Monday, August 16, 2010

Motivational Monday!

The older I get, the more I find myself quoting "Seinfeld."  I used to worry about this until I read agent Nathan Bransford's post, "Writers, Authority, and The Keith Hernandez Rule."  Not only did it make me feel better to see someone cool and hip and groovy reference "Seinfeld," but the post also made me laugh out loud.  Oh, and it taught me something about writing, too.  

Congratulations go out to Stacy Post, whose story will be up at Smories this September.  This is the site where cute kids read the stories out loud.  I can't wait to hear it!

Editor Robert Swartwood announced that the Gotham Writers Workshop has a Hint Fiction writing contest going this fall - check it out if you're interested in trying your hand at some hint.  Oh, and the special Hint Fiction issue of Wigleaf  is out - Swartwood called it "a literary appetizer of sorts."  (I can't wait for the Hint Fiction anthology - and not just because I'm in it.  I mean it.  Really.)   

Now go forth and write!  And read!  And laugh!  And eat some chocolate!  And write some more!  And...


  1. My husband, my sister, many friends, family members, and I constantly quote Seinfeld. It's still one of the best shows on TV!

    Congrats on being one of the contributors ~ I am one, too. Nice to meet you! It's very exciting, isn't it? I look forward to November.

    Can't wait to read your story!

  2. I so agree about "Seinfeld" although there are a few other good comedies out there, like "The Big Bang Theory" and "Modern Family."

    I'm looking forward to reading your story in the anthology, too! November's getting closer! :)

  3. Hi Madeline,
    Congratulations on being in the anthology.

    If you get a chance, check out my blog today. I have an award for you.

    Donna V.

  4. Thanks, Donna, for the congrats and the award! I'm heading to your blog now. :)