If I had to describe myself, it would be in a word that has many meanings with a complexity which falls off the tongue.
A word made up of many elements, is deceptive in appearance, and creates an illusion from the imagination.
My word would be Phantasmagoric. ~Summer Ross

Saturday, May 7, 2011


I am a slush pile reader and I have to admit when I came across this page it took me for a loop as a writer and reader. I think any writer has something to gain from this article: "Slush" by Mike Resnick

Sticking with Slush pile stuff- are you interested in what some slush pile readers look for- take a look at this article: "Panning for Gold in the Slush"

I found a really wonderful photo blog which would just be lovely for anyone who enjoys using pictures as a prompt for writing. The details are wonderful, you wont be disappointed.365 days in pictures

Trying to figure out how to begin a story, or just need to write, look no further here is a site where they give you one word and then a curser to write as much as you can in 60 seconds then they cut you off. Try it out at One Word.com

Have a great Saturday- I will be up to my ears in finals for this weekend, so I will catch up on everybody's posts next week. Monday is my last day of this semester- and today its 77 degrees out- sighs I'm ready for a fun break from school!


Murees Dupé said...

Thank you so much for sharing these great links. Good-luck with your finals.

Deborah Walker said...

I hope you're enjoying your slushing, Summer.

Jules said...

If it makes you feel better it is 65, overcast and threatening rain here. Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day with your wee fairies :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Renee Silvana said...

I love Mike Resnick's article about the slush pile. While it certainly doesn't make me feel better about submissions, at least I understand them a bit better!

Bang said...

nice blog ..

Jessica Lei said...

Thanks for the links :D the article sounds super interesting!

Old Kitty said...

Yay for such fab fun and really useful links - thank you Summer!

Have a great weekend and HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!! Take care

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thaks for the links. And happy Mother's Day!

Lauri said...

The slush pile article was sad, but good. It sure makes rejections seem a lot less personal! And I love the photo blog - her pictures say so much, they would make great writing prompts.

Donna Hosie said...

The slush pile links were great - very informative. Thanks!

shelly said...

Fairy-tabulous links. Thank you.

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