Added by suzi banks baum on February 28, 2013 at 6:26pm —
I'd like to take a moment to call your attention to the blog post labels on the left hand side of this page. I try to categorize blog posts in ways that make sense so that readers can find the ones that interest them. You'll recognize some of these labels in the little dictionary I've written here.… Continue
Added by Kristen Elise on February 28, 2013 at 6:07pm —
I am posting a sneak peek at the gorgeous cover of my book, Being Both: Embracing Two Religions in One Interfaith Family, which will be published by… Continue
Added by Susan Katz Miller on February 28, 2013 at 5:54pm —
Pope Found Guilty: Gets 25 Years, no Parole (in English and Italiano)
I don’t know if the judgements of the ITCCS can be enforced as yet, but the fact that the convictions have taken place shows how the protection of the elite is breaking down. I feel sorry for the Catholics their religion is under so much pressure. Cardinal O’Brien, Britain’s…
Added by Julie Henderson on February 28, 2013 at 5:50pm —
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Added by Simone Da Costa on February 28, 2013 at 4:41pm —
You've finally found a reading "pal," a person you trust who answers all the burning questions you have about your manuscript, a person who has also published a little or a lot, who takes the kind of consideration with your manuscript that it needs to be "polished." You've given her your… Continue
Added by Elisabeth Kinsey on February 28, 2013 at 2:57pm —
Lucky me - last night I did a book signing event at Gatsby books in Long Beach, CA. On my way there, I began panicking thinking how no one would be there and the store owner would have gone to all this trouble for me to no avail. Happily about 10 people (and one cat) showed up, and politely allowed me to blabber on about my book. I sold several books (yay) but the money didn't give me the same satisfaction as the incredible validation of having people I'd never met before come out to support… Continue
Added by Niki Smart on February 28, 2013 at 1:34pm —
You always hear people talk about the spark. Following the spark.
I suppose you could call it inspiration, as well. Either way, the results are similar. But where does this elusive spark come from? Some people believe it can come from the instruments we use, like having the best laptops or best pen and pad. Others believe it can't be found, that it can only find… Continue
Added by Genevieve Coates on February 28, 2013 at 1:17pm —
Scribbled notes, bits of paper by the bed, all over the table, in handbags. Voice recordings taken in the rain when trying to soothe. Assorted computer files. Snatched moments never typed up, never crafted, edited, finished.
Deadlines draw near and then fly past. Another competition submission chance gone. I'll try again next year, I say before remembering I said that last year and back then my distractions were different ones.
Cabin fever, pacing, falling over playmats and… Continue
Added by Sue Barsby on February 28, 2013 at 10:22am —
“To laughter that can awake the dead.”
Afternoons seem unbearably long these days. As I proceeded to fill today’s with cajoling the living room bookshelf out of its antique torpor buried in a cosy quilt of dust, I chanced upon an equally antique, long-forgotten copy of The Second Sex . Mites have devoured the ‘w’ and both the ‘d’s, nibbling on a few ‘t’s and the ‘n’. The 1988 you beyond that faded scrawl on the first blank page… Continue
Added by Sulagna Dasgupta on February 28, 2013 at 8:41am —
Book Giveaway Feb 25 – March 7: To win one of the mystery books from The Adventures of John and Julia Evans series, leave a comment with your e-mail at http://lindaweaverclarke.blogspot.com
“One thing I admire about Linda Weaver Clarke’s writing is that she desires to put the reader right there with her characters by describing the setting so well that… Continue
Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on February 28, 2013 at 7:40am —
It will always be ‘That Night’.
The night my friends and I learned first-hand that drinking and driving don’t go together.
It could have been so much worse . . .
Lethbridge, Alberta is a city of about 50,000. Forty-nine miles north of Milk River.
For the kids of my home town, it was the ‘big city’.
The place for movies and fun on the…
Added by Diane Stringam Tolley on February 28, 2013 at 7:33am —
I've posted an excellent Bill Moyers interview with award-winning writer Louise Erdrich. Be sure to give yourself a half-hour to enjoy the interview.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on February 28, 2013 at 7:30am —
Hi everyone. I'm up early, working on new novel. Haven't even had my coffee yet; characters are talking to me.
Check out Latest Release:… Continue
Added by Cassandra Black on February 28, 2013 at 4:00am —
Dear She Writers,
I can't believe that in about 3 weeks Oleander Girl will hit the bookstores!
Sometimes I'm elated when I think this; at other times I'm overwhelmed.
My brain is a constant flurry of trying to remember the million things that must be done before starting book tour--guest blog posts written, email interview questions answered, facebook entries made, friends in different cities informed of my events, flights and hotels booked, publicity questions handled,… Continue
Added by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni on February 27, 2013 at 10:30pm —
It has been FOREVER since I’ve posted, but for good reason – I’ve been crazy busy writing the second book in the Thin Veil
series, as well as doing more edits on Through the Door
in preparation for the…
Added by Jodi McIsaac on February 27, 2013 at 8:30pm —
I'm reading Psychology Today and this article is hitting the nail on the head. I'll quote the psychologist David Snarch who has a great name and who has counseled a gazillion couples and knows exactly how to keep love passionate. He says, "When we start shading what we say to keep our relationship calm, we destroy intimacy and desire and diminish our sense of security and self-worth." God, how many people have I known who have pussy-footed around big issues when everything is awful? I don't… Continue
Added by Phoebe Wilcox on February 27, 2013 at 4:55pm —
The wheels locking into place
Cogs and wheels
Added by Rhonda Mitchell on February 27, 2013 at 3:25pm —
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