Thursday, September 13, 2012

Thursday's This and That


Hope this Thursday finds you well and happy. Thought it was time to share a round of writing goodies. Perhaps something will catch your eye. :)

MaryAnn Diorio was one of the first "official" writers I met through a writing group in New Jersey years ago. Her unfailing support, wisdom, and friendship have been a huge blessing to me. I invite you to check out her blog, where she shares great info, like this Wednesday Wisdom post on making a living from writing.

Historical fiction your thing? Check out David Gillham's 5 Tips for Writing Historical Fiction over at Chuck Sambuchino's Guide to Literary Agents.

Productivity problems? Carol Tice offers help in the form of One Simple Thing. Writers of any genre should be able to implement her handy advice, I'm thinking.

Working at home has its own set of "office" problems to tackle, don't you think? Tiny Twig offers insight on how to get the most out of the day in How to Work From Home.

Do you write for children? Check out the Young Adult Short Story Contest sponsored by Children's Writer. Grand prize is $500, but hurry, deadline to enter is October 31, 2102.

Run across any good resources lately? What are you up to this weekend?

Have a great weekend,

Karen 




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28 comments :

  1. I'm off to check out the young adult story contest. Thank you!

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  2. Thanks for the helpful links.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  3. These are great, especially the "One Simple Thing." I'm always juggling so much and feel I never make any progress. This experiment sounds like an excellent thing to try.

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  4. Theresa,
    You are welcome! Let me know if you enter! :)

    Alex,
    Yes, we do! She is a blessing!

    Glenda,
    You are welcome. Hope there's something helpful for you. :)

    Laurel,
    Glad you liked the info. I liked the One Simple Thing too. I need to employ that today! :)

    Happy weekend,
    Karen

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  5. Thanks for the links, Karen. Just read Carol Tice's One Simple Thing...so glad it wasn't like those advertisements where they lead you on but never actually tell you the "one simple thing." I'll keep her tip in mind. :)

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  6. I like Mary Ann's information. I especially like "One Simple Thing" Carol Tice says it comes done to focus. Why has it taken me so long to realize that?

    This Sunday, our church is dedicating our expanded playground for the children. It is named for a dear lady who headed the board of trustees after the merger of two churches into our present church.

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  7. Great links, thank you Karen! I'm curious about the YA one.

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  8. Love your links! Anything we can do to help each other, right? Thank you, Karen

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  9. You are so organized with your suggestions! Hope your weekend is good too!

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  10. Linda,
    You are welcome. Yes, it is a real post, not an ad. :) I dislike those ads too!

    Laura,
    You are welcome! :)

    Cecelia,
    Love Maryann's insight and posts. She is a treasure! :) Have fun at the dedication!

    Lydia,
    Yes, check it out! Let me know if you enter! :)

    Susan,
    Glad you liked them. Always love to share good info. :)

    Terri,
    Thank you, and thanks for the weekend wishes. :) Love to share these links!

    Happy weekend,
    Karen

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  11. I am steeped in football. We are heading north for another home game on Saturday. I love fall!

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  12. Fabulous! I love that you do this because I miss a lot. :-)

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  13. Oh my goodness! Look at all those wonderful links. :-) Happy Weekend!

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  14. What a great assembly of links! Thanks for providing them, Karen. And I love those Fall colors. Glad it's that time of year again. :)

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  15. Sally,
    Sounds like you have a great weekend planned. Have fun!

    Jennifer,
    Seems I'm always coming across links and I am glad to share. :)

    Jessica,
    Hope you find something useful. :)

    David,
    You are welcome. Hope you can use one or two. I know - I love the colors too, and love fall!

    Happy weekend,
    Karen

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  16. Karen, for some time now you've become my main source for great links. Thank you! These are great.

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  17. Hi Karen -

    I'm thinking the article on 5 Tips for Writing Historical Fiction might be helpful.

    Blessings,
    Susan :)

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  18. Joylene,
    I'm flattered to hear that! Just love sharing goodies. :)

    Lisa,
    Good to see you back on the blog circuit. Hope you find something useful! :)

    Susan,
    I am thinking you are right! I need to give it another look. :)

    Happy weekend,
    Karen

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  19. I will check out the young adult contest. Have a good weekend.

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  20. Love that picture. Autumn is definitely on its way!

    Thanks for all the great links, Karen.

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  21. Rachna,
    Let me know if you enter, okay? Am hoping one of my friends wins. :)

    Talli,
    I know, I just love autumn! It is my favorite season. :) Take care of little TR!

    Happy weekend,
    Karen

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  22. These are super links, Karen. I especially like the one about working from home. I'm guilty of not taking breaks and not getting out of the house once in a while. I tend to get lost in my work.

    Blessings!
    Jean

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  23. Thank you for the wonderful suggestions! I'm going to explore a bit...

    Bless you!

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  24. Jean,
    Thank you, glad you like them! I do that too sometimes - not enough breaks. Then sometimes there are too many breaks and tangents. :)

    Cheryl,
    You are welcome. Have fun with them! :)

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  25. I love your photo, Karen. We were out this weekend, enjoying the annual fall festival in town. The Apple Festival, along with the changing of the leaves, always heralds the beginning of autumn.

    That's where we were at, BTW, when you texted me. :):) Now, off to find that link you recommended.

    Happy Monday, girl.

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