Monday, October 1, 2012

Express Yourself Weekly Meme



I’ve been wanting to do a meme for a while now, to discipline myself into blogging more, to stay connected with blogging buddies, and meet some new ones along the way. I asked Dani from Entertaining Interests if she’d like to join me in hosting, and she was all for it!

Express Yourself is a weekly meme beginning TODAY (Monday - October 1, 2012.) Its goal is to help our fellow bloggers get to know one another better, to help motivate one another, laugh (or cry) together, in other words – stalk.


What makes you tick? What inspires you to write? How’s the outside world influencing you? Whether it be a quote, a list of favorite things/people, a question, a song, etc., each Monday, we’ll find something different to post about. It will correlate with writing, blogging, and life in general. Then, we hope, you’ll follow suit and post, too.

At the beginning of every month, Dani and I will post a Gadget with a list of that month’s weekly Monday posts so you’ll be informed in advanced. 

We know most of you are busy when Monday rolls around or maybe you don’t post on Mondays at all. Don’t fret, we understand. That’s why you have the rest of the week to post. Just comment in one of our posts so we know to check out your awesome blog.

The Express Yourself Gadget for October is...



Again, you don't have to post on Monday. Anytime during the week is great. Whatever works for you.
And yep, we have two Express Yourself banners for you to choose from (above) because we loved both and couldn’t decide which one to use, so we leave it up to you.

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AND NOW FOR THE FIRST EXPRESS YOURSELF POST!!!

Pick a name in one of your WIP's... what was your process of acquiring it?

My currrent WIP is titled Wishful Thinking. I'm not ready to go in to detail about the plot, but it has dual POV's... Kara & Jagger.
If you visit my blog, you already know my all time favorite band is Maroon 5, so it would make total sense that my characters would involve them somehow, right?
Kara - my female MC is named after Kara’s Flowers, Maroon 5’s original name.
Jagger - my male MC is named for M5’s song, Moves Like Jagger.

We hope you'll join in on the meme so we can learn more about you through this process! 

As always, Happy Writing!!!


30 comments:

  1. I love how both names loop back to M5! Plus they are both cool names!

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  2. Ah, Maroon 5 is like, one of the greatest bands eva! Love that Adam Levine. Yum, yum, yum.

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    1. *sigh* I could listen and stare all day long. :D

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  3. Good names! I like the idea of your meme too :)
    In Birds of a Feather, my mc's name is Pigeon. I'm not sure where it came from. A guy walks by and almost knocks her over and I had to come up with something showing she was small and people didn't think highly of her. He is named Falcon. And now I can't remember who came first :) The Pigeon or the Falcon :)

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  4. What a fun fest! Yay! :D

    And are we talking M5??? He's like, my favorite voice on the radio right now...

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  5. When my daughter was colicky, the only way to get her to stop crying was to put on Moves Like Jagger. I've listened to it thousands of times. haha. Cool weekly meme!

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    1. Your daughter has great taste in music. :)

      Thanks! We're excited about the meme!

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  6. This sounds like so much fun!! Awesome idea. :) I'll definitely be participating. I'll put my blog up soon and make sure to link back to you guys! And I LOVE how you came up with your character names. Too cool.

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  7. P.S. While I have your ear for a sec, I was wondering if I could persuade you to vote in a contest? I'm in the top four and I really need some votes!! It's the Kiss/Kiss Off contest at www.monibw.blogspot.com I can't tell you what entry is mine, but I can tell you I'm one of two people on Team Kissy. If you could take a second to vote, I'd really appreciate it!! The poll is listed after the entries. I'll just keep my fingers crossed that you pick mine. :)

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  8. Oh, I like your meme idea too! My MC name is Edessa and while searching the internet for a name I came across the word Edessa which is the name of a Greek city.

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  9. I love the way you got your names! That's awesome. And creative. I wish I could come up with a system rather than shouting out to twitter, "HELP! I NEED A GIRL'S NAME!"

    My post is up tomorrow morning :)

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  10. This sounds like a lot of fun!Sounds like an interesting way to produce an MC name.

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    1. Thanks for the support and for putting the badges on your blog! Much appreciated.

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  11. I love the name Jagger—and this meme!

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  12. Awesome names and lovely reasons for naming your MC's. I'm sure that was an easy decision:)

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    1. Thanks! Yep, very easy decision. LOL

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  13. Great name! I decided to join in on this meme since it sounded like fun. Here's the link to my post.
    http://lgkeltner.blogspot.com/2012/10/express-yourself-naming.html

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  14. I love the name Kara! Is your character's name pronounced with a long or short A? Either way, it's a beautiful name.

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    1. Thank you!
      In my story, Kara is pronounced "Car-ah" (like the car part rhymes with star) ... but I realize some will say it like "Care-ah" too, which is fine. :)

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  15. Music is always an inspiration for me, as well. Not always in naming characters...but it never fails to be a great influence on my writing in some way.

    Great names. Love me some M5!!

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    1. I agree! Music can be so influential in writing.

      Yay for another Maroon 5 fan!!!

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Comments make me happy. So do photos of Adam Levine... <3