These things are important to know, aren’t they? And even more important to share!
The perfect gift for me? Well, according to this quiz, I’m gonna get a coolio crafty something from my kiddos! Imagine what your kids would say about you (or ask them personally!) and take the quiz.
What is it about some stories and movies that give them lasting power? I’m thinking of the Christmas books and movies that we want to experience over and over again, everytime December rolls around. Do you have any favorites like that? Let’s test your Christmas savvy shall we? Here are some quotes from famous Christmas movies. See how many you recognize. Feel free to add some of your own for us to guess!
Post your score or share your own fave quote and share the fun!
1. His wealth is quite useless to him, really. He doesn’t do any good with it; he doesn’t even make himself comfortable with it.
2. We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup.
3. Strange isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?
4. Didn’t I ever tell you about bumbles? Bumbles bounce.
It’s always interesting to me as I create new characters how they will fit into their fictional families. Currently, I’m writing a series with four sisters and I happen to be one of four sisters, so I feel I am qualified! Each person plays a unique role in the family and birth order is a consideration when coming up with characters. Though I don’t think any family follows a rigid birth order personality schema, it’s interesting to note traits, isn’t it?
Take this intriguing quiz and see if if describes your birth order personality. Share your results and you’re entered to win a signed book, an iTunes gift card and a Christmas surprise.
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Authors (let me speak for those of us who haven’t attained Nora Roberts status yet) have to have a Facebook presence. Period. It’s just part of the whole platform, connecting with your audience thing. As a consequence, I have a whole bunch of FB friends whom I’ve never clapped eyes on. Some are from other continents even. So are they real friends? How can someone be a friend whom I will most likely never see in person or hear their actual voice. Here are two questions I would consider when answering that question.
1. Are they people you can be yourself with? Hmmmm. I write a ton of suspense, yet I am in real life a very goofy, silly, jokester. My Facebook peeps seem to be okay with that. They’ve embraced my pizza hat and pictures of my box turtle attending a tea party, etc. Friends? So far, so good.
2. Do they support you when you need it? Sure I’ve got people who like my posts and share my new release info and all that, but more importantly, when I am experiencing grief as I did recently when my beloved dog died, they chime in with support. They tell me of their darling pets who meant so much to them, and offer their comfort. That means something. They understand my sadness at having my children nearly grown, the frustrations of a brain and body that doesn’t work as well as it did a few decades ago, the difficulties of trying to hang onto God in a dark and confusing world. In my book, that’s friendship.
So what about you? Do you consider your Facebook friends to be true friends? Giving away an iTunes card, a signed book and a Christmas surprise this month.