Friday, August 2, 2013

Some Good Stuff for You Today

Talk to the Paw

Karen Duvall, who will be a weekly contributor to the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers blog, begins her series "Talk to the Paw" about writers and their pets. We humans are going to view these posts as humor, but I can assure you the pets are taking it very seriously. Even cranky Katie Cat has asked to be interviewed. The thought makes me cringe. Visit the RMFW blog for more about Karen's series.

Welcome to Camp NA!

Are you interested in writing for the New Adult audience? Don't know NA from YA? Does the word "free" make you want to learn more?

E.J. Wesley has been talking about the New Adult genre for quite a while now, but now there's something bigger afoot than tweets and blog chatter. For everything  you ever wanted to know about this online August educational opportunity, visit his blog The Open Vein and read everything in the post entitled Welcome to Camp NA!

Then hurry and sign up before you miss something. Come on. You know you want to.

Mike Befeler: Geezers and Shape-shifters and Mysteries, 
Oh, My

Colorado mystery author Mike Befeler gave his blog a new name because he's writing in multiple genres now. His blog post this week shows another one of his interesting sidelines: panhandling. Or at least, pretending to be a panhandler. Check out yesterday's post, "Back on the Streets Again." 

What Lesa Has in Her September Closet

Every month when Lesa does her "What's in My Closet?", I drool over the books she may be reading and reviewing for Lesa's Book Critiques. Sometimes I wish I could be a reviewer instead of a writer...but then I quickly come to my senses. Reading a book for critique or review is a lot different from reading for fun. I guess I prefer to read for fun.

If you like mysteries, especially cozies, check out Lesa's post, "September Treasures in My Closet", to see what's coming.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Let us know when Katie Cat has her day!
I prefer reading for fun as well.

Julie Luek said...

So many great writers!What a talented group we are.

Margot Kinberg said...

Thanks, Pat, for sharing these bits and pieces. Interested to hear that Mike's branching out into different genres. And I like this whole idea of the NA reader. Fascinating!

Trisha F said...

I write in many genres and for many age groups, and I love the flexibility of being willing (maybe not so much able, but still willing :D) to give almost anything a go!

Lesa said...

Thanks, Pat, for mentioning my blog. I still read for pleasure. If I don't like a book, I don't finish it, and it doesn't get a review. But, you're right. There's something special about zipping through a book without taking notes.