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stacy-ann-nyikos's picture
Mar.11.2009
Common wisdom has it that you can never go home again, but what about going back to high school? Last week, I was invited to return to my alma mater, Bishop Kelley High School, and speak at Career Day. I had to chuckle. Were they sure they wanted me, a poor but passionate children's writer? Was I...
gregory-wilson's picture
Mar.10.2009
A rather major discussion has been raging on a very small area of the Internet lately (I won't get into the details, as they're not important for the subject of this post), involving people from a variety of perspectives and positions, and although I doubt this is a shocking revelation, it didn't...
june-casagrande's picture
Mar.10.2009
  "The park's four-acre Conifer Forest will turn into a primeval habitat, crawling with life-like robotic dinosaurs that roamed the earth 65 to 150 million years ago." I changed to: "... life-like robotic dinosaurs like the ones that roamed the earth 65 to 150 million years ago....
james-buchanan's picture
Mar.10.2009
I've been asked to write an essay for YourTango.com that encapsulates meeting my current wife after I completed a year of incredibly difficult treatment for cancer. The trick of it has been trying to squeeze it all into 1,500 words. There is so much that I want to say and there is so much to write...
louise-marley's picture
Mar.10.2009
Kay Kenyon's post yesterday, with advice to aspiring writers, and some conversations I had at the Rainforest Writers Retreat (www.rainforestwritersvillage.com)  and with some respected colleagues in my writers' group, started this thread for me.  I've posted about it before, but since I spent the...
kimberly-michalski's picture
Mar.09.2009
I look forward to the first cup of morning coffee almost as much I look forward to seeing my boy come through the door from school each day. Both make me jubilant. The anticipation livens my day. I like crème with my coffee and a teaspoon of sugar. Nothing else - except maybe a dollop of real...
steve-hauk's picture
Mar.09.2009
. . . recalled Peter Barnes chuckling to himself, oh, many decades ago, as he wrote away freehanded at a library table in the British Museum reading room, creating what would become the West End hit play ``The Ruling Class.'' Barnes wrote in the library because he was close to books that aided in...
nancy-kaiser's picture
Mar.09.2009
I started March with 8" of snow in the NC mountains. My Labs, Hana & Saba, were thrilled. It takes so little to make them happy. I wrote in between playing in the snow with the boys. By week's end, I had two articles for submission. A dog story, about none other than Hana & Saba, for...
louise-marley's picture
Mar.09.2009
This is from Brain Rules, an indispensable work by developmental molecular biologist John J. Medina.  Inserted comments are all mine, with tongue firmly in cheek.  "Researchers found a group of couch potatoes (oh, gosh, they must have been writers) measured their brain power, exercised them...
anne-harper's picture
Mar.09.2009
The sequel is finished. It took a slightly different turn than originally anticipated, but hopefully it'll be received as well as 'One Real McCoy' was. The usual suspects are still present, and ... that's all I intend to say about it! ;-)With luck it should be in print late this summer.Happy...