‘Tude-Torial

~ By D.D. Scott For this week’s Chick Lit Blog ‘Tude-torial, it’s all about accepting that yeah, your ideas may be a bit crazy – but being as there’s no denial in ‘Tude-ville – you’ve got to trust your crazies. Think of it like my fabulous artist friend Suzy Toronto does when she says: “I wonder who first watched a chicken lay an egg and said, “Hey, let’s eat that!”  Yuck!  That was probably met with some skepticism.  At the time, no one had visions of fluffy chiffons, lofty meringues, yummy omelets, or delicate soufflés.” (click for larger image)...

‘Tude-torial

~ By D.D. Scott It’s Chick Lit Blog ‘Tude-torial time, and that means, finding the right Attitude not just to handle today’s publishing world what-the-hell’s, but also to handle your every day writing life. One struggle writers constantly face is finding that next great idea or jumping-off point. So to honor that struggle… Here’s a little trick I use to wake-up my muses then get ‘em crankin’ out pages with gusto and plenty a ‘Tude… I have an Inspiration Box…here it is: Every now and then, I’ll open up the box, and riffle through all the strips of paper...

‘Tude-torial #16

~ By D.D. Scott It’s Chick Lit Blog ‘Tude-torial time, and that means, finding the right Attitude to handle today’s publishing world. Talk about struggling through your writing-for-publication career… Take a look at these strips. I’m thinking Snoopy sooo gets what writing in today’s publishing environment is all about. Just as Snoopy couldn’t find the logic and reason behind publishers continuously dumping on him, neither do we have the answers for that all-too-common and growing-more-so phenomenon. Thus, Snoopy resorted to taking back the power of his words and work via pulling his submissions and heckling the publishing establishment a bit....

‘Tude-torial #15

~ By D.D. Scott So let’s just get right to it…these little ‘Tude-torial beauties don’t need an introduction: * * I just luuuvvved these…and check out the fabulous artist’s website http://www.maryphillipsdesigns.com !!! It doesn’t get much more Chick Lit ‘Tude-torial terrific than “the perfect gift. the right dose of attitude”. And how ‘bout this wine glass? (click for larger image) That sweet ‘ole message is sooo what the Publishing World of 2011 is gearing up to be…It’s time for each of us to take control of our careers.  Search out the new Indie E-publishing Avenues then be the kings...

‘Tude-torial #14

~ By D.D. Scott Welcome to 2011!!! And in the true spirit of our Chick Lit Blog and Genre, we’re gonna start off the new year with some fabulous ‘Tude…as in Attitude! You’ll never believe where I came across the fabulous “Sticky Attitudes” I’m sharin’ with ya today. Here’s a big ‘ole hint – Cracker Barrel anyone? Over the holidays, me and the DH went to our beloved Cracker Barrel for their oh-so-satisfying vittles.  We left with not just full tummies but also with some pieces by the wonderfully whacky and talented Suzy Toronto (http://suzytoronto.com/). Check out her website…even...

‘Tudtorial #12

~ By D.D. Scott Here are a few more Magical Maxine Moments for our Chick Lit “It’s all about the attitude” ‘Tude-torials. I mean, really, is there anyone else who captures the holiday season in quite this same, very merry way? How’s that for another fabulous week of Holiday Crabby-‘Tude?! And just in time! Happy Holidays to all of you, and may you never be quite this crabby. Although, honestly, I think it’s a hoot.  So have at it!!!  And let’s face it.  “Crabby” makes for some wonderfully cranky pages full of attitude!!! Sexy Sassy Smart Maxine & Crabby-‘Tude Wishes...

‘Tude-torial #11

~ By D.D. Scott It’s not just time for our weekly Chick Lit “It’s all about the attitude” ‘Tude-torial, it’s also holiday madness time!!!  And for me, nobody does madness better than Maxine!!! So from now thru New Year’s, I’m givin’ ya ‘Tude straight from Queen ‘Tude herself.  It’s a little Holiday Crabby-‘Tude! Now how’s this for starters… * The next time you’re suffering from writer’s block or freakin’-out due to all the holiday madness – family originated or not – check out Maxine’s Facebook Page for tons of laughs. Then suck it up and keep crankin’ out pages.  That’s...

‘Tude-torial #10

~ By D.D. Scott It’s time for our weekly Chick Lit “It’s all about the attitude” ‘Tude-torial!!! And perhaps because I’m at a state-wide Sheriff’s Association Event for the entire week with my DH – meaning the testosterone levels in our hotel are at all-time highs – I ended up stumbling across this little gem from The Simpsons creator Matt Groening: “WOMEN SPEAK IN ESTROGEN AND MEN LISTEN IN TESTOSTERONE” ‘Course…let me tell ya…from what I’ve heard this week – yes, while eavesdropping in the lobby and hotel bar – men sure as hell “speak” in testosterone too! But...

‘Tude-torial #9

~ By D.D. Scott How’s this for a beyond fabulous, Chick Lit “It’s all about the attitude” ‘Tude-torial? I’m thinkin’ attitude is personified to the max by Queen Nora – yes, as in NYT’s Bestseller Extraordinaire Nora Roberts. Check-out these Nora-isms from her RWA10 Keynote Luncheon Address then practice them in your favorite hand-held mirror: “How the hell do you look it up if you can’t spell it?!” –  regarding using a dictionary “Don’t waste time bitching!” “Assholes remain assholes.” “Find a friend who will buy you a drink at the bar.” So, in Queen Nora Spirit, “Suck it...

‘Tude-torial #8

~ By D.D. Scott Happy Thanksgiving, Chick Lit Chicks and Chuckies too!!! So here’s a bit of beyond fabulous Chick Lit “It’s all about the attitude”. Try this for your Turkey Day ‘Tude-torial! While you’re sitting around your family’s holiday table, and perhaps thinking “how the Hell could I be from the same gene pool”…just kidding…sort of… Think of this sexy, sassy, smart lesson I’m most thankful for this year… So, in the Thanksgiving Holiday Spirit, look at all the fabulous “turkeys” around your table, and know it’s sooo not your fault…then…give thanks that you have a family and...

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