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wen-scott's picture
Dec.11.2008
I suffer from a compulsion which seems impossible, even though I'm fully aware of it, to stop. Oh, it's not as bad—I hope not—as, say, picking one's feet on the subway, or consuming a tub of Sinful Chocolate Ice Cream to accompany one of those 'why me?' sessions. On the other hand, I don't seem to...
gregory-wilson's picture
Dec.11.2008
Of all the things that have changed about America good and bad, one thing certainly hasn't: if there's money to be made on something, we will figure out a way to make it. It's all about seizing the opportunity when you get your fifteen minutes of fame. And lo and behold, one opportunistic man from...
james-buchanan's picture
Dec.11.2008
I will state at the outset that if you are an editor of a literary journal you may put my name on a blacklist of writers to perpetually ignore, but please consider the following: BE INTERESTING. Good writing isn't worth a damn if it isn't compelling, if it doesn't drive the reader to turn the page...
louise-marley's picture
Dec.11.2008
This blog has been much too bleak lately.  Let's look on the bright side.  Though it seems our world is crumbling around us, here are some factoids to help us keep our writerly chins up: From http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade30.html:  The famous Dick and Jane books that taught millions of...
april-schoffstall's picture
Dec.11.2008
I have added a few things. Still looking for more to add. I am loving the pictures! I enjoy finding the right one to go with my story. I have edited to Word page 21 of my Novel, and that's a huge accomplishment! My goal is to edit more today. I want to get this first edit finished so I can submit...
april-schoffstall's picture
Dec.11.2008
I have added a few things. Still looking for more to add. I am loving the pictures! I enjoy finding the right one to go with my story. I have edited to Word page 21 of my Novel, and that's a huge accomplishment! My goal is to edit more today. I want to get this first edit finished so I can submit...
mary-menacho's picture
Dec.10.2008
Revising? Redrafting? Relaxing? What is the next step for you after the 2008 NaNoWrimo experience?
sandi-ault's picture
Dec.10.2008
We have had days of snow here in the mountains, but this morning, the sun came out and began to shrink the mounds of white and set the glaciers on the roof to dripping at the eaves. The Ponderosa pines—so thankful for the big drink they have waited for nearly the whole fall—celebrate with shiny...
brad-green's picture
Dec.10.2008
Last night, after having consumed too much Rum, I was unable to write or read with clarity, so I wobbled in front of my bookshelves and ran my fingers over the many spines. When I consider the immense effort I've had to expend lately on the production of sentences, I am awed by the work stacked...
j-e-taylor's picture
Dec.10.2008
Hi all,  It's been forever and a day since I wrote an entry here.  I'm still trying to figure out how to hook my regular blog into here so all I have to do is write once and it appears in the different places.  :) so if anyone has the technical expertise to help me with this, I would be forever...