Sunday, January 30, 2011

Heroine Love Feb 1-18

I wanted to share this event with you all.. Here's some info about it:

12 book bloggers... 30+ literary prizes...One swoony month of HEROINE LOVE!

JOIN The Heroine's Bookshelf for Heroine Love Feb 1-18

CELEBRATE literary heroines with guest posts from 12 amazing book bloggers

WIN audiobooks, autographed copies, and more every week day

so many things to win with it... Here are some examples... 

QUALIFY for a Grand Prize Pack including an iPod Shuffle, a $50 indie bookstore gift certificate and more on Feb 18...just enter a weekday giveaway!

Many more yet to list... Here they are on the facebook group... Heroine Love  

If you need any information, or  Want graphics and promo materials? Email Erin... erin at erinblakemore dot com

Here is Erin's beautiful site.  I have her book and have yet to read it, but it looks delicious!! It's so calling me :) 

Hope to see you there :) 

The Sisterhood Award, The Sunshine Award, and #amwriting

A very dear woman,  and fellow nanoist, Kim Koning of Dragonfly Scrolls  has awarded The Sisterhood Award,

                                                                                                                  and The Sunshine Award to me and some other wonderful ladies.

 These are my very first awards.  I think it's the sweetest thing ever.  Thank you so much Kim!  I will always cherish these.  Here is her Smiles and Shout-Outs to Her Cyberspace Sisterhood  post.

I also have started using twitter as you know and found this site that also keeps you motivated to write.. #amwriting  you just put the hashtag # with the words amwriting and you get the tweets of everyone who is writing at the moment.  It's nice :) and i am still with my Nano Warriors :) but we are now renamed to Warrior Chat on facebook.  Come join us, we'd love to have you. So off i go to work on Nancy Lamb's book :)

 Have a great day everyone! 

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Still working on Nancy Lamb's book

Yes, i'm still reading and doing the reading exercises within the book.  I've been stuck at one book called The Light In The Forest by Conrad Richter  so far i can't find it, so will skip this one for now and go on to the next chapter... Eleven, Scenes. 

  I'm really loving her book and learning a lot.  Nancy Lamb makes you think.  She Is bringing me to new heights in my thinking and writing.  I thought, at first, that i wouldn't like all this extra reading homework within her book, but it really does help to be the sleuth answering her questions and finding the structures, etc that she's mentioned.  I get to the point that i can't wait to get back to her book while reading the others lol

Today now, a friend on my wonderful warrior's group on facebook sent a link to a great site with a lot of information and help... Robin L. LaFevers   She is a writer of a series of books that i have yet to buy, but am definitely going too... It's her Theodosia Series...  Here's the website to buy it.  Looks great!

  After doing some reading on her site and writing out her Characterization Worksheet,   I found on facebook that a friend from my Warrior Chat group had a website..Robert Sloan.  He's a wonderful artist and writer.  I love his site, inspiring and full of tons of information and step by step oil pastel paintings.   You can also find him on facebook and twitter.  You'll love him :)

  After Nancy Lamb's book, I'll be working with my novel by using Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook by Donald Maass

I'm excited to work with it.  I've also had Rilla's Ramblings critiqued and am so wanting to work on it, but Nancy Lamb comes first :) I'm up for the challenge! Something i love to do :) 
Have a great day, everyone.  
Enjoy this beautiful winter season. 

Good but not great: Anne of Green Gables Review - Features

Good but not great: Anne of Green Gables Review - Features

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Snow at Ingleside, finally!!

Thought you'd all like to see Ingleside in winter... my kids were out playing and took some pics :) 

Looking For Anne (Trailer with English subtitles).m4v

this is playing in Charlottetown on the 14th! Can't wait!!

Happy Belated New Year !

We had a wonderful Christmas here at Ingleside.  It was very busy though.  A lot of cleaning, baking, and shopping, the usual for Christmas.  It was a constant craziness that was going on and, soon, I began to get sick on the 23rd, and am still sick this evening. I'm getting there though :) ..

Here's a pic of our tree late Christmas Eve...

  We went down home for Christmas Eve, and had a very nice time.  Christmas morning was an exciting time... this year we delayed the opening by having breakfast.  The kids want the present opening to last longer, so we ate breakfast, then looked at the stockings, then while the kids were busy with their stocking stuffers, my husband and I got the turkey ready and in the oven.  The day flew by quickly but nicely.  The one sad thing was Prince Edward Island was not covered in snow... we had another green Christmas.  Great for driving, but not great for Christmas.

  New Years Eve we spent at home due to my being sick.  We were ok with that, as we had lots of yummy things to eat which we love and we watched a movie also and played games.

  With my writing, i was up to 70,000 words and stopped for Christmas.  I'm starting back to it tonight.  I'm also working on Rilla's Ramblings and learning great things with a great, dear new friend of mine.  Great ideas are coming for a remake of Rilla's Ramblings... something i feel very excited over :)

  My Nanowrimo novel that's at 70,000 words isnt' finished yet.  Still a ways to go with it yet.  I really do love how it's going though, it's becoming a part of me.  I'm learning great things with my nano friends at this Warrior Chat Facebook Writers Group  led by a wonderful lady, Lia Keyes   Very nice, kind and knows tons about writing.  I've met a great many people on this group, and they are very dear to me now.  I am learning so much with them, esp one lady in particular :)

  Tonight i'll be starting to read a book a dear friend gave me for Christmas, one that will help guide me, and help me with my writing.  It's called The Writers Guide to Crafting Stories for Children   Here's the Canadian Amazon site for that book.

  I also bought Stephen King's book On Writing   it's an autobiography, plus lessons on writing.  I've read some great reviews about it so thought i'd give it a try.

I was also reading this book, The Distant Hours by Kate Morton, author of one of my favorite books, The Forgotten Garden.  I gave it to my friend for Christmas and she told me she couldn't put it down... i loved hearing that.  I'm absolutely loving mine so far as well.  It's about an old children's book and old family secrets , some war, and how people can be brought together, or separated by twists of fate.

  I'll add more books that i received tomorrow.  Lots more to go yet ;)
Hope you all had a beautiful Christmas and a very happy and blessed new year. <3