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NEW:Fill in the Blank; Gina's Tuesday Writing Prompt #3

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patricia Flaherty Pagan Nov 1, 2011. 10 Replies

Hi She Writers!This one is fun -- a fill in the Blank Writing Prompt.Go for it.Can life get easier than a fill-in-the-blank? I do this exercise w/writing groups, so I know it works! Your best friend…Continue

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We Are More Than Ourselves

Spending some leisure time at the Department of Motor Vehicles a few days ago, I overheard two men talking: "Did you hear about all those women going to Washington this week?" one asked. His pal waved away his friend's concern with a reassuring reply, "Not all of them. Just the smart ones."It's true that a lot of smart women — and men — are headed to D.C. this week. But they're not en route to celebrate the inauguration of …See More
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The Five Safe Things Left To Talk About

What do you consider a safe yet intriguing topic for conversation? Does such a thing still exist? We seem to be living in a world so fraught, so divided, so tense and so eager to engage in belligerence instead of banter that we have more or less forfeited our willingness to address with respect and civility those whose opinions oppose ours.These days, discussing previously acceptable subjects such as the weather or health can lead to fistfights. A comment about the rain in Spain can turn into a…See More
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Maturity Is Getting It Done, No Whining

Are you mature enough to pass the light bulb test?I'd been sharing my mid-20s with an educated, sane man for more than two years when he remarked in his cheerful British accent how amazed he was that given all the time we'd been in our apartment, not one light bulb had ever stopped working.I looked up from the pile of papers I was grading to double-check he was not kidding. He wasn't."What did you think happened? I sold my soul to the lamp fairy? We practically live in a basement. I replace…See More
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Are My Working Class Roots Showing?

Class, like sexual identity, is on a continuum. Just as Benedict Cumberbatch is more feminine than Cameron Diaz, so are members of "Duck Dynasty's" Robertson family — estimated net worth of around $53 million — regarded by many fans as "real working guys" while Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader…See More
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Note to Trump, your time is up

You know that Donald Trump actually got more speaking time than Hillary Clinton did in Sunday's presidential debate, don't you?He whined that she got more, but that's because he was using man-time, believing he should automatically get 17 percent more than any woman. It's like man money or man years: It's the math enabling Trump to justify…See More
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We Are More Than Ourselves

Posted on January 23, 2017 at 7:44am 0 Comments

Spending some leisure time at the Department of Motor Vehicles a few days ago, I overheard two men talking: "Did you hear about all those women going to Washington this week?" one asked. His pal waved away his friend's concern with a reassuring reply, "Not all of them. Just the smart ones."

It's true that a lot of smart women — and men — are headed to D.C. this week. But they're not en route to celebrate the inauguration of …

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What's the Big Deal About Sports?

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I am American, born and raised in this country, and yet I am not a sports fan. Some of you will find this hard to believe and are already writing letters to the government, asking for my citizenship to be revoked.

And yet I feel about sports the way that Dorothy Parker felt about skiing: "Skiing is very difficult and none of my business." Big sports is none of my business.

So you can pretty much imagine how I felt when I learned that the football coach at my university was…

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I Don't Get the Big Deal About Sports

Posted on January 17, 2017 at 1:26pm 0 Comments

I am American, born and raised in this country, and yet I am not a sports fan. Some of you will find this hard to believe and are already writing letters to the government, asking for my citizenship to be revoked.

And yet I feel about sports the way that Dorothy Parker felt about skiing: "Skiing is very difficult and none of my business." Big sports is none of my business.

So you can pretty much imagine how I felt when I learned that the football coach at my university was…

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The Five Safe Things Left To Talk About

Posted on December 27, 2016 at 8:25pm 0 Comments

What do you consider a safe yet intriguing topic for conversation? Does such a thing still exist? We seem to be living in a world so fraught, so divided, so tense and so eager to engage in belligerence instead of banter that we have more or less forfeited our willingness to address with respect and civility those whose opinions oppose ours.

These days, discussing previously acceptable subjects such as the weather or health can lead to fistfights. A comment about the rain in Spain can…

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At 8:39pm on August 16, 2011, Deborah Batterman said…
Every day a new discovery . . .  I look forward to connecting with you here on She Writes.
At 12:18pm on August 3, 2011, DuEwa Frazier said…

Hi Regina,

Just wondering - do we send our response to you?  Is there a specific guideline on length for the response?  Thanks and I look fforward to getting more of your prompts.  Be well.

At 3:33pm on February 23, 2011, Monica Epstein said…
I live in the Washington DC area, and I love when you're featured in Gene Weingarten's column, Below the Beltway. To be honest, I wasn't even sure you were a real person until I saw your post here. I thought maybe Gene made you up. Now I know I have many places to look for your opinions. Thanks for posting the series The Truth About Writing and Publishing.
At 7:40am on February 26, 2010, Kamy Wicoff said…
Hi Regina! Cynthia just nominated you to edit Best American Essays in 2011 -- I read it on her SW page. Cool. Glad you are here -- and don't forget to nominate women or writers of color Houghton Mifflin Harcourt seems to be having so much trouble locating, and send your picks to Lori Glazer (head of publicity for HMH) at
lori_glazer@hmhpub.com
 
 
 

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