Your Serendipity @ Thursday Tryouts

04 Oct

8:05 a.m. — Atlanta

listening to Simon Says by the 1910 Fruitgum Company — you’d forgotten that one, hadn’t you?

Hello everyone. Links day. Let us see what I have stashed:

1] The first two several of you will have seen, but I thought them appropriate for the time, so want to spread themย  around. They landed in my inbox last night from Khara House, who runs a wild and wonderful blog, Our Lost Jungle. If you don’t know it, go explore. That’s right, one blog, two links. The first is a short piece Khara wrote on rejection. I love her idea for what to do with a rejection. I plan to go back through my files and find some rejections to play with.

Her second post is a thoughtful one on time management for writers. I know I don’t ever have enough time, so the rest of you out there, working other jobs [than writing], raising children, taking care of people, I don’t know how you do it [okay, you have more discipline than I do]. This is a simple, succinct, sensible list. NaNoWriMo is around the corner you wild ones who participate, so gear up and start prepping.

2] The second link is to a site that gives links to: 10 (More) Amazing Videos About the Creative Process. I was going to pick one or two, but then thought you might want to choose yourself, or to watch them all. As the creative process applies across the board in many aspects, we can find parallels and insights from other than writers.

3] Okay, lists. Yes, I do glance at every one that I come across. Some are well done and reading or rereading them often reminds me of things I forget, whether it be to do with time management, the creative process, or what to do when the muse has seemingly disappeared. This next link is to a list to top all lists. I couldn’t not share it with you. How about 201 tips? That’s right, 201. I realised as I read them, that they are almost all things I knew, or said, or wrote about and here they are in one place! Check out ‘How to Be a Writer: 201 Compelling Tips’.

4] Need a laugh? Read this post. I have followed Flamingo Dancer almost from the beginning of my blogging. She is a librarian, she is funny, and she writes well. How can you resist an About that says: Australian baby boomer, wife and mother, teacher of english and history, librarian, always right, must be obeyed, carries a stick. Flamingo Dancer. Heck, I can’t resist what she calls herself. What does this have to do with writing? Alright, if you are going to make me go there. She has written a parody. If you aren’t careful, one shall appear as an exercise on some future Tuesday.

5] This last is an amazing, amazing thing. Look at the map, then read the bits on the right and watch the short video. Incredible. What an idea.

Enjoy, and I shall see you tomorrow for the Friday roundup. Then I will be off for ten days to two weeks. We are heading for Nashville and Memphis and then some ancestor hunting in Alabama and Mississippi.

Happy writing, all.


Posted by on 04/10/2012 in poetry, writing


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9 responses to “Your Serendipity @ Thursday Tryouts

  1. JulesPaige

    04/10/2012 at 9:57 am

    Will have to come back for more…just needed to stop at #4 for the moment.
    Perhaps Mr. Body of The Clue movies fame should have been Mr. Nobody? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • margo roby

      26/10/2012 at 7:46 am

      Jules, Flamingo Dancer has given me so many laughs over the year I have followed her. She’s quite something.

  2. Veronica Roth

    04/10/2012 at 10:32 am

    The videos are great Margo! The John Cleese one has always been a favorite. Now to check out Flamingo Dancer. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • margo roby

      26/10/2012 at 7:47 am

      Anything Cleese does is great, Veronica! I hope you enjoy FD.

  3. Hannah Gosselin

    05/10/2012 at 7:16 pm

    Great list and I love that Khara gal!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • margo roby

      26/10/2012 at 7:47 am

      Thank you, Hannah! I love her, too.

  4. sonofwalt

    25/10/2012 at 5:49 pm

    #5 is amazing! I would love to try this in our area.

    • margo roby

      26/10/2012 at 7:50 am

      sonofwalt, It’s amazing isn’t it? One could start small. Find one place that will allow it and build a prototype for your area, or find a small business that might subsidise one.

      • sonofwalt

        26/10/2012 at 9:24 am

        Ann and I are already scheming. ๐Ÿ™‚


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