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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A Few Writerly Things




Hello on this fine Tuesday. Hope life's treating you well. Big thanks to all who've entered the book title contest, put the link at your blog and/or Tweeted about it!

This is gonna be the hardest contest yet to judge. Hilary at The Smitten Image shared instructions on how to do a blind judging, so I might just do that, making y'all responsible for picking the winner. (If you're in need of a free virtual vacation, cruise by Hilary's place and soak up her awesome photography!)

Word wranglers of all kinds might be interested in these links ~~ 

  • Poets and prose crafters alike will enjoy this review of a subject that regularly confuses many of us -- "Hyphens, Em Dashes, Ellipses—Oh My!" by friend and word master Harvey Stanbrough.
  • If you're looking for an online class, this article link sent to me by Amber Johnson might be your cup of tea. (I don't know anything about the biz listing these resources, but the information says they are all accredited colleges.) Check out "50 Awesome Open Courses for Web Writers." 
  • And finally, if you're interested in browsing some writing contests, there's always a great listing at Writers & Poets.
What do YOU need to kickstart your writing goals?

21 comments:

Hilary said...

Thanks kindly for the linkage, Angie. Much appreciated. Good luck with the contest. You had some fine entries from which to choose. I'll be away for a few days but I'll check out the results when I get back. Thanks again for linking to my blog and for your always-kind words. :)

Lynnette Labelle said...

Time. That's my biggest problem. There's never enough of it.

Lynnette Labelle
http://lynnettelabelle.blogspot.com

Lady Glamis said...

Thanks for the links! I'm not sure how I kick start anything. I think about things a lot before I begin. Maybe that's how. :)

Angie Ledbetter said...

Hilary, hope it's a pleasure trip, and that it's lots of fun!

Lynnette - Hearrr yaaaaaa, Sistuh!

My pleasure, Lady G., and "Mulling the fodder"......sounds like a possible future post title. LOL

Lazy Writer said...

Thanks for the links. I need to finish my revisions so I can start writing again.

Jessica said...

I couldn't believe how good some of the entries for the contest were! So many of you guys are just really imaginative and smart.
Thanks for the links. :-)

Karen said...

Thanks Angie for the resources. Love it!

Texas Playwright Chick said...

Ooo, thanks for all the great links!

Vodka Mom said...

my advice to myself? Just be brave and JUMP. There is nothing to lose.

I also force myself to write everyday. No matter WHAT it is.

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Yes, thanks for the links. I am currently writing like a mad woman, who knows how long that will last.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I think finding a job. Now, with a part-time one, my creative mind is reeling. Figures.

Deb Shucka said...

Harvey's blog has become one of my favorites. Thanks for the list of classes - a perfect thing for me right now.

Analisa said...

Fear, I know it doesn't sound inspiring...but I wonder if I am getting lazy. I make myself ignore everything and sit down and get it done.

Someone famous once said, stop talking about writing and write. The thing is I love talking/reading about it. :)

Marguerite said...

Thanks for the fine linkage, sha! Great contest! Since it is festival season, again, I would have to say that festivals kick start my writing, my life, and my brain. :)

Stephanie Baffone said...

Hi Angie-
I found you via Jody Hedlund's blog and am so glad I did.
My writing goals to finish my first foray into publishing, a memoir about my personal journey of loving and losing. But I realize you have to crawl before you walk, etc so a short story published or essay would be an accomplishment in the meantime!
I really enjoyed this post and am glad to have found you!
Stephanie

Anonymous said...

When I have a project, just get something on paper and then work on polishing it until I get tired of looking at it. This works for this non-writer.
Oren

Jill Kemerer said...

Great links, but all I really need today is the big pan of brownies I just baked. Yum, yum. Wish I could share one with you!

Debbie said...

Life is so good here. Cooler temps and no humidity. I think of you and wish you were here:)

Angie Ledbetter said...

Thanks for all the great comments, y'all. Welcome new visitors and followers too! Glad to meet ya. :D

JKS said...

I found Judy Reeves' A Writer's Book of Days while unpacking (more) boxes. If I have trouble thinking of something to write about, I just turn to the prompt of the day...

malini said...

Hi Angie, do you think it is a good idea to do a course in writing? I mean, specialized of course. Cause many a times, there are so many thoughts which come and go, and some worth writing about.

Is it a good thing to re-start your writing all over again by joining a course is my main question?

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