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Yay! It’s the start of M&M Week

 

Back in May, I thought it might be fun to host some kind of networking tea and crumpets/soda and chips event here on An Englishman in New Jersey, where people could meet other folks with the same kind of writing interests. 

I called it Mix and Mingle week.

It was a lot of fun, so I thought I'd do another one.

Here’s how it works:
I’m very lucky to have lots of talented, wisdomous, writerly friends. Many of these good people share common interests, but don’t know each other...yet. Not all of them are on Live Journal. Some have accounts (or in the case of LJ users, additional accounts) on Twitter, Facebook, Blogspot etc.

If you’re interested in making some new writer friends, share a few words about yourself and your writing, along with a link to your website, Wordspace, Blogspot, Facebook, Twitter accounts etc. where folks can find out more about you and your work, then add/follow/friend you on the relevant platforms if they so desire.

If you don’t have an LJ account, you can still take part via an anonymous comment, but don’t forget to include your name. 

Of course, it’s up to you, but this is ‘Mix and Mingle’ not ‘Find a Fan’ week, so I recommend sticking to general info: how long you’ve been writing; what you usually blog about; preferred genre; favorite authors etc. 

As for me, I’m looking forward to finding out more about my friends. 

Have fun. Now, where did I put those teabags?


 

 




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medleymisty
Nov. 2nd, 2010 02:45 pm (UTC)
My LJ blog is personal, with lots of philosophical musings about life and writing and art and occasional rants about the community that grew up online around the Sims computer game.

My actual fiction writing is on WordPress. :)

http://medleymisty.wordpress.com/

In the Valley of the Sun is illustrated with pictures from the Sims 3 game, but 10 and Knock Three Times are full text. 10 is a long running serial - I suppose it's kind of literary/psychological horror/YA? Knock Three Times is a one off short Halloween story.

I found this old LJ post where I deconstructed Valley a bit - plenty of spoilers, since it goes over the whole plot. - http://medleymisty.livejournal.com/42967.html

And here's one about writing a chapter of 10. :) http://medleymisty.livejournal.com/64594.html

I'm also on Twitter - http://twitter.com/ValleySeth

I generally read 19th century classics (I LOVE Poe and the Brontes and Austen and Hugo and early Dickens) and of late I've taken up reading modern literary YA. I also quite like Chuck Palahniuk. Oh, and Sherlock Holmes! Yay Conan Doyle! Also I read a lot of esoteric non-fiction, because I'm curious about a lot of things and like to research stuff.

I've been writing since I could hold a pencil - my first grade teacher was the first of many teachers to tell me I should be a writer. :)

I'm just home for lunch and I have to go now, but glancing over the other posts I see some interesting people that I will be friending soon. :)
jongibbs
Nov. 2nd, 2010 03:41 pm (UTC)
'...glancing over the other posts I see some interesting people that I will be friending soon'

Excellent! :)
tracy_d74
Nov. 2nd, 2010 05:21 pm (UTC)
I am a HUGE Poe and Austen fan. Since you like literary YA, have you read The Book Thief? It is lyrical in many ways. Death is the narrator. Set in Nazi Germany.
medleymisty
Nov. 2nd, 2010 08:36 pm (UTC)
Yay! Hi fellow Poe and Austen fan! :) What are your favorite Poe bits? I love his poem Alone and my favorite story is Hop-Frog.

Nope, I haven't read that. I'll definitely check it out though. The winter I was 9 I read all the books in the local library about the Holocaust and it's been a frequent research topic since then and accounts for many of the esoteric nonfiction books I've checked out of the library.

Thank you!
tracy_d74
Nov. 2nd, 2010 11:45 pm (UTC)
I hate to be cliche, but I like Fall of the House of Usher.

I cannot say enough about The Book Thief. I will give one warning, people either LOVE it or don't get it; thus, hate it. So on Good Reads it gets 5 stars or 1 star. Not much in between. I loved it because of the lyrical writing, the characters, the setting, the meaning underlying the bigger story (i.e. words are powerful...and love usurps hatred.), and of course Death being a narrator is very clever.

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