Tina stared hard at the magazine picture. Why oh why was Tyra Banks so beautiful? She looked up and saw herself, sitting crosslegged in front of the mirror, and then back at Tyra. So different. She stood up and posed her limbs as Tyra's were on the cover, hands on hips, shoulders hunched over. She tried to capture the fierce expression in…Continue
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*Disclaimer: I really try to stay away from the ever ugly politics and religion. I really do. Today I just feel compelled to have a conversation.
My intention is NOT to upset or hurt anyone; honestly…I’m all about love, tolerance and peace. I wish we could just learn to use the correct words.
So a strange ‘thing’ happened at the grocery store the other day. In front of me, walking in the door was a woman in full burka…Continue
"I write this sitting in the kitchen sink."
(Dodie Smith in I Capture the Castle)
You know it when you read one.
"It was a pleasure to burn."
(Ray Bradbury in Fahrenheit 451)
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Janet Whitehead of Musings and Mud Studios is a writer, as well as a personal and creativity coach. She has inspired and helped me immensely, as well as hundreds of others. If you are interested in winning a complete set of her work (play) books, or $15 CDN towards books at the Book Depository, go to my blog at: Books & Other Creative Adventures.
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Lorri Neilsen Glenn is a poet and essayist with four collections of poetry, the most recent being Lost Gospels (Brick Books, 2010). She was Poet Laureate for Halifax from 2005-2009, and lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her collection of essays on grief and loss will be published this fall by Hagios Press.
Learn more about her work at…
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It's been quite a long time since I've visited She Writes -- time...summer...it all seemed to sweep by in rapid speed.
I spent the month of June in El Gouna, Egypt. It was HOT -- it was fabulous... it was educational...and eye opening. On my return I was lucky enough to spend two nights in Cairo at the famed Mena House Hotel which has been on my bucket list since 1990. To say that I was swaddled in the lap of luxury would be a very, true statement! The staff placed me in one of the…Continue
Here is what you might have missed around She Writes this past week. DON'T MISS THE the winning entries in the We Love New Novelist Contest!
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The month of August marked twenty years since I made the move from the United States to Israel. I came here for what was supposed to be ten months, met my husband and stayed. After years spent trying to pretend that writing was "just" a hobby, a friend convinced me to set up a blog with him. At some point along the way, the blog became mine alone, and I turned it into a platform that reflected my views as an increasingly assimilated American living in Israel. I rarely touch on topics that…Continue
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Come join us in the fun as me n @BarbaraConelli chat about Eid, crazy travel experiences, books and much more! http://komzreviews.blogspot.co m/2011/08/eid-special-author-i nterview-barbara.html
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Rat Hunting Song
This is the hunt that doesn't end
Yes it goes on and on my son
Some Tinies started hunting rats not knowing if we'd win
But we'll continue hunting them forever just because...
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This post profiles the Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts on the Umatilla Indian Reservation in eastern Oregon. Its mission is to provide opportunities for Native Americans to develop their artistic gifts. It produces an array of wonderful prints.
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As I have confessed here a number of times, I haven’t always been able to write. Well, I’ve always been able to write, I just didn’t have any confidence in my writing abilities. When I was working in the corporate world, if I was required to write a letter, I would procrastinate for days until I made myself sit down at my computer and write.
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Discussing teaching Overachievers.
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