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The Bookshelf Muse - Cheer-Worthy News

A much happier post today.

The Bookshelf Muse
will be adding a new thesaurus to their blog, which already offers fabulous emotion and setting thesauri. They are also considering putting these thesauri and even more into print. I know I would love to have this awesome resource on hand in book-form.

So please, if you're interested in seeing this come to fruition, stop by The Booshelf Muse and show your support. Spread the word on your blog! Add them on Facebook! If you've never been there, make sure you check it out! It's a pretty invaluable resource for writers when you need some extra inspiration.


Another tidbit of exciting, unrelated news. I purchased a domain name for what will eventually become my author website. Yay for optimism! I'm pretty jazzed about it, but I think I'm going to wait until I'm closer to the querying process before getting it up on the net. Thoughts?


Please stop by tomorrow for Wednesday's Word Count!


  1. I already own the website for my art, which is sadly neglected and not good for much, but mine for all time.

    Thought about adding writing stuff to it, but didn't know what? What were you thinking about? I'd love some feedback. I am at the query stage, right? But I cover all that in my blog...

  2. You don't necessarily need one right now since it's all in your blog, Fran. It's just another part of developing a platform. You would put an author bio, picture, excerpts, a link to your blog, prior publications (if any), etc. on it.

    I suppose it's just another way for agents to look you up, more visibility on the web, and you'd already have the cement down for a website when you finally land that awesome book deal.

    : )

    That's why I'm not in a hurry to get it up though. I'm a ways off from querying and it wouldn't have much purpose until then, and probably only a little then as well.

  3. I love The Bookshelf Muse! It really is the best!
    It's good to own the domain name and be thinking about it, but no huge rush so you can take your time!

  4. Thanks so much for the shout out--you're awesome!

    We're excited about the new Thesaurus...I think we'll be able to do a lot with it!