Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Post NaNo Help, Art Contests, and Proof that Life Really is Stranger than Fiction

A few random finds I thought I’d pass along:

For writers - Here’s something you might be interested in, particularly if you're in the process of revising your manuscript. To celebrate the end of NaNoWriMo, author Roz Morris is offering a free PDF download of her book, Nail Your Novel. She describes it as “a writing buddy in a book. It holds the reader’s hand every step of the way, from the blank sheet of paper to the finished manuscript.” If you’ve been struggling with any part of the writing process, this book may provide the inspiration you need to assess your material and successfully continue your project. Click here to find out how to download a copy.

For artists - Art supplier Jerry’s Artarama is holding a series of art contests. There’s still time to enter several of them. I didn’t notice any entry fees, but specific products may need to be purchased to create your entry. If you’ve been looking for an excuse to try out some new materials anyway, check out the contest guidelines here.

And, for anyone who just needs a break (I’m guessing that’s everyone), have you visited My Life is Average? It’s my new favorite place to remember how funny and surprising normal life can be. Who knew celebrating mediocrity could be so much fun?

16 comments:

Kelly said...

That site is addicting. I just spent about ten minutes on that site. MLIA.
I'm going to check out that download, too! Thanks, Adrienne!

PJ Hoover said...

That site is hilarious, Adrienne! Love it!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I'm off to check out the links. thanks for the tips.

msprimadonna67 said...

Thanks so much for passing this on!

Ara Burklund said...

Very cool! Thanks, Adrienne! : )

sruble said...

Thanks for the fun links ... I'm off to check them out now. :)

ICQB said...

I just visited the My Life is Average site. I love it - thanks for linking to it!

Shelli said...

that link is funny - thanks!

Bish Denham said...

Wow, thanks for those links?

Are those stories really real? What a hoot!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Thanks for the book info, Adrienne. I looked at it and it seems quite helpful!

Keri Mikulski said...

Great site!! Thanks! :)

Lily Cate said...

Ah, when you can't think of anything to blog about because "nothing happened to me today"
Ha!

Lilfix said...

What a fun site! Congrats to everyone who did NaNo...even if you didn't make your 50,000 words...you did something and every little bit counts...Hugs...

LW said...

I went over to MLIA and laughed and laughed…
In fact, I laughed so loud that I woke up my husband…
Thank you for sharing this and for giving me a much-needed happy face.

Louise

Anne Spollen said...

Very funny - thanks. It's nice to think about something other than Christmas stuff and stress. : )

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Great links. Thanks for My Life is Average site.