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Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 72





The “Summer of Stein” in San Francisco coincided with the “Summer of the Ring.” Gertrude Stein and Richard Wagner are certainly odd bed-fellows and yet, there they were, one of them at the museums with two epochal shows(see my previous posts), the other at the opera house with the… Continue

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2011 Write to Inspire Conference

If you are writing with the goal of publication, you are going to be excited about this opportunity:

ACFW and Inspire Christian Writers

proudly announce:



2011 Write to Inspire Conference



August 26 & 27, 2011



At First Baptist Church

8939 East Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove,…
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Emily Post for Housewives of NY: Luann de Lesseps













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Maria's Random Rants - This Ain’t No Hallmark Card It’s a Rant, But an Honest One

I’m no expert on love or marriage, I’m barely an expert at my own life, but over the years I think I’ve learned a few things worth sharing. I’ve had the pleasure, and sometimes the burden, of loving the same man for the last sixteen years. I was only nineteen when we started dating and naive enough to think all a marriage needed to survive was love. Sure was a fool back then, but I learned.



Here’s what I know so far. Foremost, it takes hard work. You have to show up, be there,…

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A Boomer's Guide to Alienating Your Fellow Man

Admit it. Life as a middle aged person can be kind of a drag.  Work, work, plod. Worry about the economy. Be nice. Clean the toilet. Yeah.

Forthwith, here are some jazzy comebacks to sprinkle throughout your day. Won't cost you anything, and you'll be glad your impetuous youth is over.  Or these encounters might make you long for senility, when you'll get away with anything.

 If your coworker says "Howzit going?" and you can tell he doesn't give a rip and you…

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Added by Helen W. Mallon on August 4, 2011 at 10:21am — No Comments

The Beckyville Chronicles: Sacramento

There’s nothing like a road trip. Not only would the 40 Day and 40 Night Escape from Beckyville tour allow me to spread the word about my new book, Escape from Beckyville: Tales of Race, Hair and Rage, it would give me…

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Added by Nicole Sconiers on August 4, 2011 at 9:29am — 2 Comments

What Can We Do To Help One Another Feel Good About Our Vaginas?

Your ideas are desperately needed.  I am really sad and tired of things staying the same. http://talesfromunderamiddleagedwoman.blogspot.com/2011/07/i-am-so-disgusted.html

Added by Judaye Streett on August 4, 2011 at 9:20am — No Comments

Giveaway Hop: Summer

 

This hop, organized by Book Hounds, Forever Young, and I Am A Reader, Not A Writer, features over 300 (!) participating blogs offering book-related giveaways!

Winner at BWATE? gets a Signed Copy of either:

3rd (latest!) edition of…
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Added by Shelley Workinger on August 4, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Urban Erma: New York City Girl

It happened again today. I’m at least a thousand miles away from home and someone said to me, “You look like a New Yorker.” They’re right, of course, but they said it with such a surety I wondered if they somehow also knew what side of the bed I like to sleep on.


In case you’re wondering, yes, I was wearing…

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Added by Leighann Lord on August 4, 2011 at 7:58am — No Comments

The Urban Erma: New York City Girl

It happened again today. I’m at least a thousand miles away from home and someone said to me, “You look like a New Yorker.” They’re right, of course, but they said it with such a surety I wondered if they somehow also knew what side of the bed I like to sleep on.


In case you’re wondering, yes, I was wearing…

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Added by Leighann Lord on August 4, 2011 at 7:58am — No Comments

New Blog at Fiction Studio--entry, WRITING, NOVEL INTO SCREENPLAY

http://www.fictionstudiobooks.com/Fiction_Studio_Books/Our_Blog/Entries/2011/8/4_On_what_happens_sometimes_to_those_piles_of_bad_pages.htmlI have wondered many times after finishing a novel, what to do, (and if there is anything to do), with the pages that were uninvited into the final draft.…

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Added by Leora Skolkin Smith on August 4, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Ways of Losing (Poem)

I've posted a new poem, "Ways of Losing", inspired by writer Patti Digh's new site Geography of Loss. I've include an audio recording, just my second attempt at trying to capture my voice.

http://writingwithoutpaper.blogspot.com/2011/08/ways-of-losing-poem.html

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on August 4, 2011 at 5:40am — No Comments

I Love Linkups and Writing Prompts...Do You? Here is a list of ones i have found!

Hi everybody.

I have only been blogging with conviction for about 7 months! As a professional visual artist i have been blown away by how much i am loving writing...it's becoming, dare i say it, a passion!

This blogworld is such a new discovery as are writing prompts and bloghops and linkups! i adore them.

Firstly, i am always amazed by how a random prompt will delve into my memory bank of long forgotton moments and…

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Added by Jane@flightplatformliving on August 4, 2011 at 2:08am — 1 Comment

WRITING ;)

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Sonya Clark – Paranormal Author - Hoodoo Fun!

Sonya Clark, author of Mojo Queen…

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Added by Kay Dee Royal on August 3, 2011 at 9:37pm — No Comments

This Woman Has Comforted Millions

Karen Loucks Rinedollar demonstrates how a person’s desire to do something on a small scale can have much larger implications. Her simple idea has grown to a nationwide nonprofit that makes comforters for ailing children. Read her story on my Living…

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Added by Pamela Ferris-Olson on August 3, 2011 at 6:31pm — No Comments

How I Turned my Dirt Yard into A Tropical Paradise for $250.

I couldn't afford to hire a landscaper, I had no gardening skills whatsoever, but after looking at my bleak disaster of a yard, and my two little ones inside with nowhere to play, determination won out. My husband and I drew up a plan, grabbed our shovels and got to work. It took a few weeks of HARD SWEATY WORK, but it was totally worth it.

We went from this:…

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Added by Hollye Dexter on August 3, 2011 at 4:31pm — No Comments

The fall of the Vase

The vase sat upon its pedestal and coolly serveyed his neighbors, if he had been in the possession of a nose, I am sure he would have been looking down it, and occasionally would have given the occasional disdainful sniff. None of them were even worthy of being in his presents. The only one close to his high rank would be the long legged marble topped table he sat upon, but even he was not above rebuke, he had one leg that was shorter than the other three and had a tendency to tremble when… Continue

Added by Samantha Blackwell on August 3, 2011 at 2:08pm — No Comments

A World of Contradiction

A World of Contradiction

There are times when you are walking down the street, happy and in your own little world, only to have the world at large suddenly reach out and slap you right upside your head. I had one of those moments this morning. There I was, strolling through my morning walk when I looked up and saw this:…

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Added by Bridget Straub on August 3, 2011 at 12:28pm — No Comments

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