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Archive for December, 2010

30 December

Happy New Year 2011!

Happy New Year!, originally uploaded by pennyzphotolane.

Just in time for the end of one year and the beginning of a new one. Champagne, brie, and reflection on my goals for the next year are all on the menu.

Writing goals. What are yours? I’m writing mine down, and hope to accomplish a lot in 2011.

Hoping your New Year ring-in is grand.


30 December

Featured Blog Of The Week — Emily Cavalier’s “Mouth of the Border”

Ceiling, originally uploaded by Elena777.

Just in time for the New Year: Mouth of the Border, Emily Cavalier’s Brooklyn-based food blog. Honestly, it’s scrumptious! To die for! You can get so lost in it a half-hour passes after just glancing at her latest post. Read. Relax. Relish.

Thanks Emily.


19 December

Blog of the Week:

If Only, originally uploaded by Inkygirl.

This week the spotlight shines on the Inkygirl blog You can click here for the most amazing compilation of internet resources for writers (including Twitter info and tutorials) ever! It’s a holiday gift for writers on its own!

Enjoy it. 🙂

12 December

Shakepeare and Company’s Paris Literary Prize

Concubine&books, originally uploaded by MusicPeppe.

Shakespeare and Company, a bookstore opened by American George Whitman in 1951, is holding their first Paris Literary Prize for a novella. See the rules and details here. There is also a video made by Mr. Whitman’s daughter about the prize. View the video here.

The deadline has been extended to 18 December, 2010.  This deadline is for the first 3000 words, but the finished novella’s length must be 20,000 to 30,000 words long. Those making the final cut will be notified in February. If you decide to enter, good luck!

11 December

Writing Classes Offered At A Great Holiday Price!

This winter take a freelance writing class from the comfort of your own home by conference and online. Learn everything you need to know to get started writing and submitting your articles for magazines and newspapers. Basics of the business covered, terminology, anatomy of an article, how to communicate with editors, editing, polishing, and marketing.

For more information visit the ‘Classes’ page.

11 December

Fav Blog Of The Week: SF Girl By Bay

This week the blog favorite is Victoria Smith’s ‘SF Girl By Bay’, voted as a top designer blog by the London Times. It’s quirky, classy, and has endless selections of  columns to read with names like “Poppytalk” and “Apartment Therapy”. Ms. Smith calls her blog one of “Modern Bohemian Design,” and it is a feast for the senses, featuring linens and weaves, textures and color. Wrapping up these sensual delights are Victoria Smith’s fun words; they teach and amuse at the same time. Enjoy this blog with your afternoon tea and fog.