Links and Wonderment for Your Weekend

From Thursday Bram comes this absolutely gobsmacking-badass article about how everything you need to know about strong copywriting comes from … wait for it… romance novels. It’s not about the sex; it’s about the pain, and overcoming it.

Book CoverFrom SonomaLass comes this tale of stacked love: are you a Welsh single in Swansea? Then head to the library’s single’s evening to meet literary like-minded people, and judge them by what they’re browsing. I have to say, I wouldn’t wear a badge to announce I’m single and browsing for books and booty, but then, I’m squidgy about branding myself like that.

And finally: Erotica authors, take note: Ahoy! Thar be plot inspiration, mateys! Dan Filler from the Faculty Lounge blog emailed me about his review of a new nonfiction book by Charla Muller called 365 Nights of Intimacy, a memoir of her experience giving her husband 365 consecutive nights of sex for his 40th birthday.

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    Carrie Lofty says:

    From the copywriting blog post: Inexperienced fiction writers often confuse a mushy conflict with being “nuanced” or subtle.

    *waves*

    Glad it wasn’t just me.

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    MamaNice says:

    Sheesh! And I thought getting my husband a WII this year for his b-day was doing pretty good.

    Well, he’s turning 33 this month, so at least I have a few years before attempting this one. Hope he’s, um,  up for it when he turns 40. Damn well better be!

    veri.word = audience17 – even if they were over 17, we’re not kinky enough to want an audience, thanks.

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    Chrissy says:

    I’ll buy that book just to see if he lives to 41.

    Great links, btw!

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    Sarabeth says:

    The 365 book will end up as a buy because I will have to see how that all works. I keep wondering though about that time of the month. I’m not squeamish, but . . .

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    Trish Morey says:

    LOL. I wonder what she gave him for his 41st birthday – a year off for good behaviour?

    Talk about a smokin’ gun…

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    lisabea says:

    OK this has NOTHING to do with this post. But…was that…yes it was….MY Fair Captain in the adverts! Woot!

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    Ottrree says:

    Chrissy – after I read the book description to my DH and before I read your retort (on saner thought “comeback” probably wasn’t the right term), my DH commented “She was only after his life insurance, right?”

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    orangehands says:

    maybe she’s practicing to play Annita Blake in a movie or something.

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