Friday, August 26, 2011

A Little of This and a Little of That

Congratulations to

Margot Kinberg

Winner of a copy of
How to Write a Dick: A Guide for Writing Fictional Sleuths from a Couple of Real-Life Sleuths
Kindle edition
from the Writing PIs, Colleen Collins and Shaun Kaufman

A Special Guest on Monday

I have a special Monday guest blogger next week. Mystery author Mike Befeler has a new release in his Paul Jacobson geezer lit mystery series. Senior Moments are Murder is the follow on to Retirement Homes are Murder and Living With Your Kids is Murder. If you haven't sampled this series yet, you really ought to give it a try.

Protagonists "of a certain age" are fun to write and great fun to read, and when you add a few quirky oldsters and a pre-teen granddaughter sleuth into the mix, the tale is irresistible. Mike has added an additional twist--his protagonist suffers from short term memory loss which seriously complicates his sleuthing abilities. I hope you'll drop by on Monday and enjoy Mike's post on retiring into a writing career.

The Insecure Writer's Support Group

Alex J. Cavanaugh has another great idea for a blog hop. This one is The Insecure Writer's Support Group and Guest Post.

"Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!"

To find out how to participate, follow the link above and read the full post.

Wredheaded Writer

I just discovered this blog through Twitter and really like what I see. There are lots of writing tips from lots of contributors, plus occasional posts from various folks about how they choose the books they read. The blogger is novelist Dixon Rice, who was interviewed at We Do Write blog (which, by the way, is run by Dorothy Dreyer and is also very interesting for those of us who like to read interviews with aspiring writers).

And Last But Not Least, Katie Kitten Says Hi


Margot Kinberg said...

Pat - What a wonderful 'photo of Katie! Thanks for sharing :-). And thanks for those tips about the writers' groups. The fact is, we all need each other...

Elspeth Antonelli said...

Thanks for these links, Pat and congrats, Margot!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks for plugging the group! I hope it helps a slew of insecure writers.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Congratulations to Margot! Cute pic of Katie. :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Katie is so cute! I need to post a photo of my dorky cat Spunky.

irishoma said...

Hi Pat,
You always have such good information and resources on your blog. And I LOVE the photo of Katie. She's a doll.
Donna V.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Congrats to the winners, yes Alex idea should take off very well.
I sincerely hope so.

Have a good day,

Marlena Cassidy said...

Katie Kitten is just adorable. And I can't wait for Alex's Insecure Writer's support Group to start up!

Dean K Miller said...

Thanks for the leads, Pat. Katie Kitten looks mighty smitten!

Margot Kinberg said...

I just realized that I never said "Thanks" for the wonderful prize! *blush of shame* Thank you so much to Colleen and Shaun! I'm already a few chapters in, and folks, How to Write a Dick is a great book! Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

Hello to Katie Kitten too! Looks like she's all hunkered down for the hurricane, unless she's not on the east coast, in which case she's probably getting ready for a nap.