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kristen-j-tsetsi's picture
Mar.11.2009
I don't know what to do. I've been thinking, lately, that I might give up on fiction. At least as a serious endeavor. My questions to me: Was it naive of me to think it would be something I'd earn a living doing? There are the select few who have "made it," and who were able to write one...
renee-sigel's picture
Feb.19.2009
 Mark Twain said    " We are all ignorant only about different things...."  I've always loved the stripped psychological simplicity of this inversion of knowledgeable worth; though this doesn't disguise my rather passionate disposition with things  which may seem blatantly nonsensical and...
immortia-enrite's picture
Feb.17.2009
A circle. You're running around in a circle. And sometimes you think you're being chased. Then you turn around and start chasing whatever is chasing you. Fatigue.Confusion.Fear... for the unknown.   This circle keeps you inside.You don't know how to get out of it. You don't know what to make...
gregory-wilson's picture
Jan.10.2009
I've noticed a lot of talk recently on the subject of public vs. private personas, specifically as they relate to people in the publishing business, and over at Dear Author (a place which I tend not to frequent, as they're exclusively a romance site, which isn't really my bag) they've got a doozy...
luciana-lhullier's picture
Nov.30.2008
In his second trip to Brazil in the 16th century, German soldier and mariner Hans Staden was held captive by the Tupinambá tribe. During the nine months of his captivity he was able to witness facts of those people´s every day life, including the way they treated their captured enemies. According...
jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Nov.30.2008
After the divorce went through--the papers signed and sealed by judge and court--I started the process of becoming myself again, and I mean only in terms of paper.  I can't tell you how many times I faxed my divorce papers to offices, going from Inclan to Barksdale officially.  Sure, I was able to...
ieva-melgalve's picture
Nov.25.2008
God (or whoever, whatever you are), give me a bit of arrogance necessary for keeping up being what I am, not "at my best" but "as I am", and be proud of it. For it is exactly this bit of arrogance that keeps you moving forward with writing (and blogging, for that matter) after...
ieva-melgalve's picture
Nov.22.2008
, yes, the biggest fear there is for an average teenager and pretty much an average adult too, and pretty strong for somebody like me. OK, I must say that I have been afraid of being ordinary because I was afraid that I would become ordinary and I still wouldn't belong. Being a weirdo is a pretty...
luciana-lhullier's picture
Nov.18.2008
No, no, I´m not talking about haunted houses. I´m referring to what author Alain de Botton says in his book The architecture of happiness. According to him, there is a language buildings and objects speak when we look at them, and our fondness or distaste of them comes from the relationship we...
sarah-stone's picture
Oct.23.2008
 When I was young, I thought everyone was bi, and that anyone who said otherwise was lying, either to themselves or to the rest of us -- that all those straight/gay people were ambivalent/confused/on the fence…It surprised me then how often bisexuals met with anger, a sense of betrayal, annoyed...