“Better to have a little experience and a lot of imagination than vice versa.” – The Daily Writer
I try not to see the movie until I have read the book. So, I spent the week reading the book and then I saw the movie. I wish someone had told me I didn’t need to read the whole thing, the movie covers only 1/3 of the book. It was a good read. The movie, on the other hand, didn’t really start until Gollum made an appearance. It was all visually beautiful, but it didn’t move until two hours in.
I was pleased to discover that my favorite part of the book was also my favorite scene in the movie; The riddle contest between Bilbo Baggins and Gollum in the Troll Kingdom. Both book and movie version were laugh out loud funny. Come back later this week and read my SQM post on The Hobbit.
I also saw Skyfalls. I went to the movies with my parents and then at dinner learned their first date was a James Bond movie. How romantic. My mom informed me that my dad had taken 2 other girls to see the movie, as well. But, she married him anyway.
What movies have you seen lately? Did you see The Hobbit? What did you think?
Post to Review
What Writing Step Are You Afraid Of? by Jami Gold – I am afraid of Writing Query Letters, but I think my reasons are off base, how about you?
17 Signs You’re Actually, gasp, an ADULT by Paul Angone at All Groan Up – I am living #3 right now. But, I haven’t seen it in 5 years.
Appreciating Art by Tasha Seegmiller – Have you ever taken a scene from your favorite piece of art and wrote a scene? I wrote a scene that took place in Van Gogh’s Iris in a Field. It turned out pretty good. Give it a try.
Vanessa Wester Writer
Young Hungry and Restless
Ciucela . . .
John Lucas Hargis
Next Weeks Highlights
January 16th is the first meeting of the Progressive Book Club. An online book club hosted by M.L. Swift. Click on the badge for more information.
My First Book: Announces The Word Master Challenge. Every month, Misha will present a theme. This month’s Theme:
HOW NOT TO WRITE A NOVEL BEGINNING.
In less than 300 words, I want to see your idea of the WORST beginning you can possibly write. The funnier and more creative you are, the better. To make it easier for me, you have the WHOLE of January to enter, but you must please enter the SPECIFIC entry link into the linky list below. For information, click on the badge.
Both events will occur every month and you can join anytime.
I have been in New York for 4 days, now. Thanks to Ava J. Easterby. Her post Location, Location, Location (For your Novel) got my mind thinking, I need to visit some of the spots in my last few projects to make sure I have the locations correct. This is also my first time in the US in 2 years.
I love food. I love shopping with my mom. I love walking the streets with a latte in my hand in the cool crisp air. I love winter and I love New York. Some things never change.
I will warn you right now, I see several New York/New Jersey related post in the future.
But, I will tease you with this for starters.
Thank you so much EM Castellan for this beautiful award. I am a rebel award winner, I am going to refer to my And You Are? Bloghop post in lieu of sharing another 7 things about myself.
I would like to nominate the people in the Posts to Read below. They all inspire me to no end.
Flashback Blog Hop – The Peasant Revolt
The Peasants and Felicia Scotzig are celebrating her first blogoversary! To join in on the fun, the rules are simple:
Posts to Read
Update on the Plan from Angi Black – Haters need to lay off Angi, she is doing her thing.
Go Deep! Deeper! YES! Deep POV Rules in Fiction from Donya Lynne – great lessons on writing
Adding Humour in our Stories from Rachna – if you want to be funny
Fake It ‘Til You Make It from R.C. Lewis – i had to do this, too.
What Type of Writer are You from Philip Overby – i am a combo of all of these
Write Romance? Get Your Beat Sheet Here! from Jami Gold – for the organized romance writer
Post Inspired by our Great Writers
Vonnegut on Creating Characters
J.R.R. Tolkien’s Top 10 Tips for Writers
Beyond the Hill 45
Next Weeks Schedule
Monday – Book Club Blog Hop
Tuesday – Tattoo Tuesday – Jennifer
Wednesday -Jennifer George Guest Post
Friday – E – Book Challenge
Sunday – My Weekly Update
Look back at your work from January 2012–blog posts, stories, poetry, etc.–and find something you’d like to share. Whether you wonder, “What was I thinking?” or find something that you’re still proud of and want to share with a larger audience, I’d like everyone to share a piece of their work or a short reflection.
Hop around to the other blogs and meet all of the great folks participating.
At the end of the week, everyone who participates will be eligible to enter a giveaway for a $20 Amazon gift card.
You can also earn additional entries, by answering questions about some of the sponsoring blogs (questions will be released here on January 4, 2012).