Morrill’s Monday Morning Mashup – 11/21/11

Welcome to my Monday morning mashup, where I post links to information I found interesting or useful in the previous week. Below, I’ve listed a few appetizers to whet your writerly appetite for the coming Thanksgiving week:


Kristen Lamb posts some of the most useful advice and information I’ve seen yet on social media. I recently purchased her book, We Are Not Alone – The Writer’s Guide to Social Media. I am still in the process of reading it. (watch for a review!) but so far, it’s full of practical, easy-to-follow information about how to establish an online presence.

The link below is on PLATFORM. According to Kristen, it’s not just for non-fiction writers anymore.



This is a blog by author and teacher, Suzannah Windsor Freeman. I subscribe and I look forward to its emails that are always full of helpful information for writers. Here’s a mashup within a mashup — a list of 23 websites that will make your writing stronger:



This award-winning blog by Elizabeth Spann Craig regularly posts information that is useful to all writers – not only those who write in the mystery genre. I especially liked this post about what NOT to listen to in a critique. The guest blogger, Anne R. Allen, states:

“A critiquer should tell you what’s right with a work as well as what’s wrong.”

This is something we as critiquers too often don’t remember. Here’s the link to the post:

Happy Thanksgiving! Unfortunately, browsing the Internet for interesting tidbits probably won’t burn any calories, but I’ll see you next week anyway, with a new mashup!
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7 Responses to Morrill’s Monday Morning Mashup – 11/21/11

  1. Of course cruising the internet burns calories, just look how far we sometimes travel. It also burns the calories that didn't count because we were eating with friends and family. 🙂 Thanks for the informational links. Looking forward to your review of Kristen Lamb's book. 🙂


  2. Browsing the internet keeps my typing fingers svelt and well toned. Nobody likes fat fingers–so hard to fit into those slimline gloves, LOL!Great mash up. *s*


  3. Jack LaBloom says:

    Wow, this is great, Jan. I've already checked out a couple of the links and found lots of helpful information. Thanks.


  4. Russell says:

    Lots of great information. Thanks for pointing us in the right direction.


  5. Denton Gay says:

    Good post, Jan. Looking forward to your book review.


  6. madisonwoods says:

    I like your mashup idea. Thanks for the links. I get Kristin Lamb's blog posts to my inbox and always like reading them too. Interested to hear how you like the book.


  7. Palooski65 says:

    Wonderful links. Just wanted to wish you a happy Thanksgiving too.


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