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Learn- to trust your capabilities. Trust yourself. When you feel moved to do something then move forward. When you feel you can do something new, there's a reason for that- it's your inner voice telling you that you can. Go with it. Believe in it.Believe in yourself.

When you feel the fear of "second…


Added by Deborah Ailman on August 28, 2015 at 1:33pm — No Comments

4 Steps to Change your Mood In 4 Minutes

Yes, it is true. If you are frustrated or downtrodden right now, you can fix your feelings in a few minutes. You can liberate yourself from misery by finding an error in your thoughts and once you get good at it, you can transform in only a few seconds.

Dr. David Burns’ research, discussed in “Feeling Good: the New Mood Therapy,” explains that falsehoods in the way we think are the cause of many, if not, all of your depressed states.

Although his work is used…


Added by Dr. Suzy Ross on August 28, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Coming Out as a Novelist

I've been lurking around SheWrites for a long time ... almost since its inception, I think? I've never been quite sure how to best use this community, though I have routinely found others' posts about writing, editing, publishing, and all of the craziness of the process helpful. 

Now, I'm at the beginning of a year-long sabbatical from teaching (religion and gender & women's studies, Illinois College) for  which a major goal is moving my next book toward publication. It's not my…


Added by Caryn Riswold on August 28, 2015 at 9:55am — 1 Comment

A novel about silence

Added by Laurie Buchanan on August 28, 2015 at 9:55am — No Comments

Summer WIP - Getting my Baby Ready for School!

Off to school!

Off to school!

Families throughout the country are preparing for back to school. Continuing with my birthing a book and raising it to adulthood theme, I’m now preparing my book for school.

One of the first things you do when you have a baby is name it. I had a working title,…


Added by Patricia Robertson on August 28, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Welcome Alisse Lee Goldenberg, Author of Bath Salts

Canned foods, freshly grown vegetables, arctic goose, caribou, and fish all caught and hunted by the characters are what is being eaten in the zombie…


Added by Shelley Workinger on August 28, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

All Art Friday

Posted new edition of All Art Friday.

In the spotlights: Christopher Rothko's book about his father Mark Rothko; watercolorist Sophia Khan's online workshop; Chicago Artists Coalition; the film 'A Model for Matisse'; and video of the film 'A Portrait of Pat Carey'.

The roundup highlights exhibitions of Whistler (Clark Art Institute), Rae Smith and Rhoda Yanow (Noyes Museum of Art), Alex Katz (Colby College), group sculpture show (Farnsworth Art Museum), and…


Added by Maureen E. Doallas on August 28, 2015 at 6:10am — No Comments

Good Morning!

Positive Thinking with Optimist Forever

Good morning and it's Friday! Here in Florida we are waiting to see what Tropical Storm Erika is going…


Added by Deborah Ailman on August 28, 2015 at 4:22am — No Comments

.breaking news.

oh i got it wrong, in truth the theory is right.

barbaric: the concept on kindness.

yet we learned about broken bones, bodies

that seep blood with water. we studied the mosaics,

good legs, good legs here.

the voices rather quiet. we have had a life time

of listening, yet not understanding really.

so let us go forth and compare alice to your god,

as we have done in the past..

yet know there is…


Added by Sonja Benskin Mesher on August 27, 2015 at 10:52pm — No Comments

Today I Fell Asleep Right after Work

How's that for excitement? I take a lickin' and keep on tickin'.

Kids burned dinner. I told them, don't go playing around:

a. charred pans

b. conflagrations

c. smoking volcanoes

d. land mines/IEDs

e. charred pants

f. consternation

I just have to go to bed. I can hardly move.

Added by Phoebe Wilcox on August 27, 2015 at 6:11pm — No Comments

Introducing Audio Posts!

"Oh, I like this blog! I wish I can listen to it instead of reading the posts."

I always thought it would be so useful to have the choice to listen to blog posts while doing our work, chores and activities.

This is why I have decided to launch audio posts and experience this new addition to my blog.

Please follow on:

I hope you enjoy this new…


Added by Vanessa Daher on August 27, 2015 at 2:18pm — No Comments

My Wise Old Owl


These grey winter days I’ve been reading up a storm on Kindle. I prefer the feel of a book in my hands, but, living in Chile, English books are not readily available. Usually, on my yearly visits to California, I return with a supply of books but this last visit was different. My husband and I hauled back fifty copies of my memoir in backpacks and cloth shopping bags. No space for my personal reading choices. The problem with a Kindle book is that I need to underline…


Added by suzanne Adam on August 27, 2015 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Googling my way through Life

[While living abroad, on my own, for the first time ever]

*Attempts to boil an egg*


*Calls mom, no answer*

SOLUTION! *Googles: How to boil an egg*

This is not the first, nor the last time I have been through this situation.

Even after coming back home, whenever I need to do something that I haven’t before, the first thing I do is go to Google and type my question or whatever task I’m trying to achieve.

How to boil an egg

How to…


Added by Vanessa Daher on August 27, 2015 at 11:48am — No Comments

It's All Yours

You are on a journey that is uniquely yours- your life. And it is just that...yours. Enjoy it. See where it leads you. Put your heart and soul into it.

It is your journey and your road so stop worrying about the road that other people are on. Sure, you may glance over at that road and then say something…


Added by Deborah Ailman on August 27, 2015 at 11:36am — No Comments

Envy and Ambition: The Writing Life.

Some time ago when I was an actor, a dear friend got a dream part, that of a strong, successful creature, a woman with a woman's sexuality, not a man's fantasy versions of it. Plus, she got to age 40 years without the benefit of makeup. 

She was…


Added by Sakki selznick on August 27, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments


Every month I feature a fellow author on my blog, Creating the WRITE Reality. Someone whose work I admire, and who I have met either in person or online that has enriched my life through publishing, writing, or just reading.

This month, I have a real treat for everyone.…


Added by Liz Gelb-O'Connor on August 27, 2015 at 7:11am — No Comments

'Poetry in Bronze', A Documentary

Posted trailer and film information for the documentary 'Poetry in Bronze', about Iranian sculptor Parviz Tanavoli:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on August 27, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

Good Morning!

Positive Thinking with Optimist Forever

Good morning. It's lightning and thundering here this morning and it's so…


Added by Deborah Ailman on August 27, 2015 at 5:19am — No Comments

Why the research matters


Added by M.F. Webb on August 26, 2015 at 11:31pm — No Comments

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