Friday, January 08, 2010

And Now For Something Completely Different...

"First you must find... another shrubbery!"

*  BOOK NEWS *

Helen Ginger had two great posts at Straight From Hel - Write Like A Man &Publishing Industry Predictions The second continues, so keep reading her blog!

Carolyn advises us to broaden our views on conferences - Sharing With Writers & Readers

At The Blood Red Pencil - Things That Drive an Editor Crazy

How to market your book like a movie - The Creative Penn

And Entrepreneur.com had his great article - 5 Things I Hate About Your Website
(Courtesy of  Feathered Quill )


* MOVIE NEWS *

No new movie this week, but I am catching DAYBREAKERS today!

And AVATAR crossed 1 billion by Monday morning. Is that not wild???
Okay, who here had NOT seen this movie?
GO!!!!
For goodness sakes, I've seen it twice already!

* PHOTO OF THE DAY *

We purchased a kitty tree (the Penthouse Cat Tree) for Rocko & Spunky from Kitty Mansions When we went to put it together Christmas Eve, we discovered a piece was missing! I emailed Kitty Mansions and they mailed a new one right away. Props to them!
Once we got it together, Rocko declared it hers, and proceeded to go "nutsy-squirrelly" on it!



* VIDEO OF THE DAY *

This comes courtesy of  The Old Silly , who blogged about the health care reform bill yesterday. I'm not a country gal, but the tune is pretty catchy - and the message pretty funny!

17 comments:

Creative Chronicler said...

Great links. I was on Blood Red Pen earlier.

Haven't seen Avatar yet. I generally don't get to the movie theater these days. I just wait for video, that way I can multi-task while watching things. Bad- I know, but there just aren't enough hours in the day.

Karen Walker said...

I did go see Avatar, based on your rave review. I wasn't disappointed.
It was wonderful.
karen

The Old Silly said...

I GOTTA go see Avatar! Glad you liked the Stevens clip - thanks for passing it on, too.

Marvin D Wilson

Stephen Tremp said...

I'm reading the Publishing Industry Predictions. Fascinating stuff. The industry is changing fast, and it behooves authors to take advantage of an online presence and start building one now.

Stephen Tremp

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

I still haven't seen Avatar. I can't seem to get past the trailer being shown on TV which looks perfectly awful to me. But, I'll probably end up going anyway.

But right now I'm going to check out these interesting sounding links.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Karen, so glad you got to see it!

Jane, don't judge it on the trailer. The first time I saw the trailer last August, I was disappointed. It didn't look that good, at least not the special effects. But in the theatre in 3D - WOW! It's breathtaking. And SO real.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Let us know about Daybreakers!

Jemi Fraser said...

I can't talk my hubby into seeing Avatar with me - he hates anything even remotely connected with sci-fi. *sigh*

Fat Roland said...

I thought Avatar was incredibly beautiful (shoulda seen it in Imax!), but I just wish the script and the plot had been a bit less cliched.

Sorry, but I have to say it, for us Brits, you have the rudest blog title ever! :)

Nancy J. Parra said...

Thanks for posting the great links. Love the kitty pic. Have a safe and happy weekend!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Roland, I know it has a slang meaning there, but several of my British friends it was a juvenille term at best and not to worry. The definition is pluck & courage, so I'm sticking with it!

Jai Joshi said...

I haven't seen Avatar yet. I'm sure I will at some point but I don't anticipate seeing it for a few weeks still.

Jai

Helen Ginger said...

I always love to see your kitties. Good thing you don't spoil them. ;-)

I liked Avatar, too. I'd recommend you not wait for it to come out on video unless by then you plan to have one of the new 3D TVs.

Helen
Straight From Hel

Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

Diane, glad you liked my blog on using conferences to reach new audiences for your book. Not many people realize they can be used that way! www.sharingwithwriters.blogspot.com.

I enjoyed Avatar, too, and I'm not much of a fan of special effects or sci-fi or fantasy. I saw some...hmmmmm...flaws but it was still a fun movie time.

Best,
Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Tweeting writers' tips @frugalbookpromo

Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

Diane, glad you liked my blog on using conferences to reach new audiences for your book. Not many people realize they can be used that way! www.sharingwithwriters.blogspot.com.

I enjoyed Avatar, too, and I'm not much of a fan of special effects or sci-fi or fantasy. I saw some...hmmmmm...flaws but it was still a fun movie time.

Best,
Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Tweeting writers' tips @frugalbookpromo

J. Kaye said...

Love the links and the photo of the day. There is a 365 Days of Photos or something like that going on. One of these days, when the kids are moved out, I'd like to do that. I love taking photos, but no time. You know?

Now I am off to check out Ray Stevens. I am chuckling just thinking about it.

Jonie Ades said...

I love the cat tower photo! I also purchased one from http://www.cattowerstree.com/cat-towers/ which both my cats love! That is great that the retailer sent you a replacement, the one I bought was fine.