Back At the Muffin With Good Writing Stuff

WOWBlogExcellenceSo all’s right in the bloggy world again as I can click on the little Muffin widget and go straight to that wonderful source of writing info and advice over at WOW! Women-on-Writing. And just in time, too, ’cause I’m over there with some rather timely writing stuff I call “Could You? (Yes.) Should You? (Maybe Not.)

And if that title doesn’t pique your interest, then perhaps I should mention that there’s a pic of a Junior Hall over there. One of my favorite Junior Hall pics, I might add, as this kidder is stunningly handsome and hilarious.

That sort of thing runs in the Hall family.

Which would be obvious if I could get the little widget showing the hilarious yet charming pic of yours truly back on the blog. But I’m starting to think the universe is trying to send me a sign. A Just-Because-You-Can Doesn’t Mean You Should sign.

I haven’t decided yet whether to listen.

How To Become a Writing Smartypants

ImageI finally cracked open Magazine Markets for Children’s Writers 2013 becausewell, I’ll let you read all about it over at The Muffin.

And because I can never get enough of how-to-write books (as you know by now if you read my WOW! post), I’m adding Jessica Bell’s Adverbs and Cliches in a Nutshell to the queue. Partly because of this lovely review by Margo Dill. But also because there’s a special WOW! deal going on now.

But you already know that if you’re a subscriber to WOW! Women on Writing. And if you’re not subscribed then quit reading right now and do it.

(Did that come off a little bossypants? I felt like it might be a little bossypants. I’m not going to change it, mind you. Just wanted you to know that I know. And when I finish reading all these books, I’m going to know even more.

Wow. It’s kinda scary, right?)

Ask an Editor (Or Four Writers)

ImageIt seems to me that the more I write, the more I realize what I don’t know about writing.

Usually, it’s right before I fall asleep, when some burning, writing question pops into my head. I still fall asleep, mind you. But I wake the next day, determined to find answers. (And looking a little worse for wear, I might add.)

The Muffin answered a writer’s question this week, and as it happened, I was one of the writers who made a suggestion. You might have this very same question and find the answer you’re looking for among the four writers who weighed in. But it occurred to me that even if you don’t, you might have another writing question that’s causing you nightmares.

If you can’t find the answer amongst all those issues over at WOW!, you might want to ask the editor. Maybe your question will show up over at the Muffin.

Then frabjous day! You’ll be a writer in the know!

(And you can get some much-needed beauty rest. Or maybe that’s just me.)