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Comment by Ashley Grill on June 9, 2014 at 12:33pm

On the new mythology of slender man.

As a mother writer, I was particularly bothered by multiple news stories showing up on my twitter feed about slender man.  It actually inspired me to read the ten commandments (the religious laws that ruled my childhood) to my daughter who is nine, with the hope that I'd arm her against this creepy storyline.  But really, it goes deeper than that. And I burned out on my faith as a young woman...  long story, but haven't gone back, except during times of fear, when I find myself praying for help, but that is another story...

Our girls and boys need a basic mythological force field to protect their forming minds from this nonsense.  As an imaginative mother, I'm tempted to work on plot lines with my daughter, and make our own stories about how to overcome a creature of this new mythology.  I don't think you can fight mythology with reason.  I think we need some new myths to counter this terrible creature born from the internet.

Comment by Astra Groskaufmanis on June 9, 2014 at 12:09pm

Chug big or chug home…we've been warned!

Comment by Tania Pryputniewicz on June 7, 2014 at 2:01pm

Cover Equivocations and Peer Counselors: All those hours, writing poems while the kids napped or late at proud to have juggled raising them while still finding time to write. Announcing first poetry book publication and cover choice at Feral Mom; includes a link to a poem about rape, blame, and the way a peer counselor changed the way I thought about what happened that is live at Chaparral this week. Would love your support as I take on the subject in my poetry book, November Butterfly.

Comment by Jimmetta Carpenter on June 5, 2014 at 5:52pm

Okay so I am trying to get everything back on track and get myself motivated again.  I have come to the realization that I am not working nearly as hard as I should be or could be and I am looking to change that.  I have wasted far too much time trying to fit in with what others think my goals should be and know that I was never meant to be a part of the pack but rather standing out from them.  I have let my frustration at the lack of progression that I am seeing get the better of me and was failing to understand that I will wait for this dream to happen as long as it takes because that is my purpose in this world.  I am trying my best to lead by example for my daughter and implement in her not just the drive for her dream but that she was to put work into that driving force as well.  I was reminded of my initial influence in my writing career when Dr. Maya Angelou passed away last week and also of the fact that at some point you just have to understand that the fear will always be present.  You just can’t keep acting as if it’s not there and try to hide from that fear.  I understand with more clarity that with every victory that you achieve, there are battle scars that go along with them that you just have to embrace.  Fear cannot be sugarcoated or disguised as anything other than what it is. 

So please show your support and check out my latest blog posts on my Write 2 Be blog and let me know what you think.  Also please go and check out the latest issue of Write 2 Be Magazine and like the Write 2 Be Magazine fan page for updates on what’s coming soon for the Magazine and how you can become a part of the magazine!  

Comment by Astra Groskaufmanis on June 5, 2014 at 5:45am

This CSI? Drama I could do without!

Comment by Lorraine Duffy Merkl on June 4, 2014 at 4:23am

In need of summer reads:

Comment by Tania Pryputniewicz on May 31, 2014 at 6:19pm

Thumbelina: Innocence Found at Feral Mom...Poem out in NonBinary Review, links to the app, to their submission page and call for entries based on Shelley's Frankenstein coming up and Wizard of Oz...they are a happening zine...I also made photo poem montage to accompany the poem I wrote about which Thumbelina questions her mother about her origins, her size, her father....etc....

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Comment by Helen Rena on May 20, 2014 at 11:22am

Hi, Everyone,

I am looking for reviewers for my upcoming YA novel Into the Blind.

Here are the blurb and the cover.

In a world where everyone is gifted, be it in dancing, lightning-bringing, or death-giving, Ever is born…all-powerful.

For this gift, she is kidnapped and trafficked at birth. Fifteen years later, Ever still hasn’t seen even a glimmer of her powerful gift. Locked in an abandoned mall in New York City, she’s fighting to survive her captivity, her brutal guards, and the other gifted kids in her cell. She would do anything to escape.

Fox is gifted in time manipulation. Like Ever, he hasn’t come into his gift yet; like Ever, he hates the mall; and like Ever, he longs to be free. But there’s one thing he values above his freedom—it’s Ever’s love…

…yet, when the two make a desperate attempt to escape, this attempt proves so dark and twisted that it just might destroy Ever’s love for Fox.

Comment by Jimmetta Carpenter on May 20, 2014 at 8:52am

The last several weeks have been stressful and challenging.  As a writer, technical difficulties such as having your internet not working is pretty much like throwing several wrenches into all the work that you are doing.  Since most of what I do I need the internet for I literally felt a little crippled in my craft.  But that doesn’t mean that I didn’t manage to get out a few blog posts during that time (that’s what libraries are for right, lol).  I questioned myself or more over had my choices of following my dream questioned by many people in the last few weeks so my posts were about sustaining my dreams, being optimistic even through challenges, seeking greatness and not mediocrity, taking better care of myself for creativity’s sake, listening to that inner voice, being halfway through the year with not many tasks checked off my goal list, and what the other side of quitting would look like to me.

So please show your support and check out my latest blog posts on my Write 2 Be blog and let me know what you think.  Also please go and check out the latest issue of Write 2 Be Magazine and like the Write 2 Be Magazine fan page for updates on what’s coming soon for the Magazine and how you can become a part of the magazine!  


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