Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Writerly Wednesday ~~ The Envelope, Please

Thanks to all who participated in the Snarky Editor contest. Poor ol' Doofus -- he got raked over the coals, but it was all in good fun! I truly appreciate you kind folks to Tweeted and FaceBooked and such. Yes I do!

The winners of signed copies of Kat's Tender Graces and some Cajun goodies are:
  1. Deb Schubert
  2. JKS
  3. Karen
Congrats, and good job with your editorial skills. :D If you want to read the great responses and get a grin or two, go to this post.

Now...I gots a question for you: What inspires you to write and revise? Your very best motivator? (Hey, leave a comment, and who knows? I might just send a lucky blogger a prize too, as long as I'm headed to the post office anyway.)


Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

Reading other writers stories inspires me to take another look at mine.

Also having a writer friend critique opens up a new perspective and direction for improvement to my story.

Debra L. Schubert said...

Yay, I'm a winner!!!!

What inspires me is when I'm writing and get into the "what's going to happen next?" mode. Also, of course, reading a great book!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Great suggestions, Donna & Schube. Thanks!

Diane said...

I just joined a crit group and knowing that I have to bring some fresh meat every time, kicks my butt into gear! :O)

Congrats winners!

Marisa Birns said...

Congrats to the winners! Hmm, what inspires me to write/revise. When it's a choice between cleaning the kitchen or writing, I must say I rush to the desk.

But, reading great stories and walking around and seeing/hearing/feeling life is a better motivator. :)

john bord said...

Inspiration for me is being able to share a good story others like to read.
Not about me but to provide for others, pleasure, enjoyment or insight.
The human condition has so many facets and to explore them through writing is a kick for me.

Now Madam Doofus.... looking fer 'nother good meal to cook up.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Diane - Ditto, couldn't do without my writers group! Fresh meat -- LOL

Funny how mundane chores will do that, Marisa! Ever notice how when you're driving or vacuuming, etc., the muses rush in with great ideas? :D

Thanks for the great input, John! (Browse the Tasty Tuesday recipes for recipes to strike your fancy.) Glad ya stopped by.

T. Anne said...

Congrats to the winners! And yes Angie mind games are the best form of cognitive exercise!

Amy Sue Nathan said...

What inspires me to edit and revise? That little inkling of knowing it can be better...and on a good day, knowing how!!

Marguerite said...

Congrats to the winners! Good Cajun food and music inspire me to write! The editing and revising follow naturally! :)

Robyn Campbell said...

The great desire to share the people that run around in my head with the rest of the world and of course I want to be published.

I've been on vacation and missed a COOL contest. Pshaw! Congrats to Deb, JKS, and Karen.

Angie! You rock, chicka. :)

Angie Ledbetter said...

T. Anne - Thanks for visiting, and I thought so on the games. :)

Soooo true, Amy.

Marguerite - Spoken like a true Cajun. Aaaieyyyyeeee!

Ditto and backatcha, Robyn!

Karen said...

Angie, I'm so excited to get a copy of Kat's book! Thank you so much. Of course you "know" I'm really not that snarky. Bwuaaahaaa.

My critique group inspires me to keep going. Plus the fun of creating something from nothing. Thanks again!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Great thoughts, Karen. Thanks for sharing!

Deb Shucka said...

I write because I can't not write. I'm inspired to write the next version of my book because I believe deeply that I have story that matters, that will make the world a better place. Revision is what turns a piece of writing from mine to something for the reader, so I'm motivated by the need to make the story its best possible self.

Kathryn Magendie said...

Congrats to the winners - and thank you Angie for running this fun/funny contest! *grinning*

Suldog said...

Ego, for the most part. Every so often, a bit of unselfishness looses itself in my brain, but, for the most part, it's knowing that what I'm writing will be seen by other people that keeps me writing it.

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