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My Shopping Adventures at Walmart

Added by Marcy Bruch on December 15, 2011 at 6:05am — No Comments

The Daily Mentor - Susan Kim

Poetry may be the only thing Susan Kim has not written.  She has worked in television, for children’s programs and Martha Stewart’s Christmas; she has two graphic novels out, a dystopian young adult trilogy in the works and even made menstruation funny and fascinating on The View.  Susan is…


Added by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto on December 15, 2011 at 6:05am — 3 Comments

A Second Life

I've posted A Second Life, which takes a look at artists' use or creation of vintage and contemporary quilts, linens, and cast-off clothing, as well as other materials such as books and journals. I also highlight the Textile Museum's exhibition on how various cultures re-purpose fabrics to create "new" textiles.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 15, 2011 at 5:18am — No Comments

A Visit to "Cecil Beaton: The New York Years"

Tuesday marked the last day of my Fall semester classes, and to change it up my fashion students and I went to see the "Cecil Beaton: The New York Years" show at the Museum of the City of New…


Added by Rachel Aydt on December 15, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

Interview with Shiloh Beck ~ Star of Sloane Wolf & Giveaway!

Shiloh Beck, star of Sloane Wolf, a paranormal romance story by Margay Leah Justice, visits Ravencraft’s Romance Realm today. She’s giving the scoop on the Sloane family (werewolves?) and talks about her paranormal abilities. There’s also a chance at a giveaway all happening here:



Added by Kay Dee Royal on December 15, 2011 at 4:05am — No Comments

How to add meaning to advent (family activities plus giveaway)


Added by Renee Ann Smith on December 15, 2011 at 12:13am — No Comments

:: the darkest hour ::

it has been said

it is just before


but that is not in metaphor.

i drew it for a london show,

in blue, in paint and pencil,

many moons ago.

i think i included dots,

not a metaphor, semaphore,

or morse

it was pretty dark

last night.…

Added by Sonja Benskin Mesher on December 15, 2011 at 12:12am — No Comments

The Effects of Epilepsy

It starts innocent enough. But before you know it, 5, 7, maybe even 10 minutes have passed. To be completely honest, you don't know exactly when it started. All you know for sure is that it's lasted too long. Finally it's over, but before you can start to relax, it's started again. This time it lasted 7 minutes, another couple minutes and 9-1-1 would have been called. There are a couple minutes of peace before the final one. Shorter than the previous two. Finally it's over, of course…


Added by Jessica Wallace on December 14, 2011 at 7:10pm — No Comments

My crawl before the Walk

After Reading writer Deborah Brevoort’s I believe Writing is like art. A masterpiece in itself however the finish product doesn’t reveal its full admiration unless the artist can see something(s) much deeper than the ink. I can write for hours or less and exhaust myself- during the time Im in the actual process of writing, Im feeling motivated. I feel like This is It!  Once Im done, I critique myself so much to where I end up feeling completely obsolete about it. Im apathetic with the…


Added by Teonna Rolen on December 14, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

The Irony and the Heartbreak of the SATs by Judy Bolton- Fasman

How can you cheat on the SATs? I count 9,600 ways. That’s the number of investigations Ray Nicosia’s office initiated over SAT testing improprieties during the 2010- 2011 academic year. Nicosia is the director of testing integrity for the Educational Testing Service – the group that administers the SAT – and the complaints he received ranged from fire alarms randomly going off during testing to alleged impersonations of test takers.

By now you’ve probably heard about one of the…


Added by Judy Bolton-Fasman on December 14, 2011 at 6:22pm — No Comments

Getting my Book From a Crazy Idea to Print...

In 2006 I had this great idea that I should write a book sharing some of my experiences as "the woman who left her marriage...".  Soon this idea morphed into a self help guide for women.  I started writing in long hand whenever I had the chance.  I started reading tons of books in relation to parenting and divorce.  At this point I didn't actually think I would finish it.  I thought to myself "oh here's another one of your great ideas you start but then soon abandon when the fire burns…


Added by Lisa Thomson on December 14, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The First Time I Saw Christmas



By Linda Lichtman

Mom and I are off to a big girl day, even though I’m only five years old.  Excited I hold onto her hand with all my might because we’re walking across Brighton Beach Avenue to the “EL”.   It’s my first big train trip and I’m surprised by the huge number of people walking in every direction, bumping into each other and pretending they didn’t notice.  I can’t imagine…


Added by Linda Lichtman on December 14, 2011 at 4:02pm — 1 Comment

Always choose self love

The book Nightingale interests me- I will read it in the new year. I like abandonment stories- this one sounds bitter sweet. I hope Bron wins. Yes it is a game of chance this energy we call life and we win by our choices.

Added by Sarah Cavallaro on December 14, 2011 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Youtube video of my book launch of my poetry collection All This

Dear Shewriters

If you have a chance, please view the video of my book launch and reading from my poetry collection All This at Book Passage in Corte Madera:

Indicative of the title, the poems range from the conventional lyric/narrative that captures an intense moment of emotion, an epiphany glimpsed briefly out of the corner of the eye, to the more…


Added by Lily Iona MacKenzie on December 14, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Guess What Stephen Covey Suggests?


Added by Hope A. Perlman on December 14, 2011 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Do You Use This Comma, Too?

More and more it seems the comma that used to appear before the word too at the end of a sentence has gone the way of the Oxford comma. It’s disappeared. As a writer who still cherishes the Oxford comma before the and in a series of items, I mourn the loss of the comma before too. I mourn it because I think that comma has an important place in clear writing.


Grammatically speaking, too used in that way is a conjunctive adverb, which means it shows…


Added by Sally Whitney on December 14, 2011 at 11:29am — 2 Comments

Be The Change - Part 1

As I finished up school for the semester, Pinktober came and went along with most of the marketing that goes with it. The prevalence of pink ribbons everywhere reminds me to celebrate my own life, as my breast cancer surgery took place dead center in the middle of October three years ago. Back then, the fact that someone was wearing a pink ribbon made me feel like they were on MY side even though they didn’t know me – or know I was undergoing treatment. I felt a part of a sisterhood instead…


Added by Robyn Lynn on December 14, 2011 at 11:26am — No Comments



The presence of Christ in your Christmas

Is the ultimate holiday

His obedience servant allows it

And let his have his way

Say yes to the King of all Kings

And in your heart he must reign

The presence of Christ in your Christmas

Should always be your main thing

It is more than just one day

Every day he should reign in your heart

It’s never too late to accept him



Added by ELAINE TAYLORBROWN on December 14, 2011 at 11:19am — No Comments

Interview - The Authors Show - Today

Never liking to listen to a recording of myself, I noticed my teeth were gritted as I listened to the results of my recent interview with The Authors Show.  With a little coaching from the host, just before the interview, things turned out fine.  I got to talk about my second book, Young & Wicked, and think I was able to convey my semi-obessive love of history, research and writing without incident. 

Please do stop by today or tomorrow to hear the interview on demand at: …


Added by Maureen Wlodarczyk on December 14, 2011 at 10:40am — No Comments

This year has been a mix bag of good and bad

Hi, i am new to this so be paitent with me if things don't look right!

I have had a mixed bag of' good',and' bad'.this year i was in the middle of sorting out my first book to be published,when out of the blue my mum died!

It came as a big shock! as it was sudden and not epected.

As a christian my faith helped alot during this time and i wrote a poem to released how i was feeling,this poem helped me to share how i was feeling as i couldn't cry !.

As i wrote it…


Added by karen lesley markin on December 14, 2011 at 10:15am — No Comments

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