Today's post brings you the trailer for the new Mark Levinson documentary "Particle Fever". A celebration of scientific research, innovation, experimentation, and discovery, the film documents efforts to "unravel the mysteries of the universe".
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on March 6, 2014 at 9:29am — No Comments
I'm happy to announce that I did it!
My debut novel, Inga's Zigzags, has been beautifully designed, and shall hit the marketplace on May 14, 2014.
The Kindle version has been released on March 1, 2014.Continue
Added by Vica Miller on March 6, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments
Right now, I am at my desk preparing my seminar for tomorrow, but my thoughts keep straying from Holocaust testimony―this week’s subject, as it happens―to the fate of a close friend. My friend is in the hospital recovering from surgery, but probably not recovering from the cancer that made the surgery necessary. It is not all that strange for me to be thinking of her as I try to…Continue
I’ll never forget the moment my mentor Ariel Spilsbury stood before me in a long purple velvet rope. Her legs were slightly apart, her hands grasping the ornate handle of a kickass sword. Her long white hair seemed fairy like, had it not been damp and wild from the heat coming through her.
She was the initiator, I the initiatee. We were deep into an intense…Continue
Added by Lone Morch on March 6, 2014 at 2:04am — No Comments
A handful of She Writes Press authors, including me, have been posting our books--one chapter at a time--over at JukePop this past couple of months. Have you checked it out yet? Here's a little preview of what you can find there. Click the "keep reading" link down at the bottom to get to the full chapter, plus the next...it's free!
Added by Lone Morch on March 6, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments
Thanks to everyone who followed my live tweets from AWP last week! It was an exhausting but fun (and educational) conference. Never having been before, I wasn't sure what to expect. Here are a few things I learned:…Continue
As a police officer, if you set out to improve your communication skills, it will serve you well throughout your career as police officer. After all you are in the business of resolving issues. Every single day you come across different people with all sorts of backgrounds; ordinary citizens as well as criminals. You can’t expect to rely merely on the use of force. Can you? You need the right…Continue
Added by Sarrah McGraw on March 6, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments
I’ve heard it said that when you grow up Catholic you never completely stop being Catholic, no matter where your spirit takes you—to Buddhism or Paganism, Yoga or Zen, atheism or my particular spiritual path: Writing.
Despite the fact that I no longer hold a Christian view of the world, and even despite my dis-ease with organized religions in general, there are aspects of my religious childhood that stay with me even…Continue
Added by Jill Jepson on March 5, 2014 at 4:11pm — No Comments
In celebration of National Poetry Month, throughout April 2014, Les Femmes Folles will post a poem and/or artwork every day! The theme is inspired by the intimates we hold dear—be they brassieres, boy shorts, merry widow stays (and more, or less)—and those who foolishly (and adorably) love them. Send in up to 5 images (jpg) and/or poems (doc or docx) on the theme of undergarments along with a 50 word bio by March 20, 2014 to email@example.com. Sally Deskins, editor of Les Femmes Folles,…Continue
Added by Sally Deskins on March 5, 2014 at 9:32am — No Comments
Julie Sokolow is the producer-director of the documentary Healthy Artists, which examines the experiences of artists who lack health care insurance. See the important film (I provide the link) and then read some stories of artists' struggles to cope with health issues and medical debt.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on March 5, 2014 at 7:50am — No Comments
This week, as I dug into my writing, I got to the point most of us get to when we feel bogged down by the work. Suddenly my shiny, new idea was mired in a couple really bad first chapters. In fear of failure, I found distraction in other projects. I haven't yet abandoned my manuscript. Despite the mess that faces…Continue
What energizes your life?
Some things energize us. Some deplete our energy. Jobs, people, relationships, activities, places—they can invigorate us or drain us dry. Oddly, even things we think we want in our lives can end up sapping us, and things we thought we wanted nothing to do with can turn out to be energizers.
We often forget to pay attention to what is providing our lives with energy and what is drawing energy out of us. Some days we get up in the morning facing…Continue
My last book signing at the Amicalola Falls Lodge in Dawsonville went so well, I will again be there on March 22nd and March 23rd from Noon to 4pm. I hope that you will come out and see me. We will have books for sale, or you can bring your own copy. Chattahoochee Dead is…Continue
Added by Melody D. Scott on March 4, 2014 at 4:51pm — No Comments
The scientific community has countless laws, theories, and principles:
The law of gravity, The big bang theory, the law of thermodynamics, Hubble’s law of cosmic expansion, Kepler’s three laws of planetary expansion, Archimedes’ buoyancy…
Added by Laurie Buchanan on March 4, 2014 at 1:38pm — No Comments
The Book Doctor Is In with a brand new video!
(Click image to watch video or click here)
One of the things I find self-publishing authors are most surprised by (besides the financial investment) is the necessary timeframe to…Continue
Added by Stacey Aaronson on March 4, 2014 at 1:31pm — No Comments
Planning to start a business in the near future? There’s no reason why you shouldn’t benefit from the mishaps or triumphs of those who’ve come before you; it’s actually highly…Continue
Added by Brianna Sybella on March 4, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments
I'm thrilled to announce the release of my Premier Novel, a cozy mystery, Through Pelican Eyes. It's published by the cooperative, Indie press Savvy Press and is set in Matlacha and Pine Island, Florida. The protag is a saucy Irish artist from Cambridge whose best friend is a gargoyle named Gar.
Let me know when you first chuckle. Enjoy.
Cheers, Joyce (jd)
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Added by CD Gorri on March 4, 2014 at 11:31am — No Comments
I met Clancy during the lifeboat drill onboard the icebreaker ship that would promptly be taking us to Antarctica. She had about a hundred long, tiny braids of red hair, a laugh that insisted you join it and a presence that made you feel you were old friends immediately.
I’ve met several Aussies…Continue
Added by Kari Redmond on March 4, 2014 at 10:12am — No Comments
Back when I was an indie author, I conducted what I called a "holiday reading campaign" to promote my debut novel, Perfect on Paper, and it worked extremely well. (In fact, it helped me land a book contract!) You might be able to do something similar for your books or at least get inspired to think of out-of-the-box marketing ideas. Here's what I did:…Continue