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Comment by Lea Grover on April 11, 2012 at 9:31am

The holidays are all about ogling classic Hollywood hunks with your mom and sister.  Or so I have come to believe.

Comment by Elizabeth Young on April 8, 2012 at 7:42pm

For Manic Monday I'm looking at what it's like to be misunderstood because I have a mental illness.

Comment by Emiliana Martín on April 8, 2012 at 4:54pm

The secret life of Bs: What do you do when your mom hates you, yet you still extend an olive branch for the sake of the kids? Write about it.

Comment by Elizabeth Young on April 6, 2012 at 10:38am

A poem specifically for Easter weekend at The Garden Gate:

Comment by Lola Lolita on April 6, 2012 at 10:27am

We are quarantined. FOR FIVE DAYS. God, help us.

Comment by Kari O'Driscoll on April 6, 2012 at 9:37am
Comment by Leah Singer on April 4, 2012 at 9:55am

Need tips to make your Passover a kid-friendly holiday? Check out 5 tips to get you there!

Comment by Elizabeth Young on April 3, 2012 at 8:59pm

A poem specifically for Easter Week:

Comment by Emiliana Martín on April 3, 2012 at 1:45pm

Why is my son laughing at me?

The Road to Mt. Whitney: WTF? Procrastinators R Us. Could I possibly find more ways to put off training? Geesh!

Comment by Sophie Schiller on April 2, 2012 at 10:43am

A Gift for Every Writer (Whether a Mother or Planning to Become One):

Working as a member of a team is empowering. The team benefits from each member's individual talent, positive characteristics, empathy, support, problem-solving skills, brainstorming and perseverance. A writer doesn't work as a team. He works as an individual. There are some days when he can't rely on his sense of humor, because it's non-existent. There are days when he can't rely on his strength, because it has ebbed. There are days that he can't rely on his natural optimism and cheerfulness, because it has run out. As a writer, I envy people who work in a collaborative setting; they become a part of a greater whole and their collective success is shared. A writer's success, if he ever has any, is one-sided and can never be shared; therefore, it is somewhat hollow.

On days when my positive thinking and physical strength have evaporated, when I have lost my self-confidence and confidence in my abilities, when I look at the printed word and the spark of inspiration has dried up, I watch a video of the most inspiring moment I have ever seen. I go to YouTube and watch the video of when the underdog, "Slumdog Millionaire" won the Best Picture Oscar. I cry every time I see that video. The camaraderie, the teamwork, the collaborative effort between everyone who worked on the movie is right there on the stage. Their mutual effort has paid off: they won the industry's highest prize. My happiness for them is overwhelming because when the underdog wins, all of us win. In that particular year, "Slumdog Millionaire" was the odd man out, the underdog. But they broke new ground in filmmaking when nobody else believed in them. A writer must do the same: every time you sit at the computer and type, you must believe that you are breaking new ground. Believe in yourself! Trust your judgments! In the words of "Slumdog Millionaire's Producer, Christian Colson, "If you have passion and belief, truly anything is possible." Dear fellow Authonomy Writer: Heed the words of Christian Colson. He's been there; he has tasted success. Keep your passion alive and keep writing!
Yours Truly,
Sophie Schiller


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