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[SWP News] Show these Books some Love!

Posted by Caitlyn Levin on February 6, 2016 at 10:30am 2 Comments

The Longest Mile by Christine Meyer

In the course of their lifetime, one out of two men and one out of three women will be diagnosed with cancer. Many of us watch in desperation as our friends and loved ones fight for their lives. But after seeing several of her patients and her dearest aunt engage in a battle with cancer, Dr. Christine Meyer decided to embark on a quest for hope—and through happenstance and love, a team of runners emerged that empowered a community to make a difference, not only in the lives of cancer patients, but in one another’s lives. Along the way, Meyer learned that the true measure of a doctor’s success is not the number of lives saved but the number of lives…



Posted by Lauren Wise on January 26, 2016 at 5:00pm 2 Comments

The Way of the Mysterial Woman: Upgrading How You Live, Love, and Lead

By Suzanne Anderson MA and Susan Cannon PhD

The Way of the Mysterial Woman is for every woman who feels the call into greatness, authenticity, and meaningful living; women who are finally ready to step into their lives with mind, body, heart, and soul fully engaged and awaken their true potential. Women’s leadership development pioneers Suzanne Anderson and Susan Cannon know that we’re not alone in our yearning to meet this call. In fact, they assure us that this is a naturally occurring global imperative for women.

So we hear the clarion call, but how do we meet it? It’s almost like we need a completely new internal operating system. Fortunately, the co-authors have discovered exactly that―this dynamic guidebook offers us the upgrade we’ve been searching for.

The Way of the…


Commercial vs. Literary Fiction

Posted by Caitlyn Levin on February 10, 2016 at 12:30pm 10 Comments

What is commercial fiction? The term gets thrown around a lot. Do you write “literary” fiction, or “commercial” fiction? As a writer, I hate this question. Labelling some kinds of fiction as commercial and others as literary implies that one is a higher calling than another. This question seems to be a favorite among writers, however. I’m only asked this question by other people who write, usually when we’re in class together. It usually strikes me as rude, because anyone who knows anything about the connotation of words (like writers do) would know that it’s a backwards sort of insult.

People usually ask this question when they consider themselves writers of literary fiction (to be said with a hoity-toity,…


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All Art Friday

Posted new edition of All Art Friday.

In the spotlights: photographer Tal Shpantzer's show in March; Museum Day; art at Starbucks; opening of Edward Ruscha papers; and the National Gallery of Art's show of Hellenistic bronze sculpture (video included).

The roundup highlights exhibitions of Australian Indigenous art, Ana Mendieta films, the 'Monster Roster', and Brice Marden.

Going abroad? Be sure to see the wonderful "Charlotte Great &…

Infographic: Love Words Counter in the Most Famous Romantic Novels

It's only two days to Valentine's Day. And all people are divided into two categories - single and dating. Of course, for happy couples, Valentine's Day is a feast of love, perfect occasion to say love words, give presents and go somewhere for a romantic walk. The single ones could not like this day at all. But what is the real reason of this?

We all need…

Welcome S.A. Hunter, Author of Elanraigh

Elanraigh: The Vow is a YA/Adult High Fantasy set in medieval times, on an alternate Earth.  It’s fitting that my Heroine, Thera of Allenholme, should meet Chamakin, son of a Ttamarini Chief, at a celebratory feast in honor of their new alliance struck in a time of an impending…

Good Morning!

Good morning on this lovely Friday. What will this day bring to you? Will it be a day of optimism, peace & calm or will it be a day of chaos? That answer lies within each of us. We create our day with our thoughts and feelings. If you want peace and calm you must radiate those…


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