Writers Plot's Blog – April 2007 Archive (7)

Let Them Eat Cake

Posted by Sheila Connolly

Fbidart_3 Frank Bidart likes cake.…

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Added by Writers Plot on April 30, 2007 at 10:35pm — No Comments

Languishing In The ER

Guest Blogger Lonnie Cruse

Recently our middle son was rushed to the ER because he thought he was passing out. His wife called 911. We'd gone to…

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Added by Writers Plot on April 29, 2007 at 5:49am — No Comments

Cats ... Not The Musical

Posted by Leann Sweeney

I have always loved animals, but was only allowed to have one cat during my childhood, but she conveniently disappeared, just like Harvey, our rabbit. Only later did I learn that lost meant sent away. My mother was a dog person and my father liked birds because they could whistle back at him or enjoyed the mirror as much as I'm guessing he did. The first thing my husband and I did when we moved into our first place was to adopt two kittens. Fanny…

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Added by Writers Plot on April 27, 2007 at 10:43pm — No Comments

Some BSP about, well, BSP

Posted by Jeanne Munn Bracken

Can you have a "claim to fame" if nobody remembers? I don't know if Al Gore invented the internet or not, but I myself coined the phrase "blatant self-promotion", commonly shortened to BSP. I can't prove it, but I defy anyone to disprove it.

Here's what happened. I've been a member of the online mystery community DorothyL (www.dorothyl.com) for at least a dozen years. Some…

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Added by Writers Plot on April 26, 2007 at 11:07pm — No Comments

We're Number...er, Twelve

posted by Doranna

I was startled the other day when a friend defined me as competitive. I've always considered myself to be anything but. Indeed, the very antithesis of a competitive soul! I'll even opt out of activity rather than mess with a competitive feel...no board games, no gift exchange games, and no pretty much anything else where the only goal of the experience is to win something. I've been that way since I was a wee one.

On the other hand...I…

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Added by Writers Plot on April 25, 2007 at 11:38pm — No Comments

My Fabulous Fans

Posted by Lorraine Bartlett

Is it only me or don’t all authors aspire to have a fan club of rabid readers? (Come on, guys, admit it, you know you want it/them.)

Well, that hasn’t yet happened to me. Will it ever happen? Good question. Too bad I’m not clairvoyant. So in the meantime, I’ll just have to (say it along with me) write a good book! Yup, that’s apparently the way to snag a cadre of life-long readers.

But wait! How can you snag readers if your book doesn’t have…

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Added by Writers Plot on April 24, 2007 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Unspeakable

Posted by Sheila Connolly

Last week I spent several days visiting my daughter, who is a college senior and who will be graduating in a few weeks. I always enjoy hanging out at her college campus, because of the incredible richness of opportunities for entertainment, intellectual stimulation, and sheer diversion. It did not disappoint this time, and I’m pretty sure you’ll be hearing about various lectures I…

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Added by Writers Plot on April 23, 2007 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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