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And of course, there were many crazy happenings on the blog here as well! People all over the world reported odd sighting of well, ME, doing strange things.
If you missed it (you know, because you were eating, breathing and sleeping 50K worth of words), Jessica Bell caught me Dancing With The Stars, Nicōle Olea Discovered I was raising Elvis from the dead, Tabitha Olson caught me terrorizing the Canadian countryside on my hunt for brains, J.H. Bográn found me amassing an alien horde to take over the world and Danyelle Leafty spotted me taking out bad guys as my alter ego, Ms. Marvel.
Very strange, I say. After all, I was writing my new Nano novel! How could I do all those things? *wink*
Big Fat Squishy Thanks
Huge thanks to all these awesome folks who helped make it a fun November while I was in my writing cave. And a super big bacon-glazed thank you to AMBER WEST, the master of photoshop, who helped with all those great pics. Each one had me howling, I swear!
Throughout this post you'll see some book covers, just a few of the offerings from these talented authors. I hope you'll check them out if you're looking for a new read!
The Next Thesaurus Book
Now, some big news! I know many of you who have The Emotion Thesaurus book have been patiently waiting to see which Thesaurus Becca and I would tackle next. We've finally decided to let the cat out of the bag. And guess what? We're releasing a PAIR of books!
Right now, Becca and I are hard at work on 2 books centering on Character Traits. Because this is such a massive topic, we needed a way to split it into two books in order to keep printing costs down. So, the new books will each cover a side of Character Traits. One will tackle Character Flaws while the other will take on a Character's Positive Attributes. We hope these books will help you create strong, unique (yet flawed) characters that will leap off the page. Becca and I are aiming for a summer release.
Got Body Language? Meet Becca in Person!
And speaking of books, and Becca...did you know she will be offering a workshop at the 2013 Miami SCBWI-FL conference? So if you live in the area and are attending, mark her workshop down, because Becca really, really knows her nonverbal communication. You'll learn how to better show Emotion through your character's body language and more. There are many great speakers like Bruce Coville and Ellen Hopkins and it looks to be a really great event. Ah! I wish I lived closer so I could go.
Liked Random Acts Of Kindness For Writers? Stay Tuned...
The Process From Blog To Book
Today Becca is over at Nina Amir's blog talking about the process of how we took our Emotion Thesaurus and expanded it into a book. This is something we are seeing more and more bloggers trying, so if you are interested in doing something like this yourself, please check it out! Make sure to poke around Nina's blog as well, because it is a wealth of information on blogging and how to go from blog to book. Really great stuff.
Okay, whew! This was quite the update--lots of things happening, and more to come. I hope everyone is looking ahead to December with as much joy and good cheer as I am. Becca and I both feel blessed to know so many wonderful people online, and we are sending vibes to every one of you for a wonderful December, and an even more amazing 2013!