My Pants Will Say What?



Here are some scary (and funny) thoughts shared by Author Neva Bodin on the Writing Wranglers and Warriors blog today. Happy reading!

Originally posted on Writing Wranglers and Warriors:

by Neva Bodin

Recently I received a magazine in the mail know105182105411111CDPn as Website Compass. It is touted as “The World’s #1 Internet Magazine.” And it’s scary!

It says, in the future, my toaster will be able to communicate with my refrigerator, which will then tell its secrets to my smart phone. So far, I am not smart enough for a smart phone, and I’m not sure I want to invite one over if it’s going to share all my secrets! I bet it doesn’t stop by sharing with just the refrigerator!

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The article,  Smart Revolution, page 2, says “And that’s just the beginning. Some researchers predict that by 2020 there will be 50 billion connected objects—about seven times more than people on the planet.”

I’m beginning to believe we don’t need to worry about revolutions between humans, but revolutions between our appliances! Perhaps that’s fodder for a…

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Gaining a New Perspective



Here’s a great post by Author Cherley Grogg on things writers might gain from watching reality television

Originally posted on Writing Wranglers and Warriors:

Get a group of friends together and talk tends to segue into what everyone likes and dislikes—sometimes all at the same time. I had lunch with some wonderful ladies, and the conversation moved into the realm of the burgeoning variety of reality programming television has today. Now, I hear you, we all miss the larger range of scripted shows. Yet even as we laughed and groaned, and sometimes cheered over the shows, I realized how many good business and life lessons can be taken out of the boiled down ideas of this viewing genre. Give me a chance to explain first. Okay, you ready?

There are a lot of good lessons we can learn from reality television.

Yes, I usually take things from a writer’s perspective, but business is business, no matter the business you’re in, and while I admit that I don’t watch a lot of reality TV, I…

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A Tale of Two Sisters and Hamlet



This post will have you thinking. Should the old ways be given up for good? Should the new ways take precedence? Very interesting and introspective post on Writing Wranglers and Warriors

Originally posted on Writing Wranglers and Warriors:


By Kathy Waller

Do young female college graduates still worry about being consigned to the typing pool?

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That was a big issue when I was in college in the 1970s: It was well known that educated, qualified women often had to settle for clerical work while their male counterparts filled professional positions.

At a women’s conference I attended in the early 1980s, a college junior announced her plan to prevent such gender discrimination: Both she and her sister had decided they would never learn to type.

Her tone hinted that they looked at typing as royalty once looked at writing by hand: a variety of manual labor reserved for lesser folk. It occurred to me they might regret skipping that skill: after all, because Prince Hamlet could write, he was able to ensure…

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Frozen and the Magic of Letting Go by Stephanie Stamm



I hope you enjoy this post written by Author Stephanie Stamm as much as I did!

Originally posted on Writing Wranglers and Warriors:

Stephanie Stamm Photo I recently (finally) saw Disney’s Frozen— I rented it On Demand—and fell in love with the “Let It Go” sequence. I first heard the song when Idina Menzel performed it on the Oscars (yes, that would be when John Travolta flubbed her name in his introduction ), and I found it powerful and moving. Within the context of the movie, it is even more so.

After her icy magic injures her little sister Anna, Princess Elsa, at her father’s urging, hides herself away and suppresses her magic, lest it escape her control and cause more damage. Both Anna and Elsa are hurt by this: Elsa, for obvious reasons, and Anna, because she doesn’t know why her sister has shut her out. Years pass, and at Elsa’s coronation as queen, her magic escapes, causing some of the townspeople to view her as a monster. She runs away, but in doing so, claims…

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Icy Feud, Best Dressed, Weirdest Celeb-SEO and Blog links-#4 of Blog Writing by Cher’ley



Good information for Authors written by fellow Author Cherley Grogg

Originally posted on Writing Wranglers and Warriors:

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Selena Gomez & Taylor Swift’s Icy feud over Justin Bieber, who is the Best Dressed or what is the Weirdest Celeb Instagram. If you’re dying to know here’s the link to Hollywood Life. Hollywood Life ranks 35 in the top 100 linked to Blogs for this day. It changes daily. 

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What difference does SEO make to you? It will help you to promote yourself, no matter if you are a housewife, a reporter, a writer, an artisan, or anyone in between–if you write a blog you want people to read it, and you want people to follow you, and you want people to buy your product–therefore SEO is important to you.

Why link?

1.   It’s a quick way of showing readers what the blog is about.
2. It’s good internet etiquette. Do…

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Innocence lost? Great post by Author Sherry Hartzler.

Originally posted on Writing Wranglers and Warriors:

Whenever someone asks how I come up with story ideas, I smile, because I know an explanation would take more than a thirty-second answer. You see, writing is all about counting out a journey of thoughts and memories lived, and then brutally pulling them apart in an effort to define the “who” of “you.” Several books I read as a teenager made me question everything I believed to be  real and truthful.

I was only seventeen when I first read Truman Capote’s bestseller, In Cold Blood. My curiosity: How did the author of Breakfast at Tiffany’s possibly write such a bone-chilling book about the 1959 murder of an ordinary farm family in the state of Kansas? ImageImageImageImage

In Cold Blood terrified me, but I could not put the book down. I read it from front cover to back cover with all the skin-crawling, edge-of-the-seat intensity of a horror film on…

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Unexpected Consequences by Erin Farwell



Great blog post for writers to take note of. How do you blog?

Originally posted on Writing Wranglers and Warriors:

IMG_3021_1When my first book came out (I am working on the sequel) several experienced authors advised me to start a blog. Over and over I heard how it would help readers find my book and get to know my writing style, which would increase sales and establish myself as an author. Despite these truths I resisted, occasionally writing a guest blog but not starting one of my own. I found myself intimidated by the demands of a blog, the pressure to be witty, intelligent, entertaining, and informative on a scheduled and frequent basis.

Fortunately I found a blogging home with this group of talented writers who consistently impress and amaze me. I’ve been with Writing Wranglers Warriors for about ten months and am enjoying this group and the blogging experience. The twice-a-month commitment is manageable and I find the shared responsibility for the content has allowed me greater freedom…

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Do you have the good scents to be a writer?



Here’s a post today I wrote on Writing Wranglers and Warriors. It involves the five senses and writing. Enjoy!

Originally posted on Writing Wranglers and Warriors:

propic11_1_1 By L.Leander, Author of Fearless Fiction

A good writer pays close attention to the five senses; smell, touch, sight, hearing and taste, all important to a story.  The reader needs to have an idea of time and place to become actively involved in the book and it is more interesting if it contains the senses described above.  Authors sometimes have to dig deep to get the right feeling across to the reader.

When I was writing the scene in Inzared (Book One) where Inzared loses her husband I had a difficult time.  It was a feeling I couldn’t portray on paper.  One of my Writer’s Group friends took me aside after a reading and told me this:  “We all have tragedies in our lives.  It may not be death but could be divorce, an accident, a fire, etc.  Think back to the worst time in your life when you felt…

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Repeat-About the C3 Conference by Cher’ley


Originally posted on Writing Wranglers and Warriors:

That’s what I do at Conferences–CU and other people. I arrived on Friday before noon (in case they needed extra help).

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After years of following and becoming online friends (way before Facebook) with Austin Camacho, I finally met him and hisAustin and Denise lovely wife Denise. The C3 conference was their idea and it was designed for readers and writers to meet and exchange ideas, and to enjoy each other’s company in an informal atmosphere. Austin was a member of our blog group for a while, but he didn’t have the time to keep up with it. He has remained a friend of mine and of Writing Wranglers and Warriors and often shares the blog. Maybe he will join us again some day.

IJeffrey Deavers met Jeffery Deaver (another writer who greatly influenced me) and he was interested in my stories about life on the truck (Life in the Fast…

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