Monday, September 30, 2013

Pinterest For Writers

I love Pinterest and I know that I'm definitely not the only one who spend a few minutes (hours) on the site each week. A healthy handful of my blog views are referred from the site each week as well. So how does writing and pinterest go together? Here are a couple writing pinners that I follow:

Social Marketing Writing
This pinner has a few boards that I like better than others are I feel are more applicable than others to writers/writing such as Social Media Tips and  Marketing Tips 
To follow them click here:

Writing Soul
This pinner has a board called Writing Life. It has inspiration, writing prompts and quotes all posted conveniently in one place. Another board I like is Poetic Notions and while I personally do not write poetry, I do like to read it and learn about it.
To follow them click here:

This last pinner has a few boards all specific to the craft. Personal writing, education, books to read and even homeschooling ideas. One board I like is called Grammar It only has a few pins but a couple are funny and there's an info-graphic that covers common grammar mistakes. Another is called Writing It has prompts, cheat sheets and ways to help children in their own stories.
To follow them click here:

What pinners do you follow to improve your own craft?

Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday Feature

Lorde, Royals:

Avicci, Wake Me Up

The Maine Feat Adam Lazzara, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Monday, September 9, 2013

Library Day

by Derek Munson
Illustrated by Tara Calahan King

This book was picked up randomly by the little one and has been read quite a few times. It's the perfect summer until Jeremy Ross moves in down the street and becomes the main character's best enemy. Dad has a plan to make enemy pie, sounds good until our hero learns to make enemy pie work, he has to spend the day with his enemy Jeremy. Things don't turn out the way the main character thinks they will.

My girls loved it. The oldest two learned a lesson about judging others and making friends, and the little one thinks enemy pie is funny and now just wants to have pie, which you've got to admit, isn't a bad idea. :)

Saturday, September 7, 2013

A Quick Round Up

I made it though the week! Granted we had Monday off due to Labor Day but I'm counting it as success. :)

Here's a round up of what I've been looking through this week:

---Like to hike? Want a little adrenalin rush to go with it? Check out these hikes around the world.

---If you are like me, you have an abundance of zucchini around, here's how to cook it in new ways.

---Here's one for my own love of music, why The Clash still matters.

---Helping kids get homework done.

---For all you retro lovers out there, aren't these cups the cutest? This store sells everything you need to outfit a kitchen in style!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Things that are Pinteresting

Here's my most recent five pins:
To visit these pins, click the #. One, Two, ThreeFour, Five.
I love looking through pinterest and finding ideas for dinner, decorating and character profiles. Recently I like to find some word or idea to put into my writing as a little challenge. For example, the last image talks about table manners, so I'll look for a place to add in table manners or maybe the word humorous. It's been a helpful way to keep writing interesting. I find that there are always scenes that have to be written that I don't feel particularly excited to write, those are the scenes that I use writing prompts such as the word play from pinterest.

What do you do to keep yourself writing?

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Writers Conference

Learning from others is a great way to improve your writing skills. By going to conferences, you learn, connect and generally have a good time. I try to go to as many writing conferences as I can. Here's one in Kanab, UT so if you are in southern Utah, Arizona, or would like to take a road trip this looks like an affordable option.

What other writing conferences do you like to attend?

Monday, September 2, 2013

Library Day

Song For a Princess 
by Rachel Mortimer

 Such a cute story. The very first page starts with a little bird who loves words. I can already identify with the little bird, I love words too. The Princess and her friend love words, what smart girls. :) The art work by Maddy McClellan is beautiful, in fact if it were sold as prints I would gladly buy some to put in the girls' rooms. Even the littlest one sat through the whole story.  We've read it a dozen times and I'm not sick of it yet. A sign it's parent friendly. This is a book I see my children cherishing for years to come.