"Whoever forgives ends the quarrel." Ancient African Proverb
There have been moments in my life where I have honestly thought to myself, "What do I need to be forgiven for? I'm a good person. I'm not a murderer, adulterer, gossiper, thief, I don't act upon what I sometimes think....the list can go on, you fill in the blanks. "
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Added by Anuschka de la Court on August 2, 2010 at 11:49pm —
One of my favorite moments of the 2010 BET Awards was when Larenz Tate and Nia Long showed up on stage to perform their poems from the movie, Love Jones (1997). I couldn't have been the only thirty-something woman screaming at the television at the site of Larenz Tate--he was as lovely to look at that night as he was when Love Jones first came out.
From that movie emerged a very attractive guy who was no longer the quirky odd kid he played in The Inkwell (1994). Anyway, I was… Continue
Added by Christie Williams on August 2, 2010 at 2:16pm —
They're not cheap. They're not easy. They take everything out of you, overwhelm you, keep you up late, get you up early, wring you dry, and send you home staggering and adrift.
They're just the very best way you know
to make an initial investment in your commitment to your craft and, in particular, your beloved manuscript.
How do you know when you're getting what you paid for at writers conferences and… Continue
Added by Victoria Mixon on August 2, 2010 at 2:06pm —
Someday I will find you again
When the moon in love
The night doesn't escape
When the green mountains of silence
I can collapse
When the crimson sky
Like broken glass doesn't hurt
And in a quiet canvas,
Warmly the sun sleeps
Someday I will find you again
When conquered the austere time,
So jealous of my eyes
When released the chains of my feet
And all what remains
I will… Continue
Added by Piccola Durand Dowling on August 2, 2010 at 1:04pm —
I’m leaving tomorrow for New York, where I’ll be caught up in a combination of a Mediabistro Career Circus
and the annual BlogHer
conference. I’m hoping the meetings will generate lots of ideas for blogging, for marketing and promotion of my self-published novel, The Cure… Continue
Added by Densie Webb on August 2, 2010 at 12:46pm —
My son cannot be with me today to celebrate his 22nd birthday; so, I celebrate him with this poem I wrote a bit ago.
The poem also incorporates a Carry on Tuesday prompt.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on August 2, 2010 at 12:40pm —
An uninhibited and headlong rush into the whirling core of puberty, Lauren Schmidt's "Puberty's Monologue" is live this week at The Fertile Source: Continue
Puberty’s Monologue beautifully and fiercely captures the raw mix of dreams, traumas, emotions, fears, and projections that can collide in us at the onset of puberty. Can you talk about how you arrived at such powerful imagery, and what the process of…
Added by Tania Pryputniewicz on August 2, 2010 at 12:00pm —
I guess I should start this by saying that I’ve never had a baby. But still, I… Continue
Added by Tayari Jones on August 2, 2010 at 11:24am —
I've published a book of short stories on Scribd.com.
When One Door Closes-2 http://ning.it/9ECAwG
Sometimes a woman has to take control of her own life. Heartstrings, soul-ties and wishful thinking. Four shorts and a long tale of fortitude through difficult relationships. by wpublisher in Chick Lit and Books -… Continue
Added by Ey Wade on August 2, 2010 at 9:50am —
This week, Rachel Kramer Bussel--senior editor at
Penthouse Variations, SexisMagazine.com columnist, and editor of over 30 erotic anthologies, most recently,
Please, Sir and
Please, Ma'am asks Adena Halpern--author of The Ten Best Days of My Life,… Continue
Added by Five Questions on August 2, 2010 at 9:15am —
I thought when I came to work 4 years ago that the office environment would be one of quiet productivity and efficiency. Wow, was I wrong. My cube is surrounded by 8 others along with multiple offices on either side of our open area. It's loud. The guys just on the other side of my cube wall love "your mom" jokes and make fun of each other on a regular basis throughout the day. Many of my coworkers don't realize how much their voices carry and as a… Continue
Added by Lyla Campbell on August 2, 2010 at 8:53am —
Recently, I mentioned in a post about my beliefs in life being mapped out before conception. One or two commenter's were interested in talking about this further and I thought I would do that now. This opinion, purely mine, derives from another belief I have that everything happens in life for a reason.
Please continue here
Added by Kathryn Brown on August 2, 2010 at 8:50am —
This month's virtue focus is Clarity, on The Lit Coach's Guide to The Writer's Life
. All August, we'll focus on why it's so important to gain clarity before you put pen to paper and how to achieve it; we'll be getting clear about what you need to know about the publishing business before you approach an agent, with special guest expert, Literary Agent Katharine Sands; we'll discuss why setting goals is so important to your… Continue
Added by Erin Reel on August 2, 2010 at 7:31am —
We were seated under a tent on Saturday afternoon, enjoying pizza and funnel cake at the State Fair, when The Husband pointed out our Congressman just a few feet away.
(I have a completely inability, to my personal and professional chagrin, to recognize people out of the context in which I am accustomed to seeing them. It's awkward at best and embarrassing at worst. The Husband, however, is at the opposite end of this particular… Continue
Added by Melissa F. on August 2, 2010 at 7:30am —
Added by Leah Odze Epstein on August 2, 2010 at 7:29am —
This week's theme: the sworn virgins of Albania. How would they fare in your country?
Added by Kate Gould on August 2, 2010 at 7:19am —
Today's post is a feature about Colorado's new poet laureate, David Mason. He succeeds Mary Crow.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on August 2, 2010 at 6:21am —
I've been updating the WRITERS PAGE on my website, and came across a few new links I think would be particularly helpful to anyone submitting novels or short stories, or for that matter pretty much anything. I published quite a few short stories and other short pieces on my way to getting my first novel published, and I highly recommend it as a way to hone your craft and to get some… Continue
Added by Meg Waite Clayton on August 2, 2010 at 6:04am —
Happy Monday, everyone!
I hope you had a great weekend. I sure did. What was planned as a quick day-off-work trip for the girls and me to Chattanooga’s Tennessee Aquarium turned into an overnight getaway with the entire family. We had so much fun, in spite of the heat, and really enjoyed being together as a family one more time before school starts.
I’ll share more on that trip (and pictures) later this week. Right now, I want to share with you my Menu Plan for the week.… Continue
Added by Lois Houston on August 2, 2010 at 5:49am —
I think, that if there is one thing that totally consumes me, it is structure. Not other people's structure; my
structure. When my days have structure, I am immensely productive. When they don't, I am a chaotic/neurotic mess.
I don't know if most of you are like this, but I normally have a set time where I do most of my writing. Of course, I will write throughout the day, but I always prefer to get actual work done in the early mornings, typically around 6:30am - 8:30am, then… Continue
Added by Candace Aum on August 2, 2010 at 1:00am —