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paula-margulies's picture
Jan.04.2014
 Your work is to discover your world and then, with all your heart, give yourself to it. - Buddha As a publicist and an author who is getting ready to publish three books of my own this year, I understand the dilemma authors face when it comes to finding the time and energy to promote their...
tim-wise's picture
Dec.05.2013
I’ve always been wary of those who insisted they were doing something — especially something harsh and perhaps hurtful — for the good of the person who has to bear the potential injury. When a parent swears to their child that the spanking they intend to shortly administer is “going to hurt me more...
jennifer-kathleen-gibbons's picture
Nov.17.2013
  I didn't want to know about BatKid. I saw his picture on several sites, smiling this beautiful grin, wearing his cowl. I didn't want to read about a five year old boy who had leukemia.He's been fighting cancer since he was one. A year old. He is in remission. Sorry, cannot handle cute kid...
katherine-gregor's picture
Feb.19.2012
  There are favours for which you are sincerely grateful.  Favours which come as rain upon the desert, or a hot salt bath when all your muscles are aching.  Then there are favours which are a pain in the far South of your backbone.   You’re no IT expert and, after struggling...
sam-barry's picture
Jan.13.2012
For me, the last few years have been an extraordinary mix of ups and downs. On the positive side, after eight years courtship Kathi and I married, and I had a book of my own published and then Kathi and I had one published together. On the other side of the balance sheet, we were each treated...
jack-varnell's picture
Dec.21.2011
Original Post At The Good Men Project For Jack Varnell, the best Christmas ever consisted of him roaming the streets of Atlanta, knocking on cardboard houses, and handing out peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches. I have to decide every year whether I hate or don’t hate the Holidays. I have good...
andrea-alban-gosline's picture
Jul.14.2011
Instead of filling your belly, pretend you are one of the millions of people all over the world who go hungry every day. Imagine the totality of hunger: the hollowness in a growling stomach; the futility of simmering bitter weeds in dirty water desperate for nourishment; the anxiety of not knowing...
elizabeth-eslami's picture
Feb.02.2011
A great perk of having a book out in the world is that it acts as a kind of calling card, bringing people into your world, and you into theirs. Beth Hoffman, author of the New York Times bestselling novel Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, is one of the most generous people I've ever met, in addition to...
aberjhani's picture
Dec.22.2010
The holidays always presented one of the most challenging times during my years as a stay-at-home caregiver for my now deceased mother. Being male and spouse-less, I was not the best substitute for the generations that previously filled her holidays, but like most caregivers who neglect their own...
marilyn-kallet's picture
Aug.09.2010
School's about to start up again and I've requested a meeting with new and seasoned graduate students in creative writing at the University of Tennessee.  I'll offer precise advice on how to apply for travel and summer funding, and for book subsidies. But more than that, I'll make a few remarks on...