What’s Over YOUR Writing Spot? Part Deux

First of the month has me scrambling to get my goals in order, and I’ve already told you about the spiffy calendar I keep over my writing spot. But I kinda left you hanging about a few of the other writing snips and tips I keep over the old desk.

So here’s one of the comic strips staring me in the face (if I raise my eyes a few inches and squint):
Hahahahaha! Stephan Pastis is genius, isn’t he? Such insight! So pithy! And really, when it comes to writing humor, you can’t go wrong with a pig. (I think I’ll coin that phrase and add it on an index card over my desk.)

Finding Something Friday : A T-Shirt and a Laugh or Two (Or 26)


For this Friday, I found a T-shirt on my front porch!

There’s a good chance that the T-shirt did not exactly show up on Friday. See, I always use my kitchen door to come and go-and most folks know to come to my kitchen door. But I guess the FedEx guy (or gal) didn’t feel that friendly towards me. And I suppose I also owe Sally the Crazy Dog an apology. There was something outside, after all.

Anyway, my shirt from Do the Write Thing for Nashville came in and it’s just spiffy! I surely hope that Nashville is spiffy, too. The authors who spearheaded the fundraiser did a wonderful job and if you’re wondering about where all those funds went, you can check it out here.

And if you need a laugh or two (or 26), you might want to zip over to this post about the Worst Children’s Books…EVER, brought to you by the blog known as Slush Pile from Hell. I found it (the post and the blog) this morning while I was messing around…um, make that networking on Twitter.

Normally, Slush Pile from Hell offers up snippets from queries (and you will absolutely enjoy the daily snippet). But this post refers to a contest. And please understand, these are not actual books. They’re made-up books. So don’t worry that somewhere, somehow, these titles may get into the hands of little ones.

As far as my hands go, they’re a little slow on the keyboard today. I’ve sorta got these titles stuck in my brain, thereby preventing me from doing any serious thinking. Thank goodness it’s Friday.

The Writer’s Lot (That’s Me!) at WritersNewsWeekly

I usually wait till Tuesdays to do my horn tooting, but you know what they say about the news: Get it while it’s fresh!

Or is that what they say about baked goods? Oh, here’s what you can do! Grab a baked good while you read my featured essay, “The Writer’s Lot.” Now, we’re all happy-wappy.

And when you finish reading, I hope you’ll have time to peruse the rest of this week’s edition of WritersNewsWeekly. I’m sure you’ll find some interesting and useful writing information, tips, and news. You might want to come back, every Wednesday or Thursday, to get the freshest news available.

But I’d go easy on that baked goods habit. You know what they say: A baked good in the hand is worth 1200 calories on the hips. Or maybe that’s just me.

(Disclaimer: No family members were harmed in the writing of “The Writer’s Lot,” and especially not The Beneficent Mr. Hall. Any resemblance to any characters living in the Hall House is strictly coincidental and totally, um, random.)