Meet and Greet: 12/3/16

There’s still time to join in on Danny’s Meet and Greet!
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Dream Big, Dream Often

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It’s the Meet and Greet weekend everyone!!    

Ok so here are the rules:

  1. Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post.
  2. Reblog this post.  It helps you, it helps me, it helps everyone!
  3. Edit your reblog post and add tags.
  4. Feel free to leave your link multiple times!  It is okay to update your link for more exposure every day if you want.  It is up to you!

  5. Share this post on social media.  Many of my non-blogger friends love that I put the Meet n Greet on Facebook and Twitter because they find new blogs to follow.

See ya on Monday!!

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Celebration and Promote-A-Blog Fest!

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Today, just in time for my favorite holiday, Halloween, I am pleased to announce that I now have 1000 WordPress followers on this blog! (Don’t pay attention to that count over there to the left that says I have 2000+ followers because that also includes those who follow me by email and are not all apart of the WordPress community) I am humbled and in awe of all of you who have followed me and continue to support me.

Please visit my 1000th follower – Wee Ditty

And now, in celebration of this awesome news, I would like to open my blog up to you, my followers.

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Today, you can promote your blogs here at A Whispered Wind. It is time to post links to your blogs and/or your friends’ blogs. If you have something you’ve written on your blog that you wish others to read, post a link. If you’ve read something on a friends’ blog that you’ve enjoyed and want others to read as well, post a link. Know someone who’s just starting out at blogging and has only a few followers, post a link. Have something special planned on your blog for Halloween, post a link. Hell, post as many links as you’d like. Mingle with others by visiting their blogs too! And to insure that this gets around to as many people as possible, please REBLOG this on your own blogs and post a link on Twitter and Facebook to get the word out. Help me help YOU!

Let’s get out there and promote our arses off, share, mingle and CELEBRATE with me!

And for your listening pleasure while you visit my blog, some nice creepy Halloween music:

Book Review – All Good Stories by Linda G. Hill

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Linda G. Hill‘s All Good Stories is a light-hearted novella. It is fast-paced, quickly moving the reader from scene to scene with each new chapter. For a quick read, the characters are well-developed, well-described and unique. Linda tells a story within a story within a story. When you read it, you will know what I mean (and you definitely want to read it!)

The two main characters, Xavier and Jupiter are long-time friends. Xavier runs a book store and Jupiter is a writer and works in a gym as a receptionist (near the end of the novella). The other characters are Bob the Blogger, Gloria the waitress, and Harry the Horrible. Xavier and Jupiter’s lives are intermingled with the other three characters in what turns out to be a hilarious, off-the-cuff, near-disastrous story-line. The twists in this story keep you reading and the strange, mega twist in the last few parts of the story will leave you in awe of Linda’s talent as a yarn-spinner.

You won’t find any spoilers here. You must read this one for yourself. It is a delightful, hysterical tale that can be read within an hour or two. Well worth the time!

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Rating: 5 Stars

To Purchase: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon Canada | Amazon AUS | Kobo

Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge – Day 3

The lovely Valerie over at Life and My Insights has nominated me for the Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge. Thank you, Valerie. I am humbled and honored for the recognition.

The Rules:

  1. Three quotes for three days .
  2. Three nominees each day (no repetition).
  3. Thank the person who nominated you.
  4. Inform the nominees.

Day Three’s Quote:

I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am.
~Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Sylvia Plath’s work has inspired me since I was 13, which is when I first read The Bell Jar. It wasn’t until I re-read it in my late teens though, that her words began to sink in and make sense to me. This quote helped me through a very dark period in my life and remains a favorite.

Nominations:

As many know, I do not do the nominations part of these challenges. So many of my lovely blogger friends here on WordPress have nomination/award-free blogs and I respect them for that choice. So as always, I will say… if you want to join in on this lovely challenge, snag the rules, share your quotes and link back to my post so I can read your quotes.

Thank you, my lovelies, for joining me during this challenge. I hope you found my choice of quotes inspiring.

Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge – Day 2

The lovely Valerie over at Life and My Insights has nominated me for the Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge. Thank you, Valerie. I am humbled and honored for the recognition.

The Rules:

  1. Three quotes for three days .
  2. Three nominees each day (no repetition).
  3. Thank the person who nominated you.
  4. Inform the nominees.

Day Two’s Quote:

“Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings.”
― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

I love this quote because it reminds me that sometimes we become too enamored with the words we write, even when those words may not fit our narrative or be quite right. King gives us permission to slaughter those words without remorse. I will admit though, I don’t kill AND bury my darlings. Often, I just copy and paste those darlings into a file that I keep in case those words ever fit somewhere else more appropriately.

Nominations:

As many know, I do not do the nominations part of these challenges. So many of my lovely blogger friends here on WordPress have nomination/award-free blogs and I respect them for that choice. So as always, I will say… if you want to join in on this lovely challenge, snag the rules, share your quotes and link back to my post so I can read your quotes.

See you again tomorrow for the final quote.

Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge – Day 1

The lovely Valerie over at Life and My Insights has nominated me for the Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge. Thank you, Valerie. I am humbled and honored for the recognition.

The Rules:

  1. Three quotes for three days .
  2. Three nominees each day (no repetition).
  3. Thank the person who nominated you.
  4. Inform the nominees.

Day One’s Quote:

“Thou art to me a delicious torment.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson from Essays and English Traits, on Friendship 1841

There is just something so darkly savoring about this quote. Relationships often feel like this ~delicious and tormenting~ at the same time.

Nominations:

As many know, I do not do the nominations part of these challenges. So many of my lovely blogger friends here on WordPress have nomination/award-free blogs and I respect them for that choice. So as always, I will say… if you want to join in on this lovely challenge, snag the rules, share your quotes and link back to my post so I can read your quotes.

See you again tomorrow for another quote.

“Confessionalist” by Mary Sukala

Powerful poeming in the fashion of the Confessionalists. Brilliant!
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As a first post, I felt it only fitting to put up a poem that is closely tied to the name of this chunk of cyberspace. I wrote this a while back, when I first stumbled upon my all time favorite poet, Sylvia Plath. There was something addictive about her cool-as-all-get-out tone. I clamored to find more poets like her and discovered the tribe of poets known as the “Confessionalists,” and fell head over heels with every piece from that era. I quite liked the term and subsequently applied it to my own honest, raw, slightly dark pennings. Despite the way my voice and subject matter in my work has evolved, the name has stuck.

So without further ado, here’s “Confessionalist.”

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1. Outside

My people are unsmiling, as if

our mouths will not tug themselves

into grins, low slung valleys. Our sin

is not knowing the…

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