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lynn-henriksen's picture
Oct.16.2010
Are you toying with the idea of writing a memoir? Are you unsure or fearful of venturing out of your comfort zone to become the author of your true tales? You’re thinking: I’ve never written anything before.  I‘d like to write a memoir, but I don’t think I have the talent to make my experiences...
jm-cornwell's picture
Sep.09.2010
I enjoy reading essays and have discovered several wonderful writers by reading their essays. Sometimes I read a book and find out they wrote essays and search until I find them. I'm seldom disappointed. It's a habit I acquired a few years ago when someone introduced me to Henry Miller. I had...
alex-pepple's picture
Sep.01.2010
I'm pleased to announce that the Able Muse Anthology is here, and is already enjoying critical acclaim! The anthology is now available from Amazon.com (and from other Amazon sites worldwide), and from Barnes and Nobles and other book outlets. The Able Muse Anthology, edited by Alexander Pepple,...
leslie-scott's picture
Aug.31.2010
It's tricky being single, over 40 and living in a rural community. With the limited population, let's just say the odds of finding a potential romantic interest are about as good as catching a 200 pound Musky in a creek--in a drought. My single friends all troll the dating site, Plenty of Fish....
meg-waite-clayton's picture
Aug.30.2010
For my fourth week mentoring in the Afghan Women's Writing Project, I'm giving my writers a prompt for a personal essay or short story. I've found that it can be difficult to write about the big moments in our lives without getting overly sentimental or morose. But often if we come at those moments...
lorraine-duffy-merkl's picture
Jul.31.2010
To those of you following my "get an agent" saga, I am still waiting for people to get back to me. In the meantime, I am writing essay after essay, hoping one, any or all will get published. I was particularly motivated/touched when I got a new blank notebook to keep in my handbag in case...
sandra-f-carrington-smith's picture
Jul.25.2010
I would like to introduce you to someone you will surely enjoy knowing: Please meet Dan Bain, a personal friend, witty comedian, and now published author. Dan has published his first book, "A Nay for Effort", a collection of humoristic essays about life and its lessons. http://www.lulu....
barry-eva's picture
Jun.26.2010
To quote a Yiddish proverb “What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul”. I am a great believer in this, and so is my guest on today's “A Book and a Chat with Weston Locher." Weston, had no chance with avoiding having literature as an important thing in his life. With a mother who was...
aberjhani's picture
Jun.11.2010
The notion of one powerful dream dying and another rising amidst its ashes was new to me until the life and energy of a dream that for years had empowered my creative endeavors came to an end. I was stunned because while I had accepted the reality of dreamers dying, I had never even considered the...
kevin-simmonds's picture
May.26.2010
Tim Wise's blog post about the comparisons made between Nashvillians and New Orleanians after their disasters (levees broke in New Orleans and the Cumberland River overflowed) reminded me of an essay of mine that appeared in the Spring issue of Stanford University's Black Arts Quarterly. Carrying...