Monday, February 11, 2013

It's All Good

The basket of goodies is overflowing! Thought it was time to share. :)

Do commas and quotations trip you up? C.S. Lakin offers advice in Get a Handle on Commas. If you need more help, check out another post, Commas That Are, Indeed, Useful.

When it comes to submissions, the basics really do countTerry Whalin tells us why in this post at The Writing Life.

What makes a great metaphor? A fabulous simile? Sally Apokedak, associate agent at the Leslie H. Stobbe Agency shares her thoughts in A Metaphor Is the Fizz in the Soda Pop over at Novel Rocket.

Having a tough writing day? Check out YoungPrePro Bamidele Onibalusi's tips in this post, 18 Challenges Writers Face and How to Overcome Them.
 

Tyrean Martinson's ebook Champion in the Darkness makes its debut today. Congratulations, Tyrean! Check out the details on this YA Christian Fantasy here. Tyrean has agreed to stop by and share the details later this spring. Looking forward to it!

The Christian Fiction for Your Kindle blog offers regularly updated posts for free and great deals on ebooks. Offerings include fiction and non-fiction for all ages.

Sweet blogging friend Maria Morgan's new website is up! Stop by for a bit of encouragement. You'll be glad you did.

Sending a big congratulations to Marja Meijers for My Neighbor's House! It's the newest book in the Ten Commandments series. If it's anything like her previous books, it's sure to be a treasure. 

Have you visited the hippo? The Word Hippo, that is. You'll find synonyms, antonyms and a whole lot more. I know I've shared it before, but it is one handy site, so if you haven't been there, hop on over!

Don't forget that L. Diane Wolfe joins us next week to discuss her new book, How to Publish and Promote Your Book Now! Hope you can join us!

What are you writing this week? 

Happy writing,
Karen


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35 comments :

  1. Those are some great links and info!!! Thanks for sharing, Karen.

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  2. Yeah for Tyrean!
    I need to check out that Christian Fiction blog.

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  3. Wow, Karen. Lots of information you shared. Thanks! Susan

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  4. Jessica,
    Glad you liked them! Hope you find a few useful ones. :)

    Alex,
    I know, I'm excited for Tyrean too. :) Another good site that I forgot to mention is inspiredreads.com. They have daily posts as well.

    Susan,
    I've been saving these to share. Hope you find one or two to your liking! :)

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  5. OOOOOh these all look like great sites to visit this week. What am I writing? I truly want to get back to my WIP novel. I've been preparing for my writer's conference for weeks and I miss actually writing. I know if I can read some of your suggested sites I will be inspired!
    Blessings, Karen

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  6. Thank you for the mention Karen!!! I really appreciate it!
    Those look like great links.

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  7. Hi Karen .. lots of links here and the Hippo one interests me ...

    and Tyrean's book is getting around the blogosphere .. ah that will be good to see what Diane writes about .. she's so knowledgeable ..


    Cheers Hilary

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  8. You've mentioned Word Hippo before. I'm truly going to have to remember this one. I tap into Roget's Thesaurus when I'm needing a word that pops. Thanks for this, Karen. You're a researcher extraordinaire. :)

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  9. Jan,
    Hope you get a chance to check a few out. :) Working on the WIP - I hear you! That's what I need to do too. Like you, I have a few other things to the must do list, though.

    Tyrean,
    Looking forward to having you along in the coming weeks! :)

    Hilary,
    I hope you can check the Hippo out when you get a minute. :) I agree, a visit from Diane should be fun!

    Rhonda,
    I just think it's a great resource and am always recommending it to my students. Hope you can check it out. :) Thanks for your kind words, but I can't take all the credit. Some of these goodies arrive in my inbox via a newsletter or regular post. But they're so good I must share!

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  10. Great links! Especially the on on commas. haha...for me.

    Thanks for sharing the information. Have a great week, Karen!

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  11. Not a whole lot for me! Thanks for these links Karen!

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  12. I'm back at the sewing machines. Just finished my first re-upholstery project. It turned out better than anticipated but not sure I enjoyed the process enough to do any more.

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  13. Great linkage, amigo. The Ten Commandments series is wonderful! I'm a fan. Will be checking all this out tomorrow. I hope all is well. I heart you. :-)

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  14. I'm looking forward to next week.

    The Word Hippo - I need to visit that site.

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  15. Lydia,
    You've had a lot going on with your book cover and all, so maybe you need a break. :)

    Sally,
    I hope you shared these projects on your blog! You always inspire me with them. :)

    Robyn,
    Marja has such a heart to share Love you back! :)

    Diane,
    I am too! It'll be a good week. :)

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  16. Loree,
    Thank you. Hope one or two are helpful. As for commas, well, I hear you! lol :)
    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  17. Thanks for these useful goodies, Karen.

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  18. I need to bookmark this entry so I can come back to it when I have more time. Thanks for all these links.

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  19. Thanks for all the links. I'll be visiting some of them soon.

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  20. Jennifer,
    You are welcome! Hope you find something useful. :)

    Cecelia,
    Hope something strikes your fancy! :)
    Thanks a bunch.

    Donna,
    Hope they are helpful! Glad you stopped by. :)

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  21. Thanks for the great links, Karen. I will check them out.

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  22. Thanks for the great links, Karen. I will check them out.

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  23. Lots of good stuff here. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Thanks for these, Karen. Yes--you can never keep up with the changing comma. At least I don't seem to be able to. Haha. I even surprise myself sometimes at how bad I treat them.

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  25. Rachna,
    You're welcome! :) Hope you find something useful.

    Carol,
    Thanks for coming by! Enjoyed your post over at Lynda's place. :)

    Joylene,
    Happy to share. Commas - yes, and oh my. They change on me too! :)

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  26. Holy smoke! So many links, so little time! You're going to keep me busy this afternoon.

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  27. Thanks for the links. I want to see these challenges writers face.

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  28. Ooo, lots of goodies for me to check out! Thanks for the links.

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  29. Lisa,
    Well, I figured you might need something to do...lol :)

    Theresa,
    You're welcome. Yes, that challenges post was an interesting read. :)

    Susan,
    Hope they are useful! You are most welcome. :)

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  30. Wow... so many treasures! Glad clapping for dear Maria Morgan.. Yay!!!
    Thanks for sharing, Karen.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Blessings
    Dotti :)

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  31. Dotti,
    Hope there are a few things you can use. Yes, very happy for Maria! :)
    Have a wonderful weekend too,
    Karen xo

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  32. Hi Karen

    Thanks for the links you shared. Some great information in all!

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  33. Nas,
    You're welcome! I agree, lots of goof things! :)
    Happy weekend,
    Karen

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  34. I haven't been by in awhile and wanted to see what you have been doing. Thank you for some great links! I am so out of it!

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  35. Hey Terri,
    Great to see you! You've been busy with your WIP, so I'd say being out of it is totally allowed. :-)
    Keep writing,
    Karen

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