C is for “CrackleSauce!” Links That Rocked My March…

Today, for Techie Tuesday (and the #AtoZchallenge), I’m borrowing “CrackleSauce” from Tameri Etherton.

(A) Because I LOVE that word.
(B) Because it reminds me of the homemade chocolate sauce my grandma used to make that you pour over ice cream and it hardens until you crack it with your spoon…it was all chewy and YUMMY!

These links had to be special to live up to that. We’ve got everything from Undies to Babies, from Psychology  to Writing.  Enjoy, and feel free to share a link of your own in the comments section. (As long as it falls in the CrackleSauce category. :-) )

I’ll start by taking a page out of Gene Lempp’s book with a Featured Posts area.

10 of the Most Surprising Findings from Psychological Studies by Jeremy Dean from PsyBlog ~ I got this from the site where I find my favorite Daily 1o. I can get lost in this site for HOURS. Example: 10 Times Batman Acted Like An Absolute Lunatic.

Laughter and Inspirational Magic:

Writing Magic:

It seemed like Characters were the hot topic in March.  Here’s the posts that helped me the most:

Publishing Magic:

Social Media Magic:

March title most heaped with CrackleSauce:

Chicks With Dicks by The Romance Man (Thanks to Shannyn Schroeder for sending me to him).

One last amazing tidbit:

Advice from legendary film-maker, Billy Wilder – here are 10 sage pieces of writing advice. My three favorites?

  1. Grab ‘em by the throat and never let ‘em go.
  2. If you have a problem with the third act, the real problem is in the first act.
  3. A tip from Lubitsch: Let the audience add up two plus two. They’ll love you forever.

OK, there’s 20+ links from me on this fine Techie Tuesday. Do you have some Crackle-worthy posts to share?? Enquiring minds always want to know here at More Cowbell!



About Jenny Hansen

Avid seeker of "more"...More words, more creativity, More Cowbell! My passion is finding those qualities that are unique in every person and every piece of fiction. Founding blogger at Writers In The Storm (http://writersinthestorm.wordpress.com). Write on!
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43 Responses to C is for “CrackleSauce!” Links That Rocked My March…

  1. Love this post, Jenny.. I love it when you get all these links and squish ‘em into one fantastic post!
    The A – Z Challenge is so much fun! There are so many great blogs to read.. I wish I could read ‘em all!
    CrackleSauce.. Made from real Crackle-Saurs?
    Have a great day! ;)

  2. Jenny *whining voice* – how am I going to get any writing done this morning? I’ll be too busy visiting all of these links. There isn’t one I don’t want to read! Gotta get to it ….

  3. LOVE it!! I can’t wait to read through all the fabulousness! Squeeee…

  4. I love the term cacklesauce, and I love this great mash-up. Can’t wait to check out some of these links :)

  5. Thanks for the great links, Jenny! Definite cracklesauce to my morning. ;)

  6. Marcia says:

    Thanks for including my Sex post, Jenny! It’s true, you know…just wait til you’re in midlife! Great mashup. I love it when mashups include blogs that aren’t on everybody’s radar…great discoveries!

  7. Thanks for including my re-post of Daphne’s tips. :) And, you’re right – cracklesauce is a great word!

  8. LauraDrake says:

    Wow – I just subscribed to two more blogs I have NO time to read!
    Thanks – I think…

  9. K.B. Owen says:

    Great links! I’ll set them aside for later. I’m writing today! Woot! BTW, LOVED the tip: “Let the audience add up two and two. They will love you forever.” I had to learn that when I wrote novel #1, and had to go back and fix a LOT of stuff!

    Thanks, Jenny!

  10. OMG. I need to be editing this morning! These links are way too cracklesauce. Thanks for the shoutout ~ best word ever!! Okay, I’m going to edit for an hour, read one of these posts, edit for a half hour, read a post, edit for fifteen minutes, read a post. See how that worked? I got some work in and got to read some posts! When I’m down to editing no minutes I just get to read posts! Win-Win. Kind of.

    You are 100% pure cracklesauce, my friend!

  11. Em says:

    I love everything my grandmother used to do. So, I am all for Crackle Sauce!

  12. Karen McFarland says:

    Happy Techie Tuesday to you Jenny! Thanks for including that wonderful post by you know who. That seemed to be a timely post for most of us, so I’m glad it worked. Off to check out the others. Enjoy your day! It’s a beautiful SoCal day! :)

    • Jenny Hansen says:

      Thanks, Karen! It was indeed a pretty day today, and I actually was able to get out and walk 2 miles in it during my lunch hour. I LOVE it when that happens. :-)

  13. Fabio Bueno says:

    Wow, lots of linky goodness, Jenny! I was about to use Billy Wilder”s list as a blog post as well (from “Conversations with Wilder”). He’s a genius–one of the best directors AND screenwriters of all-time.
    Marcia’s post is a must-read for people of any age!

    • Jenny Hansen says:

      I agree on both these statements, Fabio! And I think you should use the Billy Wilder list anyway…it will make a tremendous blog post. I was thinking of doing something like that but will defer to you, my friend. :-)

  14. tomwisk says:

    LOL Cracklesauce. I pictured something like the tooth-pulling coating on a candy apple. Chocolate is nice but dangerously addictive.

  15. Cracklesauce…fabulous :) Thanks for all the links! I’ll definitely hit the ones I missed.

  16. Way too many great links to read at this moment, but I’ll be coming back! Thanks for some great reading suggestions!

  17. Your “gotta have more cow bell” caught my eye and I had to click on over for a visit. “CrackleSauce”!!!!! I love it and think I need to incorporate the word in to my life at least once a day! : )

    I love your zany writing style and will be back for more. Happy A to Z to thee!!! : )

  18. mliddle says:

    Jenny –
    Your links (or mash-ups? – still learning the lingo!) are always so helpful. You included some from sites that I would never have noticed, for example Rachel Ann Poling site. I learn so much from reading blogs from different areas of interest. Thank you for the exposure and for keeping me informed of the blogosphere! I’ll definitely be going back to some of these; and I signed up for a few of them , including Tawna Fenske’s site.
    Monique Liddle

    • Jenny Hansen says:

      Thanks, Monique! I tend to have to go kind of far and wide because I’m usually looking for my day job too. I love Rachel’s site! Really great stuff there, and I like her spirit.

      Warning: put down your beverage before reading most of Tawna Fenske’s posts. She’s AWESOME!!!

  19. Arlee Bird says:

    Wow! That’s one information packed post! And homemade chocolate sauce–my mother used to make it.

    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out

    • Jenny Hansen says:

      Thanks, Arlee! I’m totally impressed with all you A to Z co-hosts! I can’t wait to go explore over there this week. Mon/Tues are my roughest days but I’m on it tomorrow.

      I would love to know if your family’s chocolate sauce is the same as my family’s chocolate sauce. :-)

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  21. Kasey mathews says:

    Jenny, I am so honored to have been included on this list! Now I gotta get reading! Lots of good stuff here! Thanks!!!!

  22. okay… now I have to go out tonight and buy some hot fudge. LOL! LOVE this list. Thank you :)

  23. By the way, what the Daily 10??

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