A fellow Wild Rose Press author, Katie Reus, has bestowed the Blogging With A Purpose award on this Vortex in cyberspace. I'm glad she sees purpose and not OCD about all things writing and time travel. In honor of Mother's Day, because she would want me to follow the rules, I offer up five blogs with a purpose deserving of your mouse's trigger finger:
La Vibora :: I could look up the translation, but I won't. It's more fun imagining one Spanish word to sum up Jim's obsession with all things venomous and reptilian. I'll never look at my refrigerated polska-kielbasa in Gladware the same way again. Deserving because of his commitment to captive breeding of rare species and because he adores these creatures the way I adore Godiva, Josh Holloway and injecting a hidden simile into a sentence.
The "Blog" of "Unnecessary Quotation Marks" :: We all have our usage hang-ups. Mine? Frolicking in a field of descriptive phrases with a handful of commas as an excuse. This blog's author? Ambiguous meanings those double grammar prints can leave in our minds. Deserving because once you've visited this site, you'll find these public offenders everywhere.
Blue Sue :: An expert on Blue Star Arabian horses and the fictional romance heroes who straddle them. Once my characters time jump to a setting where equestrian travel becomes a necessity, she's my go-to resource. Deserving because she can barrel race around an arena with a loaded weapon and pick off a target like a modern-day Belle Starr.
Photoshop Disasters :: True commercial advertisement fouls committed with Photoshop. Deserving because it reaffirms that even professionals wrestle with pixels and layering and viewing Gwyneth Paltrow's distorted head makes me feel better about my own.
The Graveyard Shift :: Written by Lee Lofland, a veteran police investigator and contributor to the online writing community crimescenewriter, this blog offers healthy portions of all things nourishing to writers starved for crime and literary resources. Deserving because he never allows fallen officers to be forgotten.
Thank you, Katie.