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Feb.16.2009
Day #3 of transcribing "old" hardcopy journal to Red Room Writers Blog... "How about a poem for your urologist?" she asks. "Okay," I say. "All I ask is that you keep it general and don't use my name." "Okay, but I'll need the first line." "I...
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Feb.15.2009
Continuing transcription of journal entries onto Blog... good way to spend a rainy Sunday... trying to do what I can to organize a year's worth of scribbling... stuff I want handy... facts: 40% of all dogs in America are overweight. It is said eyes taste food first... dogs, I don't think it's eyes...
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Feb.15.2009
The American Dream - - "Put on an average gain of 3.02 inches"  - "I am Mrs. Sarah Welsh, an Englishwoman. I am married to Sir Jim Welsh who is also an Englishman, though dead now." And something about a Nigerian railway. - "Thank goodness he had a big wang." Absent...
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Feb.09.2009
I've been reading a little about the Stephen King/Stephenie Meyer kerfluffle-actually, maybe it's just a King kerfluffle. I don't know how or if Meyer responded to his statement in a USA Weekend interview that " . . . Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephenie Meyer can't write worth a darn...
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Feb.08.2009
I am thrilled to say I lasted one month and that tomorrow my Book Blog, BOOKIN' WITH BINGO, will be one month old. I have posted several reviews and one author interview thanks to the wonderful Eileen Goudge and DOMESTIC AFFAIRS! I have 5 author interviews done and they are going to be posted...
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Jan.30.2009
Message today : "We regret to inform that ___ Books, San Jose, CA will be closing (or sold) within the coming months. We have 9 copies of Heavenly Sex and 6 of Rosicrucian in the Basement on consignment. Can you have them picked up - otherwise they may be subject to donation or disposal. Thank...
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Jan.15.2009
    For about a year, I was the senior editor for a lit mag called Mom Writer's Literary Magazine. They published something of mine and then invited me to edit the creative nonfiction. It was a good experience, but it took too much of my time because I had a hard time rejecting pieces without...
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Jan.10.2009
If you’ve read my blog on Six Word Memoirs, you might guess I’m a fan of Mel Brooks, and you’d be right.  From his early work with Carl Reiner, to ‘The Producers,’ ‘Get Smart,’ ‘The Twelve Chairs,’ ‘Young Frankenstein’ and the brilliantly crude ‘History of the World Part I.’   In the opening scenes...
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Jan.09.2009
    I took one fiction workshop when I was an undergraduate. It was taught by a man who imagined himself to be Ernest Hemingway. He was a blustery, macho man who had published a book of short stories when he was 20 and no fiction since, though he did write articles for Esquire. He had a reputation...
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Dec.23.2008
My shameful interview about writing, click here.  Here is a sample: What did you first read? How did you begin to write? Who were the first to read what you wrote? The first book I ever finished reading was "To A God Unknown", a kick-ass, paranoid menu by John Steinbeck. I began writing...