Monthly Archives: March 2012

Writer Wednesdays: Chris Guillebeau Wants You to Take Over the World

Photo: Sujin Jetkasettakorn I LOVE passionate bloggers and writers–well, people in general. I don’t have time for the “too cool for school” crowed, or people that sit on their asses complaining about their job, life, significant others, weight, how stupid people are, their moms…it’s just fruitless. And laziness? It’s about as unattractive to me as […]

Soul Saturdays: Is My Art Supporting My Life, or My Life Supporting My Art?

Photo: Chanpipat Tough, tough question. The great Stephen King once stated, “Life is not a support system for art. It’s the other way around.” With all due respect, I think you have to delete the “it’s” and replace with “it should be” because I agree that Mr. King describes the ideal, but it’s not always […]

Fiction Fridays: On the Island by Tracy Garvis Graves

Photo: Simon Howden We recently purchased a Kindle Fire because my husband’s computer is pretty much a goner, so we thought we would go with a tablet as its replacement (and yes, we wanted an iPad but come on! $199 vs. $600+?). Anyway, I was really excited to browse through the Kindle store, and my […]

Writer Wednesdays: Novelicious

Photo: Nokhoog_Buchachon Found this website called Novelicious today and felt like I had been missing out all this time. There “must-read” authors list of women’s fiction reads a lot like mine: Jennifer Weiner, Jane Green, Emily Giffin…so, I decided to snoop around and see what else I could find. This is a blog for women’s fiction […]

Soul Saturdays: The Importance of Patience During the Publishing Journey

Photo by adamr The strongest of all warriors are these two: Time and Patience. –  Leo Tolstoi    Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. –  Napolean Hill Peaceful warriors…do not seek fulfillment, but wait with open arms to welcome all things. –  Dan Millman Patience and time do more than strength or passion. –  Jean de La […]

Soul Saturdays: Supporting Your City

Photo courtesy taoty This week, Savannah Stopover has invaded downtown Savannah, Georgia with over 100 bands “stopping by” (hence the festival name) on their way to the uber-popular SXSW in Austin, Texas. This event is great for the bands, city, and of course, music lovers, and can help quell the “we need a better music […]

Fiction Fridays: Reaction (No Spoilers!) The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks

Photo courtesy of Stuart Miles I recently saw the movie trailer for The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks and wanted to share my thoughts on the book without giving everything away in case you haven’t read it and/or are anticipating the movie and don’t want spoilers. First, I’ll be honest, I am going to go […]

Writer Wednesdays: Rachelle Gardner Talks Pintrest and Goodreads

Digitalart Since I have been talking about Pintrest and Goodreads a lot on here lately, I thought it was a pretty cool coincidence that Rachelle Gardner just dedicated her last two posts to these topics. Goodreads: 8 Things Writers Should Know Pintrest: 13 Things Writers Should Know Rachelle has a very direct writing style that […]