Monthly Archives: October 2013

World Book Night US 2014

So, just found out about this awesome night where (if you sign up to do it) you can give away FREE books! It’s called World Book Night.  You should check it out. It’s meant to inspire people who read little or not at all to pick up a good book and read. You get to choose from a list which book you will be giving out (you actually have three top choices and they try to give you one of those) and there are some really good choices to pick from. I think it’s a wonderful idea. I think reading, whether for knowledge or pleasure, helps to keep your mind young.  I also came across something else I look forward to participating in, All Hallows Read, every Halloween, give a friend a scary book. Author Neil Gaiman established the tradition in 2010. I’ve given myself a scary book every Halloween mostly, so why not give a favorite to a friend? This Halloween I’m reading R.L. Stine’s Superstitious. I’ve been doing a little writing here and there, more on that soon. Until then, happy scary reading! 

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Fall is here :)

The crispy crunch of Autumn leaves is underfoot, there’s a smell of bonfires and pumpkin flavored everything in the air, and there’s so much to do.  There’s fall festivals, craft shows, pumpkin patches… You get to watch all your favorite Halloween movies and t.v. episodes, fall decorations pop up on all the houses, it’s cooler outside, prime snuggling weather–I love this time of year!  I started a writing group a little while back and our project this month is to start a spooky story and take turns adding to it until it’s finished. We haven’t started yet, but I know it’s going to be awesome.  Maybe I’ll share it here if everyone’s OK with it.  If you’re interested in starting your own writing group, here are some tips.  One of my favorite fall pass-times is snuggling down and reading a good scary story or telling one.   A couple years ago, my sister and I contributed to the book 416. Each story is exactly 416 words and written by a member of Authonomy.com.  You should check it out if you’re looking for some good creepy reads.   I’m super sad I forgot about that contest I was going to enter, back in June. I guess there’s always next year 🙂 I reckon I’m rambling on.  It’s getting late and there’s so much to do, but I don’t want to do anything.  So, I’m going to head off to sleep and hope I have a super awesome dream that inspires my next story. 😉

 

 

 

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