I don’t know if it’s a burst of creativity from the arrival of Spring or what, but the blogosphere is on fire this month! I’ve seen all kinds of magic. So, of course, I had to share it with y’all for Techie Tuesday. 🙂
If you don’t have time to read anything else, take time for this beautifully written post from T.J. Brown, who fulfilled a book contract and fought cancer at the same time. It’s amazing!
The second favorite writing post that I’ve read this month: A Letter from David Mamet to the Writers of “The Unit.”
My favorite line? “ANY TIME TWO CHARACTERS ARE TALKING ABOUT A THIRD, THE SCENE IS A CROCK OF SHIT.” That’s fabulous stuff right there.
Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling – I heart this post!
Margaret Atwood’s 10 Rules of Writing by Brain Pickings
Christine Ashworth put this link to Bitter Gertrude and I loved it: Why Your Play Was Rejected (just substitute in whatever you write and really read this post). It made me feel better anyway.
Last but not least, if you adored Judy Blume as a child, the Judy Blume Voices contest is open for seveal more weeks, and they want to hear from YOU.
Inspiring and Thought-provoking Magic
The Grass is Greener Where You Water It by Lisa Hall-Wilson
New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s Soda Ban REPEALED from the New York Times
Do You Know Your Superpower? by Chris Havrilla (by a job recruiter, no less…she ROCKS!)
Social Media and Software Magic
Is KDP Select the Right Choice for You? by Steena Holmes
Cool Funny Stuff
What does a snarky child do when his mom instructs him to Clean Like the Queen of England is Visiting? (click that link to find out)
This story, A Date With Death, from our own Kathy Owen made me smile, especially the last line.
And finally…here’s a video that made me smile, and sing along in my head. The Star Wars Cantina (set to the music of Barry Manilow’s “Copacabana”). Need I say more?
Last but not least, are you planning to participate in the A t0 Z Challenge next month? I did it with 1700 other bloggers last April and had a blast!
What nifty posts and tricks have you stumbled across lately? Are you getting ready to launch a new series or try a new challenge such as the A-to-Z? April is my blogiversary month so I’m making plans to celebrate it in style ~ feel free to offer me ideas. Enquiring minds LOVE to know these things here at More Cowbell!