Thursday, July 1, 2010

Links, a Contest, and Happy 4th!



Happy Fourth of July! 

What will you be doing this weekend? 

Will you be exhibiting any of the Happiness/Joy emotions as outlined at The Bookshelf Muse

Perhaps you will be gathering story or article ideas close to home, as suggested in this Funds For Writers article by Beth Bartlett.

Or maybe you'd like to enter the Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Contest. Hurry, though, the deadline to enter is July 31, 2010. Entry fee is $15 and First Prize is $1200.

BTW, if you haven't seen Monday's post, When Did You Know?, you might want to join in the fun. There's a fabulous discussion going about how, when, and why the need to write came about for each of us.

Whatever your plans, have a safe and happy weekend!

Blessings,
Karen




29 comments :

  1. You have a good weekend as well, Karen! Not sure what I'm doing yet.

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  2. Thanks for the links, Karen--heading off now to check them out. Happy 4th of July to you, too!

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  3. Hello Karen....Thanks for all the suggestions. Hope your weekend is a "firecracker!" Susan

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  4. Alex,
    Thank you! Playing it by ear here too. Kind of nice for a change.

    Kenda,
    Thanks so much:) Hope the links are helpful!

    Susan,
    You are welcome, and the same to you too! :)

    Thanks and blessings to each of you,
    Karen

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  5. Great links! I am enjoying a week of visits from different family members. What a blessing!

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  6. Wow great links Karen! I always know I can count on you for great links!!

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  7. Thanks for asking, Karen!

    We have church on Sunday, of course--it might not look too swift for the pastor and wife to be absent--then Monday we're having some friends over for a cookout. See my blog for a simple Yankee Doodle Dandy cake recipe.

    Happy Freedom from Oppresion Day,
    Jen

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  8. Jill,
    Sounds like fun! Enjoy your company:)

    Jen,
    Thank you. Hope they are helpful!

    Jeanette,
    Yes, your absence might be noted:) Will check out the recipe!

    Thanks and blessings to each of you,
    Karen

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  9. I always spend the 4th with my wife's family, who mostly live nearby. They are from Ecuador originally, but have all become U.S. citizens and are very proud of it.

    You and your family have a great week end!

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  10. Thanks for your awesome ideas! Glimmer Train sounds interesting to me. Have a great weekend!

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  12. Lee,
    Sounds like you have a lot to celebrate! Hope you have a great weekend.

    Tyrean,
    You are welcome! Let me know if you decide to enter, okay? Happy weekend to you too:)

    Thanks and blessings to both of you,
    Karen

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  13. Great links thank you! Happy fourth Karen!

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  14. Hi Karen -

    Thanks for the link, especially to the short fiction contest. I have a story written, which would meet their submission guidelines.

    Blessings,
    Susan :)

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  15. THanks for the linkage! I'm having pure family time this weekend with a little BBQ and some fireworks!
    Have a great 4th Karen!

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  16. Anne,
    Thank you! Hope they are helpful. Happy 4th to you too:)

    Susan,
    You are welcome. Let us know how you make out if you enter the story! :)

    Lydia,
    You are welcome to the links! Sounds like you have a good weekend planned.

    Thanks and blessings to each of you,
    Karen

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  17. Hi Karen,
    I hope your weekend is joy-filled and sunny. Enjoy the celebrations :)
    Blessings
    Dorothy

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  18. Awesome links, Karen. Thanks. And thanks for always being there for all of us. We love you. And hey! You'll be the first to know, when I figure it all out. *grin* hehe Happy fourth. :)

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  19. Dorothy,
    Thank you! Hope you stay warm in your part of the world. I vote for a cape:)

    Robyn,
    Thank you! (I'm blushing:) You are so sweet. Happy 4th to you too.

    Thanks and blessings to each of you,
    Karen

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  20. GREAT links!!

    My kids have gone to separate places on Lake Michigan for a long weekend. I am home watching hubby study for an exam, watching baseball on TV, and trying not to be bitter. ;)

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  21. Happy 4th and have a great weekend!!

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  22. Sandra,
    How about a good book and a tall glass of iced tea? :)

    Kimberly,
    And to to you as well!

    Thanks and blessings to you both:)
    Karen

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  23. Thanks for the links, Karen! I hope your 4th is wonderful. :-)

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  24. Shannon,
    Thanks for coming on over! Happy 4th to you too:)
    Blessings,
    Karen

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  25. I hope you had a great 4th! We did all our celebrating on the 1st (I'm Canadian :))

    Thanks for finding me on FB, too, and for mentioning my blog here! :)

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

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  26. Angela,
    All kinds of celebrations going on around here! Glad we connected on FB:) You are welcome; your blog is a great resource!
    Blessings,
    Karen

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  27. We had s'mores...it's been WAY too long.

    I hope you had a great holiday!

    -S

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  28. Shannon,
    I'm always ready for an excuse to have s'mores! :) Hope you had a nice holiday too.
    Blessings,
    Karen

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  29. Hey Karen,
    Thanks for the comment on my blog. Please feel free to enter the giveaway. I had one person win 2 things in 2 weeks. I just try to do only 3 in a month. Because I get so many going on my blog at once. And this one has 12 winners:) Not pushing but please, don't let that stop you from entering.

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