Thursday, March 31, 2011

Affordable Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Miami Heat Tickets

    Hey Minnesota Timberwolves fans! As you may know, basketball season is sadly coming to an end in just two short weeks. Tomorrow night at 7pm, the Minnesota Timberwolves will host the Miami Heat at the Target Center in Minneapolis. This will be the third to last home game of the season for the Wolves, just ahead of the Phoenix Suns on Wed. April 6th and the final game against the Houston Rockets the following Wed. April 13th. If you would like to show your support for the Minnesota Timberwolves during the last few games of their 2010-2011 season, check out our supply of Minnesota Timberwolves tickets and order yours now! We have a very nice variety of seat locations for each game, with prices starting as low as $25 each for the Miami game; $9 for the Phoenix game or $4 for the Houston game. Get yours today! 
    GO TIMBERWOLVES!!!Source URL: http://castleofrock.blogspot.com/2011/03/
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Affordable Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Miami Heat Tickets

    Hey Minnesota Timberwolves fans! As you may know, basketball season is sadly coming to an end in just two short weeks. Tomorrow night at 7pm, the Minnesota Timberwolves will host the Miami Heat at the Target Center in Minneapolis. This will be the third to last home game of the season for the Wolves, just ahead of the Phoenix Suns on Wed. April 6th and the final game against the Houston Rockets the following Wed. April 13th. If you would like to show your support for the Minnesota Timberwolves during the last few games of their 2010-2011 season, check out our supply of Minnesota Timberwolves tickets and order yours now! We have a very nice variety of seat locations for each game, with prices starting as low as $25 each for the Miami game; $9 for the Phoenix game or $4 for the Houston game. Get yours today! 
    GO TIMBERWOLVES!!!Source URL: http://castleofrock.blogspot.com/2011/03/
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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Rita Finalists Booty

    Thanks to all our wonderful friends who are Rita finalists this year! We appreciate you taking time to stop by and celebrate with us.

    And another YAY to our Golden Heart finalists VA and Nancy!!!

    We had a lovely prize package of several books from our Rita finalists, so Aunty fired up ye olde Random Number Generator and...

    CONGRATS TO: JANE!

    Please send your snail mail addy to our josh hasrey email so we can pass it along and you can receive your booty/books.

    Thanks again to everyone who helped us celebrate.Source URL: http://castleofrock.blogspot.com/2011/03/
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Monday, March 28, 2011

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

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Friday, March 25, 2011

The Language Of Your Story

    posted by Nancy

    Eilis Flynn majored in linguistical anthropology, studying the study of languages before she went to work on Wall Street, which has a language all its own. She spends her days aware that there’s a reality beyond what we can see, and tells stories about it. Published in romantic fantasy, comic books, and nonfiction, she lives in Seattle with her husband. Today she's going to talk to us about language and story.

    Welcome, Eilis!


    Thanks, Nancy!

    Language is basic to our existence. Language forms us and makes us who we are, from a species to a culture all the way down to an individual. The same is true of the language in the books we read and write; it does more than describe and form the people in the stories and their worlds, and create for us an image, intended or not, of the subject, each unique. How can we tell the language of the story is right?


    Language also builds story character, not unlike the personalities of the people who populate the tales. Even if you’re reading and writing stories grounded in the here and now, the language is pretty specific. Think of it this way. To describe a place, whether it’s now or later or yesterday, the reader has to be drawn into the world: If it’s a contemporary, you’ll have to describe a world in which iPods and computers are everyday items. If it’s a contemporary set in, say, the South, maybe a mention of a meal with collard greens, and if a character is a native of the South, perhaps a mention of a drawl or at the very least, a “y’all” once or twice. (Hi, Nancy!) If it’s a story taking place in the Regency, the ton probably gets mentioned at least once. Right?

    But if the ton never gets mentioned, something else of the period has to be mentioned. Or not mentioned. There’s never going to be a reference to a car. Or Queen Victoria (unless you’re dealing with time travel, but that’s another matter altogether). If you like to read historicals, you know how important it is to establish that long-ago world. If that world isn’t quite right…

    We’ve all read stories that don’t seem to be quite in the right time and place, and we don’t know why the book isn’t a keeper. There may be something about the language that doesn’t quite sound right, if you’ll pardon the saying.

    If you like fantasy, of course, it’s a given that you’ve got a certain sensitivity to language; whether it is simply the naming of a character, an ability, a culture, or even something as basic as a food, it is all too easy to jar the reader out of your story by misnaming something. If it’s a place and time far, far away, and long, long ago, having Darth Vader sit down and munch on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich is going to take you out of the alternate reality that’s been created. (If nothing else, am I the only one who wondered how he ate? And whatever it was, I’m pretty sure it wasn’t a PB&J.) Every place has foods unique to it. If the writer skimps on describing food, once again, the story is missing out on a vital detail, and again, the book’s a little disappointing.

    Author Lisa Hendrix gave a workshop years ago about creating an environment in your stories, and used as an example New Orleans weather—wet, humid, heavy. She pointed out that the description of weather was in itself a character, always present, with a dynamic influence. Would you describe a desert environment as a sodden, green forest? Of course not. The language of your story has to be specific.

    Language creates an environment. It’s Voice, the one that’s unique to the author. It shapes characters, worlds, stories.

    What have you read that specifies and delineates a story and makes it a keeper? What have you read that uses food to establish the setting?

    Give me an answer in the comments, and I’ll send a download of
    Echoes of Passion to a random winner!

    For more about Eilis and her work, check out her website. Her latest book is Echoes of Passion, available from Ellora’s Cave. Her next book is Static Shock, coming up from Crescent Moon Press.Source URL: http://castleofrock.blogspot.com/2011/03/
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Jim Gaffigan State Theatre Tickets

    Stand up comedian and actor Jim Gaffigan was born in Chesterton, Indiana and began his comedy career in 1991. Gaffigan's comedy routines usually include humorous, high-pitched "asides" representing commentary on his performance from a hypothetical naive and easily offended audience member. Gaffigan has released a total of seven comedy albums and appeared in 14 films, including Super Troopers, 13 Going On 30, The Love Guru and most recently Going The Distance. If you would like to see Jim Gaffigan LIVE at the State Theatre in Minneapolis, he will be here for two shows this upcoming fall. The first show will be on Friday, October 7th at 7pm and the second show the following Saturday, October 8th at 7pm. Ticket King currently has Jim Gaffigan tickets for both shows but they won't last long so I would recommend getting them as soon as possible!Source URL: http://castleofrock.blogspot.com/2011/03/
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Jim Gaffigan State Theatre Tickets

    Stand up comedian and actor Jim Gaffigan was born in Chesterton, Indiana and began his comedy career in 1991. Gaffigan's comedy routines usually include humorous, high-pitched "asides" representing commentary on his performance from a hypothetical naive and easily offended audience member. Gaffigan has released a total of seven comedy albums and appeared in 14 films, including Super Troopers, 13 Going On 30, The Love Guru and most recently Going The Distance. If you would like to see Jim Gaffigan LIVE at the State Theatre in Minneapolis, he will be here for two shows this upcoming fall. The first show will be on Friday, October 7th at 7pm and the second show the following Saturday, October 8th at 7pm. Ticket King currently has Jim Gaffigan tickets for both shows but they won't last long so I would recommend getting them as soon as possible!Source URL: http://castleofrock.blogspot.com/2011/03/
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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Mens 2011 NCAA Frozen Four Xcel Energy Center Tickets

    If you're into hockey at all, you should know the NCAA Frozen Four is coming up quick at exactly two weeks away. The NCAA men's ice hockey championship tournament determines the top hockey team in NCAA Division I and Division III. The semi-finals and finals of the Division I are branded as the Frozen Four and this year it's hosted by the University of Minnesota. If you're looking for NCAA Frozen Four tickets for session 1 on Thursday, March 7th or session 2 on Saturday, March 9th, you've come to the right place!  Ticket King has a nice variety of seats to choose from for both sessions, currently starting at $148 for session 1 or $138 for session 2. Any of our tickets can be conveniently picked up from our St. Paul office, located just a half block from the Xcel at 186 West 7th Street. We're always open until game time for big events like this so you don't have to worry about scrambling to get your tickets last minute. Give us a call to order by phone at 612-341-4131.
    Source URL: http://castleofrock.blogspot.com/2011/03/
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Mens 2011 NCAA Frozen Four Xcel Energy Center Tickets

    If you're into hockey at all, you should know the NCAA Frozen Four is coming up quick at exactly two weeks away. The NCAA men's ice hockey championship tournament determines the top hockey team in NCAA Division I and Division III. The semi-finals and finals of the Division I are branded as the Frozen Four and this year it's hosted by the University of Minnesota. If you're looking for NCAA Frozen Four tickets for session 1 on Thursday, March 7th or session 2 on Saturday, March 9th, you've come to the right place!  Ticket King has a nice variety of seats to choose from for both sessions, currently starting at $148 for session 1 or $138 for session 2. Any of our tickets can be conveniently picked up from our St. Paul office, located just a half block from the Xcel at 186 West 7th Street. We're always open until game time for big events like this so you don't have to worry about scrambling to get your tickets last minute. Give us a call to order by phone at 612-341-4131.
    Source URL: http://castleofrock.blogspot.com/2011/03/
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