Thursday, November 1, 2012

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Well-Written Wednesday: Featuring Jamie Wright (Tips on Writing)

For more information regarding growing your blog revenue and the goals of Well-Written Wednesday, see here Jamie Wright is the Very Worst Missionary. Because she has articulated it so exceptionally well, I'm going to send you here to find out more about her.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Book Suggestions: "Caleb's Crossing" by Geraldine Brooks

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Caleb's Crossing is a historical novel based around the story of the first Native American to attend Harvard University. Coming on the tail of the Expecting Adam Review, I am completely disillusioned now about Harvard University, but that's neither here nor there.

The story is actually told from the point of view of Bethia, an instantly adorable character whose selfless and self-deprecating nature is as endearing as her ability to love in a deep and uncomplicated way. Bethia becomes like a sister to Caleb, and I think any reader would wish her for their own sister. Maybe that's just me...she does remind me a bit of my little sister.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Well-Written Wednesday: "Growing Your Blog" from Melissa at Growing Up Geeky

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For information on how to improve your blog revenue and the goals of Well-Written Wednesday, check here. The author of this post, Melissa, is a type-A former mathlete who is married to an oboe and video game playing organic chemist. She is the mother of two little girls and she blogs at Growing up Geeky, where she prefaces her stories on parenting with the idea that "when it comes to being cool, [her] kids won't have a prayer". Melissa's blog is currently #2 on Top Baby Blogs, but last week she was #1. If you like this post, vote for her

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Well-Written Wednesday: "Revision Fatigue" by Nathan Bransford (Tips on Writing)

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For information on how to improve your blog revenue and the goals of Well-Written Wednesday, check here. Today's post is from Nathan Bransford, the author of the Jacob Wonderbar books. Remember a few months ago when I was looking for a boy alternative for the Romona Quimby books? I found the answer in Nathan's Jacob Wonderbar - wholesome, adventurous, and fun. Nathan was formerly a literary agent with Curtis Brown Ltd. and is now the social media manager at CNET. He also writes one of my favorite blog series called "This Week in Books" which has provided me with inspiration for 90% of the conversations I've had with authors and editors in the last year.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Book Suggestions: A Few Children's Books for Election Time

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The book suggestions here are great fits for election time. They were chosen because they are clever and fun for parents to read, and can start conversations about government for young ones, but also makes light of the process. When we adults are up to our ears in election coverage, Duck for President and The Scrambled States of America give us the opportunity to lighten up and  remember to be thankful for our freedoms and the relatively benign flaws in our political process.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Well-Written Wednesday: Mrs. Fringe (Tips on Writing)

For information on how to improve your blog revenue and the goals of Well-Written Wednesday, check hereThe following post was syndicated from a blog written by MrsFringe. She lives in Manhattan with her husband–Husband, three kiddos–Man Child, Nerd Child, and Flower Child, two dogs–Big Senile Dog and Little Incredibly Dumb Dog, and the ever changing live stock in her reef tank.  In between her glamorous life of walking dogs and navigating the cutthroat world of school admissions in NY, she works on her writing and blogging about the world of broke parenting and reefing in NY. She was featured on Wordpress' "Freshly Pressed".