"At long last I have begun submitting some of my essays and poems to literary magazines and this weekend got my very first rejection email! It wasn't so bad really. I blogged about it today plus a wonderful new program at Rattle Magazine…"
"I want to thank fellow SheWrites writer Gina Stoneheart for nominating me for the "Blogging From the Heart" blog tour. Today I wrote my "Blogging From the Heart" post, responding to a few questions about my writing life - why I…"
"One of the many missions of my life is to promote and share appreciation for the literary classics that humanity has produced though the centuries.
Recently I discovered The Classics Club, an online community that shares this mission. They host…"
"What do you say to someone when they lose a beloved pet? Showing some compassion for their loss is always nice but is there any real reason to give them hope that they may somehow see their pet again? My first ever Guest Blogger, Robert Ainsworth,…"
"Oh my gosh - what have I been missing? My husband and I have watched all the available episodes of "House of Cards" and have been looking around for our next series. I think I have found it! This Diane Lockhard sounds like a really…"
"In case you missed last night's/this morning's total lunar "blood moon" eclipse, my son stayed up all night and the clouds cleared just long enough to get a few wonderful photos of the rare celestial event....
"This morning's blog post was a momentous occasion: I completed the final entry for WIP called "40 Days of Poetry: Lenten Reflections." This is a collection of short essays that reflect upon the season of Lent, each inspired…"
"In today's blog I shared a funny poem that pretty well captures how I feel about my birthday this year. Happy birthday to me (and Albert Einstein.)40 Days of Poetry, Day 9: Afternoon by Dorothy Parker
"I am doing a series on my blog for Lent called 40 Days of Poetry. It will be just short poem each day with a short reflection on how the poem might relate to the theme of Lent. When this project is complete I am going to try to publish it as a…"
"As a discipline I am blogging short reflections on one poem a day for the 40 days of Lent. Today's poem is a the shortest one I know:
My life has been the poem I would have writ,But I could not both live and utter it.
I offer a few thoughts…"
"I am using my blog to re-connect with God, truth, and literature by doing a series for Lent called 40 Days of Poetry. Just a poem a day and few lines of reflection. Started today, a day late I know, but the inspiration just came to me this morning.…"
"I've been crazy busy with the job and homeschooling my high school son but I am still writing for my blog. Lately I've been posting lots of shorter book reviews. I like to say something about every book I read but it is hard to keep up.…"
"In the world at large 2013 may not have been the best on times but for me it was certainly not the worst of times. I completed my first novel draft and I met me goal of reading 50 books. In fact I read 53. Here is my list.....
Carols 2013 Book List"
I have been a professional technical writer, editor, and illustrator in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia for about 20 years. I have tried to focus on either writing or art, trying to give up one for a while and then the other, but find I cannot give up either. So I am working toward transitioning eventually to a freelance career that includes both. I enjoy writing about philosophy, books, how faith works with real life and exploring all aspects creative non-fiction. I enjoy writing for my blogs and am preparing some pieces for some contests. I also participated in National Novel Writing Month this past November (2013)and completed a first draft of my first novel.
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Belated thanks, Carol, for your comment and your interest in Gertrude Stein and WW2, which also fascinates me. The radical differences between Germany and France concerning the survival of Jewish people: In France, three quarters of Jews survived, most of them like Gertrude and Alice, in the country, helped by friends and neighbors and French officials who quietly ignored the German edits... Some of this is found in the excellent study by Charles Glass, Americans in Paris: Life and Death under the Nazi Occupation.
Hi, Carol. I transferred by husband's pet store blog from blogger to WP. If you want to see how the transfer went, I post both links below. Compare by date to see how it looks. I had a few formatting issues and a few photos that weren't pulled in, but it really wasn't bad, and very simple to do.
Thank you so much for joining my group Blooming Late!
I saw your blog link in your profile and am really impressed by how much you tell about yourself.
Please , if you havent already done so, introduce to yourself in our To Kick It off discussion area also let us know about your writing accomplishments and goals. And please don't forget to list your blog in OUR GROUPS BLOGS page to the left of the group main page so everyone can see your blog!
We have a wonderful group of women that are a great support, encouragement and inspiration for your writing and I am so glad your among them.
Hello Carol, Thank you for taking the time to read my blog on my website about my mother who is living with dementia. I worked with Hospice as a counselor and social worker for seven years, and worked with many volunteers. As mentioned, I agree that it is a profound way to give back, to help people transition to another life. Looking foward to checking out your blogs/articles as well. Take care!