Great Big Gobs of Good Writing Stuff (Tuesday Twitter Finds)

Whenever I flit over to Twitter, I always find a lot of good writing stuff. I don’t always read the good writing stuff because there comes a time when I must actually write the (hopefully) good stuff. But I mark the stuff that you might be interested in so that I can share. Thus, Tuesday Twitter Finds (at least, for this Tuesday. You know I won’t remember to flit over to Twitter every Tuesday, right?)

Biographile’s  (That’s such a cool name and a very cool site) having a Short Memoir Contest and giving away a Nook. A Nook Tablet, to be exact. So that’s pretty awesome for writing 1000 words or less. The theme is “Overcoming loss” and the deadline’s Monday, April 23. Get all the details and submit here.

Chuck Sambuchino’s celebrating the release of his new book (Red Dod/Blue Dog) with a sweet giveaway. Heck, you might even have a picture of your dog in his book (Oh! Let us know if you do!) But whether you do or not, you can win some swell writing books and a critique from Chuck if your name is randomly drawn. ‘Course, you can’t randomly win if you don’t randomly enter. So go here and leave a comment (and check out the cute dogs!).

And if you have a way cool literary tattoo, you’ll want to enter LitReactor’s Literary Tattoo Showdown. To be perfectly clear (in case the Beneficent Mr. Hall is perusing here) Cathy C. Hall does not have a tat. But if I were ever to get one (and that would assume that the Beneficent Mr. Hall was no longer with us), it would be a literary tattoo. I could see myself wearing a line from a favorite book, or even a favorite pic (one of the tattoos I saw for the contest was Scout in the ham costume from To Kill a Mockingbird. I wish I had the coolness to pull that one off.) Now, you don’t have a lot of time here (Friday, April 13) but if you’ve always wanted a literary tattoo, today might be the perfect day for a little ink. Assuming you are a not a member of the Hall household.

And finally, the last Twitter Find is a reminder to you about the contest going on here at my little ‘ol blog for a copy of Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Presents Flush Fiction. You’ll want to comment here, on this lovely post, but you need to go here if you want your name included. And if you get a tattoo with a toilet on it, I seriously will send you a copy of Flush Fiction myself. (Assuming you are not a member of the Hall household.)

9 thoughts on “Great Big Gobs of Good Writing Stuff (Tuesday Twitter Finds)

  1. Oh, i wish I had the coolness for a literary tattoo, too! Maybe some day… 🙂

    I did once get a henna tattoo on my ankle. (A temp tattoo is probably where my coolness level is.) Guess what it was a tattoo of? A turtle! 🙂

  2. What a stick in the mud, Mr. Hall is. If I were to get a literary tat it would be…either Aslan, or the Dawn Treader…but where would one have those put on one’s body? Or maybe I’d have a big old tat of Grady (from Jonathan Rogers’ book THE CHARLATAN’S BOY) on my back.

    No…actually the coolest would be RJ Anderson’s Knife.

    A little one on the ankle.

    • That Knife is kinda cool–and the ankle would be the perfect spot. One has to be careful when picking a spot for a tat. Bodies get older, skin sags…you know the old saying: Location, location, location. 😉

  3. Thanks for all the links, Cathy. Interesting topic, tattoos. The same topic came up yesterday during our critique group lunch. The 66-year-old mother of one of our critique group is getting another tattoo today. I’m not that brave.

  4. A tattoo of Scout in her ham costume. . . I do believe that will stick with me for at least the rest of today. I’m both impressed and frightened at the same time. I have no tattoos either, but I might consider something from the picture book classic Go, Dog, Go!

    PS finally figured out how to post my true identity. I hope you’re proud of me. ; )

    • I don’t know that one, Laura, but I’m off to check it out right now!

      (Thanks for stopping by–Love your blog!)

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