Linky Love Day! – Something for everyone . . .

6 Jan

I have two posts to direct you to this morning on Writer Unboxed. If you haven’t been to this group yet, or joined us on Facebook, then please do check them out – writers, readers, agents, professionals of this and that and the other, something for all. First, the post Community – What’s In It For Me? by Vaughn Roycroft, where he writes of community in this thang called social networking, and beyond. I make no secret I adore Vaughn.

And next on Writer Unboxed, Surviving the Publishing Industry’s Looking Glass by Christopher Harris, ESPN and sports journalist for Yahoo sports and ESPN the magazine, among others, about his journey to self-publishing his book, despite his “platform.” You know, Platform? The thing we writers are told we must have? Well, seems even when you have one that doesn’t guarantee you a contract.

And because I love to read/watch Science, biology, etc: Nine Stubborn Brain Myths That Just Won’t Die, Debunked by Science

And because those who know me know I have crushes on Physicists, and scientists, and sometimes genius mathematicians, I hope you all visit/watch Nova scienceNOW. And, I also make no secret of my love of Neil deGrasse Tyson. *Grin*

Update – Now Live!: Vine Leaves Literary Journal. Now, you may wonder why I’d talk about another literary journal when I am Publishing Editor of Rose & Thorn Journal – it’s the same concept/reason/idea behind why I write/talk about other authors more than I do my own books – I love promoting/discussing/crowing about new, and old and in between, ideas, places, people!

The Huffington Post, for which I frequently stop by for book/publishing news (and they have more to peruse), now has Huffington Post Book Club. I’m excited to see what they’ll be doing – and of course, I have the wish they’ll choose one of my books, even if that wish is far-fetched (but, see Threadbare Gypsy Soul – brick walls were made to break though, right? Right! If I don’t dream, then what’s the point?)

I love visiting other bloggers and don’t always have the chance to do so as often as I like. I’ve been linking to bloggers, a few at a time. If you stop by, feel free to tell them Kat sent you! *smiling* Today’s offerings are:

The wonderful and supportive of other writers – Kimberly Brock: “What She Would Have Said, Tales of a Storyteller. She will have her debut out this year! Exciting! The River Witch, a women’s fiction novel. to be released by Bell Bridge Books in late May 2012. A fellow BelleBooks/Bell Bridge Books Author.

Threadbare Gypsy Soul – Beautiful, poignant, and thought-provoking.

From the Book Blather, where my Bellebook’s blog post Write What You Know (just another take) has made it’s journey to -Marilee writes:  “If you love to blab about books, welcome!”

And though some may see him as naughty and fraught with f-word bombs and all the like, I love reading this blog – I’m a new

reader so I’m just exploring myself. “Terribleminds” by Chuck Wendig, a novelist, screenwriter, and freelance penmonkey.

No Reason Whatsoever: Cathryn Louis  She writes, “In Louisiana (where I’m from), we tend to speak a little differently. Instead of saying we’re doing something because ‘I want to’, you’re more likely to hear ‘oh, no reason’, ‘just because’ or my favorite ‘no reason whatsoever’. Or sometimes it’s ‘no earthly reason whatsoever’. . >”

women’s fiction writers: no heroes. no zombies. no high heels. well, maybe high heels. If that title doesn’t make you want to go by there, then do it because Amy is smart and funny and she has wonderful guests to her blog.

And we’re having a nice discussion, via FB, e-mail, below, in the “letter” I “sent” to Indie Booksellers. Join in if you like.

12 Responses to “Linky Love Day! – Something for everyone . . .”

  1. Carolyn V January 6, 2012 at 11:24 am #

    Woohoo! I love the linky love. I just sent a request for Writer Unboxed. So cool!

    • katmagendie January 7, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

      Writer Unboxed is a wonderful group – supportive and informative – glad you are there now too!

  2. NCMountainwoman January 6, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    I check the Huffington Post as well but I hadn’t noticed a book club. I’ll check it out. I go there mostly for the politics.

    • katmagendie January 7, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

      I love Huffington Post! I look mostly at the publishing and book news, but have been clicking around other parts of it lately :-D

  3. Vaughn Roycroft January 7, 2012 at 9:18 am #

    Thanks so much for the linky love, Lady! Can you feel the love coming back at’cha? Don’t you just love Chuck Wendig’s Terrible Minds? I still lurk there, though, Kinda scared to comment, for some reason. Another blog allstar I’ve recently been following more closely is Justine Musk’s Tribal Warrior. She reminds me of one of my kickass warrior-chick characters. I just ventured my first comment on her blog on New Year’s Eve, and was rewarded with a facebook friendship. This community thing never ceases to amaze.

    I hope you saw my reply to your comment on WU. Honest to God, I think we were friends in a past life, or sumthin. :-D Thanks again!!

    • katmagendie January 7, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

      I didn’t see it but now I will go look! . . . And I Haven’t been by Justine Musk’s place, but now I am curious, so will go visit.

      And as for this community thing – Vaughn, it’s so true. For example, last night I began reading a book that I’d never have even thought to look for – one that isn’t in bookstores and may be only in ebook, not sure – anyway, it is so well-written, so compelling, that I am about to jump up for joy that I found the author and this book — and this has happened more than once, more than twice, more than three four times :-D . . . Thank gawd for social networking – for finding books, and long-lost friends *smiling warmly at you*

  4. Hilary January 8, 2012 at 9:54 am #

    Hi Kat .. great list you’ve got up here .. practically all of which I don’t visit .. one day I shall get to be more sociable .. working slowly in that direction. Will look at Writers Unboxed – interesting title ..

    Have a great year .. cheers for now – Hilary

    • katmagendie January 8, 2012 at 1:58 pm #

      Laughing- Yes, I have not been visiting as much as I used to, and before I starte the next book, I have been trying to do so!

  5. Julie Musil January 8, 2012 at 1:00 pm #

    Oh, so many links to explore! I haven’t been over to Writer Unboxed yet, so I’m going to take a peek at those posts. Thanks so much :D

    • katmagendie January 8, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

      Oh, you’ll love Writer Unboxed!

  6. Vicki Lane January 8, 2012 at 2:14 pm #

    So many good links! I LOVE Terrible Minds.

    • katmagendie January 8, 2012 at 3:05 pm #

      He’s so irreverent in a loveable way :-D

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