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cathy-bryant's picture
Feb.25.2009
My obsessive-compulsive, type-A, perfectionistic personality has struck again. What a learning process. Not only am I learning a glut of information about writing and editing, I'm learning loads about myself. My most recent bout of self discovery? I have a tendency to let my life get out of balance...
lauren-lise-baratz-logsted's picture
Feb.24.2009
The other day I read an essay written by a writer who had clearly become burnt out on book promotion. The essay questioned whether or not participating at sites like MySpace, Facebook, Twitter etc was beneficial. Do those places really help a writer sell books? Or are they just big time sucks?...
ron-lavalette's picture
Feb.24.2009
He says he likes to get up early in the morning to write, but it’s not exactly the truth; in fact, he merely gets up early in the morning and writes. There’s nothing about it he likes. Or so he tells himself, especially on the mornings he gets up early and actually writes. Some mornings, though,...
jennifer-schmitt's picture
Feb.23.2009
I should have written this Saturday night, but I couldn’t quite get there. You know how it is when you’re really craving good cheese or strawberries or (let’s face it) Doritos, but you can’t bring yourself to drive to the store? So you decide that maybe you can hold off until tomorrow? It was like...
june-casagrande's picture
Feb.23.2009
  hyphenation There are so many style points that writers think they're SUPPOSED to know. So they're embarrassed that they don't know them. It's a waste of valuable energy - energy that could be spent writing. A classic example: hyphenation. Here, according to AP and its go-to dictionary, are some...
jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Feb.23.2009
A friend of a friend of a friend was able to get a hold of the Czech version of my first romance, When You Believe.  Right now, I'm looking at the hardback version of Kdyz uveris.  Minus all the amazing pronunication marks I need to write in full on Czech, the cover copy reads: ....je na svete...
cathy-bryant's picture
Feb.23.2009
I'm thrilled to welcome friend and author Amy Deardon to WordVessel. Let me introduce you. Hi Amy! Tell us a little about yourself. I’m married and fortunate enough to be able to stay at home with our two children, now 15 and 12. In my life B.C. (before children) I did bench science research and...
mary-armour's picture
Feb.23.2009
Just jumping in the deep end to seeif keeping a log (weblog) of my daily writing works here.   It is very hot at home in the Overberg and I am looking for more reviews on Flannery O'Connor, especially to do with the new biography from Brad Gooch. Read Dorothy Allison here on smart women and...
max-reif's picture
Feb.22.2009
Again I wonder whether anything edifying, inspiring, or otherwise "alive" will ever flow from my pen or keyboard. But then, I've been wondering that for decades now, and something always has. That's the miracle, isn't it, writers? We're sort of junkies for that creative hit. At least, I...
robert-sward's picture
Feb.21.2009
Going through journal from Feb., 2007... transcribing, deciding what to keep, what to toss... startled to find entry, "Today I begin the great adventure of NOT writing poetry. Following on period of Black Moss Press and I sending out copies of God is in the Cracks, couple decent reviews......