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Thought for the Day

Today's quote is about vulnerability. It's from Brene Brown who last month talked with Krista Tippett of OnBeing about "The Courage to Be Vulnerable".

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on March 1, 2015 at 7:56am — No Comments

Good Morning!

Good morning and it's a beautiful Sunday morning.…


Added by Deborah Ailman on March 1, 2015 at 6:44am — No Comments

Notice Them

Notice them…your feelings. They are your true barometers; they are your measuring sticks and your compass about the direction you’re going in.

If something doesn’t feel right; if it feels “off” somehow then don’t ignore it. Stop and really think about what you’re doing. If it still makes you uncomfortable…


Added by Deborah Ailman on February 28, 2015 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Putting Your Life on Hold

Mid-October of last year the secretary at my home church had to resign to take care of her very ill husband. And guess who the assistant secretary is that was called to fill in? Yep, that’s right, me. If all had of went as planned I was to undergo a couple of weeks of training before the “real” secretary resigned. Unfortunately, because of her husband’s rapid decline in health those two weeks was reduced to a one-day training period.

My knowledge of how the former secretary did…


Added by Sarah Martin Byrd on February 28, 2015 at 3:42pm — No Comments

[1st BOOKS] A novel in a drawer finds light

I'm delighted to report that 1st Books is back on SheWrites after an overlong hiatus. (The good news is my fifth novel is now in the can.) Those of you who frequent 1st Books know that my favorite moments here are those where I get to introduce a debut novelist. This week, Jan Ellison - whose writing chops include an O. Henry Prize as well as stories short-listed for Best American Short Stories and the Pushcart…


Added by 1st Books on February 28, 2015 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Saturday Short

Today's short is the trailer for a recently recommended film, 'Decoding Annie Parker', which relates the true story of Annie Parker, a  three-time cancer survivor and one of the first women in Canada to be tested for the BRCA-1 breast cancer gene. Parker was involved in the work of research scientist Dr. Mary-Claire King to establish breast cancer's genetic link. Parker's sister and mother both died from the disease.…


Added by Maureen E. Doallas on February 28, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Good Morning!

Good morning everyone! It's a sunny Saturday morning…


Added by Deborah Ailman on February 28, 2015 at 6:07am — No Comments

My first chapbook

Finishing Line Press recently published my first chapbook, A Green Bough, available at  Below is a sample poem from the book:




You open me to the…


Added by Judith Behar on February 27, 2015 at 7:03pm — No Comments

Give Yourself Some...

Give yourself some credit. Credit for the things you do well. Yes, I’m talking to you- don’t look behind you. We all have things we’re good at. But how often do we say something like “oh that, it’s no big deal, anybody can do that, and then we go on to say how wonderfully talented somebody else is. We seem to…


Added by Deborah Ailman on February 27, 2015 at 4:24pm — No Comments

The China Doll Blessing

As I drove down the road, the puzzled feeling remained. I was mentally going over the math. Over and over again. Always the same answer. I knew I would have to go back. I didn’t want to. We were finally on our way home. I was tired. The children were tired. You know what happens to tired children. I don’t really have to explain that here do I? But I knew them well. Hadn’t I been their closest companion since birth. They would realize that this…


Added by Hanna Elizabeth Williams McCown on February 27, 2015 at 9:22am — 1 Comment

Human growth hormone – Finding the list of the best doctors

If you’ve ever heard about the human growth hormone and the fuss that is associated with its nature, you must be wondering what this human growth hormone is and why there is so much discussion about it. Well, the human growth hormone has the capacity to turn back the internal clock of one’s body, thereby helping you slash off fat, build muscle, increase libido and increase your energy level. However, when it comes to discussions and debates on human growth hormone, there are often more…


Added by Liza Gonjalwis on February 27, 2015 at 8:59am — No Comments

All Art Friday

Posted new edition of All Art Friday.

Spotlights: Carl E. Moore, Getty Books in the Classroom, British Ceramics Biennial, monograph about Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Maysey Craddock, and sound artist Christine Sun Kim.

The roundup highlights exhibitions at Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art (all white artworks), Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art (photographer Ann Collier), Long Island's Sculpture Center (Araya Rasdjamrearnsook), National Gallery of Art (Piero di…


Added by Maureen E. Doallas on February 27, 2015 at 8:55am — No Comments

Welcome Diane Dunning, Author of Greta Smart Figures It Out

There’s a whole lot of eating and drinking in my contemporary-romance novel, Greta Smart Figures It Out.

The story opens inside a Manhattan restaurant, where the main character, Greta, finds herself being served this morsel while on a nightmare blind…

Added by Shelley Workinger on February 27, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Rendezvous in Baghdad by Ben Sheldon


Added by Tracee Gleichner on February 27, 2015 at 5:46am — No Comments

Good Morning!


Added by Deborah Ailman on February 27, 2015 at 5:29am — No Comments

Interview: Nicole Weaver, Author of ‘Not All Americans Are Racist’

It’s my pleasure to have here today my Blogcritics colleague and talented award-winning author Nicole Weaver. Though primarily an author of children’s books, she’s just released a new nonfiction book titled, Not All Americans Are Racist. 

In Not All Americans Are Racist, Weaver recounts her experiences with racial discrimination and the…


Added by Mayra Calvani on February 27, 2015 at 2:13am — No Comments

Writing An Essay For Your Scientific Research Term Paper

Research papers are very common ways of challenging students to work on their ability to present, develop an argument, compare and give out detailed analysis including their own un-biased opinion. In tough courses and top educational institutions of the world, research papers are often a strong case in making up overall grades of the students so they have to work really hard on them. Scientific research papers, if we talk about, are even more difficult. Their requirements are tough, they…


Added by Anjelina on February 26, 2015 at 9:46pm — No Comments

Are You Talking About It?

Are you talking about it…the stuff you love, the stuff that makes you happy and smile? Do you share what makes you happy with others as well? Do you take the time to really dwell on the great feelings just thinking about that stuff gives you; and it really does kind of give you a kind of “inner glow” that others…


Added by Deborah Ailman on February 26, 2015 at 4:50pm — No Comments

The Secret Behind the Art of Painting the Past


Painters employ color, light, and shadow. Writers use small, standardized black marks set against a white background.  Yet these marks can inspire, condemn, evoke tears, laughter, anger, or regret. They can sweep a reader into a different reality, even bring a vanished time to life.  What is the secret of their power?…


Added by Teresa K. Thorne on February 26, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Self-Publishing Seminar: How to Self-Publish an Ebook for $0 (Yes, You Read Right!)

Back in October 2010, my freelance writing site did an impromptu ebook writing tournament. As stated in the original…


Added by Yuwanda Black on February 26, 2015 at 1:38pm — No Comments

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