Friday, August 5, 2011

Creating Celebrations/Giveaway!

Happy Friday!

I'm over at Magical Musings today, taking about creating our own celebrations, and I'm giving away some prizes, too, so please stop by!

On a sad note, I was just reminded that it's been two years since we lost Blake Snyder...sigh. His Save the Cat series and story-structure beatsheets have helped me so much over the years -- I'm indebted to him for his insights. Thankfully, his work lives on at his website. And, for anyone interested in writing-craft posts on the subject, I've written two of them: one on Seekerville and the other on Blake's blog.

Wishing you all a fun and relaxing weekend!!


Marilyn Brant said...

Someone on Magical Musings wished for a National Chocolate Holiday, so I looked it up and found this site: http://library.thinkquest.org/2886/foo.htm
And LOOK!! There are MANY chocolate holidays:
American Chocolate Week--March 14-20
National Chocolate Day--October 28
National Chocolate Day--December 28
National Chocolate Day--December 29
National Milk Chocolate Day--July 28
National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day--November 7
National Chocolate Mint Day--February 19
National Chocolate Chip Day--May 15
National Chocolate Eclair Day--June 22
National Chocolate Covered Anything Day--December 16
National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day--March 24
National Chocolate Custard Month--May 1-31
National Chocolate Pudding Day--June 26
National Chocolate Ice Cream Day--June 7
National Chocolate Milkshake Day--September 12
(Couldn't help myself...I had to share these with you all. ;)

Nancy J. Parra said...

Yay for national chocolate days and celebrations. Hope you are staying cool!

Edie Ramer said...

After your post on Magical today, I went grocery shopping. One place has been having a special on key lime pie for only $4.99 for a few weeks now. I've been ignoring it, but today I decided to buy one. I'm calling today "Celebrate eating key lime pie day."

Marilyn Brant said...

Thanks, Nancy! I'm tryin' but, boy, has it ever been hot...

Edie, I love it!!! YUM! Hope you enjoyed that Key Lime Pie Celebration ;).

Caryn Caldwell said...

Wow! Has it really been two years? It doesn't seem like that long ago at all. So sad. He was such an inspiration. Save the Cat is my go-to book when I start a new project.

Robin said...

Hi Marilyn ~ I hope you had a nice weekend! Wow, those are a lot of chocolate holidays! Hey, your special day is National Chocolate Milkshake Day! Guess we'll have to indulge.

I'm a little late, but I'm going to swing on over to Magical Musings...

Marilyn Brant said...

Caryn, I know...sigh. Blake's work was incredibly helpful to me. I wish he were still with us.

Robin, LOL! I noticed that about the Milkshake Day, too ;). Guess I know what I'll be ordering next month...