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Quick Note for Authors, Then a Question for Readers… (Contest)
Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

UPDATE: The winner of the free download is…Judith!

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Readers, skip to the question below for a chance to win a copy of any of my self-published titles.

Rose’s Plotting Bootcamp — Sep. 7 thru Oct. 2

For you authors and aspiring authors, it’s that time again! The ROSE’S PLOTTING BOOTCAMP will kick off September 7th! Yes, I’ve posted the notice everywhere I could think, so sorry if this is the hundredth time you’ve seen this. We usually start advertising a month in advance, but sis had some server issues… Anyways, what is the plotting bootcamp?

It’s a class my sister and I have taught, in person and online, since 2004, I think. Forever, anyway. And we’ve had tons of authors, newbies and multi-pubs, who’ve been through it, many returning again and again, simply because it’s a very methodical process for pulling together a richly detailed plot. There are lessons and exercises, and the bootcampers get feedback and brainstorming support every step of the way. Oh! And it’s self-paced, so don’t worry if you have something in September that you think will interfere.

It’s a month of support, covering topics like theme and premise, characterization and character roles, CONFLICT, setting, story arc, and plotting. I won’t tell you it’s not hard work, but you can do it bits at a time over the month. And besides feedback you’ll get directly from me via email, I’ll set up chats for anyone with issues to join me and talk through it—live brainstorming.

Are you a pantser and think you don’t need a plotting bootcamp? I’m a pantster. My sister’s the plotter, but when I get stuck (usually at chapter three when I’m heading into the saggy middle), I pull out tools and go to work. I guarantee, that if you do the work, you will take away something from this workshop. Probably a lot of somethings.

That’s my pitch. I hope you’ll join me. I’ll be doing this one solo in September. Sis is buried in deadlines, so won’t be able to pop in, but hey, we’ll have fun anyway!

If you’re interested, here’s the link: Rose’s Plotting Bootcamp

The Question

My daughter, son-in-law and I have these late evening conversations where we talk trash. The other night we got into a debate about who we thought was our greatest living male actor. My answer was Russell Crow. My dd’s was Geoffrey Rush, Matthew McC (I’m not even trying to spell it!), and several others, because she couldn’t make up her mind. And my SIL’s was so silly I can’t even remember what he said.

So for a chance to win one of my self-published titles, my question to you is…
Who do you think our greatest living male actor is?

17 comments to “Quick Note for Authors, Then a Question for Readers… (Contest)”

  1. Kerri Leggiero
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    · August 22nd, 2015 at 8:49 am · Link

    Sean Connery



  2. Delilah
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    · August 22nd, 2015 at 8:54 am · Link

    Kerri! Nice. Love him, too!



  3. Toni Whitmire
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    · August 22nd, 2015 at 9:09 am · Link

    Samuel L. Jackson bibbiesparks@yahoo.com



  4. Elizabeth Andrews
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    · August 22nd, 2015 at 10:52 am · Link

    I’m kind of torn, too, because there are some really amazing actors. But one of my very favorites is Denzel Washington. He has played some characters who aren’t very nice people–and he’s as believable as when he’s playing a good guy. I love him in Man on Fire (hate the end of that movie, lol), and in Unstoppable.



  5. N.J. Walters
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    · August 22nd, 2015 at 11:05 am · Link

    Tom Hanks. 🙂



  6. Lynne Rivet
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    · August 22nd, 2015 at 11:21 am · Link

    Jason Statham he is sooooo sexy!!!



  7. Beth Caudill
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    · August 22nd, 2015 at 12:08 pm · Link

    Robert Redford. Good or bad, great actor and not bad looking.



  8. Judith
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    · August 22nd, 2015 at 12:30 pm · Link

    My first thought was Tom Hanks, but when I saw someone had already mentioned him, I really got to thinking and changed my mind. Then I thought of several actors that I love to watch, but most are genre based and that doesn’t fit greatest. Greatest should encompass multiple genres, multiple styles, etc. So after so serious thought, my choice is Stanley Tucci. I know it’s an odd choice, but just take a look at his resume. He’s done just about every genre and style imaginable, and although he remains easily visually recognizable, his characterizations run the gamut.



  9. ButtonsMom2003
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    · August 22nd, 2015 at 1:08 pm · Link

    Hmm, a hard question to answer. The name that first came to my mind was Colin Firth. I loved him in the King’s Speech and I even loved his performance in a movie I hated – Main Street.

    I also agree with several of the other answers. Love Sean Connery, Robert Redford, Samuel Jackson and Tom Hanks. 🙂



  10. Pat Freely
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    · August 22nd, 2015 at 1:41 pm · Link

    I have to go with Sean Connery.



  11. Pat Freely
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    · August 22nd, 2015 at 1:42 pm · Link

    I have to go with Sean Connery and Martin Short.



  12. Elaine Swinney
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    · August 22nd, 2015 at 3:20 pm · Link

    I have several Mark Harmon, Sam Elliott and Tom Sellick. They have stood the test of time. Each of them have been around for a long time!!!! LOL 🙂



  13. Jen B.
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    · August 22nd, 2015 at 3:27 pm · Link

    I think Morgan Freeman is amazing!



  14. Lisa J
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    · August 22nd, 2015 at 4:25 pm · Link

    Daniel Day-Lewis gets my vote. The man can do just about anything.



  15. Shirley Long
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    · August 22nd, 2015 at 5:02 pm · Link

    This is gonna show my age but……………….

    I’d have to say John Wayne & Clark Gable.

    They could play any character 😆 ~~ cowboys, lawyers, businessmen, great white hunters, ~~ anything at all. There is no better cowboy than John Wayne. And no better lover (think Gone With the Wind) than Clark Gable.

    As far as today’s actors ~~ Tom Selleck, Matthew McC, & Mark Harmon.



  16. Linda
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    · August 22nd, 2015 at 11:46 pm · Link

    Sean Connery and Morgan Freeman for me!



  17. Delilah
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    · August 25th, 2015 at 11:00 am · Link

    Love your answers, ladies! But no one loved my man, Russell. 🙁

    The winner of the free download (chosen by a random number generator) is…Judith!