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Welcome Ksenia Anske, Author of Siren Suicides

Darling Shelley invited me to guest post on her blog about food. Food my characters eat. Curiously, in my first…

Added by Shelley Workinger on April 11, 2014 at 5:51am — No Comments

not with standing

means despite of,

yet sitting, write each day.

while clothes are aired

ready. the dog fed

layed belly down, asleep.

while the cat belches prettily,

stalks back out to open air,

writing continues not with standing.

some times in bed sitting,

now curled – the sofa.

a night of dreams has left,

the same dream over.

i do not write in spite of,

i write because .



Added by Sonja Benskin Mesher on April 10, 2014 at 10:44pm — No Comments


As a New Yorker, born and bred, I feel entitled to kvetch, and I may have never kvetched more than in dealing with the fate of my Paris memoir. But for once I have something to kvell about: Breathless now exists as an…


Added by Nancy K. Miller on April 10, 2014 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Some Lessons I've Learned Since I Started Self-Publishing

This entire self-publishing journey I’ve been on since 2012 has been frustrating, cathartic, satisfying. When I first started, I had no clue what I was doing–I just jumped in and hoped for the best. Now you can take classes and learn the ‘right’ way to do it. I kind of like learning by…


Added by Kimberly Golden Malmgren on April 10, 2014 at 8:07am — No Comments

I is for Inspiration: As I try to inspire my writing students, they inspire me!

Teaching does require the instructor to have  knowledge about the subjects being taught, knowledge about technology, knowledge about how students learn, and knowledge about record keeping and discipline, but I feel the most important knowledge a teacher needs is knowledge about how to inspire.  

Helping students be inspired to do their best work and create something new is one of the most difficult, yet most enjoyable part…


Added by Diane Jortner on April 10, 2014 at 7:26am — No Comments

H is for Honduras



The problem with the first place you ever live abroad is the fact that you will forever be comparing everywhere else to it. Now, if your experience wasn’t particularly satisfying, this is not a problem. It’s easy to surpass unsatisfying. But if it happens to be the type of place that you fall madly in love with and which keeps getting bigger and…


Added by Kari Redmond on April 10, 2014 at 7:17am — No Comments

Anyone Can Play Guitar

Like millions of American teenagers, I entertained the dream of learning how to play the guitar. For most, this exercise in wishful thinking falls under the category of unfulfilled New Year’s Resolution. Guitars of varying quality and…

Added by Kevin Camp on April 10, 2014 at 7:13am — No Comments

Women’s Shoes – Giving an Elegant Touch to an Outfit

Shoes without any doubt improve the look of an outfit and that is why should be chosen with care. Shoes improve personality largely and some psychologists do believe that the shoes you choose depict your overall personality. Choosing a nice matching show with an outfit is never going to be an easy option…


Added by KimAdam on April 10, 2014 at 6:57am — No Comments

L.L. Barkat's 'Love, Etc.'

Posted review of L.L. Barkat's new poetry collection "Love, Etc.":

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on April 10, 2014 at 5:36am — No Comments

pause a while

to think, that maybe driving slowly

is a good idea, with all the sirens


pause a while to correct the mistakes,

remove the tiltles that are

not needed.

launch into space, with ideas which

defy all religion.

it is a quiet place, a book with lists

and crosses.

my brother phoned, i may stay

with him a while.



Added by Sonja Benskin Mesher on April 9, 2014 at 10:51pm — No Comments

Use Bleaching Properties Of Cucumber To Remove Acne

Do facials - Good remedy for various spots is clay. Mix 1 tsp white or green clay with 1 tsp cinnamon and add a little water. The resulting mush applies on face for 15-20 minutes.

Berry and fruit masks perfectly whiten skin by fruit acids contained in them. Make a mask based on viburnum, strawberries, and currants. Masks may be a single component or mixed.

Use bleaching properties of cucumber. Make a mask from cucumber pulp or just apply cucumber slices to the problem areas…


Added by Maya Jesus on April 9, 2014 at 9:49pm — No Comments

Dear Lucky Agent 15 Young Adult

Just entered Writer's Digest's Dear Lucky Agent 15 Contest for young adult fiction, Andrea Somberg judging! 

Added by Paula Gesmundo on April 9, 2014 at 7:31pm — No Comments

FAR Chemical Industries Ltd IPO Lottery Result

FAR Chemical Industries Ltd IPO Lottery Result. Download FAR Chemical Industries Ltd IPO Lottery Result. FAR Chemical Industry is a textile chemical based industry situated in Comilla EPZ, producing all types of textile chemicals needed the Group's 100% export.FAR Group was established in 1993 based on 100% export oriented Sweater Industry.…


Added by Biplob Hossain on April 9, 2014 at 5:33pm — No Comments

From the First Self-Publishing Summit to a First Self-Published Book: Part I

Really? A book designed and controlled by the writer? A conversation between Kim Chernin and Renate…


Added by Renate Stendhal on April 9, 2014 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Get The Best Grades With The Least Amount Of Effort Review

Get The Best Grades With The Least Amount Of Effort Review

Dr. Marc Dussault's Get The Best Grades With The Least Amount Of Effort a comprehensive workbook on the best study techniques and how to succeed in school, whether that’s high school, college or university. In fact the strategies and techniques Dussault gives can be applied to any situation where you need to perform at your best.

Dussault himself has a unique blend of academic excellence, with…


Added by Jessie Commons on April 9, 2014 at 9:08am — No Comments

[REALITY CHECK] - Marketing Plan 101 by Kathleen Kaska

This week, mystery buff and successful mystery author Kathleen Kaska shares her tips on how to create a marketing plan and how to create one before you publish. Why? Because having one prepared--even if it's just a preliminary plan--will be of service to your future publisher and can…


Added by Zetta Brown on April 9, 2014 at 7:30am — 11 Comments

John Siddique's 'Whirlpool'

I've posted John Siddique's beautiful new videopoem "Whirlpool":

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on April 9, 2014 at 7:10am — No Comments

G is for Guatemala



It is rare that I would have and take the opportunity to visit a place twice. With a goal of traveling to all 200 countries, I just don’t have the time to return to a country I’ve already been. Because of this goal, I have set a few rules for myself. One of them is that I can only return to another country if it involves a new country as…


Added by Kari Redmond on April 9, 2014 at 6:33am — No Comments

Ugly Duckling Presse -- LESUNG & GESPRÄCH -- in Berlin

On March 24, I had the pleasure of attending a reading at Literaturwerkstatt Berlin featuring Ugly Duckling Presse authors Robert Fitterman and Eugene Ostashevsky.

More than 50…


Added by Bernadette Geyer on April 9, 2014 at 1:30am — No Comments

the opening line

could be anything,it is


pins can be dangerous on the floor,

stuck in fingers, laid abed with a bandage tied,

his chest was tight, his head red hot.

soothed with oboe, finlandia ,rabbit,

the rag fell off out of site, the game




Added by Sonja Benskin Mesher on April 8, 2014 at 11:23pm — No Comments

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