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Friday Fun for Writers, Authors & Readers…


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A screenwriter comes home to a burned down house. His sobbing and slightly-singed wife is standing outside. “What happened, honey?” the man asks.

“Oh, John, it was terrible,” she weeps. “I was cooking, the phone rang. It was your agent. Because I was on the phone, I didn’t notice the stove was on fire. It went up in second. Everything is gone. I nearly didn’t make it out of the house. Poor Fluffy is—”

“Wait, wait. Back up a minute,” The man says. “My agent called?”

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Care to share a joke or two?

Friday Fun for Writers, Authors & Readers…


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Finding a way to engage the technologically imprisoned youth.

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Jokes:  How many mystery writers does it take to change a light bulb? Two. One to screw the bulb almost all the way in, and one to give it a surprising twist at the end.

The road to hell is paved with adverbs.
– Stephen King

If you can’t annoy somebody, there’s little point in writing.
– Kingsley Amis

Friday Fun for Writers, Authors & Readers…


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What could possibly go wrong today? A full moon and Friday 13th. For me it has always been a good day. How about you?

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I thought this literary coffee display was worth sharing today.

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This one will make you groan!

Q: What would you get if you crossed a locomotive with the author of Tom Sawyer?

A: A choo-choo Twain.

Friday Fun, Literary News and Opportunities…


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Let’s plan to do something fun this weekend, whether you seclude yourself with notepad and pen, grab a favorite or new novel or find an exciting event to share with family and friends, take advantage of the summer weather. I plan to continue editing and revising my cowgirl romance, Willow Tree Tears, enjoy walks with two dogs I am looking after and make a couple of new recipes.

What are your plans for this weekend?

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Why not use this prompt to start a new story? Alisha kicked at the box, half hidden under the hedge. She didn’t expect what came out of it…. Share your creation in the comments.

This is a particularly fun event. http://www.standard.co.uk/showbiz/philip-pullman-prepares-grimm-burial-in-east-end-9092572.html

And a historical event for China: http://english.cntv.cn/2014/07/17/VIDE1405597441880213.shtml

Literary Jurors and Friday Fun…


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Literary News:

With the jurors chosen for the Neustadt Prize, there is the usual buzz of excitement as to whom they will ultimately choose.

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http://www.worldliteraturetoday.org/world-literature-today-announces-2014-neustadt-international-prize-literature-jurors#.UvQLq_ldXfI

Apart from the $50,000, which every writer would welcome with open arms, the winner receives a replica of an eagle feather cast in silver and a certificate of recognition. The feather is stunning and worthy of  a picture. Isn’t it beautiful?

Have you ever entered a prestigious competition?

Quotes:

There are two kinds of writer: those that make you think, and those that make you wonder.- Brian Aldiss

Have something to say, and say it as clearly as you can. That is the only secret.- Matthew Arnold

Friday Fun – Starter sentence: The old woman was laughing hysterically sitting at the bus stop.    

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Why was she laughing? Do you join in?

Share your response…

Another Fun Day Friday…


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Happy Friday everyone. Here is my Friday Fun Day submission. If you have something you would like me to post on a Friday please feel free to contact me. Interaction is key for writers after all.

Literary News :

http://www.worldliteraturetoday.org/events-news

http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwbooks/article/Noreen-Taylor-Announces-the-2014-RBC-Taylor-Prize-for-Literary-Non-Fiction-Shortlist-20140115

A couple of quotes to ponder:   It is perfectly okay to write garbage—as long as you edit brilliantly.    C. J. Cherryh

Not that the story need be long, but it will take a long while to make it short. Henry David Thoreau

Fun prompt to get that muse working:  The fire alarm goes off in your building just as you step out of the bath. As you hurried wrap a towel around you and rushed into the hallway a shame faced neighbor rushes out of their door, apologizing profusely. “I was using my oil-less fryer and it filled the room with smoke. I opened the door to disperse it.”  How would you or your character react?