Monday, August 5, 2013

Miscellaneous Monday

Happy Monday! I've a handful of goodies to pass along. Hope you find a helpful tidbit or two. :)

Sweet and smart blogging friend Susan Sundwall always offers good info and advice on her blog, Susan Says. This post, entitled Quarterlies, is about a potential market many of us overlook.

Need help making your writing time easier? Mari Taylor's article, Tools for the Writer, from Writers On the Move could help. 

Does the writing life remind you of a trip to the theme park? Author J.J. Howard thinks so, and shares her thoughts in 7 Ways a Writing Career is Like a Theme Park at Chuck Sambuchino's blog

In the mood for a contest? The Writer's Digest Popular Fiction Short Story Competition offers a $2500 grand prize and a trip to their 2013 Conference in New York City. Earlybird deadline is September 16, 2013. For more details, click here.

Have you ever stuck your foot in your mouth in a blog comment or on Facebook? Tangled a typo on Twitter? If so, maybe this article by Kristen Lamb, The Three NEVERS of Social Media will help prevent further mishaps.

Have any good writing links to share? What plans do you have this week?

Happy writing,

Karen  

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28 comments :

  1. A writing career is certainly like a roller coaster!

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  2. I try to keep my foot out of my mouth. It doesn't taste good.

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  3. Hey, I'm happy to see Susan's name on this list. Great shout-out for her!

    I, too, try to avoid shoe leather. Coffee, though, helps on the odd occasion that I've not been successful. :D

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  4. Terri,
    Hope you find something Yes, this useful! :)

    Diane,
    It sure is. Some days are just more fun than others! :)

    Alex,
    Yes, this is good advice! Our feet definitely do not taste good! :)

    Rhonda,
    Susan's always got something good to share, doesn't she? :) Yes, coffee, or in my case, tea, is a great help!

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  5. Thanks so much, Karen. I followed Susan's blog. Seems very informative. You're the best! Susan

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  6. I have to check out that one by Kristen Lamb. Thanks Karen!

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  7. Thanks for the links, Karen. I especially liked Kristen Lamb's article. It's true: we're all human and we mess up sometimes, like the news anchor, the other night, who said, "The accident left him in a vegetarian state."

    Blessings!
    Jean

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  8. Susan,
    You are welcome! You are a sweet friend, thanks so much! :)

    Lydia,
    I thought it was a good one. Hope you like it! :)

    Jean,
    Yes, and I think we need to remember the human part. Can't tell you how many times I've flubbed my words! :)

    Susan R.,
    You are welcome! Hope something strikes a chord! :)

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  9. Afraid I have to put it all down to my age, Karen, nothing to be done about that! :0)

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  10. Oooo, lots of links to keep me busy. Thanks, Karen!

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  11. Thanks for the links. Looks like it's going to be a busy afternoon! ;)

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  12. Carole,
    Lol, well, I didn't see Kristen address that one! :) Oh well.

    Ruth,
    You are welcome! Hope something is helpful. :)

    Lisa,
    Ha, well, hopefully you'll find one that'll be a help! :)

    Nas,
    You are most welcome! :)

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  13. It's amazing how the older I get the more I realize I don't know.

    Thanks for the links, Karen. You are a sweetheart for passing them along.

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  14. Hi Karen - your links always have some great places of advice to go to .. and don't we all put our foot right in the middle of things sometimes .. I know I do .. wish I could keep my mouth shut quite often!

    Cheers Hilary

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  15. Thanks Karen, my husband's mobility scooter arrives this weekend, should make a big difference to our lives!

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  16. Karen, Thank you so much for the shout out. I'm looking forward to your blog tour! Susan S.

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  17. Joylene,
    Me too! And here we thought we had it all figured out, lol. :) Thanks a bunch!

    Hilary,
    Thank you! Hope you find something helpful. :) Yes, putting a foot in the mouth is something I can be good at too!

    Carole,
    Hope that all works out well for you! :) I am sure it will be a help.

    Susan,
    Your blog is a wonderful stop for writers! Looking forward to stopping by your place too! :)

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  18. Thank you so much for the schmorgesbord of amazing information! Where to go first???!!

    One thing is certain--you really make it tempting to check out new places!

    Bless you, Karen!!

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  19. Thanks for the great links.
    Hmm, foot in mouth? Yep, on occasion. Sigh.

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  20. Karen I have stuck my foot in my mouth MANY a time in a comment. It's usually because the context comes out wrong and can be lost in writing. Same with texting!

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  21. Cheryl,
    You are welcome! I enjoy sharing these goodies. Hope you find something useful here. :)

    Lynda,
    Oh yeah, me too. Like my sister has said, they need to invent a portable hole that you can carry with you and crawl into when necessary. :)

    Keith,
    You know, I wonder if it has anything to do with our brains moving so far ahead of us...Maybe? lol

    Susie,
    You are welcome! Glad to hear you had a great vacation!

    Happy weekend,
    Karen

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  22. Feet in the mouth is more like it at times but I'm getting better...and yes, I agree with Alex J Cavanaugh, it doesn't taste good! Thanks for the links.

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  23. Thank you for the links! I wish FB had an "edit" option like G+; scheduling tweets via Tweetdeck usually helps me avoid typos there.

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  24. Joy,
    I know, sometimes both my feet end up in my mouth! :) Thanks a bunch!

    Milo,
    You are welcome. I think we need an edit button for life, maybe? :)

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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