Five Good Things (Dec 11)

I have Five Good Things for you! Actually, I have a  lot more than that, but this is supposed to be a quick read. So many bloggers and writers out here in the internet world create such good stuff, sometimes it’s hard to choose!

Pay What You Want For Ten Great Novels
https://storybundle.com/fiction
StoryBundle is an awesome idea from the get-go. “The VanderMeer Winter Mix Tape Bundle,” curated by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, is a collection of ten novels including the original anthology Bestiary, with new fiction from China Miéville and Catherynne M. Valente. Christmas gifts, anyone?

Top Christmas Gifts for Writers in 2015
http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/top-christmas-gifts-writers-2015/
If you’ve got writer friends in your life, Helping Writers Become Authors has a list of great things. And KM Weiland knows this stuff. Really well.

23 Things Harry Potter Characters Taught Us that We Fail to Notice
http://www.positivitytosuccess.com/23-things-harry-potter-characters-taught-us-fail-notice/3/
Reading opens your mind. Reading teaches us—even when we’re not looking for lessons. I loved reading (er, looking at!) these points. It made me wonder what’s been hiding in some of the other books I’ve read. I get so wrapped up on the story, I overlook things like this!

How to Use Scrivener to Start and Finish a Rough Draft
http://thewritepractice.com/scrivener-draft/
Scrivener is the cat’s pajamas when it comes to organizing, outlining, and writing your masterpiece. Twice through the interactive tutorial got me up to a speed that actually produced stories, but I’m always learning new tricks. Anything to streamline!

The Jean Thompson/Teddy Stoddard Story
http://www.snopes.com/glurge/teddy.asp
This story has evidently made quite the rounds through the story-telling world. Why am I sending you to Snopes? For the real story behind the story. And it’s a good story. We all need to remember that there’s more going on than meets the eye when we look at a person…

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I found five good things—What good things have you seen in your world lately? SHARE below!

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