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ben-a-shaberman's picture
Jan.07.2010
When you publish your first book, you can’t help but imagine yourself, at least for a moment, on a yacht in the Mediterranean, surrounded by thong-clad Italian supermodels, talking on your cell phone with your publisher, negotiating royalties, movie rights, and appearance fees. And, of course,...
talia-carner's picture
Jan.07.2010
            My “work” is to make the world a better place. The causes I pick are not about greening the  environment, preventing global warming, or improving humane treatment of animals, but it is rather about people—and the most vulnerable among them.            My first published novel, (there...
yolanda-linda-reid-chassiakos's picture
Jan.07.2010
“You’re doctors, why do you write?” my co author Deborah Shlian and I have been asked at our book signings for our mystery thrillers.  The implication:  Don’t you already have money, status, respect?  Unfortunately, in today’s tempestuous healthcare environment, status and respect are no longer a...
mari-selby's picture
Jan.07.2010
What's for dinner? What’s for dinner tonight? Do you want to dine at a 4 star restaurant, cook a family meal, or drive through on your way home? Life feels abundant and wonderful when you have choices for our life’s sustenance. Each option has its benefits and disadvantages. To dine at a 4-star...
jack-bowen's picture
Jan.07.2010
            I am in the business of making philosophy sexy.  Ok, maybe not sexy, but at least relevant, accessible, and something that engages even the (insert patronizing descriptor here) layperson.  My first go-‘round—a novel about a young boy living in a dreamlike state all the while living out...
jeffrey-ricker's picture
Jan.07.2010
I don't blog here often enough. If I had to give myself a resolution, it would be to write something here more often. Better yet, it would be to have something worth writing here more often. So, the weekly writing prompts that Red Room sends out? Not a bad place to start. Since this week's topic is...
marisa-wikramanayake's picture
Jan.07.2010
People have always seemed to know this about me - that I am a writer. From the age of nine, it seemed as if others were convinced that there was nothing else that I could possibly be. Sure, I have done quite a few odd things. I have participated in an archaeological dig, been tear gassed, had my...
nadine-galinsky-feldman's picture
Jan.07.2010
There are two distinct sides to my personality that, on occasion, operate in direct conflict with one another. The first, and most developed, is my practical side, my inner taskmaster. She makes sure that I have multiple to-do lists for my various projects. She reminds me to have goals and to check...
carol-i-hoenig's picture
Jan.07.2010
  Actually, defining what I do as "work" is a bit of a misnomer. Yes, it pays the bills, but since I am one of the few who actually get to do what I love, I don't consider it work. However, whenever I tell someone what it is that I do, I always say that I'm a fulltime freelance writer...
susan-browne's picture
Jan.07.2010
I have two jobs.  I'm a writer and a teacher.  As a college student, I learned how much I had to learn about writing.  A lot.  Becoming a writer was going to take some time.  A lot of time.  And I did not want to be a starving artist after years of being a starving student.  So what else could I do...