Modest Internet Star
Greetings and lucky you, yes it's me, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest Internet star. First of all, I wish to thank that very kind human, Alex, for allowing me the opportunity to amaze you with my guest 'pawsting', sorry, posting.
I submit the occasional posting over at my human Gary's site aka "klahanie". By example, my ongoing mission is to help make Gary a better writer. Alas, he's struggling. However, I've managed to teach him a few simple tricks like, roll over, beg and shake a hand.
I was recently interviewed by Gary. One of his questions was, "Do you have any writing suggestions for aspiring authors?" To which I replied, "Write from the heart. Make your writing intimate. Write in such a way that your reader really feels like you're talking directly to them. Make your reader care about the story. Most importantly, grab and hold onto the reader's attention from the very first sentence. Never give up and pursue your dream. Do your best to make your dream a reality.
Yes, I'm flattered to be famous. Although the pesky 'puparazzi' are forever hounding me. And I tried to add some "snark", whatever that is, to this posting. I figure it must be a mixture of snore and bark!
The vital ingredient of my writing is that I demonstrate the unconditional, non-judgemental love that we animals give to humanity. We have lessons to teach. If only mankind would listen.
If you have never visited the site I 'pawblish' on, here it is, Klahanie.
Once again, thank you Alex, my human friend.
Thank YOU, Penny! You are now a Modest Internet Superstar.
Ninja News Overload!
Katherine is holding a giveaway at her blog, Katherine’s Corner– lots of books to win, including a copy of CassaStar!
Tara and Viklit are hosting the I’m Thankful for my Readers Blogfest in November!
Tasha Seegmiller is celebrating her one year blog anniversary with a giveaway!
If you want to know what’s going on in the world of contests and submissions, visit Kimberly’s site, The Art of Infiltration. Every Monday she posts links and the list is impressive!
Black Gate has just published Sean McLachlan’s historical fantasy novella The Quintessence of Absence. And he is on assignment in Iraq for the next three weeks! So congratulations and prayers for safe travels.
LG Keltner and CM Brown!
The Angry Lurker is holding a two year giveaway of custom dice! And they are very cool…
David Powers King announced that Ink Pageant is celebrating its first birthday with a Kindle Fire giveaway!
Lynn Kelly’s new book, Curse of the Double Digits, is out now! And she’s holding a big giveaway to celebrate. Congratulations, Lynn! Purchase it on Amazon.
Cally Jackson is hosting The Year I Turned 18 Blogfest – visit her site for details!
Nick Wilford at Scattergun Scribbles is celebrating one year of blogging with a three book giveaway!
Cat Lavoie’s new book, Breaking the Rules, is now available – congratulations, Cat!
Patsy Collins gave me the Super Sweet Blogger Award – thank you, Patsy!
1. Cookies or cake? Cookies because you can eat more of them.
2. Chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate – with peanut butter, of course.
3. What is your favourite sweet treat? Hot Tamales! (Bet you didn’t see that one coming.)
4. When do you crave sweet things most? After popcorn. Must be the salt.
5. If you had a sweet nickname what would it be? Does Stud Muffin sound sweet?
Passing this one on to Livia, because she is indeed a real sweetheart.
Horror Movie Trivia
Name the director! (All well-known directors.)
1 – The Frighteners
2 – Mimic
3 – Bram Stoker’s Dracula
4 – The Serpent and the Rainbow
5 – The Keep
Any questions for Penny the Modest Internet Superstar? See any good giveaways? Good blogfests and new releases? (I know – a lot today! That’s what I get for skipping Wednesday.) Know the movie trivia? And seeing a movie this weekend? I still might see Sinister, but first I’m hitting Argo. 91% on Rotten Tomatoes…
Remember my interview with Juliana Haygert - it's live now!