12: What Caught My Senses: A LOT OF STUFF THAT YOU’LL MISS OUT ON IF YOU DON’T CHECK OUT!

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* Painting by Dottie Dunsmore

SIGHT: 

BOOKS:

* Chris McMullen- What Makes People Buy Books?- http://chrismcmullen.wordpress.com/2013/06/19/what-makes-people-buy-books/

SUBMISSIONS/CONTESTS: 

* The Nearest Poem Anthology – Sofia M. Starnes – Submit a poem that resonates with you, one that you haven’t written, by June 30 for consideration: http://www.sofiamstarnes.com/page11.html

* Virginia’s Writing Club- The Golden Nib Contest – submit poetry, fiction, non-fiction by September 3- http://www.virginiawritersclub.org/events?eventId=486528&EventViewMode=EventDetails

* Write By the Rails- Golden Nib Contest- submit poetry, fiction, non-fiction by July 15- http://www.writebytherails.org/2013/05/judges-for-first-tier-of-golden-nib.html

* Narrative Fifth Annual Poetry Contest – Submit until July 19- http://www.narrativemagazine.com/node/207341

* Sante Fe Writing Project Contest- http://www.sfwp.com/the-contest

* Glimmer Train’s Fiction Submission Deadline June 30- http://www.glimmertrainpress.com/writer/html/index2.asp

* Book Hub is looking for Submissions for eBook publishing: http://bookhubinc.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/writers-and-authors-wanted-book-hub-is-looking-for-submissions/

* The Community Storyboard- Accepting Submissions In Most Genres: https://neverendingstorydepository.wordpress.com/

WRITING EVENTS: 

Virginia’s Writing Club- A Symposium for Writers on the Journey to Publication- Saturday, Aug 3- (I registered today!) http://www.virginiawritersclub.org/events?eventId=694357&EventViewMode=EventDetails

PUBLISHING:

* Christian Mihai- 50 Questions About Self Publishing- http://cristianmihai.net/2013/06/13/50-questions-about-self-publishing/

* Catherine Caffeinated- How Self-Published Books Are Made Part II:  http://catherineryanhoward.com/2013/06/19/how-self-published-books-are-made-start-to-finish-part-ii/

* Horseshoe Publishing- http://rosieamber.wordpress.com/2013/06/19/a-post-for-horseshoe-publishing/comment-page-1/#comment-1137

PLAGIARISM:

* We Are All Vulnerable to Plagiarism- http://selfpubauthors.com/2013/06/18/we-are-all-vulnerable-to-plagiarism/

SOCIAL MEDIA: 

* Kristen Lamb- The Three NEVERs of Social Media: http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2013/06/19/the-three-nevers-of-social-media/#comment-74094

HELP A WRITER OUT: 

* Vote Kate to the Top- She has an amazing opportunity & she needs your help. It takes less than a minute to vote! –  http://andrawatkins.com/2013/06/19/vote-kate-to-the-top/

HUFF POST BOOKS TIDBITS: 

* The Perfect Number of Children for Literary Success- http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/gallery/2013/jun/13/perfect-number-children-literary-success-pictures

*Vice Suicide Shoot Pulled After Sparking Controversy- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/18/vice-suicide-shoot_n_3460219.html?utm_hp_ref=books&ir=Books

Vice Published a Fashion Spread of Female Writer Suicides [Updated]

THANK YOU:

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* A Big Thanks to Patty at Petite Magique for nominating me for Loyal Reader Award-  http://petitemagique.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/150-followers-and-more-awards/

SOUND: 

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* Movie Pre-Screening The Heat – Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy- hysterical!

* I signed up for free tickets through Advance Screenings: http://advancescreenings.com/

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* Movie Pitch Perfect – Anna Kendrick & Acapella Awesomeness! 2 Thumbs Up

* Pitch Perfect Soundtrack- http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=xoilhw-Rt1E&feature=endscreen

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* Axis of Awesome- 4 Chord Song – all the greatest hits from the past 40 years just use 4 chords – same 4 chords for every song

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* Movie Savages – I wasn’t rooting for any of the characters (except a tad for villains Salma Hayek, John Trovolta, and Benicio Del Toro b/c they were at least entertaining)  – SPOILER ALERT- and was satisfied by their demise in the “first” ending (esp. Blake Lively’s character which I couldn’t stand). I do not like promiscuous, Barbie doll, wanna-be hippy, airhead types, who only care about drugs, shopping, and boys.  The “second” ending was less cliche but left the main characters alive to continue on swimming in the ocean and smoking pot, which is probably a more realistic ending. Perhaps this was director Oliver Stone’s intention- to show how thin the line between a savage and a civilized person is and how easy it is to turn a blind eye to the injustices of the world, until of course, it effects you.

 

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* Passenger- Let Her Go- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBumgq5yVrA – “Only know you love her when you let her go. And you let her go.”

* Miley Cyrus- Stay – http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=RGLh138m7sA&feature=endscreen “Say you love me more than you did before…”

* Does anyone else hate talking on the phone? I’m okay with texts and emails but phones? Ugh!

SCENT: 

* My stinky but lovable dogs- Sammy and Gustav (named after composer Gustav Mahler)

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TASTE:

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* Claire’s at the Depot, Warrenton, VA (Former train station)

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* Moo Thru in Remington, VA

TOUCH:

* Once again, I got nothing!

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