Just leave a comment on the Hello Giggles post and you’ll be entered to win a copy of Wentworth Hall and a $50 Sephora gift card! You can buy so much fancy mascara with that. I’ve been into a Sephora exactly once in my life and it was a magical experience. I kind of wish I could win this gift card, but I can’t, so take advantage of this opportunity and enter to win!
So HelloGiggles is currently accepting new writers. Sometimes people ask me how I started writing for them, and I don’t know how it works for everyone, but I just sent in a pitch when they were taking open submissions for columns. I didn’t know anyone there or have any significant writing credits or anything. If you’re interested in writing for them, this is very good, specific advice!
I really enjoy writing for HG, and I can honestly say it’s one of the more fun things I’ve done! I’ve internet-met some really interesting people through the site, and I like that it’s a positive, lady-friendly environment. If you’re a writer, you should definitely submit!
I almost forgot about this week’s Hello Giggles post…Bloomability by Sharon Creech!
It was so awesome to see all the Sharon Creech fans on HG. A girl on Twitter even showed her Bloomability tattoo! That’s some serious dedication. Oh, and Sharon Creech herself tweeted that she liked the article. You know, no bigs. I wish I could call 12-year-old me and explain this to her. I would’ve had to get ahold of myself on my sweet Clueless headset phone.
There were buttons you could press that would say, “I’m outtie!” “What-ever!” or, my fave, “SOMEone is LIStening.” Please tell me someone else had one of these.
Today I’m writing about The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by the wonderful (understatement) Sherman Alexie. This book is really something special! I know I say that about every book in the column, but I really do mean it. Things get serious for awhile, and then I relay a zinger from my mom. When I told her about this last week, she said, “I don’t remember saying that…but you have to admit, that was a pretty good one.” Then she went back to washing dishes.
Today’s post is super-exciting because you can WIN A PRIZE! That’s right. Who doesn’t love prizes? I don’t know anyone who is like, “Oh,a free thing? No thanks. I don’t want that.” All you have to do is leave a comment (on the HelloGiggles post. Not here. Don’t leave a comment here because I have absolutely nothing to offer you) and you’ll be entered to win a copy of Chopsticks and a $25 gift card to iTunes!
It’s an extraordinarily lovely book. Big thanks to Penguin for the prizes!
Today I’m talking about a book I really loved…The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han. Check it out!
Today’s post is all about The Face On The Milk Carton, which was definitely a defining book/movie for a generation of kids who thought maybe they might actually be kidnapped. As it turns out, I look exactly like both of my parents, so my kidnapping fears were quickly squashed.