Friday, March 4, 2011

Friday's at the Piedmont Grille

On Today's Menu -- Turtle Soup (and make it snappy.)

I don't know why that's on the menu. It's been stuck in my head for awhile. And no, I have never eaten it.

NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND was released to the world on March 1st. I am in the company of 22 of the best and brightest writers out there. You can pick up a copy from CreateSpace, Amazon, either in real or ebook form. ( OR go to Literary Lab for the particulars.) All proceeds go to charity.

Found this article The 10 Mistakes Writers Don't See. It was pretty good and I think you should take a look at it. Some of them are so common, you don't even see them. See?

Also Gary Baker is looking for mystery/suspense/thriller short stories for an anthology. If you'd like to check it out, go here.

By an overwhelming majority -- 16 to 5 -- the choice for Who Would You Choose was A. The comfortable man. 5 of you picked D. The non affectionate man. Nobody wanted the Bad Boy or the Ugly man. And I thought for sure, passion would at least be a contender. Hmmm.... guess I better change my thought process for the next book.

And by the by, I have an addendum to add to my Regency Rank & File post. The correct way to address a Duchess is 'your ladyship' not 'your Grace'. That is only for a Duke. Thank you to the lovely Francine who knows all things aristocratic for pointing that out to me.

I'll see you all on Monday. Have a great weekend.

24 comments:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Yay, I'm in the majority when it comes to what we want it a guy. Though I would have been happy to move things around and create the new perfect guy. ;)

Thanks for the great link, Anne. Hopefully I make zero of those mistakes, but I have a feeling that's too much to hope for.

Bish Denham said...

Comfortable is the best. Think of a pair of shoes. All shiny and new with spiked heels and pointy toes, are not comfortable for around the house, running errands, working in the yard, or taking the dog for a walk in the woods. You want comfort for that.

Thanks to the link to the article Anne! Have a great week-end yourself.

Anne Gallagher said...

Stina -- I think the majority of us will take comfortable over any of the others anyday.

Bish -- I've never worn spike heels -- I Owned a pair once, but I never wore them. Have a great weekend.

Liza said...

Thanks for the links to The Ten Mistakes...it's a good one!

Matthew Rush said...

Very interesting. I always thought 'your grace' was reserved for Kings. Maybe that's just in Fantasy novels.

Kelly Breakey said...

Personally, I like turtle soup.

Linda G. said...

I've never tried turtle soup either, but I like your snappy version of it!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Have a great weekend! Off to check the mistakes...

Christine Danek said...

I couldn't decide on a man. /yikes. Thanks for the links and have a great weekend!

Solvang Sherrie said...

Congrats on Notes From the Underground being out there! Yay!

Angela Ackerman said...

Great article. I definitely have issues with repeats, not only words,but ideas that crop up that have nothing to do with theme or symbolism. I'm always looking to crop these out in final drafts.

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Anne Gallagher said...

Liza -- I thought so too.

Matthew -- Nope, dukes too.

Kelly -- Wow. Okay. Someday I'll have to try it then.

Linda -- My father used to say that when we were kids and he was hungry.

Alex -- Don't think of them as mistakes, think of them as misprints.

Christine -- Don't feel bad, I couldn't decide either.

Sherrie -- Thanks. I can't wait to get some extra money so I can get a copy.

Angela -- I'm finding as I go along in my ms. the symbolism is getting harder to justify. Revisions will be key. Thanks for stopping by.

Anne R. Allen said...

Repeats are my weakness. I genuinely can't see them because they're my own speech patterns. But other people sure can.

Loved the survey. And I can't wait to read your Underground piece!

Deniz Bevan said...

Oh, I came in too late! I was having a hard time between the comfortable man and the ugly man - love the idea of passion, but not sure what you meant by "he expects perfection".

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Congrats on NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND being published and you being in it. Bravo. May this be but the start of great things for you, Roland

jbchicoine said...

Can't wait to read your piece in Notes from Underground! :)
...and thanks for that 10 writing mistakes link--really good...

E. Elle said...

Ooh, there's quite a bit of news going on around here. I hate being too busy to read others' blogs. *Grr* Super big congratulations on your publication!!! :)

Paul C said...

I like what's on the menu. Sounds adventurous.

Ann Best said...

i'll check out the links. thanks for posting them. and thanks for stopping by. i hope you have a relaxing sunday, too!!

Ann Best said...

p.s. Love the "turtle soup--make it snappy." That's up there with the TGIF joke!!!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Bad boy sounds good when we're young but not when we're older. And if we score one, we find he's too much trouble!

Aisha said...

Oh man- the "make it snappy" now has given me a visual of turtle soup I do not want. lol.

Anne Spollen said...

Just read over the ten mistakes - so true -- thanks for posting this!

And the "turtle soup and make it snappy" has now invaded my brain...

Theresa Milstein said...

If there are 10 mistakes writers don't see, I'd better have a look.

But first I'm putting your book in my Amazon shopping cart!