Fear in Writing: Sunday Foreign Post Roundup

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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, September 26, 2010

Sunday Foreign Post Roundup

First order of business...the winners of the Happy Birthday Blogfest!  I couldn't quite do the point system as originally intended, b/c no one posted links to their tweets or posts of the blogfest.  That's ok, there are other ways to pick a winner!  And since there are three spots, I don't think anyone will complain.

1st place goes to J.C. Martin of The Fighter Writer.  If you haven't read her writing, you should--and not just this blogfest entry. (First Prize: 3 of my favorite books + Amazon gift card)
2nd place goes to Mesmerix at Scribbler to Scribe (Second Prize: 2 of our fellow authors' books + Amazon gift card)
and 3rd place is a tie between Cold As Heaven and Ronald D. Yeomans at Writing in the Crosshairs (Third Prize: Amazon gift card)
If you all will email your addresses to micheleemrath (at) ymail (dot) com, I will get the prizes out to you!  Congrats, and thanks for participating.

Now back to your regularly scheduled program...

1. Whodunit?  I bet even you can't guess the answer to this video post.

2.  Marketing is fun!  Not convinced?  Read this guest post by Sylvia Dickey Smith at Patricia Stoltey's blog.  You will laugh and take away some great ideas.

3.  A pep talk from a fellow writer and a new-to-me blog.  Click over to All That Good Jazz and get to know Amanda Sablan.

4.  Another new-to-me-blog AND an upcoming blogfest.  This one revolves around "hooks" and is, wittily, called "Hook, Line, and Sinker Blogfest."  Go on, you know you want to.

5.  Write Compelling Characters Blogfest hosted by

6.  My own blogfest--Happy Birthday Southern City Mysteries!  Read my entry and several others.

7.  VERY cool quiz for mystery/detective fiction lovers at Margot Kinberg's blog.


  1. Congratulation again on your blog birthday. Thanks for the great links to check out.

    Have a fun Sunday.
    Thoughts in Progress

  2. Heyheyhey! *Well Done* to Cold as Heaven and Roland D Yeomans, who are both followers of my blog. Fantastic to see your names up for joint 3rd prize!

    And congratulations on your blog's birthday!

  3. Congratulations to the winners of your birthday bash!

    And #5 just kind of ends...

  4. Congratulations to the birthday blogfest winners and to you, Michele!

  5. Congrats to the winners! Thanks for the links!

  6. I loved that quiz. It was Fabulous. Also to the other winners, Congrat!


  7. Oh wowsers! I can't believe I won! Thanks for hosting such an awesome birthday bash!

  8. Hey Michelle, I was just thinking about this the other day. I emailed you at micheleemrath (at) ymail (dot), but never got a response. Was just making sure something didn't get lost in the mail. Shoot me a line at mesmerix AT gmail DOT com