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  • This is an interesting topic. I know that those who suffer from non-physical pain can feel invalidated by doctors and by friends and family who don't understand, which...
  • Hey, Lynn, Bless your soul! I can appreciate only a tiny part of the caregiver role's impact on you.... my 93 y.o. Mom is a widow, but still in relatively good health....
  • I too am sickened by your loss! Recovering mentally, emotionally and physically is rough and very very sad, but the financial and relational destruction coupled with t...
  • Hmm. I think reading exchanges are terrific but if I were in a naked draft stage, I would approach them carefully. In fact, if I were teaching writing, I think I would...
  • Does one need to be physically on the edge to be so stylistically or literarilly? In very different ways Elizabeth Bowen, Louise Erdrich,Marilyn Robinson have all put me as a hyperlexic reader I'll very uncomfortable positions whether or not each is writing from experience or imagination.
  • I've only done NaNo once before and I found it incredibly exhausting.  I think the key is discipline (which I'm terrible with.) I tend to be a "moody" writer, meaning...
  • Last reply by Christa Mastrangelo
    Not crunches or lunges--writing stimuli! Here's one from Joan Dempsey's new eBook "60 Tips and Tools for Staying at the Writing Desk" on www.literaryliving.com "Act o...
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  • Started by Brooke Warner
    Last reply by Karyne Corum
    Rebecca Lev, a Chicago psychotherapist, is balancing a heavy work load, two demanding kids, and an unhappy second marriage. When she learns that her father, Charlie, i...
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  • Started by Amanda Wolfe
    Last reply by Stacey Donovan
    Dear Tolerant Agent:        It is my greatest wish, to take you with me on my twisted, frightening and sometimes, strangely erotic, emotional, roller coaster ride. As...
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  • Started by April Katko
    I was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of two. Epilepsy is a seizure disorder. I had one of two types of seizures known at the time. The first one was known as grand...
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