Links Out Loud

It’s Thursday and that means it’s time to share the blog luv.

Blog Out Loud:

I got nothing in this category for you this week. Sorry! My excuse; I am enthralled with my “real author” friends right now. Definitely check out the fab links below on writing, laughing, and life. They’re uberlicious!

Write Out Loud:

  • Kate MacNicol is deceitful. She’s a lying bitch (joking!). But seriously, she admitted on her blog (talk about public confessions…wow Kate…you really put it all out there, eh!?!!) that she’s telling white lies to friends and family. And who can blame her? Check out her wonderful post Deceitful Me where she talks about dealing with the guilt of saying “no” to make time to write and blog. We’ve all faced this challenge when making time for our passions. How have you managed your friends and family…and “the look”? Let us in on your secrets!
  • And be sure to check out Kathryn Stockett’s story of being turned down 60 times before becoming a best seller. She also felt the need to be deceitful. Her story will make you laugh and it will give you hope and inspiration to stick with it!
  • Kristen Lamb gives us ten damn good reasons to be writer. I have printed this off as my “to live by” writer mantra. My personal favs are to be a writer to get revenge and to be God. Who can argue with that? This shit’s right up my alley! 
  • Tawna Fenske (I wonder how she pronounces her name?!?!?) gives writers, published or not, a vote of confidence with her post. I wonder if I can still call myself a “real author” even though I haven’t even started my Work In Progress (WIP) yet?!?! Damn straight I can; Tawna said so and she’s a “real author!” folks.
  • Steena Holmes is wondering about your thoughts on writing groups. Ever been a part of one? Honestly, they sound a bit scary to me but I am sure like all things, there are good groups and bad groups and it’s about finding a good fit for you!
  • Jenny Hansen wrote a post that got a lot of attention and chatter about whether writers read differently than non-writers. She highlighted a couple hilarious (and damn her…so true) quirks about things authors think and do when they read books. Can you say BUSTED!!! This is a definite must-read!

Laugh Out Loud:

  • I laughed out loud. I am not joking. This post by the Bloggess had me in tears it was so funny. If you don’t like people making fun of spam prayer emails, you may want to pass on this particular post. For me however….HYSTERICAL!
  • Kristal Lee gives us a taste of Sesame Street gone True Blood. Hilarious but at the same time sooo wrong.

Life Out Loud:

  • You have to go read Angela Wallace’s post on how TLC’s “What Not to Wear” shows us that dressing well, no matter what size or station in life, can be a huge boost to our self-esteem. Awww girl, so true!!!
  • Make it personal! With all the technology around us, when was the last time you wrote someone a letter, postcard, or telegram? Naomi Bulger gives us five fantastic ways to make it more personal. I think I am going to send a telegram and maybe a letter to a stranger; how cool is that!
  • Tameri Etherton is grateful for the little things in life after a foot surgery turned her life upside down for months on end. Now…it’s cooking dinner for her family, talking a walk, and vacuuming (she’s sick…I know but that’s what we luv about her) that bring her joy. What are you grateful for? Go let her know!

I hope you enjoyed this week’s line-up of fantabulous blog posts. Stay tuned for next week’s. I promise to go and spend oodles of time (time away from friends and family I’ll have you know…) to bring you this do-or-die information…My god…you guys must really love me!!

Got any ditties of your own to share? Let me know and maybe they’ll be featured as part of next week’s line-up…



  1. Natalie, just the way you write your list makes me laugh out loud. Thanks for the blog love! 😀

  2. Awesome mash up, Natalie. I need to check some of these post links out!

  3. Great post, as usual. I love laughing out loud and you supplied way tooo many opportunities today! Did you happen to read any of the comments on The Bloggess post?

    • Tks so much Patricia! Glad you enjoyed the post and the links…I didn’t check out the comments but I will on Monday when I am online again…tks for the heads up! :))

  4. This is fabulous! I’m going to remember this one when I do a mash up. You are the Queen, girl!

    Thanks for mentioning me and my sickness. It’s true, so I won’t even try to deny it! I have a few blogs to read now, so I’m off…

    Love ya!

  5. You are hilarious! I’ve never thought I’d laugh about anyone call me a “lying bitch.” Thanks for the blog love Natalie.

    I think you’re really hitting your stride here at the new place. It’s alway fun to come over and hang out. Like sharing a bottle of wine with friends. Love the links. I’m definitely going to check these out. Thanks!

    • LOL!!! Thanks so much Kate! I was hoping (fingers crossed) that you wouldn’t be offended. Having fun….

      You are most welcome for the blog luv. I loved your post…all of them in fact!

      Thank you soooo much for the tremendous blog compliments…I am having a blast now and do feel like I have found my voice and I love it! Couldn’t have done it without my wana711 gang!!

      Like sharing a bottle of wine…best compliment EVER and exactly the feeling I want to create!

      Thank you…MUAH!

  6. I came here by way of Kristen Lamb … what a find! Great links, and I can’t wait to find the time to explore them all.



    • Welcome Mikalee! Thank you so much for visiting! I am so glad you enjoyed it so far and here’s hoping I can keep you laughing! :)) Heading out on offline vacay shortly but I will check out your blog when I get back Monday. Have a great weekend!

  7. Elena Aitken says:

    I love your links. But…damn! now I have more reading to do. 🙂

  8. Great list! Thanks so much for mentioning me! And my first name is pronounced like “Donna” only with a “T” at the beginning. The last name is sorta like “fence” + “ski.” Voila!


    • You are welcome Tawna. I really enjoy your blog. Thanks for sounding out your name. I’ve never heard Tawna before and I love it! Quite beautiful and different.

  9. Great post! I love the “True Mud” Clip. My brother told me about it when he watched it with his daughter, but I couldn’t find the clip. It made me laugh so much.

    I put all your inspirational articles from authors on my todo reading list. Thank you so much finding these gems for us to read.

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