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I've Got My Own Life To Live!


Added by Judaye Streett on May 18, 2011 at 5:39pm — No Comments

New Study: Girls are More Likely than Boys to be Victims of Cyberbullying

Cyber-bullies spread rumors, post nasty photos and tease their victims on Facbook, Twitter and other social platforms. A new survey from Norton Canada suggests that girls are more likely than boys to be harmed by these virtual aggressions.

From the survey:

One quarter of parents…


Added by Amy Williams on May 18, 2011 at 4:54pm — No Comments


Mike’s ears were ringing as he left the daycare where he worked. As a teen aged boy, he had gone to his share of rock concerts, and he’d thought the loud music was really bad, but it was nothing compared to the screams of the five to twelve year-olds at the center. The noise those little monkeys (as Mike called them when none of his co-workers were around) made was excruciating after half an hour, but staying for five hours like he had to was a new kind of hell.

Then there was the fights,… Continue

Added by Samantha Blackwell on May 18, 2011 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Girlfriends- a blessing



Tom Petty, My favorite American guitarist and singer had once said about college “You have four years to be irresponsible here. Relax. Work is for people with jobs. You'll never remember class time, but you'll remember time you wasted hanging out with your friends. So, stay…


Added by Nidhi Singh on May 18, 2011 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Good Reads - Forgotten Authors

My house is in turmoil - good turmoil.  Today front closet doors are being hung.  Isn't it amazing how renovations can languish for years?  You forget your first impression on seeing the house  - "great place but closet doors would be nice."

In the chaos of life, the obvious is forgotten.

Kind of like great books I have read.  I've been caught a few times reading the books of one author and enjoying each one and then, for some inexplicable reason, moving on.  It's not a…


Added by Ryshia Kennie on May 18, 2011 at 2:19pm — No Comments

Living Aloha and Other Meanings


Aloha has been known as a way to say hello and goodbye, as well as another word for the loving spirit and soul of the Hawaiian Islands. It is used to add to the last day of the work week, in anticipation of a great time (Aloha Friday!) There is actually more to it than that. I want to share some thoughts about…


Added by Ruth Elayne Kongaika on May 18, 2011 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Making Time...

photo from We Heart It


I kind-of-sort-of started doing yoga to help with my back problems. Since I already paid to take a creative writing class this summer and I might start the kiddo in some gymnastics classes, I can't afford to take a "real" yoga…


Added by Roxanne Piskel on May 18, 2011 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Be Still

My husband and I have been battling infertility for almost 8 years now. We have recently been given an adoption opportunity. Read my latest blog post on my devotional website for women affected by infertility and difficulties in getting pregnant, and please pray for all of us involved.



Added by Carrie-Anne Taylor on May 18, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Why You Should not Self-Publish your Book

I don’t want to burst anyone’s bubble but it scares me to see fellow writers jump on this bandwagon without enough research or knowledge. Self-publishing is not a new phenomena. It’s been around for years. Now, it’s more convenient and doable because of the cheap process of e-readers, ease of formatting and e-retailers who have the means to reach a large audience. Just because it’s there and you can do it doesn’t mean you should do it.


Here is a quick checklist for you to use…


Added by Sabine A.Reed on May 18, 2011 at 9:44am — No Comments

Debut Author, Jessica McCann: When Fact and Fiction (Writing) Collide

I have a special guest today, Jessica McCann! She a debut author and full-time freelance writer and today she discusses how those two worlds have come together for her. She has become very successful in the freelance market because of her strong work ethic and her dedication. She recently had a fantastic article in The Writer magazine about online markets for freelance…


Added by Hallie Sawyer on May 18, 2011 at 9:39am — No Comments

As the Actress Said to the Bishop...:"Now put your clothes back on"

As the Actress Said to the Bishop...:"Now put your clothes back on"


As you'll already know if you read the last entry (If you haven't, now's your chance: As the Actress Said to the Bishop...; "Now take your clothes off". No one will ever know that you missed it first time round.…


Added by Isabelle Gregson on May 18, 2011 at 9:22am — No Comments

You Can't Do It Alone: Asking for and Receiving Help


There is no way that you can successfully publish a novel without help.  Even if you publish with a traditional publisher and are assigned a publicist, she will have lots of books to work on and cannot make your book her reason for living. Further, if you self-publish or work with a very small press, you may feel like you are completely on your own. But the thing is, you’re… Continue

Added by Tayari Jones on May 18, 2011 at 8:30am — 17 Comments

Short Story, "Hands on Fire"

Read an excerpt from a short story, "Hands on Fire".  A short draft in the works.  Thanks!

Added by Adrian Ruiz on May 18, 2011 at 7:06am — No Comments

The Silver Sparrow Tour: Flying to 40 Cities, Yours?

Let's meet IRL.


Friday, May 20-- New York City

CHAPTERS: The Girls Write Now Reading Series

Reading and Signing

Saturday, May 21, 3pm-- Gaithersburg, Maryland…


Added by Tayari Jones on May 18, 2011 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Shakespeare Overcomes Writer's Block

Animator Anna Cohen has crafted a charming animation in which the great playwright, with a bit of help from Romeo and Juliet, overcomes his writer's block.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on May 18, 2011 at 6:44am — No Comments

Mystery Meatloaf

I love meatloaf.  My family loves meatloaf.  Everyone loves meatloaf, and I am sure all of you have your own variation of meatloaf with hamburger, onions, and ketchup.  I never cared much for it when I was a child, but as a cook, I love being able to throw everything in a big bowl and get my hands dirty…like a little kid.

I also love a well-manicured hand.  I prefer wearing color on my fingernails rather than a neutral French manicure.  In the past, I have tried everything to get a…


Added by Lanita Moss on May 18, 2011 at 5:14am — No Comments

Promoting Authors

May I point you to my page on Authors On Show today. I have promoted the lovely Nicky Schmidt, aka Absolute Vanilla. I've known Nicky since I started blogging, she was one of the first blogs I ever read. Not only is she beautiful, but she's extremely talented, too. Incidentally, if you are trying to get on the writing ladder and you'd like to be promoted, please let me…


Added by Kathryn Brown on May 18, 2011 at 2:04am — No Comments

The Big Shift: Is Midlife Just the Beginning? (A Writing Prompt -- and Contest -- for She Writes!)

Apparently, I was ahead of my time when it comes to reinvention.

We live in a world where everything is in flux -- jobs, families, life stages.  People have joked for years that 50 is the new 30, but in these times, there's some truth to…


Added by Joanne Bamberger on May 17, 2011 at 8:00pm — 6 Comments

Around She Writes - May 18, 2011

Here is what you might have missed around She Writes this past week.


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Added by Mary Keating on May 17, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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