Friday Favorites

This Week’s Quote:
“If you are not big enough to lose, you are not big enough to win.” – Walter Reuther
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Another update on Person of Interest.

4C: Character In Crucible. From Argh Ink. By Jennifer Crusie. Read more…

RAM: There Is No Good Back Story. From Argh Ink. By Jennifer Crusie. Read more… 

Crafting Emotion: The Importance of Matching Actions To Feelings. From Fiction University. By Bonnie Randall. Read more…

How To Make Boring Story Parts Exciting. From Warrior Writers. By Alex Limberg. Read more…

Friday Favorites – Person of Interest -2

This Week’s Quote:
“Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.” – Winston Churchill

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Thank you for your patience and participation in the Authors In Bloom Blog Hop for the last couple of weeks. Congratulations to Brandi D. for winning copies of the Northstar Security series books. Also, thank you to those who signed up for newsletter. You are eligible to receive your choice of a mobi or pdf copy of my short story, Imperfect Dreams~Perfect Reality. For anyone signing up for my newsletter, you are eligible for the gift. If you’ve signed up for the newsletter and didn’t yet get your copy, please send me an email or comment below and I’ll make sure you get a copy.

Now, back to Friday Favorites and a catch-up on more of Jennifer Crusie’s breakdown of Person of Interest. If you haven’t been following her blog on this, I got say, for me, it’s been like taking a high-level workshop on storytelling.

Relevance: Building a Complex Character. From Argh Ink. By Jennifer Crusie. Read more…

Zero Day and God Mode: Handling Complex Story. From Argh Ink. By Jennifer Crusie. Read more…

Lady Killer: Utilizing A Large Recurring Cast. From Argh Ink. By Jennifer Crusie. Read more…

Razgovor: Establishing Character Through Relationships. From Argh Ink. By Jennifer Crusie. Read more…

Mors Praematura: Fusing Multiple Story Lines. . From Argh Ink. By Jennifer Crusie. Read more…

The Devil’s Share: Rip-Your-Heart-Out Storytelling. From Argh Ink. By Jennifer Crusie. Read more…

5th Annual Authors In Bloom – Blog Hop

5th Annual Authors In Bloom Blog Hop
Thursday April 7th – Saturday 16th 2016
10 Days of Giveaways-Gardening Tips-Recipes-and More!

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A GRAND PRIZE you’ll be digging to win!

For regular visitors to my blog: I’m taking a brief hiatus from the Friday Favorites to run this Blog Hop for the full 10 days and give all visitors a chance at the Grand Prize – eReader.

The ten day extravaganza starts April 7th and runs through the 16th where almost 50 authors and bloggers will offer fabulous gardening tips and fresh recipes, just in time for spring! Plus, each site will host a giveaway in addition to the grand prize eReader and $25 gift card.

Participating Authors
Click here for a list of authors participating in the hop.

Stanalei’s Fun Gardening Tip
Need to get rid of slugs, but want to stay chemical free? Give them a beer party! Pour an inch or so of beer into a shallow pastry tin and set the lip of the pastry tin level with the dirt. Place a few in areas where you’re having problems with slugs. The slimy buggers gravitate to the beer and slide right in for a drink. Works great on snails too!

All visitors interested in the Grand Prize eReader or Gift Card must leave a comment with your email. Only those visitors who visit EACH and EVERY stop are eligible for the grand prize ereader and gift card.

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Winners for the Grand Prizes will be announced April 18th! I will contact the winner of the Northstar eBook prize via email and announce on my blog as soon as the winner has contacted me. For additional details you can visit  Dianne Venetta.

Friday Favorites – Person of Interest

This Week’s Quote:
“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” – Og Mandino

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Jennifer Crusie has started a breakdown of one of my “new” favorite TV shows, Person of Interest. The program’s first four seasons are currently airing on Netflix and the final season will begin around the first of May.

I have enjoyed this program even though I came to the series long after it first aired. I think watching episodes in large chunks at a time helped me appreciate the brilliance of the writers and their long game with each of the stories.

I wanted to share Ms. Crusie’s insights as she posts about story, protagonist, secondary characters, etc., because I feel she’s nailed the essence of what solid storytelling is all about. If you haven’t watched the series, there are spoilers in her posts. However, it may make you curious enough about the series to search it out. Even if you never watch it, there are insights that can enrich your reading, watching, or writing experiences. Enjoy…

The Pilot: The Beginning Is a Promise. From Argh Ink. By Jennifer Crusie. Read more…

The Fix: The Power of the Supporting Characters. From Argh Ink. By Jennifer Crusie. Read more…

Witness: Reversals. From Argh Ink. By Jennifer Crusie. Read more…

Flesh and Blood: The Well-rounded Antagonist. From Argh Ink. By Jennifer Crusie. Read more…

Firewall, The Contingency, Bad Code: Turning Points. From Argh Ink. By Jennifer Crusie. Read more…

Friday Favorites

This Week’s Quote:
“The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready his opportunity when it comes.” – Benjamin Disraeli

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Brand Me. From Bad Girlz Write. By Elizabeth Michels. Hat tip to ELF. Read more…

Tips For Writing Your Author Acknowledgments. From Fiction University. By Julie Musli. Read more…

Twitter For Writers—Eight Ways to Nuke Your Brand. From Warrior Wirters. By Kristen Lamb. Read more…

Beware The Writing Zombies. From Screencraft. By Corey Mandell. Hat Tip to Mona Karel with MFRW. Read more…

Marketing In Disguise. From Romance University. By Trish Milburn. Read more…