"Read, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it. Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window." — William Faulkner Show and… Continue reading Show and Tell Friday: Show V. Tell
Song of the Day: Cruel to be kind
Here's a little song for a cloudy Monday morning. Hope it brightens your day! <33333333333 "We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams." — Arthur O'Shaughnessy Video credit EarsLyricsMusic's Youtube Channel
Top Ten Weekend Quotes
Here are a few weekend quotes for you to enjoy. Some are silly, some are so, so very true. Happy Friday! XO Top Ten Weekend Quotes 1.) Weekends are a bit like rainbows; they look good from a distance but disappear when you get up close to them. John Shirley 2.) Only Robinson Crusoe had… Continue reading Top Ten Weekend Quotes
Blog that sparks MY soul!
Holy Helvetica, I’m so darn honored you guys! The wonderful (and super talented author pal of mine) Anita Grace Howard, has bestowed my humble site with the ‘Blog That Sparks the Soul Award.’ Here’s what she said on her blog last week that warmed my heart: “Also, I'd like to thank Kerri Maniscalco for her… Continue reading Blog that sparks MY soul!
Top Ten: Quotes for Writers and Word Nerds
Unfortunately, I don't have time for a super long post today because I'm spending the weekend putting the final (okay the sixth, or seventh FINAL) touches on my latest project. I started it at the end of December, shelved it in early January - wrote another book in between - and brought it back out… Continue reading Top Ten: Quotes for Writers and Word Nerds
Smiles like sunbeams
"If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely." — Roald Dahl I posted this quote on twitter yesterday afternoon, but some things are worth repeating. Growing up I adored everything Roald Dahl had to offer, from Matilda to the BFG, James & the… Continue reading Smiles like sunbeams
It’s my blog-o-versary, and I got you something perdy…
Holy crap, today is my one year blog-o-versary!!! Time seriously flies, whether you’re having fun, or not tweeties. (KIDDING! No hate mail pleaseee.) I can’t believe we’ve reached WELL into five digit page hits, and have over 3,300 friends/followers/lurkers/cool kids on twitter. (Especially since the blog REALLY only got going during the summer.) It’s truly… Continue reading It’s my blog-o-versary, and I got you something perdy…
My alphabet starts with this letter called yuzz. It's the letter I use to spell yuzz-a-ma-tuzz. You'll be sort of surprised what there is to be found once you go beyond 'Z' and start poking around! -- Dr. Seuss Dear Dr. Seuss, aka Teddy baby: I'll have one of whatever it is you're smoking, drinking, popping, having.… Continue reading Little Secrets
This devil’s workday
"Ever notice how 'What the hell' is always the right answer?" — Marilyn Monroe As a matter of fact, I have. <33333333333
We’re going to be friends
"I am a badass, and I recognize that you, too, are a badass." -- Cassandra Clare Cheers to all you badass writers out there, being brave every single day. Don't think you're awesome? YOU stare rejection in the face and laugh. Sure, sometimes you may cry, but guess what? YOU STILL PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE. Which… Continue reading We’re going to be friends
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