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Thought for the Day

Posted Thought for the Day, a quote from William Stafford's poem 'You and Art':

http://writingwithoutpaper.blogspot.com/2014/07/thought-for-day_27.html

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on July 27, 2014 at 9:56am — No Comments

Romance Writing Insight: Why I Prefer NOT to Have a Best Seller

My newest multicultural romance, A Lover for Beth, is one of my best-selling short stories to date. It's shot up the Amazon charts, ranking in the Top 100 in three separate categories (as the accompanying graphic illustrates). Of course, I'm thrilled. But it's also thrown me for a loop. How/why?…

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Added by Yuwanda Black on July 27, 2014 at 7:37am — No Comments

Ode to Frankenberries

"I was first in line," I yelled at the kindergartener standing at the bus stop with me.

 

"No, I was!"

 

I gave her a shove to prove my point, I was in first grade and this was the only way to solve my problems, or so five years of sibling rivalry had taught me.

 

My shove only served to force the tears from her eyes. Her older brother was infuriated by my actions and he too began to yell. The only appropriate reaction for my older…

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Added by Laura Eitniear on July 27, 2014 at 4:52am — No Comments

Good Morning!

Good morning everyone! It is still dark outside and there is silence all around me. But yet I hear the hum, the song of the Universe. It is beautiful; to me it feels as if it is saying "I can help you. Let me assist you"

And so why not allow the Universe to assist us?…

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Added by Deborah Ailman on July 27, 2014 at 3:48am — No Comments

Dear Dairy

Yeah, Dear Dairy Farmer, that's right.

For years and years I wrote, "Dear Diary." My diary was a great listener. I have these milk crates full of diaries in my closet. So much misery and mush in there it's unbelievable. Might as well not do that anymore. Didn't have time for it anyway after the kids.

Went thru an online list tonight trying to find a publisher for that damn poetry book of mine. Not that I try too hard. If I were trying hard I'd have gone thru the whole list LAST…

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Added by Phoebe Wilcox on July 27, 2014 at 1:03am — No Comments

Movie Night

Stayed in to have a date with Red Box.

1st preview: The Invisible Woman
2nd preview: The Armstrong Lie

I should just keep a diary online. Censored, the type of diary that could never come back to haunt me in court! Ha ha ha ha ha, the crazy woman laughs.

The movie: it's that "kill your darlings" one, of course.

Just me, wine, and never-ending snacks.

Added by Phoebe Wilcox on July 26, 2014 at 9:07pm — No Comments

Movie Night

Stayed in to have a date with Red Box.

1st preview: The Invisible Woman
2nd preview: The Armstrong Lie

I should just keep a diary online. Censored, the type of diary that could never come back to haunt me in court! Ha ha ha ha ha, the crazy woman laughs.

The movie: it's that "kill your darlings" one, of course.

Just me, wine, and never-ending snacks.

Added by Phoebe Wilcox on July 26, 2014 at 7:48pm — No Comments

Sometimes Ya Just Gotta

Sometimes you gotta…jump in with both feet. Sometimes ya gotta…take the chance.

You know deep inside what feels right; what feels like it could work; in fact, it’s more than that…you KNOW it would work.

But yet you hesitate and then you hear that so-and-so went ahead and look where they are…

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Added by Deborah Ailman on July 26, 2014 at 2:31pm — No Comments

Saturday Short

Today's short is an animation by Ehsan Akbari of Basho's haiku, "Frog":

http://writingwithoutpaper.blogspot.com/2014/07/saturday-short_26.html

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on July 26, 2014 at 9:48am — No Comments

State Fair

(I am seeking feedback on this piece, please realize this is a memoir piece from the past. I am looking to publish this later, so be tough on me!)

I had turned 15 in December, I thought I knew all that there was to know about taking care of myself. I did, right? I mean I knew how to make a sandwich, how to throw a right hook, and how to spot a joint from a mile away. This is what life is made of, the simple things.

 

Never, in my life did I think I…

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Added by Laura Eitniear on July 26, 2014 at 7:12am — No Comments

How did I get here?

Six months ago, it was an impossible dream i might hold my book in my hand. Filled with self-doubt and surrounded by so much criticism I truly felt lost. This all changed with the acknowledgement,  I knew I could tell a story. I have never claimed to be a technical genius of the english language,  try as I might. I truly believe once you recognise your weaknesses and your strengths, play to them. In my case get the story down as best you can. It is the story that is you, not where your…

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Added by Brenda Burling on July 26, 2014 at 6:42am — No Comments

Good Morning!

Good morning everyone! It's a beautiful day and the sun is shining brightly. What will you do to shine today?

What will it be...to take a step closer to your goal or to do something nice for yourself or another? It's all up to you, but remember that you deserve to feel good about…

Added by Deborah Ailman on July 26, 2014 at 6:41am — No Comments

Join us for August Journal month...

...get a prompt delivered to your email...and it's free!
I did this along with Lisa Sonora Beam in January and it was fun! Here is the link (we are 988 strong already)
http://www.lisasonora.com/30-day-journal-project/

Added by Lynn Fisher on July 25, 2014 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Try a Little Gratitude

It starts with a little gratitude. Maybe you’re happy because the sun is shining or that you’re having a great cup of coffee.

Maybe you’re grateful for the chair you sit in or the music you’re listening to.

But at least you’re grateful. Because if you’re not grateful for what you have now then how will you…

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Added by Deborah Ailman on July 25, 2014 at 12:12pm — No Comments

FoodFic Look at "Frozen"

The dystopia created by Cruz and Johnston is pretty much what the title implies – a bleak world of cold and ice, insufferable to all but the heat-elite of the RSA (Remaining States of America). You could even say the second social tier is comprised of hooved quadrupeds – the few remaining…
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Added by Shelley Workinger on July 25, 2014 at 11:41am — No Comments

Equanimity: The Spirit Within by Samuel D. Bartoli

Equanimity: The Spirit Within, by Samuel D. Bartoli, was published by Halo Publishing International in January 2014 and is available for sale on Amazon and…

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Added by Kelsey McBride on July 25, 2014 at 10:12am — No Comments

Cheap Kindle Prices

If anyone hasn't got a kindle of 'A Girl Can Dream' and would like one Amazon has them on sale for 93 pence but they probably won't hold them long at this price

Added by Anne Bennett on July 25, 2014 at 9:22am — No Comments

More Reviews - Black Hawk Day Rewind

Added by Baibin Nighthawk on July 25, 2014 at 8:02am — No Comments

Go In Faith, And You Will Prosper by Prophet Owusu Afriyie

Title: Go In Faith, and You Will Prosper

Author: Prophet Owusu Afriyie

Publisher: iUniverse

Pages: 88

Genre: Fiction

Format: Ebook

Purchase at …

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Added by Tracee Gleichner on July 25, 2014 at 7:34am — No Comments

[1st BOOKS] Robin Black: There Was Only Moving Forward

Robin Black’s debut novel, Life Drawing, is an Indie Next pick for August, and on the long list for the Flaherty-Dunnun First Novel Prize. Claire Messud calls it “at once quiet and memorable.” Robin’s story collection, If I loved you, I would tell you this,…

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Added by Meg Waite Clayton on July 25, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

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