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YA Fantasy Giveaway

Rachel Morgan is having a giveaway for the following books:

Throne of Glass, by Sarah J Maas
Graceling, by Kristin Cashore
Cinder, by Marissa Meyer
Daughter of Smoke and Bone, by Laini Taylor

Interested?  Enter the competition here

Writing Wednesday: Meeting with my Ex-Jerk

I took this piece from the old Playground of Randomness site:

Her face is alight with a huge smile. Her eyes are brighter, glowing mischievously. Dressed in the usual skinnies and boots instead of the short dresses, she looks exactly like she did a year ago. Dark hair left opening and flowing, the usual denim book bag slung across her shoulder, Blackberry in the hand… You can’t really see the changes unless you look really close. There’s moments when she tenses, when the smile fades and her brows furrow into a frown. Those moments are when you see the girl that he’s changed her into. The broken, fragile pieces start to show through the cracks. She doesn’t bother to look his way- another thing that hasn’t changed. She’s chatty and bright, speaking to everyone but him. He returns the favor, not looking her way. He stays with his friends and she stays with hers. No one messes up that balance. And yet, despite the distance(or maybe because of it) she doesn’t seem to care. She looks good, happier; more carefree. You wouldn’t think that she had had her heart broken. You wouldn’t know that she still hurts despite the facade she puts on. But then again, that’s what she wants you to think. She has always been a master manipulator and this time is no exception.

Senior Year: Day One

I swore this would be a strictly content and nothing about me blog but of course that hasn’t lasted long. It’s the first day of my senior year of college. I’m freaking out. I don’t know what to expect. My distraction in the meanwhile is my gorgeous nails which I painted with Essence magnetic nail polish. I believe if you have great nails you can take on the world (or just have great-looking nails).

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Webinars: Yay or Nay?

I don’t attend webinars. The idea of sitting still to listen to someone over the internet reminds me of a virtual classroom. Sure there’s always interesting webinars on writing or social media but they’re either scheduled at an extremely inconvenient time or I don’t have data (story of my life). Yesterday a member of the Her Campus Blogger Network- now called the Influence Her Collective- invited me to a webinar on gaining your pageviews. I attended but honestly it was more to support the blogger than anything else.
The webinar was hosted by Morgan, the blogger behind Mostly Morgan. It was super-informative. I was delighted to learn more about SEO (which I knew nothing about) and promoting your blog. Morgan made several helpful points. I also loved that her webinar was at such a reasonable hour (8PM South African time instead of 2AM like most webinars).
I’m so glad I attended and I will definitely be paying more attention to webinars from now on.

Hello World

So its done! We’re now looking at the new Playground of Randomness webpage/blog. I’m both excited and terrified to see where this is going to take me.

 

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