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meg-waite-clayton's picture
Nov.02.2010
What city can claim more writers per square mile than anywhere else in the world? Read here to find out, and to read a great quote by Oscar Wilde about traveling with one's diary.
mylene-dressler's picture
Sep.15.2010
Dear friends, thanks for indulging me as I share some lovely news.  I am launching a beautiful writing retreat in southern Utah called River of Words.  It's the fruit of many months of work and preparation, and was born from a simple concept: that it would be absolutely wonderful to create a...
madeline-sharples's picture
Aug.10.2010
A friend recently asked me how I got started on my book. And keeping a journal was the answer.   I've started writing in a journal many times throughout my life and know its benefits - especially as a way to deal with life's hard times. Back in the 1970s when we first moved to the South Pacific and...
tayari-jones's picture
Jul.15.2010
The slender journals  come in two-packs.  Last time I bought one, I decided to use one for my musings, and on a whim, I decided to give the other one to my new character, Bessie.  I don't want to give too much away because a new book is like a new romance. You start telling everyone about it and...
meg-waite-clayton's picture
Jul.01.2010
The working title for The Four Ms. Bradwells was "The Ms. Bradwells," which comes from an 1873 Supreme Court case, Bradwell v. Illinois, in which one of the nine white male justices deny Ms. Myra Bradwell the write to practice law. (Okay, they call her "Mrs. Bradwell," not...
tami-ruth's picture
Jun.10.2010
Got up at eight am, slept the whole night, did yoga, ate breakfast, took dogs in for grooming, got my brows and mustache waxed off, got a mani/pedi. The person who I like at this shop came back from Vietnam after having gone back to give birth to her child, left him with her husband and parents to...
mylene-dressler's picture
Apr.04.2010
It's Spring, my friends.  To help yourself really see it and note it and to develop your eye for color, detail and reverberation, try this exercise:  Over the next few days, take the time to linger over and observe (or even interact with) scenes that catch your attention.  Make notes on as many of...
edward-averill's picture
Nov.25.2009
Ok, so I gave in. I hit Barnes and Noble on the way home last night and bought a real, honest-to-goodness leater-bound journal.  It has 250 lightly-ruled pages, a nice built-in bookmark, and has infinite battery life!  Not to mention that, when I drop it, it doesn't scatter bits of my writing all...
rebbecca-hill's picture
Oct.17.2009
Trying to clean up and sort through books, notebooks, get things more organized, de-clutter. I can’t help but peek into my old notebooks and journals to see what’s inside while I shuffle through everything. Partially pulled in some way by Thaisa Frank's blog on journaling and perhaps looking for...
aimee-liu's picture
Oct.14.2009
I'VE BEGUN A DEJA-VU BLOG AT WWW.AIMEELIU.NET TO EXCAVATE AND EXTRACT ENTRIES ABOUT WRITING FROM PAST JOURNALS, TO SHAKE THEM OUT IN THE LIGHT OF TODAY AND SEE IF MY THOUGHTS BACK THEN (WHENEVER THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN) STILL HOLD UP TODAY. HERE AT REDROOM, I'LL SHARE SOME OF THESE ENTRIES WITH YOU...