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Writing Tips and Wikipedia Blunders

Here's a post about the Top 100 Creative Writing Blogs…no, Missyisms isn't on the list but that's ok. I've only glanced a few of these, but want to look at more.

And if that isn't your cuppa, how about Wikipedia's Blunders. Number 19 made me laugh (partly because of what it's about, but also because it [...]

Pride and Prejudice…Facebook Style

Missy is a fan of Pride and Prejudice Facebook style.

Well worth the reading. A few of my favorite lines from the above link:

Elizabeth Bennet and Caroline Bingley are attending the event Take a Turn about the Room.

Fitzwilliam Darcy is proposing to Elizabeth Bennet. It is not going well. :-/

Mrs. Bennet KNEW that single men with good fortunes would want wives.

It's all [...]

The Key to Success?

Hmm, too bad I don’t know John Williams. Otherwise I could do a similar storyline myself and be a billionaire. Them’s the breaks.

(I’ve seen the above on a few blogs, but nobody credits the creator. No infringement intended.)

Writer’s Strike, Reader’s Opportunity

The much awaited writer’s strike started today. I bet Netflix and Blockbuster are thrilled. Some TV shows will start airing reruns tonight, other shows have a handful of unaired episodes, but all scripted TV shows will be hitting the reruns sooner than later if the strike lasts any amount of time. Here’s a chart listing [...]

November Writing Challenges

It’s NaBloPoMo and NaNoWriMo. Where do they come up with these names? That’s NaBloPoMo, or National Blog Posting Month, and NaNoWriMo, also known as National Novel Writing Month. Since these both have to do with writing, you’d think they could write better acronyms!

NaBloPoMo participants are challenged to write a post every day. NaNoWriMo participants [...]

Did You Know? (I Didn’t!)

I had no idea that today in 1930 Laura Ingalls Wilder became the first woman to fly across the United States! How wild is that? It was a nine-stop journey from Roosevelt Field in New York to Glendale, CA.*

From Little House on the Prairie to Big Scribe in the Sky! That’s just too cool!

*According to [...]

Author Lunch

I had lunch with authors Jack Fredrickson and E. E. Knight today…and what fun we had! They are both always insightful, interesting, and humorous.

Jack first book, A Safe Place for Dying, is now available online and in most bookstores. Several bookstores have sent Jack boxes of books to sign so they can display them [...]

Stranger Than Fiction

A few years ago I was in a writers group with my pals E. E. Knight (EEK) and Jack Fredrickson. EEK now has several published books, check here for a listing on Amazon.com, and his latest, Dragon Avenger, is coming out on Dec. 5. Jack’s first book, A Safe Place for Dying, is coming out [...]

Airport Security vs. Harry Potter

Harry Potter, via author J.K. Rowling, recently had a "confrontation" with heightened airport security…and Harry won. Hmm. Rowling was in New York for an event during August and here’s what she says of the travel incident:

The heightened security restrictions on the airlines in August made the journey back from New York interesting, as I refused [...]

High School Metaphors

This is from an email I received a while back, so although it claims to be actual statements written by high schoolers, I personally can’t verify the truth to that claim. I can verify that they are hilarious!

Enjoy:

Actual Analogies and Metaphors Found in High School Essays

Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that [...]