Sunday, June 16, 2013

Sunday Surfing

WRiTE CLUB 2013 - Submissions Open

Checklist For Adding Suspence & Intrigue

Publishing Spotlight: Interview with John Pitts

Why Are We Stepping On Each Other's Toes?

Backup, Version Control, and Comparing Your Work

Gryphonwood Press: Open Submissions during June 2013

10 Things Your Opening Chapter Should Do: A Check-List for Self-Editing

Elizabeth Seckman's June IWSG post (query/response) is worth the read. Rejecting the Bible...An IWSG Post

50 Essential Epic Fantases (1-25) and 50 Essential Epic Fantasies (26-50)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Trailer Premieres!


Several of you are already aware, but we bade Sally Sue a final farewell last weekend. She will be missed. Thirteen years in our home. Forever in our hearts.

Sally Sue 2000-2013

42 comments:

  1. Sorry for your loss. She looks like such a sweet dog. And thanks for the awesome links.

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    1. She was a good one. And you're welcome.

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  2. So sorry about Sally. What a beauty.

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  3. So sorry about Sally Sue. Hardest thing in the world is to say goodbye to a furry family member.

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    1. Yes, especially when they've been in your life for so long.

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  4. I particularly like the interview.

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    1. There are some good ones out there. I do like finding them.

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  5. Thanks for the link to Elizabeth's bible post, so funny, and ironic.

    And so sorry to hear about Sally Sue xx

    Suzanne @ Suzannes Tribe

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    1. That was a good post on several levels. And thanks.

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  6. Always sad to lose a pet. They become such an integral part of the family.

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    1. That they do. The void will be present a long while.

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  7. Thank you for the links.

    I'm sorry about Sally Sue. It's never easy losing a beloved pet.

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    1. You're welcome, Medeia, and thank you.

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  8. Loosing a good pet is never easy. Pets add so much to our lives, including fond memories. Hang on to those.

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    1. I already miss scratching those ears of hers. She loved that.

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  9. Aw, so sorry about Sally Sue! She looks like such a sweet dog. I've had to say goodbye to a couple of my own dogs in the past, and each of their deaths felt like a punch to the heart. I can only imagine how hard this must feel for you...

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  10. Aw, I'm sorry to hear about Sally Sue.

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  11. So sorry about Sally Sue, Jeff. Forever in your hearts!

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  12. Those epic fantasy lists have now totally distracted me for the day! ;)

    So sorry to hear about Sally Sue. We went through that with our own dog a few years back. It's tough.

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    1. If epic fantasy candyland doesn't distract you, nothing will!

      Yes, it's always tough saying goodbye. I'm always amazed how closely we bond with our furry little friends.

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  13. So, so, very sorry about your loss. I had to say good-bye to an amazing Bassett Hound named Simone a few years ago; she is sorely missed. *Hugs*

    Super stoked for the next installment of The Hobbit. CAN'T WAIT.

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    1. Thanks, Jaybird! My wife was adamant about wanting a Basset when we got Sally Sue. The old girl sure did grow on me.

      And as far as The Hobbit goes, that might be a get-off-work-early occasion for me.

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  14. Condolences on Sally Sue! Great links, though. I especially liked the 50 Essential Epic Fantasies, and yes, the Desolation of Smaug looks amazing! :D

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    1. Thanks, Liesel. Some of those fantasies were truly epic.

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  15. Aw thanks for the linkage Jeff.

    Sorry for your loss. I have an old girl that makes me nervous every time she weezes, so I feel for you.

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    1. My pleasure, Elizabeth. I'd bet your old girl is about as spoiled as ours was. :)

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  16. Sorry for your loss Man. I had to put my 15-year-old cat to sleep and I was a wreck. That 50 epic fantasies post sounds good.

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    1. That hits you on several levels and all below the belt. But yes, that 50 epic fantasies list is awesome.

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  17. It's tough losing someone you love.

    I'll follow up on the submissions links, so thanks for them.

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    1. Well best of luck if you decide to submit!

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  18. {{hugs}} to you.
    And thanks for the links! I'm going to need those opening chapter tips...

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    1. Thanks, Deniz. I somehow think your opening chapters aren't too shabby.

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  19. I'll have to go back and check out that link about adding suspense and intrigue, two important ingredients for any good story. Thanks for sharing the links!

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  20. great events!
    and i had to read elizabeths iwsg, that was funny!

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    1. It definitely was. That Elizabeth can find the funniest things!

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