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Added by Deborah Ailman on January 23, 2015 at 5:39am — No Comments

. rags .

made of cloth, for bandages, curls.

ribbons as is the fashion now.

rags for bandages, cut finger, wrapped,

tied a knot.

rags rolled in the war, women who

lost their sons, their brothers, pinned.

the pins that did not mend.

rags of clothes worn in poverty,

and art.

remember the rag and bone man. some of you,

nothing wasted. i tie your gift.

sbm.…

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Added by Sonja Benskin Mesher on January 22, 2015 at 11:51pm — No Comments

Who Owns Our Stories? Politically Correct vs. Empathy vs. ? (Part 1)

I recently had a lovely chat with a smart, savvy, kind, independent publisher, who had a concern about my novel, "The One And Holy Skillet." He worried that I, a white, Jewish Midwesterner, clinging to the Middle Class by very short fingernails, had written a novel that contained Southern caricatures, as well as a Jewish northerner providing insight to an Appalachian Christian. (Though he agreed that the  Appalachian Christian also provides insight to the…

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Added by Sakki selznick on January 22, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Learning to Swim in the Deep End

“I just want to do cannon balls off the diving board and get everybody wet,” whispered Monica.

At seven-years-old, Monica was the athlete in our family: tall, skinny and fast! I could imagine her jumping high on the diving board, clutching her knee to her chest and landing in…

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Added by Leslie Johansen Nack on January 22, 2015 at 8:28pm — 1 Comment

Do You Practice It?

Do you practice it…patience? Do you allow the Universe to bring you the things you ask for in a time that is right for you?

Or do you stand there fuming and toe tapping with your arms crossed and saying loudly…

“I WANT IT RIGHT NOW!”

And then you get madder than a hornet when it takes a…

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Added by Deborah Ailman on January 22, 2015 at 4:26pm — No Comments

Catherine Texier's The Novel Workshop at The New School

LAST THREE DAYS ENROLL!

The Novel Workshop, taught by award-winning creative writing professor Catherine Texier, is starting at the New School this SPRING:

Monday January 26 - Monday May 18

Mondays - 6 PM-7:50 PM.There are still some spots available. Around 10-12 students. Beginners welcome, as well as more seasoned writers.

The Novel Workshop - 5463 - NWRW 3301 - A

Added by Catherine Texier on January 22, 2015 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Catherine Texier's The Novel Workshop at The New School

LAST THREE DAYS ENROLL!

The Novel Workshop, taught by award-winning creative writing professor Catherine Texier, is starting at the New School this SPRING:

Monday January 26 - Monday May 18

Mondays - 6 PM-7:50 PM.There are still some spots available. Around 10-12 students. Beginners welcome, as well as more seasoned writers.

The Novel Workshop - 5463 - NWRW 3301 - A

Added by Catherine Texier on January 22, 2015 at 3:38pm — No Comments

[NETWORKING FOR INTROVERTS] My Favorite Social Media Tools

Social Media: Sigh. We know we need to do it in order to build our author platforms so we can get agents and book deals and make money selling those books, but it can be exhausting. And it never ends. You tweet and you post and you circle and you link and you connect and you Instagram, and then you wake up the next morning and have to do it all over again. When are you supposed to spend time with your family and (IRL) friends? When are you supposed to get…

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Added by Meghan Ward on January 22, 2015 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Where do your characters come from? Beverly Jenkins Video

Wanted to share this video featuring noted romance author Beverly Jenkins (Harlequin). http://vimeo.com/35776377 Enjoy!

Cassandra Black

http://www.amazon.com/Cassandra-Black/e/B005BU7Y44

Added by Cassandra Black on January 22, 2015 at 11:36am — No Comments

Where do your characters come from? Beverly Jenkins Video

Wanted to share this video featuring noted romance author Beverly Jenkins (Harlequin). http://vimeo.com/35776377 Enjoy!

Cassandra Black

http://www.amazon.com/Cassandra-Black/e/B005BU7Y44

Added by Cassandra Black on January 22, 2015 at 11:36am — No Comments

"The New Tenant: Sex and the Work Week" Hits Amazon’s Top 20 Best Sellers List

Thank you for placing "The New Tenant: Sex and the Work Week" on Amazon’s Top 20 Best Sellers List! (Note: Amazon updates stats hourly. Book position as of January 22, 2015, 8:13 AM EST.)…

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Added by Cassandra Black on January 22, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

8 Insanely Clever Small Spaces Organization Hacks

       Who said bigger is better? Tiny living spaces have always fascinated with cosiness and charm. On the other hand they definitely are a challenge for every home owner or tenant. This doesn't necessarily mean you have to live in a minimalistic home. The core of living in a tiny home is to organize and store everything and retain the comfort, as well. These insanely smart tips and tricks will guide you through the process and help you use your home's full capacity.

1. Define Your…

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Added by Christina Allen Reed on January 22, 2015 at 10:54am — No Comments

Audacity, not Hope

Please, 
can someone 
tell me 
what's happening 
to 
our 
audacity of hope? 
As we remain 
in 
our acceptance 
of 
sweet (empty) promises,
made up 
on
high 
pulpits,
about taking us 
toward 
loving justice

Added by Epifania Akosua Amoo-Adare on January 22, 2015 at 9:44am — No Comments

Thursday's Three on Art

Thursday's Three on Art spotlights three new books from Yale University Press:

http://writingwithoutpaper.blogspot.com/2015/01/thursdays-three-on-art.html

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on January 22, 2015 at 9:39am — No Comments

Funding Women Artists: “How Long? Not Long.”

Wow!  It has already been a momentous week… and it is not over yet!  It began Monday with the celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a day of…

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Added by Yvette Heyliger on January 22, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

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Added by Deborah Ailman on January 22, 2015 at 6:50am — No Comments

Going Online with Gujarati Matrimony Portals Will Give You the Best Matches To Marry

India is a nation with diverse cultures, communities, castes and religions. Here,…

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Added by Dilshad Alam on January 22, 2015 at 5:47am — No Comments

Key Points On Health And Safety For Small Businesses

There are several businesses for them health and safety training, and its implementation needs to be complex is a misnomer. Courses and are designed to make things easier health and safety and ensuring companies of all sizes are provided clear training with the right information. If you run a small business, then you…

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Added by Richa sehra on January 22, 2015 at 3:35am — No Comments

. why does it enter here .

simple. yet the question

still asked so many times.

seeps under the door, through

the curtains, metaphorically. here

comes the spelling challenge,

the life of days.

here comes the wondering,

the question asked, ‘ why me’.

the reply comes. ‘why not?’,

and why all this

punctuation.?

sbm.

Added by Sonja Benskin Mesher on January 21, 2015 at 11:46pm — No Comments

It's Not Your Friend

It’s not your friend…fear. It’s not helping you and it’s not protecting you.

It’s holding you back…

How many times have you wanted to try something new; a new job, a move to a new city, meeting new people or taking up a sport, for example, and then fear popped up and whispered in your ear “what,…

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Added by Deborah Ailman on January 21, 2015 at 4:13pm — No Comments

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