Sunday, November 03, 2013

Monday Mash-Up...

Sorry to have been missing from my blog lately, but we've had a bit of medical drama and my attention has been elsewhere - all good now, but I've got words to catch up on so I've put together a mash-up of some interesting stuff, just to hold the fort. :)

First up, are any of you taking part in the the madness that is NaNoWriMo?  If so, then check out gifted writing teacher Shirley Jump's blog on survival -

"TEN TIPS FOR NaNoWriMo—AKA a month of insanity!

If you’re doing National Novel Writing Month and planning on writing 50,000 words before the end of November, I thought I’d share a few tips and encouragement.
  1. HAVE A BASIC PLOT IN MIND BEFORE YOU START: It’s worth spending a few hours sketching out a plot. One of the best things you can do to keep yourself on track is to..."
Read on -

Baking for Christmas? Trish Ashley's gorgeous Stained Glass Biscuits are totally gorgeous!

"Stained glass star biscuits are made with a spicy Christmas dough with a boiled sweet glass centre..."

Here's the recipe -

Looking for a fabulously fun read? Here's a link to Smart Bitches Love Trashy Books review of Amy Andrews, Girl Least Likely to Marry.

"The Girl Least Likely to Marry is a delightfully lighthearted, funny contemporary romance with a heroine who is a socially inept nerdy scientist.  Think ‘Sheldon’, from "The Big Bang Theory", but not as inconsiderate or mean – just someone who learns social rules by rote memory instead of intuition.  Even though this book had some tropes I normally disliked, they were all played for such light-hearted comedy that I was completely charmed."  These ladies are very hard to please, but... well, read for yourself.


Amy Andrews said...

Ooh, how nice to find GLLTM here :-) as well as the stained glass biscuits which I also happen to make every Xmas!
They don't quite look that glamorous though :-)
Thanks Liz!

Liz Fielding said...

Welcome, Amy!