Fear in Writing: Sunday's Foreign Post Roundup

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sunday's Foreign Post Roundup

As I am spending this day with my family, this last day of their visit here, I thought I would do something unusual on my blog. I will admit I am a little devoid of inspiration, and I see that others are not in the same boat, so I am redirecting you to several interesting questions posed at several interesting blogs I follow.

What I would really like in your comments here is for you to leave the most interesting blog post you come across on your Sunday perusing, and also what you think of this post. If it works, it may become my usual Sunday-thang. It actually takes a lot of work, but it also has a lazy, salon quality to it.

Here we go...

First Sunday post comes from Helen Ginger's Straight From Hel. Today she poses the question: Are a writer's heirs really entitled to strip-mine his papers for every conceivable nugget of value? Go to her post to get in on the discussion.

Next up new books to make your mouth water! New authors to me, which is always exciting, and one of them Irish, which makes her even more new and interesting. The Rap Sheet actually posted these possibly 'stocking stuffers' yesterday, but I thought I would pass them along. Check out the post for the full list.

Finally (in the few minutes I have before I must dress for church), I send you to Lee Lofland's The Graveyard Shift, where he takes us to the deep south, early NASCAR and moonshine. Read on for every southern author's delight.

Enjoy and let me know what you think!

New posts people have suggested:
Birth Order at Mystery Writing is Murder

Time Management: Writing Through the Holiday Season at Orange Co. RWA


  1. Fun idea!

    I always love Elizabeth Span Craig's Mystery Writing is Murder blog. Today's post is about the importance of birth order. Here's her link: http://mysterywritingismurder.blogspot.com/2009/11/birth-order.html

    I don't know if it will create a link in the comments section here - I'm not that blog-savvy yet :)

  2. Cool idea, Michele. And thanks to Jemi for the plug! :)

    I enjoyed this post this morning: http://tinyurl.com/yg485vr It gives time management tips for writers for the holidays.

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  3. Thank you for including me on your list, Michele. I'm still hopping around to blogs, but I thought Elizabeth's blog today was interesting. She talks about birth order and wonders if you consider the birth order of your characters when you write.
    (And it's totally coincidental that she commented here just before I did.)

    Straight From Hel

  4. Jemi- I, too, am a big Elizabeth Spann Craig fan. In fact, she really ushered me in to the blogging world and I look to her blog a lot for etiquette and organization ideas. Here is the link to today's Mystery Writing is Murder Birth Order Post.

    Elizabeth- Time management is a definite must for me! Thanks for the link...That's something that can help in all aspects of my life.

    Helen- I always mean to read your blog more than I do. I just run out of time to scan the blogosphere! But I found this post especially interesting. Blogs that start discussions get a big A+ from me!

    I'll add new ideas to the post as people comment...