Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sunday Funday!

It's Sunday Funday! Here are some of the blog posts that caught my attention this week:

Rachelle Gardner of WordServe Literary had a contest of sorts where people posted jokes, and she compiled all of them in one post for our viewing/laughing pleasure.

Shannon O'Donnell from Book Dreaming reminded us of the power of details in fiction writing.

Heather Zundel, who has pretty much the coolest first name EVER, reminded us of the awesome power of Reading Rainbow, and also taught us how the honey makes it into the jar (well, SHE didn't teach us, but we got taught.)

Editorial Anonymous explained why publishers/agents won't pick up a book on a good idea alone - and how much writing talent has to be there to get a response.

Anne Riley has started a series of pre-famous author interviews, where she's interviewing writers before they're famous. This is pretty much a great idea anyway, but her first one was this week, and her interviewee, Boudreau Freret, is seriously hilarious.

Jade (who hears voices) compared finding an agent to finding a man.

And finally, Jacki from Lovely Little Shelf started a new meme called Flashback Fridays, where she's encouraging everyone to post an old favorite from their childhood every Friday. I didn't participate in this first week, but I might participate from time to time when I'm feeling nostalgic. Her blog is pretty great, even though it's not on blogger, so head on over and check it out (and try to put your blogger snobbery aside...I know, I have it too...)

I also recently received the Over the Top award from Anne Riley, which I think is pretty fun, even if I'm not really sure what it means (and I'm totally cool with saying that, because Anne said the same thing.) Part of taking the award means that I have to answer a bunch of questions with only one here goes:

Your Cell Phone? Blackberry
Your Hair? Dyed  
Your Mother? Deceased
Your Father? Elderly
Your Favourite Food? Spaghetti
Your Dream Last Night? Novelish
Your Favourite Drink? Wine
Your Dream/Goal? Published
What Room Are You In? Living
Your Hobby? Writing
Your Fear? Spiders
Where Do You See Yourself In Six Years? Successful
Where Were You Last Night? Work
Something That You Aren't? Tan
Muffins? Yum
Wish List Item? MacBook
Where Did You Grow Up? Jersey
Last Thing You Did? Ate
What Are You Wearing? Sweats
Your TV? Cableless
Your Pets? Snugly
Friends? Fabulous
Your Life? Busy
Your Mood? Exhausted
Missing Someone? Yeah
Vehicle? Honda
Something You Aren't Wearing? Socks
Your Favorite Store? Target
Your Favorite Colour? Pink
When Was The Last Time You Laughed? Today
Last Time You Cried? Hm....
Your Best Friend?
One Place You Go To Over And Over Again? Hogwarts
Facebook? Meh
Favourite Place To Eat? Everywhere

That was kind of fun! I'm supposed to pass the award along to 5 other blogs, but let's face it, I think you're all awesome, and I've given a lot of linky love in this post. So if you're eying those questions thinking you want to answer them, please, consider the award given from me to you.


  1. Nice Sunday FUnday round up! I love this feature on your blog and congrats on the award:-)

  2. Heather--thanks for sharing the links and congrats on the award!

  3. Awesome! Thanks for the shout-out, Heather, and all these other fun links. Congrats on your award. :-)

  4. "Seriously hilarious" - Thank you! :-)


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