Friday Recommends on Thursday

I’m languishing here in durance vile on a beautiful island where the Christmas lights are strung on palm trees, eating crab by the pound and working on my writing. It’s a tough life, but I know I have to suffer for my art.

Meanwhile, Holly Jahangiri has been posting at The Next Goal about the qualities of a winner. I recommend them to your attention.

She takes as her text the Boy Scout Law.

A Scout is:

The words aren’t all links to posts because some of them are grouped together in one post, but they’re all covered. And, of course, a winner follows the Boy Scout Motto: Be Prepared.

I’m sorry, Holly, but it’s inevitable that I add this:

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to do some more tough research for a story I’m writing about a woman trapped in Paradise.

WRITING PROMPT: Did your main character belong to a youth organization like the Scouts? Why or why not? If so, what did he or she learn from it?



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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One thought on “Friday Recommends on Thursday

  1. Holly Jahangiri

    December 15, 2011 at 9:18am

    SORRY?? LOL – it’s just more evidence that we MUST share DNA. Thanks for recommending me, Marian – I’m honored, “on my honor!”

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      Marian Allen

      December 15, 2011 at 10:05am

      Well you will insist on writing great posts, so what else can I do? 🙂

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  2. Red Tash

    December 15, 2011 at 10:17am

    I’m beginning to wonder if you need rescuing… 😉

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      Marian Allen

      December 15, 2011 at 11:31am

      No offense but, if Imma stalk somebody, it’ll be, like, Johnny Depp, yeah?

      None of your videos played–just showed me static photos. HOWEVER, I knew some of them already. By heart.

      Weeeeeeeeeeee’ll drink a drink a drink
      To Lily the Pink the Pink the Pink
      The savior o-OF
      The human ra-a-a-ace….

      Separated. At. Birth.

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  3. Holly Jahangiri

    December 15, 2011 at 11:41am

    No offense taken – you have good taste in men, too! 😉

    Sheeeee invented medicinal compound
    ’twas efficacious in ev-er-y case!!

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  4. Sarah Glenn

    December 19, 2011 at 8:07pm

    I love Tom Lehrer! That’s one of my favorite songs from him, too.

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