Fear in Writing: Internal Conflict, Two Ways

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Internal Conflict, Two Ways

A blogfest for writers...and I mean really for writers.  This won't just help you write a scene, it will help you delve into your character!  And let me also say: I have never done a blogfest before.  I have been highly jealous of those who have participated in them, often wishing I had known in about them or taken the time to do the ones I did know about.  So here is my chance.  Come May 12th, you will get a piece of writing from me, and a connection to a larger world of writing, via The Alliterative Allomoprh (aka Jessica C. Bell).
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To sign up for the Internal Conflict Blogfest, click here.
To check out author Jessica Bell's website, click here.
To see a totally random link and just to keep you on your toes, click here. : P

Also, you will notice a poll in the top righthand column of my blog.  I don't usually do polls, but this is a rather important one.  I am considering allowing ads in very discreet places of this blog.  But I don't want to offend anyone or discourage viewership.  This blog is, above all else, about writing and art.  That being said, I put a lot of work into Southern City Mysteries.  To get a little something monetary back would be good, no?

But I don't know...Is this artistic compromise?  That's why I am asking you before I make a decision.


  1. Thanks for the link! I'll check out the blogfest.

    Ha! My husband was just talking to me yesterday about the ad thing. I keep getting emails about ads and monetizing. I think either way is fine...we're all kind of immune to ads by now, aren't we? I don't think I even see them anymore.

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  2. I agree with Elizabeth - I doubt anyone would even notice.

  3. Thanks so much for the plug! :) Re the ad thing. I think you should feel free to do what you like. I can't imagine anyone judging you for doing so ... or maybe that's just me ... all accepting, non judgmental kinda gal?

  4. Elizabeth- I just found AA's site, and it's a good one. My husband doesn't even know ads are possible! But he would appreciate me getting a little something for all the time I pour into the Internet...and away from him!

    Alex- I'd like to think so.

    AA- Glad to do it, but I only do it with worthy links, so thanks fo posting great stuff. :)
    As to the judging thing--I am the same way, I ignore it on the blogs that have it, unless an ad pops out at me, and then I click on it--which is what you are supposed to do! But 2 out of 3 votes so far are somewhat negative...Hmmm...we'll see!

  5. That Blogfest could be interesting. Hmmmmmmm. I'll have to check my calendar.

    The concept of ad's don't bother me, it really depends on what's being advertised. Male enhancement products probably wouldn't be a good choice. :)

  6. Definately go for the ads, but make sure they're not cheesy, like ads that blink and shake and are generally annoying, detracting from your content. But I say go for it. If I had someone soliciting me for ads, I would do it as long as the ads flow with my site.

    Stephen Tremp

  7. DL- I know, right? And, what?!?! No male enhancement products? The women would crack up and secretly send them to their significant others, and the men would blush and secretly save the website addresses...

    Stephen- Thanks for the encouragement. You always have the most sensible comments!

    I am a bit confused, though...Who is voting on the poll? All the comments are positive, but most of the votes are negative.

  8. whoops. forgot about the poll! I'll vote now :)

  9. Oh! I forgot to mention I did my Detective Fiction post today.

    Also: I voted in the poll. Mine was "wouldn't even notice" -- which is true.

  10. Thanks, AA and Matthew...Heading over there now!

  11. Ok I voted. Ads..I don't think I would even notice. I mean, I didn't even see the voting area until I read about it.

    A blogfest, I have never heard of one. Not sure if I am brave enough to venture there yet.