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Good Morning!

Good morning on this lovely Tues. and I noticed it is…


Added by Deborah Ailman on June 30, 2015 at 4:49am — No Comments

New Romance Novel Release -- Finding Love in Sweetwater Cove, PART 3

New Releases Announcement: 

Finding Love in Sweetwater Cove, PART 3, has been released on Amazon. 

See …


Added by Cassandra Black on June 29, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

.cutting grass .

is hard this weather,

sloping garden, heat

and headache.

robin comes, alarming,

the nest nearby, we push

and shove the thing, watch

the swallow.

drag bags of cuttings,

look at the graves. rest

a while.

strange how the mood lifts,

this must be good


some how.



Added by Sonja Benskin Mesher on June 29, 2015 at 10:22pm — No Comments

What’s the Difference between Genre and Category?

A simple look at the definition of “genre” might cause confusion for any writer seeking to understand the difference between genre and category. According to Merriam-Webster, genre is:

“a category of artistic, musical, or literary composition characterized by a particular style,…


Added by Brooke Warner on June 29, 2015 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment


Stop…and notice the beauty around you. A sunset. A flower. A child’s laughter. A good cup of coffee, even.

So often, we are in a hurry…all the time. Even when there’s nothing pressing we’re in a hurry because we’re so used to running around we forget how to slow down.

When I was in the grocery…


Added by Deborah Ailman on June 29, 2015 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Marketing Tip: Follow the 80/20 Rule in Social Media

One of the questions that authors often ask me is: "What should I blog/tweet about?" The answer depends on a lot of factors, but the most important is the subject matter of your book. While of course you want to promote your work, if that's all you do, it's going to be hard to attract - and keep - followers. Who wants to read endless tweets that constantly shout "Buy my book!"(Am I right?)…


Added by Maria Murnane on June 29, 2015 at 10:31am — No Comments

Cherry Blossom Diaries published

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

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…


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…


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:

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…


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.


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.



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…


Added by Kamy Wicoff on June 28, 2015 at 5:30pm — 23 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…


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

First Love

It was 
who first broke 
my heart, 
to[o;] often question 
what love is 
it only seeks 

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

Close Encounters of Beloved Kind

It's hard to 
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…


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.…


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':

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


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.…


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

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