Saturday Summation – 05 October 2013

How about some reading and writing tidbits of news? I’ve finally gotten to the point where I’ve been able to take some time to read some stuff again. It’s not much, but I do like to share things. 🙂

Bits and pieces of things that caught my eye not only for my own interest, but enough to want to share with you, too…

 

Reading Stuff

This got me chuckling. I take some shots at Nicholas Sparks novels here and there. I do not have anything against him, I really don’t, and seriously, I understand why readers love his novels. Regardless of if you read him or not, watch the movie adaptations, or not – you might still get a kick out of this “quiz” about what character you’d be in his stuff. “Know Your Role”.

 

Writing Stuff

Fae Rown shares some thoughts on what she has learned elsewhere and explains as “Golden Lines” – our own personal lessons for getting more out of our writing. The advice is nothing earth-shattering, but excellent and practical reminders of how to deepen our plot, characters, and emotional pull within a story.

Author Therese Walsh wrote about struggling with whatever project you might be working on. She says, Love the rock you’re pushing. Even if the task feels Sisyphean”. I love this advice because I really feel you have to love that story you’re writing in order to yield a result that others will want to read. I think this and Rowen’s post happen to be excellent companion pieces this week.

 

Video of the Week

If you’re in a job that you need to escape, even if you don’t record your happy dance for your bosses when you successfully quit, I hope you DO that dance somewhere, somehow. And if you are in a job that you can’t escape, then take a moment to do a dance anyway, just to remember that you can find other moments to feel free.

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2 Responses to Saturday Summation – 05 October 2013

  1. Thanks for the blog love, Janet. I don’t know whether I’m the cheese or the wine, but you’re right, Therese Walsh’s post and mine are an excellent pairing.
    -Fae

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  2. Jen (@JSQ79) says:

    Bwahaha- I have to send that Nicholas Sparks link to my mom. She and my aunt read his novels despite my taunts. Also loved the dancing video- anytime I’m home alone, that’s how I dance. It’s glorious. Good for her for quitting in style.

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