Our San Diego group celebrated She Writes' 2nd Anniversary at Barrio Star where we shared fabulous food and great conversation. We plan to meet monthly to support each other as we pursue our writing goals.
We LOVE She Writes and this is how we count the ways...
1. "I love feeling connected to other She Writers and sharing experiences through chats and blogs. When I have a question, there's always someone in She Writes with and answer." - Kate
2. "I love meeting…
The slick intruder tiptoed into my mother’s apartment three weeks ago and stole her away- just like that - as we stood nearby, too dumbfounded to fight, no handy weapon with which to do battle. My mother fell before going to bed, her feet just a tad too wobbly, that’s all it…Continue
Added by Kathryne Arnold on June 30, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Sometimes when the day is getting away from you, you just have to play.
This particular day started out with me waking up extremely sleep-deprived from extended nursing sessions the night before, and rushing out of the house to drop my husband at work (we have one car so coordinating schedules is tricky), only to arrive at his work, pausing in his office to feed our daughter her breakfast, and realizing, we forgot the diaper bag. Anticipating her morning BM, we grabbed the…Continue
Added by Pamela Mathison Levitt on June 30, 2011 at 8:16pm — No Comments
I have always had a love affair with words. My mother once told me that I came out of her womb talking. I still talk a lot despite several attempts to re-invent myself into this alluring mysterious woman. I have never made it past the second day. Oh well.
You can imagine my joy, when I found out I could take all those words in my head and write them down on paper. That was the day a writer was born. I wrote when I was happy,…Continue
Added by Yejide Kilanko on June 30, 2011 at 6:09pm — No Comments
Sometimes, wires get crossed. Dads think they have to be tough with their little 'men', because they figure ....that's how it's done! Little 'men' who would really prefer to be little 'boys' can be sensitve, fearful and affectionate in the company and in the caring of their own dog. It is directly comparable to the unqualified…Continue
Added by maureen walsh on June 30, 2011 at 5:36pm — No Comments
Pump Up Your Book will be hosting the June 2011 Authors on Tour at a chat/book giveaway party on Thursday June 30, 2011 starting at 8 p.m. eastern (7 p.m. Central, 6 p.m. Mountain and 5 p.m. Pacific) and ending at 11 p.m. (eastern time) at their new chat room at Pump Up Your Book!
Tell your book friends that not only will this give them an opportunity to chat with their favorite authors there will be a huge giveaway at the end of the…Continue
Added by Dorothy Thompson on June 30, 2011 at 1:50pm — No Comments
How it's possible, I have no idea, but my sixtieth birthday is upon me in the next few days. In the ramp-up to this event, I've experienced a bizarrely wide range of events, from major travel (absolutely perfect, thrilling, soul-expanding), to a major medical situation with my Loved One (not so thrilling, but also soul-expanding in its way). Now I'm in the midst of re-organizing and re-decorating my office/writing…Continue
If you've had rejections lately, take heart from the fact that all the bestselling authors get them.
Read about some of them here, and get some tips about dealing with your own rejections.
Added by Karen Banes on June 30, 2011 at 11:27am — No Comments
I've posted a new poem, "The Whole Effect", inspired by an unexpected 31st prompt from the #Trust30 project. I couldn't ignore it.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on June 30, 2011 at 10:34am — No Comments
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Out the door, one foot in front of the other, 30 to 50 minutes – three or more times per week and you’re on your way to feeling fit.
I joined the Rosedale Walking Group, to be healthier, but more importantly, I wanted to connect with other women. And, I was lucky. I met a small group of…Continue
Added by Karin Lippert on June 30, 2011 at 10:09am — No Comments
I hold the old the envelope with both hands, pull it to my chest. I imagine it had once been laying on a cluttered countertop near my mother. Perhaps she was on the phone, busily chatting, so he reached for this small envelope, addressed to Lolly Morgan in Corning, New York. He wrote his four words quickly but decidedly as if they had been burgeoning all night until they had nowhere else to go but over the white back of a stray envelope. All I have now is the…
...and plant and weed and dig and mow and stack hay and feed babies and and and....the upshot is, have had to neglect writing words on page.
June, so short, is the only perfect month in this climate, and I always feel panic-y to get things done. The vegetable garden doesn't plant or weed itself, the first cut hay comes in just when the new chicks arrive, the horse fence must be shifted since our Daisy has chowed all her pasture already...…Continue
Added by Katrina Maloney on June 30, 2011 at 8:25am — No Comments
It's time for another round of Things Thursday! If you can't remember the rules, or if this is your first time playing with me (um...), visit here.
And this week's Things statements* are...
Added by Lola Lolita on June 30, 2011 at 7:48am — No Comments
LA-based Fog&Smog has created a video about finding a parking space at Whole Foods. I'm featuring it today just for the fun of it. Many of us have probably been in a lot like the one in the video. I know the one here in Arlington is tiny and ever under the watchful eyes of parking guards, who will call a tow truck in a heart beat. Enjoy!…Continue
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on June 30, 2011 at 7:20am — No Comments
So are there many or any of you who struggles with mental health? What about the treatment of it? Do your know anyone who may be relevant?
I've been successfully treated for over five stable years now, but have noticed various worrying side effects which have made me question how much I wish to continue on this path.
Take a look at my blog post for more information. And please do let me know your thoughts.
Where the sacred has met the profane in my fiction-writing life: The story behind my novel, Because the Angels
by Kathleen Kern
In 2008, I found myself becoming increasingly interested in some higher-end Japanese anime series, to the point that I began spinning stories in my head with the series’ characters. I had done similar story-making as a child, taking the characters…
Added by Kathleen Kern on June 30, 2011 at 6:27am — No Comments
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In my book publishing endeavors, I've been giving alot of thought lately about this tragic case of Casey Anthony, and yesterday, after I came home from work, I heard the court had been discussing the chronologies of the multiple attorneys (including Jose Baez - Casey Anthony's main defense attorney) - and it seems that Judge Belvin Perry has announced that Anthony's defense may rest its case today - but what no one still is sure about…Continue
Added by Joanna Salvo on June 30, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments