Posts I loved this week

From exciting new announcements to awesome roundups, this week has everything! If you’re off, have a happy, restful holiday and if you’re around, we’ll be chatting soon! Thanks to everyone for creating awesome posts that enable me to write this one!

The top 11 posts from Infinitefreetime. Here’s the top 11 reasons why this blog has exploded onto the web.

Check out the new look for Sourcerer! Isn’t it awesome? Easy to navigate, accessible, neat and still has that awesome header. I love it! Plus, it has exciting new changes!!

If you’re considering querying agents, this post is for you. From Writers in the Storm, a nifty check list to help you prep that all-important letter.

If you’re into photography, That Montreal Girl is a great blog for you. Check out this beautiful shot in black and white.

For those indie authors considering putting their books on print, Musings and Marvels has some options for you that won’t break the bank.

New, exciting and upcoming, these books are getting released in the next few months. Book Chick with Kick has them organized by month with links and covers. A huge thank you to her for getting them all organized like that and sharing them with us!

A huge congratulations to David C. Cassidy, fantastic author, blogger and photographer to name a few, for his new release The Dark. So exciting and now available here.

Amos M. Carpenter hit it right on the head with this post about the holiday season. So true!

Finally, OMG! I’m so excited about this one. Melissa Barker-Simpson’s new announcement had me doing a little happy dance! How awesome is that!

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P.S. Did you find any awesome posts that I missed? Let me know!

Posts I loved this week

It’s the end of November and, like our American neighbours, I’m feeling incredibly grateful for everything I have, a job, a wonderful husband and two very silly and loving dogs. In that list, I also have the gift of a wonderful community of bloggers and writers who support and inspire me. Thank you so much for these wonderful posts!

Such a beautiful and uplifting post, I loved this one by Rachel Mankowitz. Dogs are such a gift…I just need to remember that when mine wake me up on the weekend. 🙂

Very cool announcement from Infinitefreetime about his books! All kinds of goodies in this one!

This one is a great post on how to build your book from Live to Write – Write to Live. It even includes tips with Scrivener (a favourite of mine).

A wonderful thank you from Melissa Barker-Simpson. It’s no surprise because she’s so kind, but did you know she’s an amazing author? I loved her books. Loved them!

This is what’s coming up on Sourcerer, point by point. This is one blog I never miss. And this post was no exception. Updates are so exciting!

Margarita Morris had this beautiful version of the very popular: If we were having coffee.

A very talented author, photographer and graphic designer, David C. Cassidy just revealed the cover for his next book The Dark. It looks absolutely awesome. Check it out here.

Part Time Monster had this great countdown of posts they’d like to write. Great ideas mixed into a great post, I absolutely loved it.

Finally, this wonderful post about self-care for writers from Writer Unboxed that had me reading it twice. It’s certainly advice I could use, so I thought I’d share it.

And just to make you smile,

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Pay-It-Forward-Friday: Gene’O

Pay It Forward Fridays came from this post by Emily Guido. The idea is to feature a blogger or author on Fridays and give them a little shoutout. Anyone goes as long as they’re interested.

I’ve received an incredible amount of support from bloggers, authors and people I’ve met on line who didn’t know me and were just very kind, supportive souls. And, when I read that post by Emily Guido, I thought: time to give back.

I loved this quote from Emily’s mother:

“I cast a couple of pieces of bread on the water and the waves bring me back a ham sandwich.”

Karma is a beautiful thing.

My focus today is Gene’O, a blogger, writer and photographer just to name a few. He also happens to have a M.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Creative English. He’s also one of those people I’ve mentioned above.

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Gene’O describes himself as a: “Compulsive writer, amateur photographer, and blogaholic.”

He’s is a contributor to several fantastic websites:

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He also runs his own site and is active on other media:

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His sites are filled with goodies like incredible photographs, writing resources, great posts, helpful tips for Social Media and more. I follow them and the day doesn’t go by when I don’t find something worthwhile on them. Why not check them out?

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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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RECAPVIEW: The Walking Dead S5E01, “No Sanctuary”

A fantastic new development at Sourcerer! We now have Luther M. Siler contributing! I’m so excited! Check out his very first post!

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The-Walking-Dead-Season-5-Key-Art-Hunt-Or-Be-Hunted_001Hi!  I’m Luther Siler.  I have somehow convinced the fine folks at Sourcerer that letting me do reviews of AMC’s The Walking Dead is a good idea.  I am not sure how; it may have involved blackmail and certainly involved black magic.

Actually, I’m not certain that “reviews” is going to be an accurate description of what I’m doing.  Maybe it’s a recap.  I dunno; I’ll figure it out as I go along.  Point is, now I’m here, all postin’ on somebody else’s blog and stuff.  Time to break shi… uh… things.  

A bit about me:  this is my blog, these are my books, and this is my Twitter.  I work at a school as a day job and at a miniature golf course as a night job; my wife and my three-year-old take up the rest of my time.  This post is…

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Posts I loved this week

A wonderful week of posts. Check out these beauties!

From The Written Word Remains…I read this lovely post on rereading favourite books. It’s one of my favourite activities and couldn’t help but agree with the author. Great post!

The beautiful photograph is only eclipsed by the incredible writing in this insightful post by Just Ponderin’.

A fantastic post by Kristen Lamb on getting an awesome plot and ready for Nanowrimo.

The Write Practice has this great post on how to create Character Sketches using Scrivener and I absolutely loved it. Awesome post!

November is coming and everyone’s already excited about Nanowrimo. Like Winter Bayne with her usual humour shining in the post.

This awesome post on First Drafts by Mishka Jenkins made me feel so much better because it not only let me know I’m not the only one who struggles with them but she also shared tips and steps on how to move forward.

If you’re stuck like me and need help getting going, check out this post on 11 Novelist-Tested ways to defeat Writer’s Block from Writers Helping Writers.

Super-cute, check out this picture of a baby turtle being carried by mom. A big thank you to Spanishwoods for making me smile with that lovely post.

If you’re considering starting a blog but want to do it with a group of writers, check out this post by Madeline Iva on just that subject from Romance University.

A huge congratulations to Sourcerer, a very talented blog who has just acquired a new contributor, the brilliant, saucy Infinitefreetime. Very, very exciting!

For those who love quotes, these are specially for writers from Jen’s Thoughts.

Finally, here’s a little bit of cuteness to end the post!

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We Have a New Contributor . . .

Had to reblog this because it’s SUCH good news. One awesome blog getting an amazing writer as a contributor. This is going to be the start of something big. BIG! I’m so excited!

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. . . and his name is Luther. You’ll want to read his every word!

Luther M. Siler, who writes awesome books about space gnomes, has joined us.

A little story now. I started this blog a year ago, and Luther is one of the first bloggers I met. I met him and Taylor Grace  on the same day by browsing the writing tag and looking for bloggers who answered my comments. I can’t remember which way it went, but I met one by leaving a comment and the other by following a gravatar link from the thread. Both of them answered me, and we’ve all had quite a blogtastic year.

Answer your comments, bloggers!

LutherAnyhow. When we first met, I did not know Luther had a name or a face because he hadn’t put any personal stuff on his blog yet. I knew him as Infinite…

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Posts I loved this week

I was away for part of this week and came back to find everyone else wrote absolutely awesome posts! I came back and couldn’t stop reading.

11 Best inspirational Books that will change your life from Jeff Moore.

10 Things Every Writer Should Feel (at least once) from Alianne Donnelly was an excellent post that moved me and I had to include it here.

A fantastic round up of links from Sourcerer. Loved it!

Hilarious post about a doggie adventure from Just ponderin’. It had me laughing because that is just what will happen if you have dogs. And the pictures were awesome.

I loved this post on Gender and Genre by KJ Charles. It was both insightful and moving and I couldn’t stop thinking about it.

What would Posts I love this Week be without a reference to the show Outlander? Well, here’s this week’s on The Wedding Episode and TV’s Sexual Revolution thanks to Winter Bayne who supplied the link!

These were really good tips. 6 Weird but Awesome Hacks for a Happy Writing Life from Positive Writer. Certainly the one about taking breaks was new to me.

A huge congratulations to Callum McLaughlin who’s book False Awakening came out this week! It looks absolutely awesome!

A great round up of links on Feminism from Natacha Guyot!

Advice from my Authors has a great selection of thought-provoking advice that I really liked from Writer Unboxed.

Finally, here’s an inspirational quote from fanpop.com.

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A great mix of funny and resourceful links this week. Check them out!

A great post on first drafts and how to go about getting them done by Margarita Morris. This is her second post on ‘How I write’ series that has been absolutely fascinating so far.

Does Writing Advice really work? is a great post by Bottled Worder that shakes up a few myths.

There’s something about how these posts are written that just draws me in time after time. Check it out on Part Time Monster.

Five Facts About Fear for Writers. A great post with fantastic insight from The Write Practice.

Oh so funny, this post made me laugh from Infinitefreetime.

A great post on silencers for those who write mystery from Romance University.

How to write a book: The 5-Draft Method by Jeff Goins.

How Best-Selling Writers Sabotage Themselves is a great read even if I’m nowhere near there because it’s fun to pretend. A great post by Live Write Thrive.

I’m editing Amy’s Courage so this post was just perfect. Finding Problems vs. Fixing Problems from Jami Gold.

An eye-opening, chilling post on what can happen with publishers on Dear Author. A huge thank you to Winter Bayne for the link.

Another incredible photograph from Sourcerer. Many thanks to Gene’O for that post!

Hilarious review of Outlander’s first episode. I laughed so hard at this one. A huge thank you to Auralee Wallace at Penny Dreadful Book Reviews.

Why you should self-publish by Chuck Wendig from Terrible Minds.

51 Resources for writers from Positive Writer via Jen Owenby. A fantastic find!

Posts I loved this week

Another great week in posts. It was tough to select these and keep some out. Still, there are some really great posts here. Hope you enjoy!

Big congrats to Infinitefreetime for this great review.

Absolutely beautiful pictures. Here and here. Thank you to Sourcerer and Part Time Monster for the great shots. Keep them coming!

12 useful sites to Improve your writing. Everything from dictionaries to name generators. Awesome post by Just English.

Wondering what books are coming up in August? Here are August’s releases by date thanks to The Book Chick!

Writing part-time while holding a Day Job and dealing with life can quickly add up. If there aren’t enough minutes in your day, check out this post with 5 helpful tips for writers to help avoid being overwhelmed from Live Write Thrive.

If you’re having trouble coming up with a single idea for your novel, try this post on maximizing your creativity by Writerology.

I don’t know about you, but I find it really hard to get critiqued. It’s so helpful and the advice is honestly what I need, but I still resist hearing it. So this post was perfect for me because it gave me ideas on how to accept critique. A huge thank you to The Write Practice for the tips!

Novel length is something I stress about. What if it’s too long? Too short? This post by D. Emery Bunn has great tips for lengthening or shortening different types of manuscripts and was just what I needed!

A very interesting July wrap-up, I loved this post because it gave me a glimpse of Inky Tavern’s month all in one go.

If you’re looking for marketing tips, here‘s a post on just that from Writer Unboxed.

If you’re looking to buff up your website, here‘s a post with seven tips on how to keep it looking fresh from Writers in the Storm.

Loved this Top Ten by Part Time Monster: Authors whose books I own the most of.

This one was an excellent post on fear as a character motivator. Since my WIP is Amy’s Courage, this was just what I needed. A huge thank you to Creative Writing with the Crimson League for the excellent tips!

If you’re burning out, check out this post on reasons to keep writing by James Preston.

If writing full-time is your goal, check out this post by Carlos Cooper.

And finally, it’s a long weekend here, I hope you have a lovely book to keep you company this weekend.

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