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Added by Adriana Parrinello on September 18, 2014 at 7:11pm — No Comments

So Where's Your Focus?

So where’s your focus these days? When you look around, do you see all that’s good, all that’s right with the world? Are you grateful for all the wonderful people, pets, and situations in your life? Do you practice gratitude for even the smallest things? Good for you then, I know it feels…


Added by Deborah Ailman on September 18, 2014 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Being Positive in a Negative World Class Starts 9/24


“Being Positive in a Negative World” helps you learn to look for the positive in all situations and to help you stay more positive and happy as we move through life. This three week class includes unlimited personal email coaching, one 30 minute phone consultation, as…


Added by Deborah Ailman on September 18, 2014 at 7:59am — No Comments

Good Morning!

Good morning all! Enjoy your day you deserve it. Remember today that you have the ability to make your day the way you want it. If it starts to "slip away" from you, step back and remember can do…


Added by Deborah Ailman on September 18, 2014 at 7:12am — No Comments

New Artist Watch Feature at EIL

Join me today at Escape Into Life, where I've posted a new Artist Watch column on the charming cats of painter and printmaker Nicola Slattery.

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Added by Maureen E. Doallas on September 18, 2014 at 5:31am — No Comments

[TIPS OF THE TRADE] Mistakes, Missing Links, and Other Wonderful Problems



I was carving a linoleum block at a summer art class. Everything was going great, but suddenly the knife slipped and I made a mistake. An unfixable mistake.


Ugh! Now the whole thing was ruined! 


Then my instructor hurried over with some…


Added by Ellen Cassedy on September 18, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

Goal a Web Design Career

Web design is the making and graphical discussion of material revealed online through web site and other web applications making use of many different forms of media.

The continuing growth of the Net has keeping web designers in high need. Web developers are responsible for the daily design and…


Added by Daksha Design on September 17, 2014 at 10:16pm — No Comments

. september song .

we arrived together, me late,

she was early.

regarding faces, we both

have a poor view of our own,

regard for each others.

it is to do with lines.

i am older, she is younger.

we work together.



Added by Sonja Benskin Mesher on September 17, 2014 at 10:03pm — No Comments

Stephanie Lahart Quotes

Added by Stephanie Lahart on September 17, 2014 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Stephanie Lahart Quotes

Added by Stephanie Lahart on September 17, 2014 at 9:51pm — No Comments

So How Lomg Are You Going To Stand There?

How long are you going to stand there…at the edge, waiting for the courage to move forward? How long are you going to think about it, and then re-think about it? Why are you letting doubt keep its icy grip around your neck? Can’t you feel it choking you?

And can’t you hear that little voice inside of you…


Added by Deborah Ailman on September 17, 2014 at 1:14pm — No Comments

[The Art of Submission] What We Can Control

This weekend I submitted four stories to over twenty different journals. The stories were ready to go out. They had either been rejected and needed to be resubmitted or had been finished recently and had to be sent out. I watched my Submittable list…


Added by Emily Lackey on September 17, 2014 at 9:00am — 13 Comments

40 Reasons I'm Happy at 40!

Bday Cake


Added by Calliope Lappas on September 17, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Don’t Judge a Book by Its Genre

Have you heard this one? A witch and a vampire walk into a bar and have a drink. They fall in love, but are forbidden to have a relationship. A conflict ensues and they spend the next three books trying to overcome prejudice, political malice, and murderous…


Added by Evette Davis on September 17, 2014 at 8:00am — 13 Comments

The 3 E’s of Reading: Easy, Efficient, and Effective

Reading helps writers with their writing, but finding time to read can be a challenge.

Before I decided to become a writer, I spent a lot of time reading. Nowadays, my time is divided among the many aspects of being a writer. The manuscript, the blog, honing the craft, social media, learning about the publishing…


Added by Pat Roa-Perez on September 17, 2014 at 7:32am — No Comments

Poetry Film Competitions and Festivals

Technology has transformed the ability of poets to disseminate their words orally and aurally. Many journals feature audio versions of poems on their websites. Podcasts allow writers to reach ears around the world through their MP3 player earbuds. Recent years have seen the proliferation of video “trailers” for poetry collections. Expanding on the trailer should be an easy next step as writers can either collaborate with experienced filmmakers, or take advantage…

Added by Bernadette Geyer on September 17, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Meets Expectations Excerpt

When other people think you’re smart they tend to believe whatever you tell them. If you say one time, I read this one thing, in this one article, and so forth. They will listen, and typically nod and agree with whatever you say, even if it’s a lie. Once, I was at this party, and everyone was talking about how babies always smell so good, especially newborns. I told them that I’d read an article a while ago, or maybe I’d said it was a documentary, well, whichever false evidence I conjured, I…


Added by Kris Villarreal on September 17, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Signs Of Aging

There are many signs of aging and ways to treat them. We will talk about these below.

Thinning Hair

As you age, you may notice hair loss or your hair thinning. Hair loss in women is usually caused by pregnancy or medication and is usually temporary. The thinning of hair in women is a telltale sign of aging. If you find that you have thinning hair, it may be due to something more serious and you should get it checked out immediately. Most likely, it is a normal part of…


Added by Bernadditto on September 17, 2014 at 5:51am — No Comments

Saved by Poetry: Essay a TweetSpeak Poetry

My essay for the TweetSpeak Poetry column "Journey Into Poetry" appears today.

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Added by Maureen E. Doallas on September 17, 2014 at 5:46am — No Comments

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