Monday Mentions is the mash-up-day of all the neato-torpedo links and blogs and writer-icity crappiocca collected over the past week. Although I didn’t participate in the NaNo-nanny-boo-boo November fictioning project, I’m impressed by several friends and colleagues who have made great progress on their novels. I hope to have news on my own thriller-icity WIP in the coming weeks.
To get my brain back in nonfiction book gear, tomorrow the Tuesday Tips begins the next series–this time on putting together book proposals. Stay tuned–and please check in to offer your own tips and suggestions.
Also please send your Ask Amy suggestions for future videos. Next weekend I’m putting on the sparkle-icity for more Q & A. Hey, if I don’t know the answer I’ll find out (or make something up!).
Pepsi Refresh Project! My friend and colleague Mary Ann Miller was just notified that her project idea for saving older stray cats has been approved to participate in the Pepsi Refresh project. You can help to get the word out and vote for this project three times a day with this link. You can go directly to the link and vote, you can vote via FB or you can text in a vote. In the 2 field you need to put 73774 and in the body of the message 110725 then send it. Spread the news–cats will thank you for it!
Cat Lady Land, great kitty photos with funny captions (how does she read those feline minds?)
Fidose of Reality gets dogs ready for winter–with a contest for safe ice melting product from Morton’s Salt
Cats Around the World by BJ Bangs. We love cats here in America but kitties don’t have it so lucky elsewhere.
Dog Food Company Tour, behind the scenes at Hill’s Pet Foods
Pet Store Picketed, article by my colleague Sally Bahner
Animals Predicting Earthquakes–fascinating!
Holiday Pet Portraits, a very kewl article on the subject from Sandra Murphy
Morris Animal Foundation funds studies that help companion animals as well as wildlife. Check these articles on keeping pets free of pain, and novel canine cancer treatments as well as help for feline oral cancer. You’ll also find information about what they’re doing to help aging horses.
What Editors Think of Writers, hoooo boy
Inglish Spocken Here a hilarious blog from Colin Falconer on translations (sorta-kinda-in-a-way)
Publishing Options analysis helpful to judge pros and cons for authors
Ode to Traditinally Pub’d Authors, a great blog post by Libby Fischer Hellmann
NaNoWriMo Now What? from Alexandra Sokoloff, great advice as always
SEO for Bloggers, great tips and information for bloggers of all furry stripes from Karen Nichols
Bo does Christmas–Merry Ho-Ho-Ho! A fun video from the Whitehouse.
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