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Get inspired.. Be brave..

Hello fellow writers, 

Many a time I feel drowned in the huge whirl of depression and if it is a Monday, the chances are high to get my pillow wet even.…


Added by Leeba Benoy on March 20, 2017 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Happiness is an Inside Job

There has been a lot of talk over the years about what makes people happy. Is it a massive lottery win? Is it a new house, a new car, a new relationship? Is it a new addition to the family? No doubt you can see the pattern here, all these things are external.

Even the UK government have wanted to know how they can make us happier and therefore improve our wellbeing (the bottom line being to take some of the…


Added by Akasha Lonsdale-Deighton on March 20, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Monday Muse: 'Still Pilgrim'

Monday Muse presents my commentary on poet Angela Alaimo O'Donnell's wonderful new collection 'Still Pilgrim':

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on March 13, 2017 at 7:40am — No Comments

Tent City: Stories from the Heart

Shortly after the release of Tent City: Tragedy Turned Triumph controversy struck...

Only two short months after Tent City was dismantled two homes were purchased with several thousand dollars that were donated to help the men and women of Tent City. Sadly, many former residents found themselves back on the streets sleeping in tents, not benefiting from the goodwill intended to offer them hope.

Many residents stated, these actions hurt…


Added by Donna M. Kshir on February 4, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

How You (Yes, You) Can Find Time to Write

Maybe you’ve got a day job. Maybe you’ve got kids. Yet you have aspirations to write that novel. Your problem is that you’re not sure when you can make the time.

It’s a common dilemma, and one I’ve spent the past few years studying. From 2013-2014, for a book I wrote called I Know How She Does It, I…


Added by Laura Vanderkam on January 12, 2017 at 11:55am — 8 Comments

'Napoleon in Exile', A Short Film

Today's post offers the 16-minute short 'Napoleon in Exile', about a mother preparing her autistic son for life without her:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 21, 2016 at 7:56am — No Comments

Trump Time? Or is that Pinocchio?

debated with myself on whether I should write a post about the race for the White House. I am hooked on the media coverage and want to say something. But it’s a divisive issue and, when I’ve brought it up in conversations here in San Francisco, not…


Added by oonagh grace on November 4, 2016 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Why I Will Never Call Myself a 'Gig Worker'

I’ve read many articles heralding the growth of the ‘gig economy’ and every single time I see that term it makes me cringe. The truth is, I hate the term ‘gig economy’ and its partner term, ‘gig worker.’


BandBands play gigs. A gig is something short-term. You play a gig, and then you move on to the next…


Added by Bernadette Geyer on October 25, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

From Journal to Memoir

Today, I'm honored to share this piece from Lisa Tener's How to Write a Book Blog where she features my work in an interview by my rock star editor, Stuart Horwitz.

For anyone who enjoys writing and/or reading memoir, I look forward to your comments!

All the Best, Linda

Added by Linda Carvelli on October 12, 2016 at 6:28am — No Comments

There's Got to be so much more to life then this!

Spending time with God is essential! A relationship with God through Jesus means peace, love and the hope of heaven!

Don't be so concerned about what might happen next but rather, be concerned with what the Light of faith is on the next step you are about to take. 

Take life not too seriously! Remember who you are in Christ! 

What does this God want for…


Added by MaryMagdelena1 on September 19, 2016 at 9:11pm — No Comments

Disability and the Writing Life: It's not all bad

If you have chronic pain and/or illness, your ability to live a productive writing life can wax and wane with medical and physical circumstances. As I wrote in my first blog post, we hear all kinds of advice about good writing habits and ways to be productive that simply cannot apply to us. And that can get discouraging.

But I try not to succumb to  victimized-thinking. Part…


Added by Carol D. Marsh on September 15, 2016 at 12:15pm — No Comments

It's Hard to be Creative When You're in Pain

I intend this blog to be about my life as a person who is disabled (chronic migraine disease) and a writer. When I wrote the first post for this blog, I thought I'd post every two - maybe three - weeks. So I haven't made a good start, given that my first post was more than four weeks ago.

My excuse is that it's August in Washington DC: hot, humid, air quality so bad we're all warned to stay indoors if at all possible. And my migraines are always worse in hot, humid weather. So that…


Added by Carol D. Marsh on August 30, 2016 at 2:03pm — 4 Comments

Disability and the Writing Life

I'm a writer who doesn't work, so I don’t have to juggle job responsibilities with my writing life.


I don’t have kids at home, so don’t have to squeeze writing time into the spaces between family activities and responsibilities.


I’m grateful for my wonderful husband whose income covers everything we need, and who supports me in ways tangible and intangible. I know how lucky I am to have him.


Sounds ideal, doesn’t it?


In some…


Added by Carol D. Marsh on August 1, 2016 at 8:07am — 2 Comments

Lit Life | Take a Creative R&R Walk

I recently shared a review essay of Natalie Goldberg’s The True Secret of Writing on Simon & Schuster’s “Off the Shelf” blog. While I haven’t adapted the exact discipline Goldberg outlines in…


Added by Lori A. May on June 19, 2016 at 5:30am — No Comments

Wednesday Artist: Derek Jarman & 'Blue'

Posted Wednesday Artist, a look at Derek Jarman's 'Blue':

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on May 18, 2016 at 6:45am — No Comments

Lit Life | Having Fun is Serious Business

I don’t want you to think about this. What’s the quick answer: when was the last time you had fun?

The importance of having fun is sometimes shoved to the side as we all aim to get things done, be more productive, work harder, work faster. But in order to relish in the creativity, we need to free the mind…


Added by Lori A. May on April 24, 2016 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Microcosms in Nonfiction

I’ve been trying to keep up with all the big stories in the news lately.  Election news.  Gun control issues.  Women’s rights.   Often I feel overwhelmed with the magnitude of the news stories.  Do the problems have solutions?   Can we see the trees for the forest?  As a memoirist and essayist, I find myself grateful for the intimate stories – the slices of life.…


Added by Kaye Curren on March 14, 2016 at 11:47am — No Comments

Saturday Short

Posted Saturday Short, a look at 'The Present':

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on March 5, 2016 at 9:03am — No Comments

Thought for the Day

Posted Thought for the Day, a quote by fictional character "Lucy Barton".

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on February 7, 2016 at 11:23am — No Comments

Saturday Short

Posted Saturday Short: 'The Saint of Dry Creek' from Julie Zammarchi.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on January 30, 2016 at 9:50am — No Comments

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