July 2009 Blog Posts (183)

Does it really happen ?!!

i just wonder if a person can fall in love with two at the same time, as i started to see that more often lately , and honestly i started to sympathize with thos epeople, as for me i'm totally against that ,, you just fall in love with one, and that's your soulmate, you just can't fall in love with th esame intensity with two at the same time and say that god created us this way , and it really hapens...you see now a guy telling you that he is so madly in love with his wife but he also is so… Continue

Added by Riham Affiffi on July 31, 2009 at 11:33pm — 2 Comments

Member News Week Of July 25

As the SHE WRITES membership reaches over 3,000 (and counting!), our members continue to pour in with their news. Here’s what you’re up to this week:

A.J. Walkley has just published her second book, Choice, which can be found on… Continue

Added by Alison Groves on July 31, 2009 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

The Window Has Other Views

Some people see beautiful trees with different shades of green or amber red, overwhelming color everywhere, a baby blue sky with fluffy white clouds slowly moving over the horizon. Most people will see the trees, these colors, as a reason to get up in the morning and take on the day, to bask in the beauty of the earth. Most people look out the window and see a scene that they want to dive into and expirence first hand. They want to feel the wind in their hair and the warmth of the sun on their… Continue

Added by Kelly Leiter on July 31, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

Making Peace with the Writer's Mind

A few years ago I suffered a moderate depression. I get them now and then, and certainly I come by them honestly, as anyone who knows me can testify. Usually I go to bed for a few days and then shake it off, but in this case, after a month of lolling on the couch watching bad TV and mumbling about the pointlessness of all existence, my Best Beloved suggested… Continue

Added by Lauren B. Davis on July 30, 2009 at 11:09am — 4 Comments

"Twitter for Writers" - Registration Now Open!

I'm pleased to announce that registration is now open for our first live, interactive webinar, Twitter For Writers, which will take place on Aug. 13, 1-2pm ET. Led by Sarah Milstein, coauthor of The Twitter Book and a premiere Twitter consultant, the webinar will give you the information and guidance you need to use Twitter as an effective tool in your… Continue

Added by Deborah Siegel on July 30, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Today on DRINKING DIARIES, Andi Rosenthal's powerful meditation for Tisha B'Av on drinking, religion and rape


Added by Leah Odze Epstein on July 30, 2009 at 5:41am — No Comments

Never Forget

Kate makes her way through the darkness, her feet falling where they should completely from memory. She's made this walk many times before over the years. Even in the dark, she knows the way as she follows the worn path through the trees.

The grass is wet so she slows her pace. She chooses her steps carefully as she moves around the obstacles in her way. The darkness enveloping her, the chill in the night air making her tighten her favorite black sweater around her body. The moon the… Continue

Added by Kelly Leiter on July 30, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

COVER GIRL: Animal Magnetism

There seem to be a ton of beautiful, important looking literary fiction jackets out there that prominently feature an illustrated finch or a sparrow. Birds really seem to do it for people. Here's what I'm talking about:

They're pretty and stuff, but I prefer pure manipulation in my animal covers. Go ahead and gimme puppy… Continue

Added by Erin Hosier on July 29, 2009 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

Cursing In Tyler Texas, a Grievous Offense?

This blog first appeared on The Huffington Post on 7/28/09:

Occasionally, a local story makes national news; some are worthy of the attention while others aren’t. The local story I’m about to share certainly does not merit national news. Not because it’s not my local story--after all, I live on Long Island, but because it’s… Continue

Added by Carol Hoenig on July 29, 2009 at 6:13am — No Comments

WE WANT TO KNOW: How has your faith/culture/religion affected your drinking (or not)?

Come over to Drinking Diaries and answer our question of the week: http://www.drinkingdiaries.com. Who knows--you might even get an essay out of it!

Added by Leah Odze Epstein on July 29, 2009 at 4:19am — No Comments

New Feature on KRCL 90.9 FM Salt Lake/ www.krcl.org

I have a new short feature I am doing for KRCL (where I also have an Americana show every other Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. MT)

It is called The Beat Beat, and I cover musical matters wearing my hat as the Standard-Examiner music reporter. The feature will air live 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesdays (and will also be avaiable to stream or to download as a poscast).

This week's is about festivals vs. concerts. I just saw two of my favorites at Snowbird this weekend --Alejandro… Continue

Added by Linda East Brady on July 28, 2009 at 8:17pm — No Comments

Moving and Writing Just Don't Mix

I'm moving to Texas in ... six days and counting. Going to pursue my Ph.D. in technical communication and rhetoric. For a few months, a new screenplay idea has been percolating in my head, and I finally sat to begin outlining the story, but life is getting in the way. There are things to be packed. Family and friends to say goodbye to. Finances to secure. Worries to stress over. Yet my story stays in my head, taunting me, asking, "Don't you still love me?"

And I do, which is why I… Continue

Added by Shonell Bacon on July 28, 2009 at 7:53pm — No Comments

Tricks of the Trade: Three Questions for Sarah Milstein

On August 13 from 1-2pm ET, our first SHE WRITES webinar, Twitter for Writers, will be led by Sarah Milstein, a speaker, writer and consultant specializing in Twitter for business and careers. She's co-author, with Tim O'Reilly, of The Twitter Book. Here's Sarah!

DS: What is the single most important thing you think book authors… Continue

Added by Deborah Siegel on July 28, 2009 at 10:30am — 3 Comments


I was a small girl once, I still am. Just not as small as when I remember the best times. I was small and pale and had wild blond hair. I was fearless in a different way… the way children are allowed to be because they haven’t been tainted or jaded by the world yet and everything is still exciting and new and you were encourages to be imaginative and explore the world at your level. When the bush on the edge of our property was more than a bush. Instead it was a secret place because it covered… Continue

Added by Julie Kincaide on July 28, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

Member Events - Week of July 27-Aug 2

As the SheWrites.com community grows by leaps and bounds, so do the opportunities for you to catch an awesome event in your area by one of your fellow community members. Here’s what’s going on this week across the country:

Clayton, CA

Tanya Egan Gibson will be on hand at… Continue

Added by Alison Groves on July 27, 2009 at 6:02pm — No Comments

Not really a Screaming Fan but …

I never was the kind of teenager who greeted the Beatles shrieking and shrieking and shrieking, the kind of mental state which for the moment excludes everything and anything except the presence of the adored one. (Although I do have to admit to a sneaky urge to fawn over Alan Rickman… but we digress…)

But over the last year or so I have to admit that I've acquired something of an affection, as well as a deep admiration for his acting skills, for David Tennant, the Tenth Doctor… Continue

Added by Alma Alexander on July 27, 2009 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Back from Blogher 2009 – Tune into Sisterhood, the Blog Radio and listen to my Blogher reflections on July 28th @ 8pm

Happy Monday!

I am back from Blogher 2009 (www.blogher.com). I had a grand time with the Blogher ladies and sponsors in Chicago. I also had so much fun using my Vado Creative Cam and filming webisodes of Ananda Leeke TV (www.youtube.com/anandaleeke). I was able to create a groovy series on Black women bloggers who… Continue

Added by Ananda Leeke on July 27, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Lyrical Poetry

Please pardon the profanity, but the words are inspired by reality, which requires accuracy.

I'd appreciate critiquing comments, both good and bad. Thanks.

1. Betrayal

You will not make me Goliath,

For you are no David.

Lay down your chasten upper hand!

Lose me. Banish me from your idealized realm.

Perish what once was, as it never begun, and

Arianrhod shall not exist. Not for you, not by me.

The obvious or the… Continue

Added by Gina Smith on July 26, 2009 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

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