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How Do You Sound?

How do you sound…when you speak to others? How do you sound?

Are your words kind? Do you offer a smile and sincere sentiments? If asked for your opinion do you give it with concern for the feelings of others?

Or do you just blurt out whatever you feel like saying regardless of the effect it may have on…


Added by Deborah Ailman on May 28, 2015 at 3:04pm — No Comments

Dry Drunk, Part 7

Part 6 of Dry Drunk is posted here. This is Part 7.

A work of fiction.

The ward is on lockdown. Somebody snapped and attacked an orderly. I saw the whole thing happen in front of me. He'd been pacing angrily up and down the corridors, sweaty, with an ashen face. Detox. It had only been a matter of time. What we had been observing in his behavior unnerved us, because what…


Added by Kevin Camp on May 28, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments


We've all been in that situation- we've made a wrong decision. But where will Ashton's wrong decision take her? Will it open a new world of possibilities or will it be the beginning of the end? You'll never know until you read 'filters' Kindle or hard copy …


Added by Deborah Ailman on May 28, 2015 at 1:49pm — No Comments

How to Publish Ebooks to Grow Your Business

Whether you plan to offer free how-to books as part of your content marketing outreach efforts or you want to integrate ebooks into your revenue-generation efforts, there are a number of essential tools that you can use during the publishing process:

Added by Kelsey McBride on May 28, 2015 at 1:46pm — No Comments


When I teach Blogging for Beginners at the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, we get everyone's blogs set up, but that’s the easy part. Learning how to use Wordpress, Blogger, or SquareSpace will get your blog online, but it won’t make you a great blogger. Great blogs have five things in common—quality design, great content, clear layout, consistent posts, and audience…


Added by Meghan Ward on May 28, 2015 at 8:47am — No Comments

'The Trials of Spring'

Posted trailer for the documentary 'The Trials of Spring', a look at women's role and stories in agitating for social change and civil rights in six countries during the movement Arab Spring:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on May 28, 2015 at 7:29am — No Comments

Outline and Corrections

I have work on corrections yesterday. I need to write or type my outline up (stop thinking about it) then I will be more committed to the project

To Do

One Death at a Time

Add in corrections into 6-7

Read over Chapter 8 and the Outline (May need to add scene to this chapter)

To Do List June

Read Frankie Dupont and the Lemon Festival Fiasco by Julie Anne Grasso. I need to submit a review by June 19, 2015. (Read 38 pages)

Cut the Flow

Finish novel…


Added by Frelisa Walker on May 28, 2015 at 6:25am — No Comments

Good Morning!

Good morning all on this beautiful Thursday.…


Added by Deborah Ailman on May 28, 2015 at 5:22am — No Comments

How to Choose the Proper Makeup for Your Skin Type

We’re not all born the same and as our minds, our skin types are also different. Nevertheless, we all strive to perfection, whether it comes to our appearance or any other aspect. For women, the tool for the job, when it comes to outer appearance, is makeup. A woman should choose her makeup based on her…


Added by Kelly Brook on May 28, 2015 at 12:21am — No Comments

. the weather man .

i said it were a lovely day, i did not mean the weather.

i talk about the feeling, the mood that did not change, all day,

little tasks that please. planting chives in treacle tins, ironing pyjama pants,

and cotton handkerchiefs.

he warned me the rain would come, and when it did

heavy, we tucked in tight here, enyoyed the darker


then, the rain will stop.



Added by Sonja Benskin Mesher on May 27, 2015 at 10:12pm — No Comments

AMAZON’S Top 100 Best Sellers List: "Loving a Texan"

AMAZON’S Top 100 Best Sellers List: "Loving a Texan" Multicultural Romance, Part 5

Thank you for placing “Loving a Texan…

Added by Cassandra Black on May 27, 2015 at 8:18pm — No Comments


When will you take that step? That next step in the attainment of your goal. You know what I’m talking about- that thing you want so much. That job, or that new place to live, or that relationship, or whatever it is. It’s the thing that wakes you up in the middle of the night saying “hey, I’m here”

It’s that…


Added by Deborah Ailman on May 27, 2015 at 2:24pm — No Comments

A Note to the She Writes Community

Added by Crystal Lee Patriarche on May 27, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Art of Submission: Creating a Submission Wish List

One of the things that I often hear people talking about when it comes to submissions is having a "wish list," a list of journals and magazines you want to publish in, in order of difficulty. 

Let me be clear: I do not have one of these.

My M.O. is more to cobble together a…


Added by Emily Lackey on May 27, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Wednesday Wonder: A Fly Geyser

Posted Wednesday Wonder, a look at a fly geyser in Nevada's Black Rock Desert.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on May 27, 2015 at 7:46am — No Comments

Good Morning!


Added by Deborah Ailman on May 27, 2015 at 4:34am — No Comments

. these days .

are longer now, i feel younger now,

i am older. we do so many things.

we are no longer afraid.

make the best of summer days,

winter follows.

he remarked that it was

good enough for the

chelsea flower show.



Added by Sonja Benskin Mesher on May 26, 2015 at 11:51pm — No Comments

Put It In Front Of You

Put it in front of you…your goals, your dreams, your desire-write them down. Take your time as you write them- as you make the loops and dot the “i’s” imagine your goals becoming a reality. Dwell on the letters you write. Use brightly colored pens. Get one of those big notebooks with a design and a color you…


Added by Deborah Ailman on May 26, 2015 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Interview with Lynn Steward, Author of ‘April Snow’

Lynn Steward is a successful business woman who spent many years in New York City’s fashion industry in marketing and merchandising, including the development of the first women’s department at a famous men’s clothing store. Through extensive research, and an intimate knowledge of the period, Steward created the…


Added by Mayra Calvani on May 26, 2015 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Grammergency #13: When Quotation Marks Attack

For the past few months, I’ve been working on a little photography project, inspired by signs around California that use quotation marks incorrectly and that I find hilarious—especially when I can’t figure out for the life of me what purpose the quotes are meant to serve. Got any theories?…


Added by Annie Tucker on May 26, 2015 at 9:19am — No Comments

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