Friday Fave Five

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August 17, 2012 · 8 comments

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I’m popping in today to post a long-overdue Friday Fave Five. Today, I offer you a potpourri for writers and bloggers alike.

Photography. Is it just me or does there seem to be an increased popularity in photography of late? Even before Pinterest burst on the scene I noticed that many writers, myself no exception, have been dabbling in photography. There is a great post on Author Tech Tips this week about photo editing tools. Of the tools recommended I’ve only used PicMonkey and I’m a huge fan of the flexibility it gives me to play with my photos.

Laughter. I couldn’t help but chuckle at Rachelle Gardner’s Fun Things From Around the Web post. I especially liked the xray cartoon! Do you have a book in you waiting to get out?!

Multitasking. I’ve been thinking a lot about a woman’s (mine in particular) ability to multitask. I came across this post at the Long Ago in the Here and Now site about the perils of multitasking. Yikes! It’s enough to make me think about spending more time in the present moment, how about you?

Prairie straw. I loved this story in the Quill & Quire about a new eco-friendly paper on sale in Canada that contains 80% straw leftover from harvested wheat crops. A Canadian prairie-girl like me couldn’t help but like this–the picture of the straw bale on the package notwithstanding.

Music. Sometimes when I’m writing I like to have soft music playing in the back ground. Lately I’ve been enjoying Mary Chapin Carpenter’s Ashes and Roses and The Age of Miracles albums (do they still call them albums?).

I’m looking forward to spending time with my writing sisters tomorrow and hearing the fabulous stories they’ve been working on since we last met. What are you looking forward to this weekend? 

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