#ReblogAlert- #TwoFer #ThisWeekOnStoryEmpire & #SmorgasbordWeeklyRoundUp

It’s time for another weekly recap from two of my favorite blogs. You folks who’ve been following awhile know that I like to share the weekly goodies from both #Story Empire and Sally Cronin’s Smorgasbord blog, because … GOOD STUFF! If you’ve weren’t able to visit any of these posts this week, now’s your chance to head on over and find out exactly what you’ve missed! I highly recommend visiting both! 


MONDAY: Harmony Kent starts the week off with a post introducing her newest series. The post, How to Use Prologues, Part 1, Overview, is well worth checking out, whether you’re Pro or Con on the issue.  As a person who thoroughly enjoys prologues when they are done well, I’m very interested in this series and will be following closely. Check out Harmony’s post HERE.

WEDNESDAY: D. L. Finn pops in mid-week to talk about Writing and Book Covers. She has some very handy tips for those who’d like create their own,  and even though I have mine done by an excellent graphics designer who’s a very good friend, I found this post extremely useful, especially for those interested in using Canva. You can check out Denise’s post HERE.

FRIDAY: And on Friday, John W. Howell stops by to Wish Everyone a Peaceful Weekend. You can stop by to like John’s post HERE.

 


And you know what comes next, right? Sally Cronin’s fabulous weekly round up post! You can see everything that went on over on Smorgasbord blog this week, and you really owe it to yourself to check for goodies you may have missed.

Check out Sally’s Smorgasbord Magazine Weekly RoundUHERE.


And there you have this week’s #Twofer recap!
Happy Reading!

#ReblogAlert- #TwoFer #ThisWeekOnStoryEmpire & #SmorgasbordWeeklyRoundUp

Happy Sun’s Day, Everyone! Hope this week has been a good one for you, in spite of all the sturm und drang going on all over the place these days. When it feels totally overwhelming, remember to stop a moment to count your blessings. I know that among mine are all you good folks I’ve met through writing and blogging. Your support, encouragement and friendship help keep me sane! THANKS.  

And with that, here’s this week’s recap for Story Empire and Sally Cronin’s Smorgasbord blog. Enjoy!

MONDAY: Gwen Plano started this past week off with a beautiful quote from Joan Didion and a question for everyone: Why Do Writers Write? The post really made me think, and I know you’ll enjoy seeing what Gwen’s answers were, as well as those of folks responding to her question. Check it out HERE.

WEDNESDAY: Mae Clair gave us a mid-week post entitled Celebrate National Library Week, April 3 – 9, and filled it with great info on everything library-related. If you love (or grew loving) libraries, you’ll really enjoy this post and the extra info Mae shares. Check it out HERE.

FRIDAY: Beem Weeks wraps things up with his post entitled Breaking Writer’s Block: Finding Inspiration to Move Forward. This post came at the perfect time for me, as I’ve stumbled into a roadblock on one of my books and had no idea if shelving it for a while was the right way to go. After reading Beem’s thoughts, I feel much better, and I think most of us can benefit from his advice. Check it out HERE.


Once again, Sally Cronin has given us a bonanza of interesting, informative, and entertaining posts over on her Smorgasbord blog! You do NOT want to miss her roundup this week! Trust me! 😀

Check out Sally’s Smorgasbord Magazine Weekly RoundUp HERE


And there you have this week’s #Twofer recap!
Happy Reading!

#ReblogAlert- #TwoFer #ThisWeekOnStoryEmpire & #SmorgasbordWeeklyRoundUp

In case some of you didn’t get the memo, it’s Sunday again, and that means it’s time for me to share this week’s posts from two of my favorite blogs! Between laying new floors here at home and my Meet the Author Tea at DeBary Hall yesterday, I haven’t even had a chance to read all of these posts yet (though I’ll get to it soon), but I have no problem at all passing them along for you to check out anyway. You know as well as I do that they are always entertaining, enlightening, and informative, so please do take a look. You’ll be glad you did! 

MONDAY: John W. Howell starts the week off with what appears to be a very instructional post entitled Gestures and Dialogue–A Perfect Show Don’t Tell Team. I can’t wait to read the entire post and feel sure I’ll find it helpful! Check out John’s post HERE.

WEDNESDAY: Joan Hall’s mid-week post entitled Plan Ahead to Maximize Time is one I’m eager to read fully. This is something I’m sure all of us struggle with at least now and then, and I know I can use all the tips I can get. Check out Joan’s post HERE.

FRIDAY: Staci Troilo wraps up the week with what I know will be a terrific post, entitled Story Development and Execution Part 4: Dialogue.  Can’t wait to read it, and I’m sure you’ll want to as well. Check out Staci’s post HERE.


And once again, Sally Cronin and crew have outdone themselves with a weekly roundup that is chock full of great things. Animal videos, music, cooking, reviews, new releases, you name it. It’ll be there!

Check out Sally’s Smorgasbord Magazine Weekly RoundUHERE


And there you have it!
Happy Reading Everyone!

#ReblogAlert- #TwoFer #ThisWeekOnStoryEmpire & #SmorgasbordWeeklyRoundUp

Once again, it’s time for a look at what’s been going on over at Story Empire and at Sally Cronin’s Smorgasbord blog.  As always, great stuff at both places. Read on to learn more!

Another busy week on Story Empire. Don’t believe me? Just check these out and you’ll see what I mean!

MONDAY: For those of you who aren’t already familiar with those little surprise nuggets called Easter Eggs, Craig Boyack starts out the week with a fun and very enlightening post on how writers can use them to amuse their readers. Even if you already understand the concept, you really should check out Easter Eggs HERE.

WEDNESDAY: Harmony Kent’s mid-week offering is a recap and wrap-up of her wonderful series on Points of View. You really want to take a look at this one, trust me. Check out How to Write Point of View, Part 11, Summary and Wrap-up HERE.

FRIDAY: D. L. Finn brings the week to a close with a fantastic post offering inspirational quotes that every writer should read. You’ll love them as much as I did, I’m sure. Check out Writing Quotes to Inspire HERE.


 

And just when you think it couldn’t get any better over on Sally’s Smorgasbord Blog, along comes another weekly roundup post to prove you wrong!

Check out Sally’s Smorgasbord Magazine Weekly RoundUp HERE.


Happy Reading Everyone!

#ReblogAlert – #TwoFer #ThisWeekOnStoryEmpire & #SmorgasbordWeeklyRoundUp

Happy  Sun’s Day, Folks! It’s time for a look at what’s been going on over at Story Empire (in addition to their fabulous posts for International Awesomeness Day) and over at Sally Cronin’s fabulous Smorgasbord blog. Read on, and you’ll see what I mean.

MONDAY:  John W. Howell gets the week off to a super start with a post entitled What I Enjoy About Editing. He makes some great points, and be sure to read the comments, too, for even more perspectives on editing. Check out John’s post HERE.

WEDNESDAY: D. Wallace Peach brings us a mid-week post entitled Crafting Rich Characters (Part 3) and it’s another excellent addition to this series on character development. Check out Diana’s post HERE.

FRIDAY: And Jan Sikes wraps up the week with another wonderful post in her series on marketing entitled MKTG #12 – LinkedIn.  This series has been a great way to learn more about the best places for each of us to focus our marketing. Check out Jan’s post HERE.


You’ll definitely want to be sure you haven’t missed a single one of the informative and entertaining posts this week over on Sally’s Smorgasbord blog.  Always GREAT stuff going on over there, so head on over and take a look.

Check out Sally’s Smorgasbord Magazine Weekly RoundUp HERE


And there you have it for this week, Folks !
Happy Reading!

#InternationalDayOf Awesomeness – #SallyCronin – #SmorgasbordBlog – #Celebration – #StoryEmpire

A most remarkable thing happened on Thursday.
For those who weren’t aware (like me),
Thursday was the official
International Day of Awesomeness. 

While I may have been oblivious about this day,
the good folks over at Story Empire were not!

Nope. These wonderfully talented and sharing authors decided to celebrate the day in grand style by letting the world know exactly who they thought deserved to be honored in all her awesomeness: 

Sally Cronin

Now, I can’t speak for everyone, but I suspect that most of us who spend a lot of time blogging and/or writing are very familiar with Sally and her fabulous Smorgasbord blog, and have probably been the beneficiaries of her support and encouragement many times. I know I certainly have! And if you missed out on all of these great tributes to this lovely lady, I do hope you’ll stop by her blog to read her post about how she spent her Thursday, and what it meant to her. 

You can read Sally’s post (and find links to each Story Empire post) HERE.


Sally, I hope you continue to feel the love for a long, long time. You deserve it my friend! And as always, never forget YOU ROCK!

#ReblogAlert – #TwoFer #ThisWeekOnStoryEmpire & #SmorgasbordWeeklyRoundUp

 

It’s Sun’sDay again, everybody, and you know what that means? I get another chance to share some of my favorite posts from several of my favorite folks! If you’ve missed any of these during the week, here’s your second chance to take a look! Lots of good stuff here, so enjoy!

MONDAY: Staci Troilo starts the week off an a great note with her post entitled Story Development and Execution Part 3: Character. This was an extremely helpful post for me, as it brought back some things I’d forgotten, and introduced some things I’d never learned. I highly recommend checking it out HERE.

WEDNESDAY: Gwen Plano’s mid-week post entitled Writers and Health is another one you don’t want to miss. We writers tend to forget to take care of ourselves, and it has never been more important than it is in today’s world. Check out Gwen’s post HERE

FRIDAY: Beem Weeks wraps up this week with a very important reminder entitled Unplugging From Technology–If Only for a Day. If you haven’t read this, you really should stop by. It’s something so important, yet so easy to forget. Check out Beem’s post HERE


As always, Sally’s blog was full to overflowing with wonderfully interesting, entertaining, and amusing posts and videos this week.  😊 You should double check to be sure you haven’t missed anything . Good Stuff!!! 

Check Sally’s Smorgasbord Blog Magazine RoundUp Post HERE


And there you have it for this week, Folks !
Happy Reading!

#ReblogAlert – #TwoFer #ThisWeekOnStoryEmpire & #SmorgasbordWeeklyRoundUp

Today is Sun’s Day, and another chance to share some wonderful posts from this past week from two of my favorite blogs. If you missed any of these, now’s your second chance at them.  Enjoy!

MONDAY: D. L. Finn starts the week off with a very  helpful post entitled Writing Book Blurbs, something most of us do not look forward to. Check out her tips on what to do, and what to avoid HERE.

WEDNESDAY:  Mae Clair’s mid-week post entitled Writing Inquiry Letters is one you won’t want to miss if you’re considering giving trad publishing a try. I would have NO idea where to start, and I suspect I’m not alone in that, but Mae’s post will put you on the path to doing so in a way that won’t scare potential agents off. Check it out HERE.

FRIDAY:  To wrap up the week Joan Hall shares some great reminders (and some things you may never even have thought of) in her post entitled Blogging Etiquette. I really love this post, as it is so important if you want to be part of the blogging community. (And she also reminded me of something I do quite unintentionally that I need to watch out for.) You can check out Joan’s post HERE.


PLEASE NOTE: I had some kind of brain malfunction earlier and credited Harmony Kent with this lovely post from Joan Hall. Blame it on creeping senility, long-COVID, or general stupidity, but I swear to you, I read the post and knew it was Joan’s, and I apologize to both of these lovely ladies for such a dumb mistake!!  *goes off hanging head in shame*


Once again, Sally’s fabulous blog has presented us with posts on all kinds of subjects, some wonderful videos, and plenty of great stuff supporting her fellow writers and bloggers. In case you didn’t know this, Sally ROCKS! 😊

Check Sally’s Smorgasbord Blog Magazine RoundUp Post HERE


And there you have it for this week, Folks !
Happy Reading!

#ReblogAlert – #Twofer – This Week on #StoryEmpire and #SmorgasbordWeeklyRoundUp

I apologize for missing last week’s round up posts, but I was still running way behind and just couldn’t catch up. I’m happy to say, I’ve been improving a bit more the last few days, and have high hopes I’ll be back to my normal routine (and blogging schedule) before much longer. Let’s start things off right with a recap from last week’s #StoryEmpire and #Smorgasbord posts. Enjoy!

MONDAY:  Joan Hall starts the week off with a very interesting post entitled Would You Buy This Book? She raises some questions about marketing tactics that may or may not be helpful, and could even be a turn-off for some potential buyers. Check out Joan’s post HERE.

WEDNESDAY: A great mid-week post by Staci Troilo entitled Story Development and Execution Part 2: The Story Bible really caught my attention. Whether you are a plotter or a pantser,  I think the tips Staci posted can help you. The sure helped me. Check out Staci’s post HERE. 

FRIDAY: Gwen Plano wraps up the week with a post entitled The Rise of Short Stories, and I think you’ll really enjoy this one. Ever compare yourself to a goldfish before? A bit alarming, I must say, but some super info to consider. Check out Gwen’s post HERE.


And of course, Sally had yet another fabulous week of posts on everything under the sun. Here’s her RoundUp of the week, in case you missed anything. Happy Reading!

Check out this week’s #Smorgasbord WeeklyRoundUp Post HERE


And there you have it, Folks …
Another wonderful week on two of my very favorite blogs.
Enjoy!

#ReblogAlert – #Twofer – #ThisWeekOnStoryEmpire and #SmorgasbordWeeklyRoundUp

 

A bit late this morning, but here you go! Another week, another recap of the fantastic posts on #StoryEmpire and Sally Cronin’s #Smorgasbord WeeklyRoundUp. Trust me … lots of stuff you won’t want to miss this week, so happy browsing!

As usual, #StoryEmpire has three most excellent posts on writing-related topics, and here are the direct links:

MONDAY: To start the week, D. Wallace Peach presents a wonderfully helpful post on one of my favorite topics–character development, and I know you’ll enjoy it as much as I did. Check out Crafting Rich Characters Part 1 HERE.

WEDNESDAY: Mid-week, we have Jan Sikes sharing a super post entitled #MKTG – Part 10 – More on Amazon Ads. If you struggle with marketing like I do, you’ll definitely want to check out this post, and the entire series! You can find this post HERE.

FRIDAY: And wrapping up the week, we have Craig Boyack’s super-interesting post Expansion Pack: Story Engineering, featuring some wonderful tips from author Sue Coletta. Check it out HERE.


And of course, you know I wouldn’t miss sharing Sally Cronin’s weekly roundup on her fabulous Smorgasbord blog. SO much going on over there, you’ll want to check it out to be sure you didn’t miss anything.

Check out this week’s #SmorgasbordWeeklyRoundUp HERE.