All Blog Posts Tagged 'books' (632)

Monday Muse: Invitation to 'The Mischief Cafe'

Posted Monday Muse.

Today, Monday Muse is up to playful misbehavior and you're all invited.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on October 20, 2014 at 7:26am — No Comments

Experience Required: Be All the People You Can Be

(Originally posted on, an excellent literary site featuring authors who first published over the age of 40. As they say, "Late" according to whom? )

In my grandparents’ dining room in a suburb of Boston, there was a shelf devoted…


Added by Anjali Mitter Duva on October 19, 2014 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Saturday Short

Posted Saturday Short, a video pilot on the Arion Press's celebration of its 100th book.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on October 11, 2014 at 7:35am — No Comments

Interview with Poet John Guzlowski (Part 1)

Posted Part 1 of a three-part interview with poet John Guzlowski. Today: Living the Stories: During and After the War. ;

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on September 30, 2014 at 6:42am — No Comments

All Art Friday

Posted new edition of All Art Friday.

Spotlights are on open studio tours around the U.S., Roman Vishniac archive,'Modern Iranian Art', Lynne Cunningham's 'Nature in the Abstract', and the trailer for 'Through a Lens Darkly'.

The roundup highlights exhibitions at MoMA (Toulouse-Lautrec), University of Arizona Poetry Center (Karen Green), Wexner Center for the Arts (modern masters), Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (post-9/11 artworks), and Harvard Art…


Added by Maureen E. Doallas on September 26, 2014 at 7:13am — No Comments

How Online Bookstores in India are Gaining Popularity Among Book Lovers

They say books are your best friends, and if you ask all the book lovers they would agree with this statement. If someone is sad, happy, excited or angry they read books and flies in the different world with that story. Book lovers need no occasion to read books.…


Added by Vanessa Clemens on September 23, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

Book Review: ‘Bible Bands: Rubber Band Jewelry’ by Katreina Eden

Bible Bands is a fun, educational how-to book for children who love making jewelry. Not only does it teaches how to make lovely designs, but it also strengthens children’s faith by combining hands-on creativity with Bible verses and stories.

Rubber band jewelry seems to be the hottest new craze, so Eden’s book comes at the right time. Though at first glance, when…


Added by Mayra Calvani on September 19, 2014 at 5:01am — No Comments

Thought for the Day

Posted Thought for the Day, a quote from Pablo Neruda's "Sonnet XCIV" in "100 Love Sonnets":

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on September 14, 2014 at 9:52am — No Comments

How's the Book Going?

On a walk with friends this morning I got asked the question I dread the most.

"So, how's the book going?"


I haven't looked at my novel since the start of the summer holidays. That's more than six…


Added by Morgan Prince on September 9, 2014 at 5:36am — No Comments

Dialogue with Annie Dillard on "The Writing Life"

I read Annie Dillard’s book “The Writing Life” years ago and reread it recently.

It was a huge inspiration to me then as now, full of practical advice about the craft of writing—its how and why and what–as well the thrill of writing, and the mystery that lies at its heart.

Below, you will find a “dialogue,” if you will, between Dillard and me on the practice and art of writing. Mind you, it will be a dialogue between master and novice. While I’ve been writing all my life, I…


Added by Deborah J. Brasket on August 19, 2014 at 11:07am — No Comments


Let me first start out by saying that fear will cripple you. It will cause you to lose out on opportunities that are right in front of your face. Fear will cause self-doubt in whatever you’re setting out to do. It will speak to you loudly, saying things like: “You’ll fail. You’re not good enough. What a silly idea, it won’t go anywhere. You’re wasting your time, it’ll never work,” etc.

Fear will cause you to miss out on your purpose in life. And if you’re not careful, fear will steal…


Added by Stephanie Lahart on July 22, 2014 at 9:42pm — No Comments

Saturday Short

Today's short is the trailer for a documentary about 'The Phantom Tollbooth':

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on July 19, 2014 at 7:12am — No Comments

e-Commerce! Fulfilling Dreams!

Audio Book is Here!


"You'll fall even deeper in love with Fanny when you hear her voice,"  narrated by the author Sue Batton Leonard

Gift of a Lifetime:Finding Fulfilling Things in the Unexpected is now available in Audio Book format.

Brought to you through - Amazon's audio book…


Added by Sue Leonard on July 10, 2014 at 7:49am — No Comments

Saturday Short

Today's short features writer Rebecca Solnit in conversation with Peter Coyote. The two discuss how, in the face of disaster, people become altruistic, resilient, resourceful, and brave.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on July 5, 2014 at 7:29am — No Comments

Meet Debut Children’s Author Anita Banks

Please welcome debut children’s author Anita Banks. Anita harbored her secret of writing since she was in junior high school where the desire took seed in a creative writing class. She enjoys journaling, reading, running and traveling, but nothing compares to playing with her grandchildren. She’s here today to talk about her new picture book, …


Added by Mayra Calvani on June 28, 2014 at 9:51am — No Comments

Monday Muse: The Inventive Austin Kleon

Posted Monday Muse profile of the "writer who draws", Austin Kleon:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on June 23, 2014 at 8:13am — No Comments

Carrots & Jaffas in The Blue Room #Giveaway

Reading Books Supports Writers

Anything that helps and encourages people to read more and to read more diversely is a positive act to me, so I am participating in…


Added by Claire McAlpine on June 22, 2014 at 1:04am — No Comments

Another Marketing Strategy

Since I am in the middle of this marketing stuff, trying to get my new book (Will the Real Carolyn Keene Please Stand Up) out there, I thought I'd share my next step in that direction with my fellow SheWrites authors- Goodreads Giveaway.

Having a book giveaway is a very simple way to promote your book and your name. If you aren't an author on Goodreads, do it now. Goodreads is a wonderful site for authors and readers. It's an easy way to connect with readers, bloggers, and fellow…


Added by Christine Keleny on June 18, 2014 at 1:39pm — No Comments

[NETWORKING FOR INTROVERTS] What I Learned About Networking By Publishing a Book

Last month I posted an interview with SheBooks co-founder Laura Fraser. This month I want to tell you what I learned by publishing my first book and…


Added by Meghan Ward on June 12, 2014 at 10:30am — 8 Comments

Art Goes to the Cats and Dogs

The Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas, Austin, opens "In the Company of Cats and Dogs" June 22. Both dog and cat lovers will find something in the exhibition that is sure to delight.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on May 29, 2014 at 6:57am — No Comments

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