Writer talk

Easy reading is damn hard writing. -Nathaniel Hawthorn

I hadn’t really intended to post three times today – heck, I hadn’t really intended to post twice today! – but then I read a post by S.Z. Wordsmith and I just had to share it.  She talks about her difficulty coming up with things to say in conversation, while she has no problem writing awesomely witty things.  That’s what I took away from it, anyway, and it reminded me so much of myself that it was a bit scary.  I can’t tell a story to save my soul, but I can write them like nobody’s business (or at least I like to think I can :)).  Anyway, I hope you’ll pop on over and give the post a read.  Show some blog love, guys!

Happy Friday! 🙂

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Save the Hobbit and other odds and ends

Once again, America’s overly-litigious nature has reared its ugly head.  The target this time is a small pub in Southampton called The Hobbit.

Lawyers representing the filmmakers in charge of the movie The Hobbit are suing a pub in Southampton that has been known as The Hobbit for the last two decades.  Evidently they’re concerned that said pub will infringe on their rights or something.  I think it’s ridiculous that they’re trying to force the pub to change its name.  For the full story, check out the pub’s Facebook page, Save the Hobbit, Southampton, and show your support of the pub by liking the page.

In other news, my good friend Lisa Wiedmeier wrote a guest post over at Aaron Patterson’s blog about the recent Amazon success of her novel, Cheyenne.  It’s a great article and one I highly recommend checking out if you’re interested in self-publishing.  Her next book, Promises, is due out in May and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.

And finally, if you’re looking for a bit of fun on this lovely Friday afternoon, head on over to Rachelle Gardner’s blog and check out her St. Patrick’s Day haiku contest.  You can find my entry in her comments section.

That’s all for me today!  Time to call it quits and enjoy the afternoon. 🙂

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