#MondayBlogs Round Up (30 March 2015)

MondayBlogsParticipating in #MondayBlogs is a great way to get a snapshot not only of what happens to all of us but what happens to each of us. Personal journeys and public discussions abound; great thoughts and insights and advice sit behind an unassuming little hash mark.

If you want to learn all about MondayBlogs, then please read this informative web article:

 

“What Is #MondayBlogs and Why Should Bloggers Participate?”

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#MondayBlogs Round Up (23 March 2015)

MondayBlogsParticipating in #MondayBlogs is a great way to get a snapshot not only of what happens to all of us but what happens to each of us. Personal journeys and public discussions abound; great thoughts and insights and advice sit behind an unassuming little hash mark.

If you want to learn all about MondayBlogs, then please read this informative web article:

 

“What Is #MondayBlogs and Why Should Bloggers Participate?”

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Blog Hop: The Ten Favorite Screen Characters Blog

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What is a Blog Hop Anyway? Click the image for Emily Murray’s answer to that question.

First, I want to thank the inimitable and incomparable Laurie “L. A.” Starkey (@LAStarkey) for asking me to join in this blog hop. To sum up about blog hops: An online journal-writer comes up with a theme, writes a blog entry on it, and passes the theme along to others to do the same.

[EDIT: I just also got tagged today on JMD Reid’s blog hop entry, so I encourage everyone to take a look-see at his Top 10, too!]

This particular blog hop’s theme is my ten favorite screen characters. Film or television both count. Uh, then I am supposed to request up to ten other bloggers to do the same, which is a bit sticky for me.

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#PitMad Rule Number One

PitMadSlagOff06I have not yet participated in #PitMad, despite seeing two intense sessions of book pitches pass through my Twitter time line. It’s hard not to favorite some of my Twitter friends’ pitches, but I know it would be cruel to do so. A favorite on a #PitMad book pitch means an agent wants to discuss the submission of my friend’s manuscript. So, I wait silently.

While I have thirty completed manuscripts set in a fictional beach-side town on the California coast ready to be printed out, comb-bound, and sent to an agent or a publisher, I have committed my time and effort to the Cryptid Series. My Mission Point novels are ready to be worked over and polished; I just have no time for them. To pitch them on #PitMad would waste an agent’s time, would waste a publisher’s time, and would possibly take an opportunity from an aspiring author on Twitter–maybe even from one of my friends.

This journal entry today, however, is not about whether I participate or plan to participate in #PitMad. This is about a tweet which smacked me aware that I have apologizing to do.

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#MondayBlogs Round Up (09 March 2015)

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Sorry this #MondayBlogs round up is a little late; I’m feeling under the weather. I’m sure it’s just a run-of-the-mill winter whatever. No big deal, but things get delivered late sometimes.

Participating in #MondayBlogs is a great way to get a snapshot not only of what happens to all of us but what happens to each of us. Personal journeys and public discussions abound; great thoughts and insights and advice sit behind an unassuming little hash mark.

If you want to learn all about MondayBlogs, then please read this informative web article:

“What Is #MondayBlogs and Why Should Bloggers Participate?”

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#MondayBlogs Round Up (02 March 2015)

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Welcome to March #MondayBlogs Madness!

Participating in MondayBlogs is a great way to get a snapshot not only of what happens to all of us but what happens to each of us. Personal journeys and public discussions abound; great thoughts and insights and advice sit behind an unassuming little hash mark.

If you want to learn all about MondayBlogs, then please read this informative web article:

“What Is #MondayBlogs and Why Should Bloggers Participate?”

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So, What Do You Want to Know? (Part Five)

Hooray!

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The trail was arduous yet worth traveling.

We’ve reached the final installment of my five-part practice interview. I have to say, it has been revealing to me, as well. I learned to express my ideas a bit better, and I have talking points I can take with me on future author interviews. I have more personal clarity about the Cryptid Series, which I can turn to while I write subsequent books in the series.

And I can explain better and more about why I write and what I write.

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