Week 6: What Caught My Senses This Week

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SIGHT: 

* My husband surprised me with a new monitor & a new mouse pad 🙂 Image

Book & Movie Reviews:

* “The Great Gatsby” Book & Movie Review

https://kristyfgillespie.wordpress.com/2013/05/13/the-great-gatsby-book-movie-review/

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* 101 Books- Positive “Gatsby” Review

http://101books.net/2013/05/14/why-i-disagree-with-critics-of-the-new-gatsby-film/

* Very Addicting Movie Review Blog: http://loveyourmovies.wordpress.com/

Books, Books, Books:

* Chuck Wendig- What Gets You to Read a Book? For me, the cover is important because I’m a visual person. I also read a lot of books from friend’s recommendations.

http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2013/05/13/what-gets-you-to-read-a-book/

* Mamabookasaurus- “Divergent” Movie News!

http://mamabookasaurus.blogspot.com/2013/05/thrilling-tuesday-news-divergent-film.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MamaBookasaurus+%28Mama+Bookasaurus%29

* Shannon Thompson- Required Reading Reviews-

http://shannonathompson.com/2013/05/14/finals-week/

* Check out Cary’s list of Free YA Fiction this weekend!

http://authorunpublished.wordpress.com/2013/05/17/free-fiction-friday-3/comment-page-1/#comment-544

* Check out Mamabookasaurs for more Free YA!

http://mamabookasaurus.blogspot.com/

Writing Tips:

* Shannon Thompson- Utilizing a Picture Book

http://shannonathompson.com/2013/05/16/writing-tips-picture-book/

* Chuck Wendig- Outlining

http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2013/05/14/25-things-you-should-know-about-outlining/

Literary Magazines: 

* e Fiction Magazine- Help Save the Short Story. e Fiction published several of  my short stories so this ‘zine is close to my heart!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/douglance/efiction-genre-fiction-magazines-apps-print-saveth

* Future Fantasy Magazine Open for Submissions

http://legendsofwindemere.com/2013/05/12/future-fantasy-magazine-open-for-submissions/

Publishing:

* Sarah Cradit interviewed by Jessica Peterson on Self Publishing. I can’t wait to read Sarah’s novel, “Saint Charles at Dusk”

http://mamajess66.blogspot.ca/2013/05/the-exciting-fantastic-terrifying-road.html

* Nathan Bransford- How Do You Plan to Publish Your W I P? 45% of writers responded “I will try traditional first but will self-publish if I don’t find a publisher.”

http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2013/05/how-do-you-plan-to-publish-your-work-in.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NathanBransford+%28Nathan+Bransford%2C+Author%29

Encouragement:

* Mail from My Mom:

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* Destiny Allison- You Get What You Deserve- This is a beautiful post

http://shapingdestinythebook.com/2013/05/14/you-get-what-you-deserve/

* Ionia Martin- Sparkle and Fade – Writing isn’t an easy path for any of us but if you are truly a writer, you’ll do it anyway….

http://readfulthingsblog.com/2013/05/14/sparkle-and-fade-the-lifelong-question-of-the-author/

* Christopher Lee Deards – Full Time Writing in a Full Time Life

http://christopherleedeards.com/2013/05/15/finding-the-time-full-time-writing-in-a-full-time-life/#like-339

* Amber Skye Forbes- Very Inspirational Post

http://amberskyeforbes.wordpress.com/2013/05/15/publishing-a-book-a-single-interview-question/

This Doesn’t Fit In a Particular Category:

* A Nation of Wimps- Are Kids Too Soft Nowadays?

http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200411/nation-wimps

* Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Philip Roth- On Writing, Awards, & Napping

http://101books.net/2013/05/16/philip-roth-on-writing-awards-and-napping/

SOUND:

* Ty Roper- New Music Releases (Especially like Ben Lee & Vampire Weekend)

http://firstnovelblog.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/new-music-releases-vampire-weekend/

* “The Great Gatsby” soundtrack

* “Great Expectations”- Soundtrack Score Suite- Patrick Doyle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9Xw03Rl9Q4

SMELL:

* Citronella Candles & Bug Spray

TASTE:

* Bold Starbucks Coffee is Very Bold! On Thursday, the chick in front of me ordered 6 shots of Expresso- and I thought I was a hard core coffee addict!

TOUCH: 

* Cicadas – eww!

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