Saturday, May 22, 2010

And Now For Something Completely Different...

On a Saturday! You weren't expecting that, were you?

Woman - What do you want?
Man - I want to come in and steal a few things, madam.
Woman - Are you an encydopaedia salesman?
Man - No madam, I'm a burglar, I burgle people.
Woman - I think you're an encyclopaedia salesman.
Man - Oh I'm not, open the door, let me in please.
Woman - If I let you in you'll sell me encyclopaedias.
Man - I won't, madam. I just want to come in and ransack the flat. Honestly.

* BOOK NEWS *

Don’t forget my 200 Followers Uber-Beyond-Belief giveaway - I hit 200 Followers!!!! Books, gift card, and basket of goodies to one lucky winner.

Jane Kennedy Sutton talks about dialogue tags and provides a LINK to 550 alternatives for ‘said.’

Alex J. Cavanaugh interviewed science fiction author, David J. Williams.

What do editors want? Find out at Straight From Hel

Advice for self-published authors seeking reviews at Writers in the Sky

Stuck at home for Book Expo America? These book bloggers are participating in Armchair BEA

Don’t forget B. Miller Fiction’s awesome Pay It Forward giveaway!

And go congratulate Nancy J. Parra - she just signed a book deal and an agent deal!!

 
* CAPTION WINNERS *
 
Too many good ones this week!

Alex atAlex J. Cavanaugh - “Well old chap, let me tell you..."
CC at CC Chronicles - “Are you looking at me?"
Vivian at Brain Cells and Bubble Wrap - “Don't you dare kiss me.”


* PHOTO OF THE DAY *


19 comments:

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

I can't attend BEA this year :(

Mason Canyon said...

Great links and love the captions. The photo of the day is stunning. It could lead to its own story. Have a great weekend.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

Thanks for letting us know what is going on in Blogland. much appreciated.

Yvonne,

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Nice updates, links, and photos! :)

Jemi Fraser said...

Love the photo! Thanks for the links, Diane - enjoy the weekend :)

KarenG said...

That Writers in the Sky link was great!! Excellent advice for all writers, self-pubbed or no. Thanks for sharing!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Thanks! This is still my favorite post of the week, because I learn so much in the process.

And I'm very proud of the photo - "Lady in Sorrow." Yes, it's great inspiration for a story.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks for mentioning my interview with David and selecting my caption!

arlee bird said...

Zooming past 200! Good for you Diane.

Lee
Tossing It Out

prashant said...

It could lead to its own story. Have a great weekend.

data entry work from home

Talli Roland said...

Congrats on the 200 followers. Yay! I love your photo of the day - thanks for that and for all the links!

Helen Ginger said...

Love the photo. Is the statue next to a fountain or was it raining? Fountain, I'm thinking.

Helen
Straight From Hel

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Thanks Arlee and Talli!

It is indeed a fountain, Helen.

The Old Silly said...

LOL, love the "dont dare kiss me" one!

Susan Fields said...

I believe I have that "other words for said" sickness - I know I shouldn't use them, but I get so darned sick of "said"! That was a fun post - thanks for the link.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

Alex, the frog and your caption remind me of Winston Churchill, don't you think?

Best,
Carolyn Howard-Johnson
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L. Diane Wolfe said...

Susan, I do it as well!

And Brooke, sorry you'll miss BEA - but you can do the Armchair BEA.

Creative Chronicler said...

Amazing photo1

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Thank you, CC!