Friday, October 14, 2011

Pay It Forward Blogfest


Today is not my usual venue, but this is something I've been thinking about for a long time and couldn't pass up the opportunity.

Alex and Matthew have come up with this great idea and I just had to participate.

Keeping it short and sweet, here are the three blogs I think everyone should read.


I Think; Therefore I Yam by Susan Swiderski. Every time I go there I learn something new. I am never disappointed with the font of information this woman has, from states, to shoes, to billboards. Her laws from the states, and weirdest news stories of the week are just a few highlights I enjoy. Go on over, you won't be disappointed.


Laws of Making by Deren Hansen. From the Hero's Journey, to the Virgin's Promise, Deren shows us how to break it all down, and write from the bottom up. A little philosophy thrown in for good measure, I love the way he makes me think about what I write.


R. Mac Wheeler. The best crit partner anyone could ever ask for. He knows more rules to writing and how to break them than anyone else I've ever met. Crits back from Mac make the St. Valentine's Day massacre look like a parade. So much redline, you might go blind. But well worth the horror. If you can get through one of Mac's crits without giving up writing all together, any New York editor will seem like the Easter Bunny in comparison.


So those are my picks to Pay It Forward.

Have a great weekend everyone, and don't forget about my big cocktail party on Monday.

24 comments:

salarsenッ said...

Thanks for highlighting these bloggers! I don't know them. *hangs head. I'll have to hop over and visit them. :)

Enjoy your weekend.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Some of these are new to me! Thanks!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Those are all new to me, although Mac scares me a little... Thanks for participating in the blogfest!

Linda G. said...

I love Susan's blog, too, and the others look like great picks as well. Thanks for sharing them! :)

Bossy Betty said...

Hey Sugar!!!! You are a true blue bloggy friend. Sorry I have not been around in awhile. I am going to make an effort to visit more often.

Anne Gallagher said...

I've been having a lot of fun roaming around the blogosphere today, something I haven't done in quite a long time. I'm not commenting much, but finding so many new and interesting people to meet.

Mac said...

MASSACRE!?

That red is pure-love, my dear.

:O(

Mac said...

BTW...nice font on the Remembering You.

Anne Gallagher said...

Mac -- Sending the love right back at you, baby! And the font is growing on me. But thanks.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Aw, shucks. Thank you so much for the shout-out. I really appreciate it, and wish I had the time to participate in the blog hop this weekend. Sounds like fun.

Matthew MacNish said...

Thanks for taking part, Anne!

Sherrie Petersen said...

I've done more blogging today than I have in a while. I'll have to check your links.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Woo hoo, you hit 300 followers. :D

I follow Mac's blog, but I haven't visited in a while. Not enough time. :(

Damyanti said...

Those sound like interesting bloggers! Where will I find the time to visit them all? :)

Sarah Pearson said...

I only knew one of these, thanks for the recommendations :-)

DL Hammons said...

All three of your choices are unfamiliar to me, so yay! New opportunities. :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

LOL Like the Yam one.

Shelley Sly said...

Thanks for the links. Some were new and some I knew already. This is a great blogfest.

I'll try my best to stop by on Monday -- believe me, I want to see it!

Donna Hole said...

Hi Anne. Love the blog, and I'm glad you kept the light house.

.....dhole

Talli Roland said...

Fab choices, Anne. What a great blogfest! Hope you're having a good weekend!

Bish Denham said...

I'm on my way to check them out! So many new blogs...

Melissa Sugar said...

Hi, I already follow your blog, but I wanted to stop by to see who you recommended. I did not have a chance to visit as many new blogs as I would have liked to on Friday

Lynda R Young said...

Great choices. This truly is a great idea for a blogfest.

Pat Hatt said...

Great blogs I've seen some and will check out the one I haven't, as I blog hop about!