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[Body, Mind & Spirit] The Power of Ritual: Solidify & Celebrate Your Writing Intentions

Posted by Bella Mahaya Carter on October 8, 2015 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

For the past seven years, I’ve been teaching private writing classes. Teaching is a great joy and pleasure for me—and as creative an act as writing is. I love meeting people wherever they happen to be with their writing (and their life) and helping them move forward. While I sometimes say and do routine things while traversing this path, teaching is a journey that feels very much alive and present-moment oriented. Like my writing, I carry with me into teaching the full scope and range of my life experiences. I never know what ideas will present themselves as I listen to my students, and I am often surprised and delighted.

I’ve just begun teaching my fall classes. I love new beginnings. On the first afternoon or evening of a…


The Inspiration for "The Black Velvet Coat"

Posted by Jill G. Hall on October 12, 2015 at 5:30am 0 Comments

It’s been a long journey but my first novel, The Black Velvet Coat was just published by She Writes Press! After a twenty-plus year career as a public school educator, I turned to writing. With my background, I thought I’d compose a children’s book or a classroom memoir, but that’s not what happened at all. To learn how to write I began to attend a weekly prompt based drop-in writing group. Writing in community helped keep my pen to the page and continue going even when I wanted to stop.

Months later I tried on a coat at a yard sale, loved it, but thinking it was too fancy, passed on it. That night I dreamt about it and early the next morning I knocked on the neighbor’s door; then it was mine. Shortly thereafter, the coat showed up on my writing practice pages with Anne, a San…


Do You Need an ISBN?

Posted by Dee Ann Waite on October 12, 2015 at 12:19pm 0 Comments

I happened to be listening to a local radio station the other day who had a guest speaker on talking about the significance of an ISBN and I found their advice to be generic and unfulfilling. At the end of the interview, the question still remained…does a writer need an ISBN?

First, what is an ISBN?

ISBN means International Standard Book Number. An ISBN is a number, used like a serial number so that bookstores can accurately order books. An ISBN is not a bar code.

So, the answer to the question is twofold:

  • Yes, you will need to purchase an ISBN if you want to have your books published in bookstores, place it with distributors and wholesalers, and/or carried in libraries. You will need an ISBN for each format you will be selling in, such as hardcover, paperback, ebook, and audio books.
  • No, you will not need to purchase and ISBN if you are only selling online. Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Apple…

Grammergency #20: Preposterous Prepositions

Posted by Annie Tucker on September 1, 2015 at 9:30am 4 Comments

According to Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, a preposition is “a word or group of words that is used with a noun, pronoun, or noun phrase to show direction, location, or time, or to introduce an object.” Common prepositions include but are not remotely limited to in, on, at, to, from, for, with, without, of, about, between, through, against, before, after, under, and around.


What this means in basic terms is that it’s difficult to craft more than a few sentences of prose without including a preposition at some point, because it’s one of the most versatile parts…


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Good Morning!

Good morning all! It is still dark as I write this, & had to take the dog out with a flashlight. As we walked I thought that she could see clearly where I shined the light. And isn't it the same way with our issues in life- when we shine light on them we can see them clearly & then we can work to…

Several Ways to Prevent Deposit Disputes

If someone tells you that being a tenant is much easier than being a property owner, you'd better not hurry to believe it!

Renting out a property has its responsibilities as well. Quite often, some of the biggest problems related to renting a house or a flat is dealing with the owner of the place. Some landlords have plenty of requirements addressed at their employees:

  • they have a no pet or no smoking policy,
  • they ask the tenants to cover all property maintenance…

.gingham check.

is pure cotton. check. we can sew straight lines.

i had imagined the house shrouded, in cream linen.

ties. yet.

they said it is mostly green gingham nowadays.

they sew on mondays, twelve till three, any thing
that is required.

it is a big old house, quite dark to stop the fading.

there is an example.

i can tell you so much more. yet.

maybe it is best to see for yourself?

i saw green gingham check.


Playing Hooky ...

 Playing Hooky ... 

Thank you for stopping by my author blog. I'm playing hooky for a few days ... writers do that ... but I'll be back in the writer's seat soon with some exciting new releases already on the publishing schedule.


Good Evening!

So what do you say when you talk to yourself? Are you kind and supportive, treating yourself as you would your own best friend? Or do you rip yourself apart each time, causing you to just feel bad? And from there it’s just downhill?

Go stand in the mirror. Now pretend that you are looking into the face of…


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