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rosemary-dibattista's picture
Mar.15.2009
  Jo March made me want to be a writer. When Jo March escaped to her attic to eat apples and write stories, I did the same. And when she announced to her sisters and her friend Laurie that her greatest wish was to "write out of a magic inkstand," to become famous and independent, I...
meg-waite-clayton's picture
Mar.15.2009
I came across this interview with Elmore Leonard today. It's old - from 1996 - but I'd never seen it. My favorite lines: "I am what you call an overnight success ... after writing almost anonymously for 30 years." And "[Writing students] have their pads out and their pens, and they'...
sam-barry's picture
Mar.15.2009
With the decline of the newspaper industry and the rise of disreputable, untrustworthy news sources (FOX News, Cartoon Network), I feel is my duty as a citizen to prop up the Fourth Estate with this little blog dedicated to Getting the Truth Out. Everyday, unless I forget or am late for work, I...
brad-green's picture
Mar.14.2009
What sort of things hide under our skin? Lunch today in a corner booth at a restaurant. A diet soda fuzzy on my lips. A bright spoon in my hand, its hollow cold on my tongue. The red splatter of ketchup. Wisps of heat from a broken potato. I hover my hand over the meal. Heat cups in my palm. Food...
wendy-nelson-tokunaga's picture
Mar.13.2009
One of my pleasures is watching American Idol. Notice I didn’t say guilty pleasures— I refuse to suffer guilt over any of my pleasures. At any rate, I’ve been watching the show since the very first season, and have rarely missed an episode. I don’t consider AI a reality show; it’s simply a singing...
david-pitts's picture
Mar.13.2009
I am trying to write once a week at redroom.com.  My first several pieces were "articles" and my last one and this one are blogs.  I sat down to write today and had no idea what I was going to write on.  I read my last blog and fixed some typo's and read and responded to a couple...
louise-marley's picture
Mar.13.2009
There are drawbacks to being self-employed, of course:  no insurance, for one.  Unpredictable income.  But on a day like today--feeling sick and tired--I can decide to lie on my couch with my new Kindle 2 (ooh, love this toy) and wait to feel better. Singing didn't allow that.  I sang when I had...
jo-anne-vandermeulen's picture
Mar.12.2009
A great title can capture an audiences' attention...GOTCHA! Now that I have your attention, I'm going to focus today's posts on AUTHOR PLATFORMS-the reason why every writer should spend the time designing a bragging article about who he/she is and what they write. In a bookstore or on the selling...
cliff-burns's picture
Mar.12.2009
My radio play "The First Room" will be rebroadcast on CBC Radio here in Saskatchewan this weekend. The program is called SoundXChange and features a selection of music and spoken word material.  For those of you who can tune in, SoundXchange airs Saturday afternoon (March 14th) at 5:05 p....
june-casagrande's picture
Mar.12.2009
           ascertain I was always completely comfortable with this word, until I ran across it today while copy editing a sentence that started like this: "Now that you’ve ascertained that the ocean-view room you reserved does indeed have an ocean view ..."To me, "ascertain"...