Today I finished my thriller WIP, yeeee-haw!!! Can you see my virtual cartwheels? I hope so, cuz I can’t do real ones. I’ve sent the manuscript (DEADLINES…how appropriate, ey?) off to an editor and 4 writers/readers for first look and feedback. It’s shivery times ahead until I get their responses. But if anything in the manuscript turns out right, that’s all because of the terrific writer-icity how-to blogs often listed here on the Monday Mentions. That’s the mash-up-day of all the neato-torpedo links and videos, pet schtuff and bling and writer-icity crappiocca collected over the past week.
Publishing Poynters, is a newsletter with all the self pub’ing must knows from guru (and a friend of mine!) Dan Poynter. Why not subscribe? He’s got some terrific how-to books, too.
The Chipper Muse kicks off the New Year with a roundup of great blogs and writing resources (including this one *blush*)
Things Writers Should Stop Doing from Chuck Wendig’s awesome PenMonkey brain
The Best of Daily Writing Tips, a round up of the year’s best
Thrilleresque magazine info can be found on Facebook. He does profiles of published thriller authors, and pays for some short stories and features.
Signing Families has information about ASL–maybe you have a hearing-impaired or deaf character in your novel?
Marketing Tips for Writers from my friend Nita Beshear (she has a neat book out on quilting, too!)
Brand-Related Blogs–(not what you think!) Interesting reading from a speaker from last year’s Blog-Paws Conference
War Horse Movie Wins Highest Marks from American Humane
Does the Nose Nose–or Not? Interesting article on canine sniffers and how they may go wrong–take this with a grain of salt (or fur), not everyone agrees. Make a good plot twist, though. *s*
Purina Partners with Jenny Craig for slimming pudgy pooches AND YOU!
Feeding Raw from Sally Bahner’s Exclusively Cats blog
Say No to Declaw from cat expert Marilyn Krieger
Jackson Galaxy Interviewed–My Cat from Hell (Animal Planet show) by JaneA Kelly
Coffee-Snorting Gift Wrapping from one of my fav bloggers Jenny Hansen. This is too good not to share, even though the holidays have past.
My kewl friend Paula Lanier sent me this link–and I feel all vindicated about my life’s profession. Check it out!
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