Added by Kim Koning on January 20, 2011 at 3:55am — No Comments
These are some pics that I took a couple of days ago.…Continue
Added by Kim Koning on January 20, 2011 at 3:53am — No Comments
There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly; sometimes it's like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges.
Writing is the…
Added by Kim Koning on January 20, 2011 at 3:50am — No Comments
I've watched you grow, change formation again
Through each patented, evolving season.
Surrealness of beauty, colours unseen,
Majesty far above reason.
The seed has spoken, a world is birthed,
Perfect production, tornado speed.
In awe of your sceptal cornucopia,
Timelines intertwine, engage.
The Earth is a teacher, we are students,
Priviledged to touch but a moment.
Fair wisdom like trees, descend as…Continue
Added by Elizabeth Young on January 20, 2011 at 12:45am — No Comments
Apart from the records my dad played on Saturday afternoons, one vivid and early memory that sticks with me is the background 'wallpaper' of my parents' bookshelves. I remember when learning to read, browsing the spines of the books, noticing the colours, their thickness, which ones stood out and which ones I suddenly noticed for the first time. I was particularly intrigued by a book I assumed was some sort of thriller or mystery (judging by the need to use only the author's surname on the…Continue
What do you do? It's a common question for someone to ask what your work is. In a way it's how western society defines people, how we box and package them. Let me say right now that it's one that has always annoyed me. I'm so much more than what I do.
But that's not reality so onward to the point. Why is it so hard to say I am a writer?
Read more over at my blog, click here to…Continue
Added by Ryshia Kennie on January 19, 2011 at 7:01pm — No Comments
“Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your character. Your character becomes your destiny.” - Mahatma Gandhi
Added by Norma Casas-Velilla on January 19, 2011 at 5:35pm — No Comments
Congratulations on the upcoming release of your new memoir! I know you worked hard and waited a long time for this!!
Regarding this blog, I nearly did die when I noticed the shelf my buttocks had created over the past two years! Alas, I didn't keel over, but I did join WW online, where I can move at my own pace, without the perky points pushers pressing me... That's not fair, really, the leader of the group I did join for a short while was very nice, and…Continue
Added by Chalene M. Fleming on January 19, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Puede ser que esté en el lugar
de todo el mundo
escuchando una melodía
de mi origen,
que líbelulas me encuentren
y un beso alado
un soplo,un aire, un viento
tan ductilmente mio
y tan oscuro.
Tan rápido en lo profundo
ataste a mi cabello
y tan veloz el suspiro
que puede ser…Continue
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That is what I am today.
My FIRST EVER WRITER'S CONFERENCE is looming before me in three days. I signed up for this back in November so I have had plenty of time to prepare. I have been working on my book for nearly seven years yet all of a sudden? I feel like a five year old accidently being sent to high school. I don't belong here. I am ill-prepared. I have no business being here among these professionals.
The pitch session. With 50 agents. Just the thought of it sends me…Continue
Added by Elizabeth Kolodziej on January 19, 2011 at 12:52pm — No Comments
So, I'm finally really working on a novel again. I dropped it about a year ago, because I felt like I was spinning my wheels. Friday night I decided to open it up and read what I had, and the inspiration hit. I've working on it like a mad fiend. Saturday night I read all 114 pages out loud to get an idea of flow, and to aid in editing.
What I'm worried about right now is maintaining this streak as long as I can. It's over halfway done. I've sent the first couple of…Continue
Added by Mickey Schulz on January 19, 2011 at 12:51pm — No Comments
The minute I walked into Kate Mills's Inglewood house on a hot morning last July, I knew we were going to "get" each other.
First of all, she had a high-quality bagel from…Continue
Added by Kim Green on January 19, 2011 at 12:01pm — No Comments
What do Sarah Palin and Amy Chau have in common? More than either of them would imagine. I try to answer that question here. Thanks for taking a look.
Added by Elizabeth Benedict on January 19, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
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Since the beginning of recorded history cave drawings show us humans dream about things that we grapple with in our waking lives. While our Neanderthal brothers and sisters dreamed of being driven from their caves by a slobbering T-rex, many modern humans dream about getting chased from their homes by a sinister lending institution.
Since the recession began, 8.5 million jobs have been lost, an unemployment rate of 9.4%, (12.4% in my home…Continue
Added by Kelly Sullivan Walden on January 19, 2011 at 9:47am — No Comments
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The day I released my dog from her suffering, I took up knitting again. My daughter had been wanting a scarf patterned with Griffyndor stripes since Harry Potter enchantment overtook her, and my decision to start knitting that day somehow felt life-affirming. I could not settle my thoughts enough to write about the grief, or even try to imagine the hold it would have on me. No point in that anyway. Grief demands that you be with it. The word itself carries a weight, made a little…Continue
Added by Deborah Batterman on January 19, 2011 at 7:36am — No Comments
Musician and head-and-neck surgeon Charles Limb is doing fascinating research into how our brains create and perceive music. My post introduces him and offers a TED Talk in which he explains what is doing and what the implications of his research are.