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When something doesn't go your way, instead of getting upset, screaming and yelling something like "Why me?" stop and ask yourself if there's a reason for it. Was there something you could do better? Do you need to go in a different direction? Is what you're doing really right for you?

In those…


Added by Deborah Ailman on October 7, 2015 at 12:19pm — No Comments

My Washington Post essay on why I don't want to get married

I'm thrilled to have my essay, "I love my boyfriend, but I never want to get married" up at The Washington Post as part of their Solo-ish section.

Added by Rachel Kramer Bussel on October 7, 2015 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Baby Boy: A Mother's Story by Marilyn Pelkey

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Added by Tracee Gleichner on October 7, 2015 at 11:33am — No Comments

'Cinderella's Shoes'

Posted the short and lovely animation, 'Cinderella's Shoes':

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on October 7, 2015 at 6:37am — No Comments


  All of us have writers that we admire and love, who's talent, career paths and success we'd so want to repeat somehow.

  I must confess, I envy them all, starting from Jane Austen to Ernest Hemingway.  I envy every single sentence they wrote. Every brilliant, mind-blowing, enchanting opening paragraph they produced. I envy their talent. I envy Hemingway for  living in Paris in the first half of the last century and I envy all those people who knew him or…


Added by Nino Gugunishvili on October 7, 2015 at 5:33am — No Comments

Good Morning!

Good morning everyone. Today I was thinking that sometimes we just say something like “I’ll do it tomorrow,” but then we chide ourselves for not getting it done. It has been said that “Feelings follow actions.” which means that once we act, we’ll feel a lot more like seeing it through. So today- let’s…


Added by Deborah Ailman on October 7, 2015 at 5:24am — No Comments

5 Easy Cleaning Chores That Help You Lose Weight

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on an average day in 2014, 83 percent of women and 65 percent of men spent time in doing household activities. Women spent daily 2.6 hours when men spent 2.1 hours of cleaning. Spending two hours on house chores made me ask myself "What can I do in…


Added by Jhene Pope on October 7, 2015 at 2:36am — No Comments

.so we draw dresses .

write the words, she says

that helps.

it is a drop in the ocean, and cannot

help those already lost in the ocean.

it was said in depth we drown, and so

it is so.

we cannot rescue the drowning, record the names.


so we draw dresses.

black dresses do not sell so well.



Added by Sonja Benskin Mesher on October 6, 2015 at 10:16pm — No Comments

Custom Diwali Corporate Gifts for the Working Guys

When it comes to working guys, any Diwali Gift won’t do. The Corporate guy will always want a Diwali present that suits his profile and image. You cannot please the metrosexual men of today with simple Diwali items like candles or diyas or home décor items. They will need things that match their personality, things that echo the kind of person they are. So if you are unsure of what Diwali corporate gift to choose for the working guys, then we have some handy suggestions-

  1. Diwali…

Added by Anamika Dani on October 6, 2015 at 8:51pm — No Comments

The Inspiration for The Black Velvet Coat

It’s been a long journey but my first novel, The Black Velvet Coat, was just published by She Writes Press. After a twenty-plus year career as a public school educator, I turned to writing. With my background, I thought I’d compose a children’s book or a classroom memoir, but that’s not what…


Added by Jill G. Hall on October 6, 2015 at 5:25pm — No Comments

Facebook Marketing Warning for Romance Writers

One of the most effective forms of online marketing I’d started to do for my fiction (romance) line of ebooks was Facebook ads. I always kept an ad running, and this kept sales trickling in steadily. Hence, I had incorporated FB into my ongoing ebook marketing plan. Then, the unthinkable happened …

Last month (September 2015), my Facebook ads account got suspended. I can still post, but I can no longer boost ads on ANY of my pages (I have four biz pages). When I…


Added by Yuwanda Black on October 6, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

My Second Minecraft Novel Is Out

I'm excited to announce that my second book, Attack on the Overworld, hits bookstores today! It's a sequel to my book Escape from the Overworld, which came out earlier this year. The books are Minecraft…


Added by Danica Davidson on October 6, 2015 at 1:13pm — No Comments

It's There

It’s there- good in every situation. If you look, you’ll see it. When I think of that, I think of my friend, Donna.

Donna lives in Florida. I met her when we were in college together in Miami. Over the years we kept in touch She had just gotten married, and she and her husband bought their first house…


Added by Deborah Ailman on October 6, 2015 at 1:02pm — No Comments

[REALITY CHECK] - What Does It Mean to Go Mainstream? by LeTeisha Newton

As promised, this week on [REALITY CHECK] is the follow-up post of LeTeisha Newton's "Interracial Writers and the Problems We Face."

If you write about or have…


Added by Zetta Brown on October 6, 2015 at 6:44am — 5 Comments

Screen Time (A Found Poem)

Posted 'Screen Time', a poem about technologies. It's dedicated to my friend Yahia Lababidi who last week wrote a post on the subject for The Best American Poetry blog.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on October 6, 2015 at 6:24am — No Comments

Good Morning!

Good morning everyone. Today feels like a day to be adventurous- to try something new, whether it be a new place- or a new state of mind. What can we do today to venture out a little further than perhaps we have done before? I'm gonna take a step- join me?

Make it a great day!



Added by Deborah Ailman on October 6, 2015 at 4:26am — No Comments

. peptides again .

reading how the body works, you

will have a better understanding,

yet they do not teach of peptides

at school.

they teach of clever yoghurt in adverts,

i did not know microbes fancy food,

move our choices.

it seems we are not in so much

control, perhaps that is why

we like routine.


i read a lot yesterday, then

mowed the lawns and went

empty headed.



Added by Sonja Benskin Mesher on October 5, 2015 at 10:26pm — No Comments

Give Yourself Some Credit

Give yourself some credit- for the things you do well. Don’t just dismiss the person with a wave of your hand when they say something like “good job” and then you say something like “Oh anybody can do that.”

No! Not EVERYBODY can do what you do. You have special talents; and while it’s always a nice thing…


Added by Deborah Ailman on October 5, 2015 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Author Kathryn Rogers Announces Bookstore Appearance in Jackson, MS

October 5, 2015 (Jackson, MS) – Memphis native Kathryn Rogers will be at Books-a-Million in Jackson on October 8, 2015 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. to read from and discuss her latest novel Memphis Hoodoo Murders, an occult horror mystery, published by Sartoris Literary Group. 


Memphis Hoodoo Murders tells the story of young Addie Jackson who has witnessed people trying to kill her family her entire life. Now she must use her strength and wits to understand why…


Added by Kelsey McBride on October 5, 2015 at 12:01pm — No Comments

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