Friday, February 4, 2011

The Angela Files


 Have you seen this avatar?
Do you know who it belongs to?
  Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

The Bookshelf Muse


As promised yesterday, today I reveal the second site that does not leave my desktop when I'm researching, prepping, or writing-- also known as my "Angela file".

In fairness, it should be called my Angela AND Becca file. When I first started following The Bookshelf Muse, Becca had taken a leave of absence. She recently returned, and now they are back to double-the-fun over there. 

Here is another key to writerly bliss. 

Instructions for becoming a happier writer:
Go here, to the Bookshelf Muse blog. On the right side you will see multiple thesauri: Emotion; Setting; Color, Textures and Shapes; Symbolism.  Read and learn!

I can't tell you how often I use these materials when I write. In fact, Robyn Campbell and I were laughing about the hours we both spent at The Bookshelf Muse while finishing our last mss. I think it was a tie.

Just like Shannon Messenger, The Bookshelf Muse provides very wise and uber-useful writing tips, and all for FREE.  Don't miss out!

38 comments:

Melissa said...

I've never heard of thebookshelf muse.....don't know how but it's true. I'll definitely go check them out!

Tabitha Bird said...

Thanks for the links. I'll go check it out.

Old Kitty said...

Thank you so much for the handy link and info!!! Off I go to cut and paste and highlight! Take care
x

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I practically LIVE on the Bookshelf Muse. And my writing's become much better because of it. :D

Justine Dell said...

I'm all about usefule information! Thanks!

~JD

Angela Ackerman said...

Shannon, you are the bestest! Thanks s much for the mention. Becca and I love that you get so much use our of our entries, both while writing and teaching in the classroom. Talk about the ultimate honor. :)

Have a great weekend!

Angela

Heidi Willis said...

Holy cow!! What an awesome blog reference!! I've bookmarked it and plan on spending a little time there (okay - maybe a lot...)

Thanks for the links!

Laura Marcella said...

With over 1500 followers, I can't believe I hadn't known about that blog until now. Thanks for informing us!

Jen Daiker said...

Love Angela! This was such a great post!!! You rock Shannon!!!

Happy Friday!

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss shannon! i been following miss angela and miss becca for a good long time and i got lots of good stuff for being a better writer from them. mostly i try going at their blog every day when i could.
...hugs from lenny

Matthew Rush said...

The Bookshelf Muse is the most concretely useful writing blog there is. Hands down.

Heather said...

This is such a great idea! Angela's blog if full of so much excellent information that this is a must!

Nisa said...

Good to know! I'll have to file away that link. ;)

I hope you're doing well!

~Sia McKye~ said...

I hadn't heard about The Bookshelf Muse. Going to have to check it out.

Shari said...

I love your resources! Thanks for sharing.

Kimberly Franklin said...

I've never heard of the bookshelf muse. Thanks for sharing! I'm going to go check them out right now!

Diane said...

I follow her. Have a great weekend! :O)

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Angela is awesome! I totally agree!!!!

Have a great weekend, Shannon!

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

I seriously need to get over there - I've been there several times, but never give it the in-depth study it deserves. :)

Have a great weekend!

Kelly Breakey said...

Thanks for the great recommendation.

Joanne Fritz said...

I keep The Bookshelf Muse in my sidebar (it's one of the first blogs I discovered when I started blogging), and I've used the Emotion Thesaurus on many occasions. But I never thought about creating a file for this (or for Shannon Messenger's).

Great idea, Shannon O! (I'd rather call you that than Shannon #2!)

Susan R. Mills said...

The Bookshelf Muse is one of my favorite hang outs!

Karen Lange said...

Oh, I know, it's one of my fave sites! What would we do without them???
Happy weekend,
Karen

Susanne Drazic said...

Awesome site!
: )

Jemi Fraser said...

I'll have to check this out! Thanks :)

Melissa Gill said...

I totally agree. I use Angela's site constantly when I'm putting my finishing touches on a revision.

Angela's a total hero, and some publisher should convert her blog into a book!

Angela Ackerman said...

Wow, I am..speechless. Thanks everyone for all the fantastic words of kindness here. I am so pleased this resource helps you.

We are definitely looking for a publisher. In fact, we had one contact US out of the blue in regards to our blog, and while that didn't work out, we are planning on getting this baby into a book for all our wonderful supporters!

Thanks again (and especially Shannon)! You are all wonderful!

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Charmaine Clancy said...

What a great link - thanks! On the days I just can't write in my notebook I let myself off the hook as long as I enter one good word. Now I'll know where to find those words. :-)

Medeia Sharif said...

I love stopping by The Bookshelf Muse.

Blog reading has been beneficial to my writing.

Have a great weekend.

DL Hammons said...

Cool...more ammunition!! :)

Roxane B. Salonen said...

Wow, Shannon, you never seem to run out of great resources. Thank you for this!

Shelley Sly said...

I love the thesauri on The Bookshelf Muse blog. I bookmarked it a long time ago. So helpful!

Natalie Aguirre said...

This link and Shannon Messenger's are great links. I read them too.

Julie Hedlund said...

The Bookshelf Muse is a blog every writer should subscribe to!

Jennie Englund said...

Will head over!

How's your writing coming?

Beth said...

Great post. Drop by and let me know when you've posted your first line so I can read it.
bethfred.com

Cleverly Inked said...

A new one for me!

Jen Chandler said...

I need to venture over to the Muse more often!

I love that avatar!!!

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