this is not intended,
the making of time.
the days of our
let us not regret,
yet look to the good
biggles and buzz.
dates to remember.
Added by Sonja Benskin Mesher on March 10, 2014 at 11:24pm — No Comments
A character arc is a fancy way of explaining how a character changes throughout the course of a story. It doesn't have to be major, but you want your main characters, especially your protagonist, to experience some sort of change along the journey that is your novel. If your readers get to the end of your book and think "She didn't learn anything! He's still so selfish! No one matured at all!" you probably didn't tell a very interesting story. You want your readers to think the…Continue
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Writers don't talk about practicing in the way some other artists do. Musicians practice. Dancers practice. Singers practice. Actors practice. But I can't remember hearing a writer say, "I'm going to practice writing dialogue today," or "I can’t go to the game tonight because I need to practice my writing.”
Yet practicing your craft in the same way musicians or dancers practice can be both deeply satisfying and…Continue
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Book Giveaway March 10 - 17: We are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a Book Giveaway. You have a chance to win a Christian Romance, Lucky In Shamrock Texas. Leave a comment about this interview with your e-mail. E-book: International.
“This is the first time I’ve heard of Shamrock, Texas. I was intrigued with the celebrations they have every St. Patrick’s Day. This is an adorable 35 page short story about a young woman who finally realizes that her small…Continue
Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on March 10, 2014 at 9:20am — No Comments
My debut novel, The Sweetness ( pub. date Sept. ’14) has known several starts and stops, even a few disguises… something I’d realized only after I finally wrote the words: The End. There were short stories that grew into long, sweeping scenes, meandering like a willow needing to be trimmed. Yet the true…Continue
I’m sorry folks but I am going to lay it on the line: I HATE Daylight Saving Time. Why in the world would we simple-minded humans think we are smart enough to mess with the sun’s time?
When I was a kid I thought having an extra hour in the evenings to play outside was wonderful, but now as an adult that extra hour only adds to the days workload. Not to mention the change messes up my sleep pattern. For those of us who are creatures of habit this is a very stressful time. In…Continue
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“I’ll just be honest. I don’t know if I can wait that long,” he said with a resigned exhale into the phone.
She bit the back of her thumbnail and nodded wordlessly knowing full well…Continue
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I've posted Carolyn Forche's lovely reading of Emily Dickinson's 'They Dropped Like Flakes'. Forche read the poem as part of a PBS interview (link to interview included).
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Let’s face it: there are times when, as much as you love and want to write, you just can’t do it. It may be that life has swelled like a tidal wave and crashed down hard on you. You may be ill, depressed, anxious, or maybe someone you love has died and you need to grieve. Or…Continue
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Posted Thought for the Day, a quote about fear from Mark Doty's 'The Art of Description: World Into Word':
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As young, emerging writers, it is vital for us to take chances, putting ourselves out there for the world to see our work. The internet provides potential for us to do so, with online contests, boards, and blogs that connect us with an international community of sayers and doers. On that hopeful note, I entered a tournament-style short story contest called “…Continue
Today, I want to celebrate women, in all ways for always.
Quite frankly, we rock. We birth humankind and we raise them too-with a little help from our man friends and gal pals, wise elders and siblings.
We are a community who brings forth all of the next generations.
This is my challenge to our community of She Writers:
Get on http://www.jukepop.com/shewrites and take a tour through the 3 tabs with different content…Continue
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Today's short is a rough-cut excerpt from "Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory", a documentary by Michael Rossato-Bennett. The film demonstrates how music can transform the lives of the elderly and nursing home patients experiencing dementias.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on March 8, 2014 at 8:36am — No Comments
The patent application process
When you talk about invention, people and companies regularly wish to have patents for the same. The procedure for provisional patent application is not a simple affair, hence you hiring patent attorney for this work is amongst the preferable thing. The people make effects simple and easy for your patents. But at the same time hiring these law professionals can be a pricey deal, hence make certain you appoint them only when you…Continue
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