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stephanie-golden's picture
Dec.28.2008
Buddhist meditators practice experiencing the mind as a vast, clear sky, through which thoughts, feeings, and all other experiences pass like clouds, appearing and then vanishing in an open space of awareness that’s not limited to the inside of the head. (Meditation teacher Jack Kornfield...
gerard-jones's picture
Dec.28.2008
So I've had all these blog entries forming in my head for weeks: the researching my book in London one, the post-election one, the what-in-hell-am-I-thankful-for one, the Christmas one. But having too much in my head makes it scary to click on "Blog Entry" and enter this empty rectangle....
pat-bertram's picture
Dec.28.2008
I've been looking for book review sites, trying to find places to send my books for review when they are finally released in January or February of next year. There are so many people with published books trying to get them reviewed that most of the good places aren't accepting or else they charge...
diane-chamberlain's picture
Dec.28.2008
I've got plenty! We're closing in on 2009, and I think it's going to be a good one for me, and I hope for all of you as well. I know many people pooh-pooh New Year's resolutions, but I love them. I love that "fresh start" each year. So I'm going public with mine, in the hope that will...
david-niall-wilson's picture
Dec.28.2008
This post was sparked by a feature many people use on Twitter, but it applies to life, writing, and just about every other endeavor I can think of.  In the old days I might have titled this Poseurs and People, Know the Difference. I don’t intend to go back through the tired old arguments here about...
chiew-siah-tei's picture
Dec.28.2008
Persons who write in a second language (in my case, a third language – English comes after Chinese and Malay) are often thought to be translating sentences, either written or in their minds, into the target language.  I am not one of them. I decided to write a novel in English after a friend sent...
pat-bertram's picture
Dec.27.2008
I was leafing through a poetry anthology the other day, looking for ideas for my  mini fiction (stories of exactly 100 words), when I chanced upon a wonderful description of a winter scene by Wallace Stevens from "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird." Among twenty snowy mountains,The...
anthony-s-policastro's picture
Dec.27.2008
By Anthony S. Policastro At sixteen I knew I wanted to be a novelist. But when I sat down to start my book, the page remained blank. Writer's block at sixteen? Hardly. My pages remained blank for another dozen years or so, but my dream stayed with me. Then one day I was able to type "The End...
steve-hauk's picture
Dec.26.2008
It takes courage to write the truth, and sometimes it can take even more courage to speak it. And writing it and speaking it can be totally different things. I thought about this after reading J.P. Smith's superb Christmas Day blog on Harold Pinter's death. Smith ended with this line: ``Though I...
ernie-witham's picture
Dec.25.2008
Traditions Are Hard to Break By Ernie Witham   I was in my home office Googling myself when I had a thought: What if someone is monitoring me -- like the CIA or the Justice Department? I heard the government is pressuring search engines like Google to reveal humorists who may have “accidentally”...