January 2013 Blog Posts (414)

Dear Winter, Go Away!

http://www.mommies-in-orbit.com

Added by Karen Nagy on January 31, 2013 at 8:23pm — No Comments

Blog = Book Sales?

I blog regularly in support of my book which I published almost a year ago.  The thing is, I'm not sure how effective the blog is in encouraging readers to invest in my book.  I enjoy blogging for the most part and it certainly keeps my writing skills sharp.  But some days, I feel like I'm talking to myself.  For all of you bloggers, what has been your experience in blogging vs. book sales off of your website? I would love to hear from you.  I could use a little encouragement about now...…

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Added by Lisa Thomson on January 31, 2013 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

my poetry

I am a student of history and psychology, so naturally I am immersed in mythology and symbolism. My poetry almost always addresses matters of interest through a combination of spirituality, mythology and science fiction. I am currently working on several writing projects that review and retell mythology from the perspectives of various mythic figures, like gods and titans, to fill in the gaps of modern memory and to consider what life was like in outer space and on earth when the gods were… Continue

Added by Katie Anderson on January 31, 2013 at 5:58pm — No Comments

Sisyphus Sighed: Absurd adventures in mental illness

I am working on a memoir on my experiences with schizoaffective disorder, institutionalization, and the absurdities that go with it.  Read on: http://sisyphussighed.blogspot.com

Added by Wendy Martin Pool on January 31, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Princess April Morning-Glory on Blog Tour: A fairytale emerges from the golden age of Hollywood

What kind of a world would you create, if you had to do three good deeds to make it home again? The answer to that crucial question, as given by the title character in Letitia Fairbanks’s charming fairy tale, PRINCESS APRIL MORNING-GLORY, tells a unique and captivating story. Although she lives a fabled life in a paradise called Fairyland, the princess makes a fateful decision to step outside of her cloistered existence to face the outside world and all of its temptations. Once…

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Added by Dorothy Thompson on January 31, 2013 at 3:06pm — No Comments

January Reads -- Loving Lit!

One of my New Year's resolutions this year was to do a better job talking about what I've read. I'm already finding that tracking it all is not an easy thing -- my focus is on books, but I also read a ton of literary journals (print and online), blog posts, newspapers, etc. If you're looking to add some things to your nightstand, e-reader or Goodreads to read list, have a look at http://www.pamwrites.net/2013/01/31/loving-lit/

Added by Pam Parker on January 31, 2013 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Adventures in Second Guessing

My adventurous self made an appearance late in life. Can a person feel nostalgia rather than regret for roads not taken? A bittersweet longing for situations in my past puts me back at crossroads—some where I paused and considered, and others that I sped through without seeing. I’m not sorry for the…

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Added by Sydney Matheson Avey on January 31, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Irrigation 101. My Introduction

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Added by Diane Stringam Tolley on January 31, 2013 at 11:57am — No Comments

Gratitude–A Powerful Way to “Write in the Zone”

This is a blog from my website I thought I'd share with the SheWrites community:

In the  5-Step  system I formulated for Writing in the Zone, I suggest you end your writing time with giving thanks and feeling grateful for your writing session—the inspiration, the flow, the pages you wrote–whether you wrote 2 pages or 20–and even if you spent the time ruminating without…

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Added by Lisa Tener on January 31, 2013 at 9:40am — No Comments

Looking for Tony Smith

Posted 'Looking for Tony Smith', about efforts to document a complete digital inventory of every outdoor sculpture by Tony Smith.
http://writingwithoutpaper.blogspot.com/2013/01/looking-for-tony-smith.html

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on January 31, 2013 at 7:56am — No Comments

On Modern, Wonderful Things

I am feeling my age lately.  I know I'm over 50--and, in fact, approaching 60--because I'm starting to sound like an older person sometimes.  Here are some good examples (said to my children): "Can't you turn that music down?  It's really hard on my ears!" or "Do you all have to stay up so late?  You'll just sleep the day away tomorrow!"  Or, even better:  "No, I am really not interested in watching…

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Added by Sadhvi Sez on January 31, 2013 at 7:44am — No Comments

Pep talk

Hi,

My new blog post for the end of January is a pep talk to myself (with beach photo and motivational tune)

http://www.neetswriter.com/2013/01/pep-talk-to-self.html

Regards,

Anita

Added by Anita Chapman on January 31, 2013 at 6:04am — No Comments

In Honor of My Daughter, Rachel

A Message to My Daughter, Wellesley Class of 2013

Written September, 2009

As I dropped you off at school for your final semester of college, I was reminded of this letter I wrote to you on the first day of your first year at Wellesley College.  You have done so much with your time there.  I am so very proud of who you are.

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Added by Andrea Werner Insoft on January 30, 2013 at 8:01pm — No Comments

Judith Hanson Lasater | Tiferet Talk interview | Replay available

Tiferet Talk host Melissa Studdard speaks with writer, yoga instructor, psychologist, and physical therapist Judith Hanson Lasater about how to live your yoga and other vital topics.

Click here to read the rest of the post and to access the replay and download links.

Added by Donna Baier-Stein on January 30, 2013 at 7:53pm — No Comments

Jumping back in - how poetry helped me rediscover writing

Recently, I posted some of my poetry written back when I was in college on my website.  This prompted me to tell the story of when I first got back into writing, and I posted the story on my blog.  I wanted to re-post it here as I talk about what it was like to dip my toe back into the waters of writing after having neglected it throughout all of high school and the start of college.  Never again!

...In the meantime, I posted some more of my writing for anyone's enjoyment.  I added a…

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Added by Danyelle C. Overbo on January 30, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Looking for authors who have been published in the Amazon Singles store for interview

Are you an author who has been published in the Amazon Singles store?  To check, here’s the link.  If you can find your book there, I would love to ask you a few questions for an article I’m writing on the subject.  I’m interested in the process, but…

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Added by Dorothy Thompson on January 30, 2013 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Super Bowl Sunday: Including the Kids with Snacks and Stories

Super Bowl Sunday is three days away. What does Super Bowl Sunday mean to you? Are you having a Super Bowl Sunday party at your home? Does your family cluster around the TV, watching all of the action?

If you have young children, you can include them in the festivities. Read this wonderful picture book. Invite them into the kitchen to help prepare some yummy and healthful Super Bowl Sunday snacks.…

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Added by Vivian Kirkfield on January 30, 2013 at 4:05pm — No Comments

Breaking the Ice--My First Interview for Eleven Sundays

I'm rather shy.



During a formatting conversation with Amy Eye, of The Eyes for Editing, for my novel "Eleven Sundays," she casually slipped in an invite to do her show Journal Jabber on blogtalkradio. Her enthusiasm and confidence travelled the phone waves and I said…

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Added by Alonna Shaw on January 30, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Mini-workshop - Conflict in Narrative

Today's blog is a mini-workshop for writers, on the subject of conflict in narrative.

For emerging writers, one of the most important aspects of story-telling is conflict.  Something has to happen in a narrative, and what happens has to matter.  By which I mean that whatever your protagonist wants has to be IMPORTANT -- it has to have gravitas; it has to fully engage the reader.…

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Added by Lauren B. Davis on January 30, 2013 at 3:20pm — No Comments

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