Good Morning folks! So this Saturday Morning I am finally getting to my Mashup for the week. As I was getting ready for it earlier this week I had a lot of things that took place that kept me from getting to it any earlier. Today is the second day of Camp NaNoWriMo & JuNoWriMo and thus far I'm keeping up with my goals for each day. Todays Mashup is focused on things that might help folks to get through the next month of writing. The community of writers is our greatest strength and we must help one another if we expect to make it. Here's my contribution today.
David Powers King has a guest blogger by the name of Shallee McArthur this week and she's wonderful. Read on at: "Shallee McArthur: The Key to Writing a Deeper Book - Get Outside Yourself!"
Rebecca Hoffman also has a guest blogger who shares about her own writing experiences in: "Guest Post by Cynthia Ravinski."
Ellen Oh, an up and coming YA diversity author, interviews another author about why they write diverse fiction in: "What Diversity Means to Me - Featuring Zoe Marriott."
Angela Ackerman has a guest blogger giving away a copy of their book Keep Calm and Query On. Read on and register for a chance to win at: "Keep Calm And Query On + Giveaway!"
Anthony Dutson gives some solid advice about how to set up realistic goals in: "Reevaluating Your Goals."
Adam Gaylord talks about something that is worth thinking about, if you write sex scenes, in: "Who's Up For Some Bad Sex?"
Mary Ann, of the Prosers, shares a compelling blog on why flaws are necessary in characters in: "Even the Noblest Characters Need Flaws."
Jeff Hargett weighs in on the ages long battle of opinion between authors about: "Prologues."
Callie Leuck brings in the big guns with Jamie Gibbs to bring a bit more culture to her blog in: "Guest Post: Adding Culture To Your Fantasy World."
Morgan Shamy, The Redhead, helps us to see the difference between reality and fantasy in: "The Writer Community: Real or Fake?."
Donna K. Weaver has a lightbulb moment concerning how to do Show versus Tell in: "My Epiphany."
K.M. Weiland shares some great time saving resources in: "Resource Roundup: 5 Time Savers for Writers."
Nathan Bradford tells us all about the the war between Traditional and Self Publishing in: "Traditional vs. Self-publishing is a False Dichotomy."
And I'm sorry, I had to post this. This is from Heidy Murphy sharing stories from soldiers for Memorial Day (And in my opinion, the most important blog of all of these to read). Please read: "I Remember You."
And now for some amazing music. If you have heard "Sexy and you Know It" and hated it, give this version a try. It is amazing!
I told you it was amazing!