Author of Kick Ass Creativity: An Energy Makeover for Artists, Explorers and Creative Professionals
and accomplished musician, Mary Beth Maziarz; and Editorial Consultant, Marcela Landres will stop by The Lit Coach’s Guide to The Writer’s Life in July to blogshop as Creativity is the writer’s virtue of the month.
In a two part blogshop, Mary Beth will discuss:
• The importance of clearing away toxic clutter for prime creative productivity.
• How to… Continue
Added by Erin Reel on June 30, 2010 at 8:09pm —
With the 4th of July just around the corner, I’ve been thinking about the Pledge of Allegiance. For over a century, American children have sworn loyalty to our flag and to the idea of a country where “liberty and justice for all” is commonplace.
Some history of the Pledge of Allegiance with a brief timeline: The Reverend Francis Bellamy wrote the original Pledge in 1892. It first appeared in a pamphlet called “The Youth’s Companion.” Bellamy intended the pledge to be one size fits… Continue
Added by Judy Bolton-Fasman on June 30, 2010 at 7:44pm —
We had a fabulous turnout--at the height of the evening--45 attendees!! Many writers in Nashville got to hear about She Writes and the wonderful advantages of being a member of this on-line community. We made the evening into a mix of writers reading from their work and mingling with one another. Midway we read the She Writes Credo, lit a candle on a piece of cake (Death by Chocolate-yum!) and sang happy birthday to She Writes and blew it out.… Continue
Added by Sally Schloss on June 30, 2010 at 7:00pm —
My kids and I like to take turns sharing made-up stories. Last night, my seven-year-old son began his story with:
“Once upon a time there was a little boy who lived in a motor home in the driveway of his parent’s house. He had 27 cats. There were 13 black cats, 13 white cats and 1 orange cat.”
First of all, he’s perfectly normal. I had a huge imagination as a child, so why shouldn’t my offspring? Didn’t you dream… Continue
Added by Jennifer Swan on June 30, 2010 at 5:25pm —
Many people have an idyllic image of the rural one- or two-room school. The classes are small. The teachers give individual attention. The older children help those younger or less advanced than themselves. What is there not to like?
The two-room school I attended from kindergarten (all two weeks of it) through eighth grade did, at times, conform to the Little House on the Prairie image. There were only two other children in my grade. I had the same teacher until sixth grade. I… Continue
Added by Lisa Rivero on June 30, 2010 at 4:30pm —
Choices are on my mind this week. I am trying to figure out how one makes choices and why some work and others fail miserably. As a woman who raised two wonderful sons and now has so much free time to do what I want, I am finding myself torn with so many choices. I remember it seemed to be easier when I had kids and worked full-time. This way seemed to dictate my choices where today I do what I want, when I want and have learned to say no and stick with it. How do you cope with your choices day… Continue
Added by Madge Woods on June 30, 2010 at 4:26pm —
The other day a young woman asked me what I did for a living. What an interesting question. If I had to live off the money I make from writing, I'd be living in a garden shed. On the other hand, it is through writing that I live. So, in a very real sense, when I answer that question by saying, "I write for a living" I am telling a far deeper truth.
Then I asked her if she was a reader. "Oh, yes," she replied.
"And what sort of books do you like?"
"I love James… Continue
Added by Lauren B. Davis on June 30, 2010 at 1:52pm —
I was asked to give my “Write to Win” workshop at the '07 Murder in the Grove conference. I do this workshop dressed in Army camouflage and teach guerrilla techniques for winning writing contests.
I love writing contests. When I hear of one or come across a contest on the Internet, my heart starts racing and ideas flood my mind. My competitive spirit kicks into high gear. I may never run a marathon or win a ballroom dance competition, but give me a theme and a deadline and I'm up for… Continue
Added by Sunny Frazier on June 30, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Happy Anniversary to Shewrites http://bit.ly/8WYKG0
This interview celebrates women and humor and features yours truly.
Thank you, Kamy!
Added by regina barreca on June 30, 2010 at 12:47pm —
"You know what your problem is?"
"You're giving your pussy away on a platter."
"You're coming across as desperate."
"I am… Continue
Added by Beth Mann on June 30, 2010 at 12:43pm —
There is never a shortage of irony in my life. Recently I got back in touch with a dear friend I’ve known since my first year of university. We were mostly acquaintances back then, but reconnected a few years later when we were both living in Toronto. We became roommates and close friends, and she came with me when I went for my first ultrasound. Then I moved to BC and our lives took different paths, as lives do. But we reconnect occasionally on Facebook and whenever I get back to Toronto for a… Continue
Added by Jodi McIsaac on June 30, 2010 at 12:30pm —
My boyfriend says he wants to start seeing other people. I think it’s the beginning of the end while he thinks this will open us up to "more of life’s possibilities." What do you think?
Added by Beth Mann on June 30, 2010 at 12:14pm —
The Bowery Poetry Club Continue
Friday, July 9, 2010 @ 7:30PM
Tara Betts, Timothy Liu, Eileen Myles, Angelo Nikolopoulos…
Added by Gabrielle David on June 30, 2010 at 11:35am —
If you see someone sitting in a park on a blanket, surrounded by all his belongings, you know the story isn't going to be a happy one. And yet that doesn't diminish its light.
Ron is sitting on a blanket, his thin legs covered by another one, near the shore of Ellis Lake in downtown Marysville, California. His two dogs, Poodle and Hank, are close by, chunky chow-and-boxer mixes ("They're also part wild, part timberwolf," he tells me).… Continue
Added by Mylene Dressler on June 30, 2010 at 11:30am —
Mother of the author in original SheWrites
Birthday Design Tee-shirt ©2010 SheWritesdotcom
celebrating the writers' platform and meeting place one-year… Continue
Added by Judith van Praag on June 30, 2010 at 11:23am —
I am looking for a writer to read and correct my manuscript. I am not a writer, but attempted to tell this story that should be told. Thank you,
Added by Judy Palm on June 30, 2010 at 10:19am —
This week's highlights from the Community Blog.
Restrepro--A New Kind of War Movie
by Tanya Paperny
But a different approach to war reporting may be necessary in the Korengal Valley, a place where men were in the line of fire four to five… Continue
Added by Editors Picks on June 30, 2010 at 9:00am —
7 women got together to toast to the anniversary of SheWrites.
Lucky Susan won a SheWrites tee!
We made some new friends.
And a couple of us with sweet teeth partook of chocolate (but it was healthy cuz it's vegan)
Added by Carleen on June 30, 2010 at 8:50am —
(Picture from: http://forums.wincustomize.com/300161
There has been a lot of discussion about trends in the writing market recently. It seems that one can't really jump right into the current trend, because when one finally finishes the manuscript, agents/publishers are no longer accepting trend novels because the market is "filling up".
The YA trend has been vampires… Continue
Added by Tessa Quin on June 30, 2010 at 8:30am —
This is a slightly edited version of my post on my writing blog http://dlwebb.wordpress.com
Yesterday, only three of us showed up at a place appropriately called Kick Butt Coffee for the SheWrites birthday meetup in Austin in the middle of a thunderstorm, but it was well worth the effort. Despite the differences in our ages, our occupations and our writing aspirations, we had an amazing… Continue
Added by Densie Webb on June 30, 2010 at 8:30am —