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Comment by Brenda Moguez on September 2, 2010 at 11:19am
Yes! My daughter and I are are both participating in 'Project Sketchbook' , her theme is 'Help' (teenage wasteland) and mine is 'Boy and Girls'. We are each writing poems and in our own voices and applying our unique artistic touch to our moleskins. It's such an interesting bonding project because while we are working on different themes and lost in our own thoughts and designs, we sit together and talk about techniques, life, school, writing, how weird Max is (brother) because he sits around making fun of us... It's a fall project and one that is rich with discovery for both of us in many ways.
Comment by E Victoria Flynn on September 2, 2010 at 10:42am
School is starting for many of you. Some of you letting go for the first time, other moving into another familiar routine. This time of year is about beginnings, something we hold on to from our own childhoods? Are any of you using this time to start something new?
Comment by Tania Pryputniewicz on August 31, 2010 at 9:44pm
Remember falling in love with your baby's eyes? Rebecca Kinzie Bastian has two poems that'll take you back to those early, first infant love affair days: http://fertilesource.com/?p=766.

Also hoping to get an interview with this lovely poet, born and raised for awhile in Sweden, so forthcoming...I'll let you know when it is up.
Comment by Michelle McGee on August 31, 2010 at 7:40pm
My son has Tourette Syndrome. Read my latest post on why it's so important to have a place where you belong. http://moxiemomma.com/?p=2083 Camp Twitch and Shout Family Weekend.
Comment by Nicelle Davis on August 31, 2010 at 8:18am
Review of Marjorie Tesser's amazing amazing chapbook here: http://www.pankmagazine.com/pankblog/?p=5714
Comment by Lanita Andrews on August 31, 2010 at 12:48am
ok Meg - you're making me do it. I've been avoiding that real simple essay contest for about a month, thinking there is no place in that sugary sweet mag for my salt and vinegar life, but I keep coming across the announcement. Just when I thought it was done nagging at me, you post another one. So I sat down and started writing and it's actually coming along quite beautifully. I may just have something here. Thanks!
Comment by E Victoria Flynn on August 30, 2010 at 10:48pm
Beth,

You're pretty much talking about my husband in high school and partially even now--a mild tempered, honest, "Wonder Daddy" who not only plays video games at night, but designs them by day.

We've had many conversations on this exact topic and I come out on your side. My best to you on your project. I'm looking forward to seeing the outcome.
Comment by Beth Winegarner on August 30, 2010 at 10:13pm
I was recently interviewed by the folks at Giant Fire Breathing Robot about my current project, a guidebook for parents on violent video games, heavy metal & the occult. Check out the interview here: http://gfbrobot.com/?p=6937
Comment by Joan Dempsey on August 30, 2010 at 6:51pm
Glad you found my e-book helpful, Elizabeth - that 10 minutes a day can make all the difference. Here's a great one-pager on how to develop the writing habit, from Leo Babauta (ThePowerofLess.com).

9_Rules_to_Form_a_Habit[1].pdf

I adapted this for my free, 40-page e-book - The Power of Deliberate Thinking: 5 Strategies for Staying at the Writing Desk (Despite Your Self-Doubts) - you can find it at http://literaryliving.com. Enjoy!
Comment by Meg Waite Clayton on August 30, 2010 at 6:57am
Writing Contests to Help You Break Out (including one for publication of an essay/memoir in Real Simple Magazine that seems a perfect opportunity for mom-writers) - and another AWWP writing prompt

Hope it's all helpful!

> "10 minutes a day."

and I agree with this. for one thing, the hardest part is to get started (for me, anyway) and so if you only think you have to do 10 minutes, it's not so hard. :-)
 

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