Fear in Writing: Sunday Foreign Post Roundup

Today in Literary History

Today in Literary History...December 14, 1907: Rudyard Kipling receives the Nobel prize for literature, the first English-language writer to do so.ud

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sunday Foreign Post Roundup

1. How historical do you like your historical fiction? Click here.

2.  This is actually from last weekend, but in mysterious news it is tops!  A movie with Edgar Poe as main character--check out The Hollywood Spy for the details.

3.  A Southern compilation and a post from the editor.  Don't miss this one--James Lee Burke, John Grisham, etc.

4.  Movies teach you how to run a business.  Read about it on Mason's blog, Thoughts in Progress.

5.  Paris bookstores--you'll fall in love again--from author Cara Black of Murder is Everywhere.

6.  Characters becoming self-aware, a strange journey through Wonderland by Elizabeth Spann Craig.

7.  Cathy at Kittling Books' weekly Blogthings quiz--How boyish or girlish are you?
You Are 30% Boyish and 70% Girlish
Even if you're not a girl, you're very feminine.
You're in touch with your feelings, and your heart rules you.
A bit of a emotional roller coaster, one moment you're up and the next you're down.
But no matter what, you try to be as cute and perky as possible.

A fun one I found on the site...
What part of a Fairy Tale are you?
You Are the Dragon

You are powerful and a bit intimidating. While you do have a bit of a temper, your bark is much more vicious than your bite.
In general, you tend to be fair and even noble. You treat everyone with respect, and you try to do right by people.
However, if someone crosses you, you can get downright nasty. Your emotions can get the better of you.
You don't literally breath fire when you're angry, but enough. It's best not to make you bad.

8.  A Life Without Books--imagine it as Darrell James did at Inkspot.

9.  If you want to sell books, you have to know your audience.  Elizabeth Spann Craig sprinkles this topic with her unique perspective and personal stories.

10.  A people without a name--Michael Stanly investigates the Bushmen.

11.  When words say it all...Sharazad has the quotes for the way you feel about books right here.

12.  Reviews of banned books!  Feel like you're being subversive at Unlock Worlds.  (Found through The Dangerous Pages Review.)

13.  A new-to-me blog by a new-to-Southern City Mysteries follower: Sharp Pen/Dull Sword.  Writing, beautiful pictures, and fashion, too!


  1. Thanks for the plugs...and the links, Michele! This will keep me busy for a while. :)

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  2. You are fast, Elizabeth! I just posted this! And you're welcome. It makes it easier to just plug them in during the week as I read them--that way I remember what interests me about each post. And there is always somethng from you!

  3. Woa - now THIS is a post packed with links and interesting stuff to check out ... where do I start? lol ...

    The Old Silly

  4. If I came up any bit girlish I'd freak...

  5. A great round-up! Thanks for the leads to some interesting new(to me) blogs. I have a feeling I won't be getting much work done this morning... :)

  6. Wow - awesome links, I'm going to go try them out now! :)

  7. Thanks for all the great links to check out and appreciate the plug.

  8. I am a dragon and 40% boy/60% girl. I think it's because I have power tools. I also think Jonny Depp would have made a better Poe, but that's just my opinion. Joachim might work. Thanks for all the links.

  9. Love the links!!!! Too fun! I'll have to check them out!

  10. Chels, I must confess that I've put that story about Poe in HOLLYWOOD SPY just for you :) I often put posts and news over there with some specific friends on my mind :))

  11. I like that first link. The usual definition of history is anything 50 years old, but then I'm supposed to get to the modern era when I teach U.S. History. Go figure. :)

  12. You Are the Magic Wand
    You are imaginative and idealistic. You believe that anything is possible, and you don't leave room for doubt.
    You think that there is too much hopelessness in the world. People need more optimism and hope in their lives.
    You know that change isn't as easy as the flick of a magic wand, but you also know that amazing things can happen if you let them.
    You aren't sure if you believe in miracles, but you do believe in yourself. And that's almost as good.

    Now I know!

  13. I love these weekly roundups. It is not only very generous of you but keeps all our fingers on the pulse.

    So many great links I would have missed. Thanks :)

  14. Wow. Great roundup of links and things I would have otherwise missed. Thanks a lot for this. :)

  15. Thank for all the wonderful links...I think I will go and do some of those quizzes.


  16. Marvin- I try to pack it full--but couldn't do it if the output by others wasn't there!

    Alex- Now I want to know what percentage you are!

    Jill- The nature of the beast/blog.

    Mason- Thanks for the great posts you put up!

    Ann- You miht get your wish, it seems Phoenix has denied the rumor...

    Dez- That is so sweet! I appreciate your thoughtfulness.

    Stephanie- The debate had people wondering if things in their own lifetime could be considered historical fiction--at least to them!

    Diane- Big surprise: you are an optimist!

    Wendy- Well, thanks! I never thought of it as generous, but I appreciate the compliment. It's fun to have somewhere to plug in my favorite links, and then share them.

    Sarahjayne- Enjoy browsing!

    Ann Elle- I am a sucker for quizzes. :)