Why I love the “Teach Me Tonight” Blog

January 26, 2008 at 9:50 pm (romance, Romance Books, Things that are Fun)

So some woman with an opinion did a piece about the evils of Romance Novels.  She got it published in the Guardian. 

Here’s the smart response by the “Teach Me Tonight” crew: http://teachmetonight.blogspot.com/2007/12/bindel-piece-by-piece.html

Now if only I could make their intelligent thoughts fit on a T-shirt logo….

~Margo

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2007 Chase the Dream Writers Contest! Enter this Contest!

September 5, 2007 at 10:19 am (Cool Web Stuff, Romance Books, Things that are Fun)

Stand up and take notice on this one! The 2007 Chase the Dream contest is up and running. Sponsored by romance authors Leigh Michaels and Rachelle Chase this is a great chance to get your work in front of published authors, agents, and editors.

Both these ladies are smart and professional and will treat you and your entries with respect. Here are the official contest rules. One of the great things about this contest is that even if you aren’t chosen as a weekly finalist, you may have a chance for a free critique from Leigh Michaels. Do not pass up this chance!

Here are the agents and editors they have lined up so far: Paula Eykelhof, Elaine English, and Cheryl Ferguson.

Wonder why I’m so gung-ho on this contest? I won this contest last year with my first 1000 words of HALF MOON RISING and that win led directly to my contract with Samhain.

Please check out the contest site when you have a chance. It has all the important info. You won’t regret it.

~Margo

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Attempting Thursday Thirteen…

January 4, 2007 at 10:04 pm (About Margo, Things that are Fun)

…and all I got was a page of what I call gibberish…I think computer people call it “code”.  Ha!  Guess I’m out on my own.

Here’s my not-fancy, not-connected to anything Thursday Thirteen:

Thirteen Places I’d like to visit.

1.  The Northwest area of the USA.  I think I’d like the rain.

2. The Grand Canyon.  Hey, the most I’ve seen of the Grand Canyon was in that Brady Bunch episode.

3. Gerard Butler’s bed.  In my dreams…

4. London.  I spent a semester there in college.  I was a penniless student.  Now I’d like to spend my money on more than those coin-operated heaters that were all that stood between me and death by hypothermia.

5. Scotland and Ireland.  Can you believe I spent 4 months in England and never went to either???  I was an idiot.

6. New York City.  With my sister, I might add.  I think we’d have fun. 🙂

7. A strip club.  A male strip club.  I like a good body as much as the next woman.

8. Dollywood.  I bet it’s really clean.

9. Venice.  Have you ever read “Gaspard and Lisa on Vacation”? 

10.  An all-inclusive spa.  A spa with lots of clean, fluffy white robes to wear.  Maybe a spa connected to an all-male stripper club.

11. Vermont.  Yeah, I know that’s not very exciting, but I bet everyone is friendly.

12. A river where I could reach down and scoop up gold with my bare hand.

13.  A Ford showroom.  Once there, I’d reach into my pocket, put a pile of gold dust in the dealer’s hand and drive off in my own red Shelby Mustang.

Off to watch Earl…

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Secrets of the Cube

November 2, 2006 at 6:36 pm (About Margo, Books of Interest, Things that are Fun)

I adore doing personality quizzes….Meyers-Briggs, Glamour quizzes, obscure made-up web tests…I’ll take them all. I’m not sure why I take them. Probably because like most people, I think I’ll find something in my “results” that I can use to justify some not so good behavior…

But with all the quizzes I’ve ever taken, there is one that is the absolute coolest. I have so much fun with this “test”, I do it to all my friends when they come over.

One day, browsing through the bookstore, I came across a small square book. Its subtitle is what hooked me: The Ancient Visualization Game That Reveals Your True Self.

TRUE SELF? Hey, I want to know that.  I had to buy it.

The book’s full title is Secrets of the Cube: The Ancient Visualizaion Game That Reveals Your True Self. It’s written by Annie Gottlieb and Slobodan D. Pesic.  

And the best part?  It’s scary how close to home it hits.  I should have posted this for Halloween!

The authors ask you (or you ask your friends) a series of things to visualize.  Then you describe in as much detail what you have visualized in your mind.   Their explanations of what you saw in your vision read a bit like a dream interpretation book, but much more specific.  I’m not going to tell you what they ask you to think about…it would ruin the fun when you have a chance to do this yourself 🙂

Of course it wouldn’t be fair if I didn’t tell you a little bit about what my “cube” told me about myself.  On the up-side, I’m a Visionary Intuitive which means I can make “leaps of association that can lead an Intuitive to a correct conclusion by a non-logical route.”  I think that is a pretty useful thing for a writer!

On the down-side, I can have “a sense of too many possibilities.”  That’s not so good when I’m trying to decide which way I want a scene to go!!!  Or when shopping for shoes!

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