May 2011 Blog Posts (544)

The Feelings of mother Earth ...





Earth's Feelings

 

You have seen me degrading
And still you don't care
After 1000 years I will be worse, but…
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Added by R.Rachel Jasmine on May 31, 2011 at 10:54pm — No Comments

Change makers ... or change fakers ? Time for some Reflection .

Sometimes, what we really need is a spark to light our hearts on fire and from then on, motivation is really unnecessary. But sometimes, teams need something more than just a spark, they need a common goal, a common vision and a common motive. …


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Added by R.Rachel Jasmine on May 31, 2011 at 10:44pm — No Comments

Few words many truths ...



Many people will walk in and out of your life,

But only true friends…
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Added by R.Rachel Jasmine on May 31, 2011 at 10:26pm — No Comments

Everyone can make a difference ....



A store-owner was tacking a sign above his door that read "Puppies for sale."
The signs have a way of attracting…
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Added by R.Rachel Jasmine on May 31, 2011 at 9:34pm — No Comments

The Silent Love ...

One young academically excellent person went to apply for managerial position in a big company....

He passed the first interview ;
The director did the last interview , and made the last decision ....
The director discovered from the CV that the youth's academic performance…
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Added by R.Rachel Jasmine on May 31, 2011 at 9:19pm — No Comments

Around She Writes, Wednesday June 1, 2011

Here is what you might have missed around She Writes this past week.  

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Added by Mary Keating on May 31, 2011 at 7:37pm — No Comments

First Post!

My first week of life in New York commenced today with a formal introduction to SheWrites, as I am an intern for this summer. It's very strange, because in many ways I feel that I've been here for far longer. These last 7 days in Williamsburg feel comparable to the final 5 weeks of my last semester at school, where I was scrambling with final papers and grappling with the idea that everything I was doing was penultimate. Second-to-last this, second-to-last that. The terrifying realization…

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Added by Margaret Traylor on May 31, 2011 at 7:15pm — No Comments

Love to find new-to-me authors with a backlist!

Recently discovered Carol Lea Benjamin.  

 

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Added by Karen Burgess on May 31, 2011 at 6:25pm — No Comments

Sistahhood

 

My latest post, follow-up to Ambition. 

 

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Added by Hope A. Perlman on May 31, 2011 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Writing on Vacation

Summer Vacation Season is Here!

 

I always intend to write while I travel.  It's not easy to fit writing time into the over-scheduled itineraries I can't seem to stop planning.  Still, sometimes I manage to stick to a writing schedule.  When I do, here's what works for me:

1. I keep my tools simple and light.



I carry a notebook and pen. (Maybe I’m paranoid, but I make sure to buy pens that won’t leak or explode in flight .) If you love gadgets, try writing on…

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Added by Shary Hover Folkmann on May 31, 2011 at 3:39pm — 2 Comments

My Trip - Sacramento

When my little brother, Mama and I went through Sacramento on the way to UC Davis for a Public Speaking Contest, we made a quick detour to see the State Capitol. The architecture was breathtaking. It reminded me of how great artists were once revered, encouraged and most importantly funded, to do what they did best: create.

In a time of cheap labor and fast deadlines, nothing great will ever be built again, unless someone begins to take an example from the Medici family and start funding… Continue

Added by Samantha Blackwell on May 31, 2011 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Unconvential Ways to Combat Writer's Block

So every now and then I get stuck.  There I am, pen and paper in hand or maybe I'm sitting before my laptop and the words just won't come. Ugh! If you're a writer or artist of any kind then you know exactly what I'm talking about.



There are lots of ways to overcome the creative block, but one of the most fun and unusual methods comes from the quirky duo… Continue

Added by Victoria D. on May 31, 2011 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Creative Writing Assignment: Ennaxor

I know, I know. This is the assignment for last Wednesday's creative writing class. But I'm finally getting around to posting it here, for your amusement. At least I assume you'll be amused. Yuliya kept laughing as I read it aloud. Feel free to let me know what you think.

 

The assignment was to create a character from your name spelled backwards (Roxanne = Ennaxor) and then the class came up with where the character was from (ethnicity & time period). The class told…

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Added by Roxanne Piskel on May 31, 2011 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Book Review: Live Wire by Harlan Coben

Cover Image from…
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Added by Roxanne Piskel on May 31, 2011 at 12:29pm — No Comments

Stalking the Dreaded Cutworm





On the way to pick up the children from school, they see the cowboy standing by the side of the road and realize it was indeed Memorial Day weekend. For the rest of the summer it will be open season for guests, both week-enders and those who drop in on their way back from Topanga Days.



But they have plans. Tonight, the avid gardeners and their friends will stalk the deadly cutworm.



As all…
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Added by Cassandra Wiseman on May 31, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Artifact Theft and a Devastating Flood are Themes for Anasazi Intrigue

Stolen artifacts, the Santa Clara/Virgin River flood, a snoopy newspaper reporter, and mysterious events begin to unfold with Anasazi Intrigue.



When a devastating flood wipes out homes in a small town, residents are shocked by the news of a possible poison spill that also kills many of the fish and neighbor's pets. The people don’t know what to think or do, until Julia, the town's newest reporter, jumps into action and begins her investigation. Quickly Julia realizes the story is… Continue

Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on May 31, 2011 at 8:58am — No Comments

An Author Is Born

This week I’d like to introduce you to an aspiring new author. Her name is Emma Brooke Jolly and she just so happens to be my granddaughter. Last Thursday was her last day as a first grader. She brought home piles of work she’d done throughout the year. One folder contained stories and poems she had written. I couldn’t wait to feast my eyes on her words.

 

I took the hand written pages out to my rocking chair on the carport and started reading while Emma played with her five…

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Added by Sarah Martin Byrd on May 31, 2011 at 8:43am — No Comments

Woods Are Full of Webs (Poems)

I've posted two new Shadorma,inspired by a photograph by Kelly Sauer.

http://writingwithoutpaper.blogspot.com/2011/05/woods-are-full-of-webs-poems.html

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on May 31, 2011 at 8:17am — No Comments

A Tribute to Teachers

With the 2010-11 academic school year closing, I dedicate this post to all the teachers I've had the pleasure of working with and learning from.

 

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Added by Meryl Jaffe on May 31, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

More Than Just A Bookclub

This weekend, I traveled to Amelia Island, Florida to attend Mama Fancina's Fancy Hat Literary Luncheon. Simply put, it was a magical event. The host, Jennie Blue (wearing a white hat), explained that the annual event is named for her gradmother who loved reading-- and hats. Once a year, Jennie (aka Jay Bee) invites dozens of women wearing fancy hats to…
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Added by Tayari Jones on May 31, 2011 at 5:05am — 4 Comments

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