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Added by Deborah Ailman on April 22, 2015 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Review of Alice McDermott's Someone

My review of Alice McDermott’s Someone. “To read this novel is to feel the wonder of life anew and to become, however, momentarily, a better person.” http://www.nyjournalofbooks.com/book-review/someone

Added by Judith Newton on April 22, 2015 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Give me a Chance

     I've heard it before. Being on the best seller list won't make me happy. Success as a writer will not fulfill me as much as I think it will. Instead, go within and find my true self esteem. Don't look outward for my self worth. 

      Yesterday I was watching a video of a best selling writer beloved by many, who has been an Oprah guest, telling an obviously admiring audience  how they won't be happy if they achieve writing success. The audience, many I…

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Added by Susanne Brent on April 22, 2015 at 11:03am — No Comments

A Song of Pain and Triumph

Written 1/29/15 by Elizabeth Williams

Lamentations 3:52-58

52. My enemies without cause

Hunted me down like a bird

I’m reading this passage and I’m thinking, “Wow, I’ve been there, and not that long ago.” I think we read this stuff and think about the enemies as being people. But they aren’t always…

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Added by Hanna Elizabeth Williams McCown on April 22, 2015 at 7:50am — No Comments

N is for Northern Lights

Magical lights in the sky and I’m not tripping? Yes please.  The Aurora Borealis has always fascinated me.  It just seems so unreal and unnatural, yet it is completely pure and absolute.  The pictures I’ve seen, while incredible, I am sure do not do justice to the real thing.…

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Added by Kari Redmond on April 22, 2015 at 6:51am — No Comments

Interview at TweetSpeak Poetry

Posted my interview with WordSurge founder Jordan Ackerman, who recently released the Beta version of this new Web-based dictionary.

Intro: http://writingwithoutpaper.blogspot.com/2015/04/new-interview-at-tweetspeak-poetry.html

Direct: …

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Added by Maureen E. Doallas on April 22, 2015 at 5:46am — No Comments

Motherhood; The Truth

For most of us motherhood is a life-long dream.                                                                                                                           

You’ve imagined for years how amazing it will be.  How much you will adore the little people you’ve created, how you will laugh with them, sing with them, play with them, teach them, listen to them and cherish your time together.

Then something happened.  You had children.  The bubble…

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Added by Vicky Drake on April 22, 2015 at 5:33am — 2 Comments

Good Morning!

Good morning on this magnificent Wednesday! The sun is…

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Added by Deborah Ailman on April 22, 2015 at 5:05am — No Comments

TrackMyFone iPhone Monitoring - A Possible Solution to Your Kid’s Social Media Addiction?

Too much social media addiction these days? Does it mean we need a little breather from our smartphones and tablets? Well it’s a bit difficult and impractical to do so. Alienating yourself from the world and technology is not a viable solution, especially keeping your kids away from gadgets may not be the wisest solution. However, mediating their cell phone usage can bring a lot of difference. And you can do using…

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Added by Hanry James on April 22, 2015 at 1:30am — No Comments

3 Tips for Making Your Freelance Writing Income Work for You

Being a mom and a freelance writer, you’ve probably found that your time is all but maxed out. Between working on the multiple projects you have going at once, making sure the kids are alive, and ensuring your home isn’t getting burned to the ground, there isn’t a lot of time to spend focusing on ways to best use your finances - not that you’d want to anyway, right?

 

But as a freelancer, it’s vital to have a least a decent handle on the way you’re accumulating and managing…

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Added by Lolita Di on April 22, 2015 at 1:06am — No Comments

. dune .

first it has to be said that

the swallows are back here,

down over the dunes.

cutting through sand,

walking through time,

deep  paths

show layers

of blood.

he talked of lizards, he talked of wood,

the size and fear of endearment.

he was many men,

he is one.

the tin hut stands empty,

revisited often.

the swallows are back.

©sbm…

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Added by Sonja Benskin Mesher on April 21, 2015 at 10:50pm — No Comments

Yeast Infection No More Review

What is Yeast Infection No More?

On the first page of the book, you find out what this book is really all about:

“A Unique Step-by-Step Holistic Yeast Infection System Guaranteed to Eliminate Your Yeast Infection from the Inside Out, Giving You Permanent Candida Freedom.”

A bit word-heavy, but you get the gist: it’s a natural, holistic system to help you get rid of candida albicans (yeast) infections once and for…

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Added by Kate Simpson on April 21, 2015 at 10:02pm — No Comments

Stop It!

Stop it before it starts…a bad mood. You know how it goes. Somebody cuts in front of you on the road so you lay on the horn. That car takes off; you’re shaking you’re so mad, so now you stop for coffee at your local convenience store. They’re out of your favorite kind so the lady behind the counter offers to…

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Added by Deborah Ailman on April 21, 2015 at 3:49pm — No Comments

3 Ways Writers Get Overwhelmed---And What To Do About It

The desire to write is a strong pull. Anyone who’s written a book or is currently writing a book knows intimately the power writing can wield over us. And as much as we want it and love it, our writing can start to feel like a “should,” and a bit like a spurned lover when we’re not giving it our…

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Added by Brooke Warner on April 21, 2015 at 1:00pm — 15 Comments

My story "What Billie and Phyllis Sang About" in Atticus Review.

My story “What Billie and Phyllis Sang About” appears in the new issue of Atticus Review. The story details a jilted woman’s determination to make it alone in Harlem, and those who help her along the way. Check out some of my favorite Billie Holiday and Phyllis Hyman music on the story’s companion soundtrack…

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Added by Kalisha Buckhanon on April 21, 2015 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Everyday Life

I've been feeling out of touch with everyday life, ever since I found myself tucked away in the higher echelons of relative economic safety. But then I ask myself, what is this nostalgic everyday life that I reify, fossilize--exoticize even--as something one wants to be a part of because of its sense of immediacy, urgency and edgy existence. Is it any different from my current everyday (in its essence, if not qualitatively)? Therein lies a first good question. Is it arrogant of me to…

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Added by Epifania Akosua Amoo-Adare on April 21, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Nurturing with Reiki

On the 20th of every month, 1000 Voices Speak invites bloggers and non-bloggers alike to participate in writing about topics that promote compassion, love, and peace across the web. As I pondered April's topic, Nurturing, and…

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Added by Shelah L. Maul on April 21, 2015 at 9:12am — No Comments

Why Women Shouldn’t be Afraid to Say ‘Rape’



TW: rape, sexual abuse

A staggering proportion of rape cases in the UK are shamefully swept under the carpet according to recent…

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Added by Chloe Hashemi on April 21, 2015 at 8:32am — No Comments

[REALITY CHECK] - 10 Lessons I Learned My First Year as a Hybrid Author by L. G. O’Connor

This week, my friend, fellow author, and She Writer, L. G. O'Connor is summarizing her first year's experience of being a published author. The following blog post is what inspired me to start this blog a few years ago.

I…

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Added by Zetta Brown on April 21, 2015 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

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