Friday Recommends 6-16-2011

First, because it’s important, Sylvia Dickey Smith’s Writing Strong Women. Sylvia writes books featuring strong women, but this blog is addressed to real women, real girls, encouraging them to be the strong women they can be. The logline of the blog is A strong woman pretending to be weak is like a tiger pretending to be a pigeon. -K Corum Trust me to get it wrong; I was charmed until I read it more carefully; it’s a good quote, but I thought it said a tiger pretending to be a penguin. Anyway, it’s a super site.

A site I have yet to explore fully is the Book Blogger Directory. It says, “The Book Blogger Directory is a comprehensive listing of Book Blogs, separated by genre and listed alphabetically.” Sounds highly useful to me, as a reader searching for book reviews and as a writer searching for book reviewers. By the way, have I mentioned that I’ve written some books? And that they’re for sale? Yeah, I thought I had. Have I said that you can read more about them by clicking on those tabs up there labeled “Stories” and “Novels”? I did, eh? Okay, then.

Stuck for a writing prompt? Mine not good enough for ya? Well, try the Random Logline Generator. Some of these will make your hair stand on end.

Finally, there is the I Ching Online. Ask your question, cast your coins, get your reading. I’m ticked because I asked which book I should work on next, and it said to do nothing. Now, nothing is what I do best, but that wasn’t the answer I wanted. I think I’ll ask again. Okay, this one says, “Any action will be unfortunate.” Guess it isn’t time to work on any novels right now. Looks like short stories for me for a while!

WRITING PROMPT: Use the logline generator and come up with a story question. Ask the story question on the I Ching Online site.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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