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lili-le-clerc's picture
Oct.25.2010
  My life is littered with unfinished projects. I've had some brilliant ideas in my time but have never carried them through. One beautiful summer day 15 years ago I danced around the house, happy and excited because in my hand I held my first book contract. But 15 years later, that first book...
thaisa-frank's picture
Mar.09.2010
How does one sustain the life of an artist? And how is that different (if at all) from simply sustaining a life? I'll be talking about this with a choreographer, a director, and a dancer at CIIS this coming Saturday  (the 13th) at the California Institute of Integral Studies (7-9). (See directions...
yolande-barial's picture
Feb.27.2010
Finally I was able to upload a photo from the SF Writers Conference! I was the guest of my writing coach, mentor and friend Teresa LeYung Ryan writingcoachteresa@wordpress.com and Elisa Southard, the tagline queen and the woman in the pink helmet  www.elisasouthard.com. I met Bob Quinlan www....
jenny-pritchett's picture
Jan.15.2010
Hi, there, Only a week left to register for this term's classes at the Writing Salon! INTRO TO PERSONAL ESSAYS: Ready, Get Set, Go! Five Saturdays, Feb. 27-March 27, 2-4:30 p.m. San Francisco $185 members/$215 others http://www.writingsalons.com/shop/in-san-francisco/class-descriptions/in... INTRO...
ifa-bumi's picture
Jan.07.2010
  My mind is distilled by the raising of paramount perceptions. I will not close this book. To have one’s excellence debased is merely living life watered down. I refuse. Now, I am bloating a sign of an avowed balance. I am compelled to deliberate the crossroads of harmony to resurrect a not...
thaisa-frank's picture
Jan.01.2010
     Even in its beginnings "happiness" points back to the self. It originally came from the middle English hap--which means "lucky"--and also relates to "haphazard." In the dictionary it has a range of meanings from "blessed" to "tickled pink." ...
kimberly-jackson's picture
Oct.24.2009
I have been counting down til time to start writing on my novel for NANO. Seven days!!!!! I have been waiting like one should inspite the fact that I am dying to unleash the characters that are buried deep within my brain. I will be up at 12:01 come November first. Fingers hovering over my keys and...
thaisa-frank's picture
Jul.21.2009
            When I was a kid, I told lies to gullible baby sitters.  "My Dad and Mom are divorced.  My real Mom moved to Des Moines and won't tell me what she does.  I think she might be an artist, but I'm not sure.  I visited her once and she didn't let me see where she lived. She made me...
quenntis-ashby's picture
Apr.27.2009
This morning my pen and I had a disagreement over a few things. I was sure that I was the one in control since I was the one holding the pen firmly in my right hand. The pen assumed it was in control because it was the one supplying the ink! She's one of those fancy blue-red-black pens. I started...
max-reif's picture
Mar.25.2009
BECOMING A POET 1. In college I never understood poetry. Certain distant acquaintances walked around in what appeared to be a kind of haze. People spoke of them, with a kind of awe, as poets. I didn't grasp their poetry, but I wanted to be spoken of that way, too! Whether most poets begin with...