Friday, May 07, 2010

And Now For Something Completely Different

Bring out your dead!

* BOOK NEWS *

Simon at Constant Revision tells us the right way to attract blog followers.

Tony Burton discusses what makes one a professional over at Make Mine Mystery

The Blood Red Pencil asks - is your story science fiction or urban fantasy?

Arlee and the other A-Z Challenge participants reflect at Tossing It Out

Elana Johnson talks about the curse of the writerly friend.


* AN AWARD *
Rayna at Coffee Rings Everywhere gave me The Sunshine Award!

There are so many bloggers I could pass this along to! I appreciate each and every one of you who've stuck with me the past few months while Spunky has been busy out of her mind. I will pass this along to Jai at Jai Joshi’s Tulsi Tree as she always makes time to stop by and say something nice!!


* CAPTION WINNER *

CC - "Silly farmer thinks this gate will stop me. He doesn't know the power of the super tongue"


Remember, tune in every Sunday for the Sunday Sillies - laughs aplenty and your chance to caption a photo!

* PHOTO OF THE DAY *

I took this photo of a storefront in downtown Asheville, NC - aren't they pretty?

24 comments:

  1. Will check out the links - thanks.

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  2. They're beautiful, Diane. Happy weekend.
    Karen

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  3. Karen, I was bummed the store was already closed - I would've purchased one!

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  4. Kudos on the award, and WOW - stunning picture!

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  5. Nice stars-- unusual decoration. I got you signed up for the FIFTEEN FANTASY ISLAND FAVORITES album list for May 17th. Linky Tools was apparently down for a while then it started accepting names again. Now your good to go.

    Lee
    May 17th Fifteen Fantasy Island Favorites

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  6. I want one of those decorations.

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  7. Thanks Arlee!

    Allyn, I really wanted one too...

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  8. The stars are beautiful. I saw some in the Albuquerque airport and immediately wondered where I could hang one!

    Helen
    Straight From Hel

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  9. Thanks so much for thinking of me, Diane!

    Jai

    PS: I love that cow picture! Cows are so cute.

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  10. Thanks for the links and the pics! I love the new layout of your blog. :)

    Elizabeth
    Mystery Writing is Murder

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  11. AnonymousMay 07, 2010

    Thanks for the link to my blog, good lady! You're lovely, and spunky, and generally all-around wunderbar. :)

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  12. Those are some really cool awards and the pictures are so beautiful.

    CD

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  13. Cows are cute, Jai!

    Thanks, Elizabeth.

    Simon, first time I've ever been called a wunderbar - LOL! Just don't call me a Twinkie.

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  14. Congratulations on your award, Diane! Very appropriate, since you do add a bit of sunshine through your blog. That's a great photo! Asheville is such a lovely city.

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  15. I’m a bit behind today so I’m going to rush over and check out these links.

    Great photo of the starts, by the way.

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  16. Love that photo! Thanks for the links - enjoy the weekend! :)

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  17. Love the stars, they're beautiful. Have a great weekend.

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  18. Gorgeous photo! I'm sure they were beautiful in person, but the way you captured them--wow! In fact, I'd love to have that on my wall...can I get a copy? It'd look great in my kids playroom.

    And thanks for the links! So many to check out! I didn't get to comment yesterday, but I really enjoyed reading your "Tips" post. I got cut off before I could comment. Sorry it's been so long!

    Michele
    SouthernCityMysteries

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  19. That is one gorgeous photo, Diane! You have a real eye for art. And thanks for your rundown of great blogs, too. Love Blood Red Pencil.
    Best,
    Carolyn

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  20. Michele - I just sent it to you!

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  21. AnonymousMay 08, 2010

    I'll check out Simon's link. I'm always looking for ways to attract new bloggers. Congrats! on the sunshine award.

    Stephen Tremp

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  22. Congratulations on your Sunshine Award & you deserve it as does Jai!

    As for the starry photo, it's stunning! :)

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  23. Congrats on the award!! Glad you liked my caption.

    Your photo is amazing!

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