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Monthly Archives: October 2010
On the first day of ninth grade, my English teacher took away the verb “to be.” She stood before the class and told us that any appearance of the offending verb – “is, am, were, are or otherwise” – would … Continue reading
Today’s challenge is actually a preliminary to next week’s challenge, so don’t forget what you learn. There’s no actual writing involved in this one. Instead, your mission (and you should choose to accept it) is to find an object you … Continue reading
I have many voices in my head. (Most writers do.) Most of them I created, in one form or another, and for the most part I consider them friends. They populate my manuscripts, existing and prospective. Their voices are known … Continue reading
…the United States defeats the Japanese in the Battle of Cape Esperance. (You thought that was a typo in the title, didn’t you?). The battle was important because it involved the defeat of a fleet heading to reinforce the Japanese … Continue reading
Edit: I’m going to be adjusting the time stamp on this post throughout the day and leapfrogging it over meme and challenge posts made in between as I update the read-a-thon progress. 5:00am PST: It’s 5am on October 9, 2010, … Continue reading
Midnight Book Girl is offering up the hour 17 Read-a-Thon challenge: “Ban This Book!” The challenge is to point out how easily any book can fall under the ban (you see what I did there…) by making your best ridiculous … Continue reading
We made it halfway! As the clock ticks past 4 we’re into the twelfth hour, and both Tesla and I are still going strong. The 3:00 sleepies passed on, and it’s time for the Read-a-Thon midway meme: 1. What are … Continue reading
The Hour 10 challenge is hosted by Lynne’s Book Reviews. Lynne’s challenge involves (a) posting a photo of a favorite pet and (b) writing a sentence about a favorite animal book using only words which begin with the same letter … Continue reading
It’s 10 am – do you know where your read-a-thon partners are? I’m heading out for a brief “blog tour” to support some of the other readers. Big thanks to all the awesome commenters who’ve been stopping by to encourage … Continue reading