- a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
- a buffoon in one of the old comedies; imitates others for ludicrous effect
- like a clown; "a buffoonish walk"; "a clownish face"; "a zany sense of humor"
- pungent adjectives of disesteem; "gave me a cockamamie reason for not going"; "wore a goofy hat"; "a silly idea"; "some wacky plan for selling more books"
- A merry-andrew; a buffoon.
- To mimic.
Definition of merry-andrew: clown: a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior.
Well, folks. We survived. We completed A to Z. Phew.
And Woot! (that means We Owned the Other Team, btw.)
Storymakers conference this Friday and Saturday. I'm also doing something called Publication Primer. I hear my drill sergeant (though this isn't bootcamp) is brutal but brilliant. I hope to have lots to report next week, especially since I'm taking all master classes this year.
When I went last year I knew almost no one. What a difference a year makes! I became a member of the wonderful Authors Incognito group (you have to have attended a Storymakers conference to join), and I've found an incredible and supportive community of writers and authors. They provide online training, the most recent was a two-week long series on pitches. The first week was on writing and preparing to present it. The second week was on going beyond the pitch, presenting yourself. And this was all before the conference!
Seriously. Am I lucky or what?
And the fabulous Sarah Eden is going to be the Master of Ceremonies again. Sarah writes regency romance and has a delightful sense of humor. I read her books to my hubby, and he likes them. Did I mentioned that I love Love LOVE her books?
Storymakers also has something called the Whitney Awards. These are to recognize LDS authors. I'm a sucker for speculative fiction, so here are the finalists (a complete list of the finalists can be found here):
- The Alloy of Law: A Mistborn Novel by Brandon Sanderson
- I Don't Want to Kill You by Dan Wells
- The Lost Gate by Orson Scott Card
- A Night of Blacker Darkness by Dan Wells
- No Angel by Theresa Sneed
I've read four of the five, and I'm embarrassed to admit it's Scott Card's book I haven't gotten to yet. I didn't go to the awards banquet last year. I'm so going this year.
Have you ever attended a writing conference that changed your life?
I was hoping to hit the 600 follower mark with A to Z, but while I've followed a ton of new people few of them have followed me back. And I really, really wanted to hit that nice round number of 600. I sent out a plea to a new group I've joined of clean romance writers and within 10 minutes I had 9 new followers. Thank you, ladies!