I’ve got tips for stimulating creativity at my new blog home….
After much deliberation, I have decided to move my blog to WordPress. I’ve had trouble with Blogger and keep hearing the praises of WordPress, so I am making the move. If you have put my address into a Blog Reader, you will need to change my address. Sorry about that. You can find me at:
I’ve got a fun post up over at The Writer’s Alley today. I’m talking about some great hobbies for writers. Some are a little tongue-in-cheek, but a few are really useful to writers. Check it out…
I wish we could have Mondays off. Don’t you think three day weekends would help the world in general? We would all be more rested and in better spirits. Less war. Less strife. A happier you. A happier me. I love to dream big.
I chopped my hair off. I mean really chopped it good. I think it is rather cute….kinda sassy, if I do say so myself. It is a little shorter than what I thought I wanted, but I like it. It’s easy, which is a plus. What I find funny is all the people that don’t say a word about the change. I always wonder if they can’t find anything good to say about it, so they keep their mouth shut! Funny, huh?
So have you heard about Pinterest? It is an interesting site, though I’m not sure the real purpose of it, other than it is like a visual bookmarking site. What you do is add a little button to your internet toolbar and when you see something you like while you are surfing the net, you “pin it”. You have these little “corkboards” on your Pinterest page and you add interesting or cool things to your categories. I have categories like…Photos that move me, Travel Dreams, DIY Crafts, Artsy stuff, Cool Clothes, etc…
Here is a look at my DIY Crafty Things category up close. The cool thing is that it will link to the internet page that you “pinned it” from. That way you can go back to the page to get the directions for the craft. There is a stream of other people’s pins and you can repin anything you see that you like. You can follow other people that you like or get your friends to join.
Yes, I need another online thing to do like I need a hole in my head, but this is really neat. I’ve found some DIY Crafts that I am going to do for Christmas presents!
So what new cool thing have you come across lately?
What a blessed Labor Day. Seriously, after sixty-seven 100+ degree days this summer, today’s high of 82 was a bit of heaven. It was so cool this morning that we got out in the garage and cleaned it out. We had so many boxes from our move last year that we hadn’t gone through and there was only a path through the garage. A coworker gave me two shelving units and we got organized. Now we can even park a car in the garage!
I started a movie, but fell asleep. I suppose that’s okay, given it is a holiday, but it sure makes me feel lazy.
Lazy is okay once in awhile, but when you forget to draw a winner for Kaye Dacus’s book, Ransome’s Quest, well, that is NOT a good thing! So without further ado, the winner of Kaye’s book is:
Congratulations! I will be emailing you to get your snail mail address!
Because I love Kaye and her books so much, and because it’s my birthday, I am giving away a copy of Ransome’s Quest to a lucky commenter! Please leave your spam-free email in the comment section. ie: sherrinda(at)gmail(dot)com. A winner will be drawn Sunday, September 2, 2011.
*Contest is only open in the U.S. and void where prohibited. Chances of winning are based on the number of entries and winner is draw from a non-biased third party- Random.org. I am not responsible for any lost or damaged items for said prize.
I’m blogging over at The Writer’s Alley today about secondary characters. Stop by for a peek into The Fire in Fiction by Donald Maass to see what he says about secondary characters.