Category: check this out

Uplifting Quotes for Writers…

Here’s a link to a site with quotes by famous authors for writers. You can get there from here.

This is one I really love:

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
Mark Twain

I like this one, too:

“If you would be a writer, first be a reader. Only through the assimilation of ideas, thoughts and philosophies can one begin to focus his own ideas, thoughts and philosophies.”
Allan W. Eckert

Found a Great Blog: "Frost Lord" by TD McFrost

Those who follow me know how I get when I find a new blog I like. It happened late last night while I was web surfing with my tablet. The minute I read one post, and then checked out the blog links, I knew I’d wind up linking to this guy just by checking out the smart tasteful blogs he reads. (You can tell a lot about a person by the blogs he/she reads 🙂

I also like to cover a lot of territory here on this blog. I shy away from things too political and try to keep my posts objective. One of the areas I like to cover is all things publishing related. His blog is, indeed, publishing related. And scoping out fresh, young talented authors like this guy is probably one of the most important publishing related topics I can think of.

T.D. McFrost’s blog, Frost Lord, is not only well written, it’s done with a nice sense of humor. The “voice” is excellent. You can get there from here and check it out yourselves to see what I mean. I’m linking on my sidebar right now. I don’t see that many blogs that make me want to read more all that often, and when I do I zoom in on them as fast as I can.

Here’s his profile, “Secret Identity,” taken verbatim from the blog, so you can see what I’m talking about regarding his sense of humor.

Hi, my name is Tyson Devon McFrost but you may call me Frost Lord. ^_^

I’m 22 years old, I live under the sink and I’m a superhero. Now I know some of you are wondering “Hey, what’s this superhero doing blogging when he should be saving the world?” Well, the thing is: I’m lazy. And it’s not my mom’s fault (’cause the lord knows she sure tried), it’s just that there’s so much “human” stuff to do.

I mean, my goodness, where do I begin?

I love surfing huge, gnarly waves; I love taking my bike up on mountain trails; I love archery (I’m quite good); I love fried chicken, gravy and mashed potatoes; I love girls with a sense of humor, glasses, intelligence and six toes; I love animals, especially dogs, lions, tigers snakes, kinkajous, ferrets and mice; I love my mom, my sisters and my abs; but above all else I lurveeeee VIDEO GAMES!

I’m a nerd, really–a supernerd!–and that’s just how I like it.

There are a lot of things about me that will surprise you. One of the more thrilling details is the fact that I knew Rihanna. Yes, I’m talking about the superstar singer with red hair. We were friends once, but I was foolish enough to mess that up when I pushed her into a river and caused her to bruise her elbows. She taddled, my mom whopped me and we never spoke again.

Ah yes, fond memories they were…

Check This Out: A Contest

My friend, Ryan, is going to have a contest over at his blog next week sometime. Here’s Ryan’s first post, and I’ll continue to post more here on my blog when he does.

One day next week I will have some kind of contest to give away this rainbow disco ball. It’s 2″ around and can hang anywhere I have one hanging from my rearview mirror Kadin does also. But I will be giving one away for free no strings or anything attach won’t cost you one red cent it will be totally free shipping also. Check in next week for more details on how to win this rainbow disco ball!

Sit Back and Enjoy Something Nice

And it has nothing to do with erotica or happy endings. I came across a nice author blog the other day.

Here’s the link.

Check out all the posts on this blog. And, as far as blogs go, it’s very well done. Simple to navigate and the posts are never too long…which I’m working on getting right sooner or later.

People prefer short blogs posts. And I’ve heard that if you take up more than half the page, you lose them fast.

Straight, Gay and the Reason Why: The Science of Sexual Orientation

This is one of those short posts that will explain why I’ll never be one of those popular bloggers, like the dudes who write blog posts with titles like, “What Was Your All Time Favorite Book?” or “Do You Think You Have What It Takes To Be An Overnight Sensation?” The odds of me ever having a writing contest here are slim to none. And I think linking to an array of other articles on the web in one blog post is just lazy blogging. And let’s face it, posts about querying literary agents is so last Friday my face hurts just thinking about them (describe the damn book; give your contact info; if they don’t like it move on to another agent and try again…easy-peasey).

But when I do find something I think is genuinely interesting, I share it here. And there’s this new book out titled, Gay, Straight, and the Reason Why: The Science of Sexual Orientation, by Simon LeVey. I haven’t read the book yet, but I intend to when I have more time.

Here’s the link to amazon for hardcover. And here’s the e-book link.

And Check This Blog Out…View from the Crossroads of Life and Death

I found this great blog this morning and wanted to share.

Unfortunately, he has that weird blogger set up for leaving comments and Windows won’t let me sign in no matter what I do, but I love reading the posts.

BTW…for those who have this set up for comments, I’d advise changing it to the type of comment set up I have, and most other bloggers have. If I’m having problems leaving comments on threads like this, I’m sure other people are, too.

If You’re a Writer and Haven’t Heard of Gerard Jones or…

If you’re a writer and you haven’t heard of Gerard Jones and his web site,, please take the time to check it out. I’ve been following the things Mr. Jones has been doing for a while now. He’s listed the most comprehensive guide to agents and publishers in the universe. He does what he wants to do and doesn’t give a damn what anyone says or thinks.


A Writer’s Guide to The All-Pervasive Propaganda Network

I started following him by accident, after I found his web site through a google search maybe five or six years ago. At first I didn’t get it. But when I figured out what Mr. Jones was doing, I’ve started going back more often. What I like most is there’s no bullshit. What I like next is he’s created a vauable list of resources for writers. And whether you like him or not, Mr. Jones doesn’t screw around.

It’s an interesting web site for all writers. Although literary agents and big publishers would rather no one knew about Mr. Jones, it’s worth checking out. Here’s a quote from the home page:

“…they’ll have me whipped for speaking true, thou’lt
have me whipped for lying; and sometimes I am
whipped for holding my peace. I had rather be any
kind o’ thing than a fool: and yet I would not be
thee, nuncle…”

And here’s another:

Nobody’s gonna listen to it, of course. People only pay attention to the trivial drivel that keeps them stupid but so what? I did what I wanted to do. Here’s the real book of Ginny Good (ISBN: 0972635750) in its entirety. You can buy it new for $16.95 (plus shipping) or you can read it online for free—yet another thing nobody’s gonna do due to being brainwashed beyond belief by the uber-fascist media and entertainment monopoly. It includes the index to The Audio Book of GINNY GOOD, which is free, too—everything I do is free. Listen to a little and if you want the whole fifteen hour extravaganza on .mp3 CDs (including shipping), give me a mailing address and I’ll send you a copy.