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Come on- get out there! Take that shot! You know what you want to do; you know what you want to accomplish, but it’s not going to happen unless you move- and take that first step.

Is it scary? Yes, definitely. Is it worth it? Yes, most definitely. You have that dream inside just waiting to get out, but…

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Added by Deborah Ailman on February 12, 2016 at 3:53pm — No Comments

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Added by Halli Casser-Jayne on February 12, 2016 at 2:48pm — 1 Comment

All Art Friday

Posted new edition of All Art Friday.

In the spotlights: photographer Tal Shpantzer's show in March; Museum Day; art at Starbucks; opening of Edward Ruscha papers; and the National Gallery of Art's show of Hellenistic bronze sculpture (video included).

The roundup highlights exhibitions of Australian Indigenous art, Ana Mendieta films, the 'Monster Roster', and Brice Marden.

Going abroad? Be sure to see the wonderful "Charlotte Great &…

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Added by Maureen E. Doallas on February 12, 2016 at 8:44am — No Comments

Infographic: Love Words Counter in the Most Famous Romantic Novels

It's only two days to Valentine's Day. And all people are divided into two categories - single and dating. Of course, for happy couples, Valentine's Day is a feast of love, perfect occasion to say love words, give presents and go somewhere for a romantic walk. The single ones could not like this day at all. But what is the real reason of this?



We all need…

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Added by Nancy Lin on February 12, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Welcome S.A. Hunter, Author of Elanraigh

Elanraigh: The Vow is a YA/Adult High Fantasy set in medieval times, on an alternate Earth.  It’s fitting that my Heroine, Thera of Allenholme, should meet Chamakin, son of a Ttamarini Chief, at a celebratory feast in honor of their new alliance struck in a time of an impending…
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Added by Shelley Workinger on February 12, 2016 at 7:41am — No Comments

Good Morning!

Good morning on this lovely Friday. What will this day bring to you? Will it be a day of optimism, peace & calm or will it be a day of chaos? That answer lies within each of us. We create our day with our thoughts and feelings. If you want peace and calm you must radiate those…

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Added by Deborah Ailman on February 12, 2016 at 5:28am — No Comments

FRIDAY BLUES:

Start your day with The Halli Casser-Jayne Show ‪#‎podcast‬:

He managed ‪#‎DavidBowie‬ & …

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Added by Halli Casser-Jayne on February 12, 2016 at 4:55am — No Comments

Solving a DUI problem

Being charged with DUI definitely is a serious thing. DUI is a crime in all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia and if you are charged with DUI, expect a very serious punishment. In spite of the fact that you didn’t cause an accident and you were simply pulled over by the police for routine checks, this doesn’t mean that your situation is less serious. DUI is very seriously treated because roughly 40% of U.S. traffic deaths are alcohol related to some degree. As a result, the…

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Added by Elizabeth Bell on February 11, 2016 at 9:55pm — No Comments

SAND Launches Issue #11 in Berlin

On 25 April 2015, SAND: Berlin’s English Language Journal held its Issue #11 launch party at 1820 Bar in Berlin. The event was co-hosted with The Reader Berlin, an organization that offers workshops and other services for writers in the city.

The new issue of SAND features the winner of The Reader’s Short Story Competition, Will Studdert, who read from his prize-winning story, “Horst-Wessel-Stadt.” Studdert recently completed a history PhD at the University of Kent,…

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Added by Bernadette Geyer on February 11, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Good Evening!

When you think you’ve come to the end of your road…keep going. if you think there is no where else to turn…keep going. It is not over

If you let negative emotions grab at you and fill your mind with stuff like “Are you kidding- this will never work no matter what you do!” then yeah, you’re done.…

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Added by Deborah Ailman on February 11, 2016 at 4:21pm — No Comments

3 Rules of Writing the Workshops Get Wrong

Writers are (often erroneously) taught to avoid: genre, sentimentality, and telling instead of showing. Unfortunately, this advice leads many writers astray. Here’s some further reading on why genre is not a dirty word, why there is a place for sentimentality in writing, and why “show don’t tell” isn’t quite the whole story.

Why Genre Is Not a Dirty Word

When I was in grad school, genre was a dirty word. The last thing you wanted to be accused of…

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Added by Michelle R. on February 11, 2016 at 12:03pm — No Comments

WWI

I wonder where you draw the line between historical fiction and more contemporary war stories? Would it be WWI? That's one war that interests me and in comparison to WWII I think it has been less used for fiction. 

Added by Liberty J. Freedom on February 11, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

[SWP NEWS] NEW BOOKS COMING THIS SPRING!

Queerspawn in Love: A Memoir

by Kellen Kaiser

Despite growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area as the daughter of four lesbians, Kellen Kaiser envisioned her life working out, fairy tale–like, with a Prince Charming. When her possible prince did arrive, however, it was not without complications. Home on leave from the Israeli army, the man Kaiser picks doesn’t seem like a sure…

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Added by Lauren Wise on February 11, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Lilias Trotter: Painter and Missionary

Posted a brief intro to a wonderful film, "Many Beautiful Things", about Lilias Trotter, a watercolorist who was mentored by John Ruskin and spent 40 years as a missionary in Algeria.

http://writingwithoutpaper.blogspot.com/2016/02/lilias-trotter-painter-and-missionary.html

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on February 11, 2016 at 8:31am — No Comments

Good Morning!

Good morning on this sunny Thurs. Do you keep a written list of your goals? Today just might be the day to begin. Our days are so busy that it's easy to forget what you want to do and the steps you need to get there. Keep a list and then checking off the items on it is a great way…

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Added by Deborah Ailman on February 11, 2016 at 6:51am — No Comments

NEW 24/7 PODCAST!

What is your favorite B.B. King song? If you misses The Halli Casser-Jayne Show yesterday with ‪#‎blues‬ & ‪#‎talk‬ about a …

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Added by Halli Casser-Jayne on February 11, 2016 at 4:45am — No Comments

The Four Core Journalism Courses

Photo by Ana Luisa Pinto

It doesn't particularly matter which university you attend. For the overwhelming majority of schools, a major in journalism will either require or strongly recommend the following four courses in order to graduate.

These courses will cover basic media and news information, the first amendment rights and ethical issues that journalists face in the field, alternative story formats such as photography, and actual reporting…

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Added by Cassandra Bondie on February 11, 2016 at 3:00am — No Comments

VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR

  Dear She Writers!  If any of you feel  interested in knowing a little more about me and my debut novel "Friday Evening, Eight O'Clock" Join me on my virtual blog tour, starting  from today!  I'll be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during…

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