Friday Four

The Cyber Cafe is closed today, (not because of a cockroach outbreak, though, don’t believe those rumors!) So instead, here’s a little dose of the Friday Fives.

I find this so fascinating! Goosebumps author, (and total genius,) R.L. Stine tweeted a free horror story about a haunted kitchen on his Twitter account this week.

Seriously. Check it out! And won’t something like this make a great challenge? Hmm . . .

Speaking of challenges, the lovely Susan Detwiler has once again bravely shared her results for our second Conference Challenge: What’s Your Pitch.

Okay, really, Susan? This is your idea of “doodles?” No. Those aren’t doodles, they’re fabulous.Thisis doodles:

(BTW, this took me THREE HOURS to finish. Genius, right?)

Speaking of genius writers, (how’s that for a transition, eh?) Here’s the link to a short video from Jack Gantos, who recently won the 2012 Newbery Award for his book, Dead End in Norvelt!

Jack Gantos wins John Newbery Medal

Speaking of the opposite of dead, here’s a great video with Ray Bradbury, who talks about how writers should “Love the act of being alive,” and that if we don’t enjoy writing, we should do something else.

Ray Bradbury speaks about WRITING!

Have a great weekend, everyone, and happy writing! 🙂

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About Laura Bowers

Laura is a writer, runner, reader, runDisney addict, and blogger at As The Eraser Burns, Joyful Miles, and Write, Run, Rejoice. In the past, she's been a waitress, telemarketer, cook, real estate agent, and during her college days, a costumed character at holiday parades. (Memories of being terrorized as a candy cane still haunt her at night.) At the age of thirty, she pursued her dream of being a writer. Her first novel, Beauty Shop for Rent, a “Steel Magnolias for teens,” was inspired by a rusted sign by a charming old house, and now, she can honestly say that writing is a thousand times more rewarding than being a candy cane!
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4 Responses to Friday Four

  1. I am as talented at doodling as you, Laura! (Sadly, I might add.) Thanks for a great post and brightening my Fri.

  2. What a great post, Laura. And love your “doodles,” Susan!

  3. Nice doodles Susan. Did you use water colors?

  4. Teresa Crumpton says:

    What a delightful and info filled Friday!! Thanks so much. Lots to think about here. I especially like to think of the challenge of a story via twitter–what comes before short shorts?

    Susan-your drawings inspire me. I so want to writ about the girl in the forefront. You rock, sister.

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