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2009 | 2009

alexander-quebec's picture
Feb.18.2010
The great thing about manuscripts is that, if you are lucky or observant enough, you can often find a mistake or three and correct or acknowledge that you have a mistake before it get's edited. I can say the same of resumes and cover letters, but employers, unfortunatley, aren't as generous in...
jennifer-kathleen-gibbons's picture
Jan.07.2010
It's been a great odd week,which is nothing new in this neck of the woods. It does remind me how life can be so topsy turvy at times, and how you just have to cope with it all. Or as Pat on EastEnders told her stepdaughter: "It's not about what happens to you. It's who you are." Monday...
lakisha-spletzer's picture
Dec.31.2009
Wow, another year has come and gone. I have to say that this year has been the best year for me writing-wise since I started my journey to become a published author in 2004. I thought it would be fun to take a quick recap of my 2009 Writing Year and give a glimpse into my 2010 plans. January - July...
dale-estey's picture
Dec.31.2009
. . . . I WOULD   Happiness is a Warm Gun http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTRO3cSFUcE    
LauraJWRyan's picture
Dec.30.2009
I'm happy. My novel, Dusty Waters: A Ghost Story has been receiving good reviews from readers at Goodreads.com where I have held two giveaways since its release June 2009. The most recent review was especially touching, so I thought I'd share it with you. Amanda from Toronto, Ontario, Canada gave...
earl-merkel's picture
Dec.29.2009
Just a short head's-up today: the 2009 version of DAVE BARRY'S YEAR IN REVIEW is now posted online at the Miami Herald's website, which I've linked below. This year's piece is both priceless (at least, until newspapers figure out how to charge for content viewing) and hilarious.  Since his...
kelly-tweeddale's picture
Dec.28.2009
I was struck by a passage in Alice Munro's collection Too Much Happiness from the short story "Fiction" about how happiness and unhappiness are inexplicably linked: "It seemed as if there must be some random and of course unfair thrift in the emotional housekeeping of the world, if...
barry-eva's picture
Dec.23.2009
So finally we reach this years " Christmas Story" I hope you all enjoy it. The night was hot and steamy, too hot, too sticky and too not like Christmas for the soldier that lay trying to get some rest before going on duty, in the non air-conditioned barracks room. Last Christmas had...
jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Dec.23.2009
As 2009 winds down to its little rat tail end, I have been contemplating its demise.  It was a very important year, but all years are important.  We can't actually say that one year is more important than another because without  the former, no latter, no further, either, etc. But sometimes big...
will-durst's picture
Dec.16.2009
Okay. Here's the deal: the Top Ten Comedic News Stories of 2009 are not to be confused with the Top Ten Legitimate News Stories of 2009. They are as different as night and day. Fire and frogs. Popeye's chicken and ballet fundraisers. High rise condo balconies and balsa wood furniture. Southern...