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Cherry Blossom Diaries published

My book launch went really well on June 18th. If you are interested go to cherryblossomdiaries.com

Added by Mary Mullett-Flynn on June 29, 2015 at 9:57am — No Comments

I Thought This Was Going to be Easy

I wrote in journal style on another platform while I was outside the United States taking care of my mother. I had no intention of turning it into a memoir but was encouraged by well-meaning individuals (who do not know my mother) to do it. So now I'm back in the US, have copy and pasted the journal into a Word doc, worked on the first draft, now on the second and it's far from easy. 

The hyped up emotions I went through in France now a distant memory, rewriting it is depressing me…

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Added by Suzy Soro on June 29, 2015 at 9:56am — No Comments

Book Giveaway and Interview with Inspirational Romance Author Deborah M. Piccurelli

Book Giveaway June 29 – July 6: You have a chance to win an Inspirational Romance, Love Comes Calling. To enter the contest, make a comment about the interview. E-book: International.

 

The day new Christian, Derek Spencer, shows up on Charlie Parkes’s doorstep to make up for what he’d done, is the very day he falls in love with her. But Charlie’s sister mistakes him for a home improvement contractor, and he decides to play along until he finds a way to tell her…

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Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on June 29, 2015 at 9:13am — No Comments

Monday Muse: Summer Writing Workshops

Posted Monday Muse roundup of summer writing workshops:

http://writingwithoutpaper.blogspot.com/2015/06/monday-muse-summer-writing-workshops.html

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on June 29, 2015 at 6:41am — No Comments

Good Morning!

Good morning everyone. It's a brand new week for…

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Added by Deborah Ailman on June 29, 2015 at 4:51am — No Comments

.the loom .

the start of things, the making

of the welsh cape.

tapestry.

we have none here, we

have a blanket, washed

and faded. we started

the research and found

he lived near the thing

he wanted.

he had not known

the proximity.

she tried the coat,

too stiff

too heavy, weighed

her down.

there is a sadness here now.

sbm.…

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Added by Sonja Benskin Mesher on June 28, 2015 at 10:28pm — No Comments

If She Writes Has Meant Something To You, Please Support Me Today.

Dear She Writers,

Six years ago today, June 29th, Deborah Siegel and I opened the virtual doors of this community, She Writes. Our vision was simple: in the rapidly changing, head-spinningly complex world of publishing, writers--and women writers in particular--needed a place to come together to share…

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Added by Kamy Wicoff on June 28, 2015 at 5:30pm — 22 Comments

Nurture It

Nurture it…your dream. Protect it. Think about it, write about, talk about it. Let it be the first thing you think about in the morning and the last thing at night. Keep pictures of it where you can see it and be reminded of what you dream about.

Don’t let anyone else pull your dream apart or try to get…

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Added by Deborah Ailman on June 28, 2015 at 1:28pm — No Comments

First Love

It was 
Daddy 
who first broke 
my heart, 
leaving 
me 
to[o;] often question 
what love is 
if 
it only seeks 
reflections 
of 
itself. 

Added by Epifania Akosua Amoo-Adare on June 28, 2015 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Close Encounters of Beloved Kind

It's hard to 
BE
open hearted. 
But, tell me,
if you cannot a stranger love,
how can you 
for the most intimate 
do the same?
 

Last night, on a train-station platform, a face-flushed-red man came up to me, bidding me Bonsoir in such fancy fluent French that belied his drunken--and perhaps judged vagrant--state. I listened at a polite distance, not afraid but wary of his intention; even as…

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Added by Epifania Akosua Amoo-Adare on June 28, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Remembering Philip Baloun - Happy Pride Everybody!

         June 28th marks two significant anniversaries in New York City – the 45th  Anniversary of Stonewall and the eight year anniversary of the death of preeminent party designer, Philip Baloun.   While Philip was never a gay activist per se, he lived his life in a way that was a testament to gay pride and, perhaps more importantly, to a complete lack of shame around his sexuality.…

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Added by Marni Fechter on June 28, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Thought for the Day

Posted Thought for the Day, a quote of a line of poetry from Marge Piercy's new collection 'Made in Detroit':

http://writingwithoutpaper.blogspot.com/2015/06/thought-for-day_28.html

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on June 28, 2015 at 10:58am — No Comments

SOULSPIRATION

Weigh in on the issue of intolerance and hate happening in society today. SOULSPIRATION33.jpg

Added by Ms. Passion on June 28, 2015 at 8:15am — No Comments

Good Morning!

Good morning on this beautiful Sunday morning.…

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Added by Deborah Ailman on June 28, 2015 at 5:24am — No Comments

Caffeine Free Writer - True Story!

I gave up Coffee cold turkey!

Can I still call myself a Writer?

As any other writer knows, especially those that are also a solo parent, is that coffee is a saviour.  You can’t function without it and get everything done in a day that you need…

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Added by Kalysta Rose on June 28, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments

.back to the cabinet.

light bulbs and cotton hankies .

all things are useful, bulbs

bring light , denote ideas,

good intentions, spent,

collected.

cotton hankies, frayed hold the books,

yet those with nylon, stretch the skin

resulting in red and soreness.

shy away from dangerous commodities,

use the best, those tradtional artefacts

which are gentle on your soul, bring light.

wipe your nose clean.

sbm.

today we have added…

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Added by Sonja Benskin Mesher on June 27, 2015 at 10:04pm — No Comments

Accept Yourself

Accept yourself-as you are, Okay, so you’re not perfect but no one is. No matter what you think you see when you look at another person- they are not perfect. Their life is not perfect. They have their ups and downs; they have challenges to meet- we all have.

Accept yourself with all your “quirks” and be…

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Added by Deborah Ailman on June 27, 2015 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Saturday Short

Posted Saturday Short. Watch 'Transforming' to see how nail art comes to life.

http://writingwithoutpaper.blogspot.com/2015/06/saturday-short_27.html

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on June 27, 2015 at 7:44am — No Comments

Good Morning!

Good morning. Today is Saturday which is a day off…

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

Live For Today

You know, you really can only live today. In our heads we spend time in the past- reliving past mistakes and worrying about things we can’t change. Or we fast forward to the future to worry about things that haven’t (and probably won’t) happened yet.

And we let today go. We let the here and now go. And then we…

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Added by Deborah Ailman on June 26, 2015 at 3:15pm — No Comments

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