress.com/2014/02/05/inspiration-for-writers-2/

Now Frances and Lynne had this great post on the ending of Harry Potter. I couldn’t believe what J.K Rowling said! Check it out! http://francesandlynne.wordpress.com/2014/02/05/random-news-hermione-and-ron-debate/

Great news: Ankush Meta is back on his blog: http://icanbeatit.wordpress.com. I, for one, am thrilled to have him back.