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midge-raymond's picture
Sep.15.2009
Lately I’ve found myself with some serious writing burnout. I think it’s partly that our gorgeous, summery Seattle weather has not been conducive to writing. But it’s also that I’ve been cranking away at the keyboard on the same project for quite some time. And while this is a great way to get a...
mylene-dressler's picture
Sep.15.2009
"Let's say you believe in the highest principles of art, and that you want your story to express some lofty idea--or even ideal.  This is all well and good.  You don't have to sacrifice high principles to be a good writer.  You do, however, have to get off your high horse and walk the ground...
adele-annesi's picture
Sep.11.2009
As part of a writing-improvement campaign, I've been reading authors from around the globe, including major prize winners. I've been surprised by two things - unimpressive writing and the lack of compelling stories. It probably doesn't help that I'm reading these at six-thirty in the morning, but I...
steven-bower's picture
Sep.05.2009
‘Jeni Food’ was the quaint name of a tiny Chinese restaurant in Kolonaki, the posh bit of central Athens. The place was a one-woman show, run by Jeni Chen, who for a while was a friend of mine. The food was excellent if Jeni was in the mood, but could be wretched if she wasn’t. Uniting Taiwanese...
pat-bertram's picture
Aug.25.2009
I haven't been promoting the Red Room group "Story" because of a glitch that shows a red X instead of a group logo. I thought the lack of a real logo made the group seem a bit unprofessional, but I've decided to go after members anyway. I can always pretend the red X stands for something...
dk-christi's picture
Aug.19.2009
I'm reading a modern story about the politics of the Middle East and the military and political personnel among nations who twist and turn in the wind with their attempts to benefit from the turmoil and chaos around oil.  Thus, I could well blog about politics, espionage, secret service and...
midge-raymond's picture
Aug.18.2009
August is the month in which Nothing Happens, generally speaking, in the publishing world, which is why I’ve been fairly silent on this blog lately. The other reason is that I’m taking advantage of the quiet and am writing, writing, writing. A few wintry days last week helped … and now that the sun...
quenntis-ashby's picture
Aug.01.2009
The man is stubborn. His pen is trouble. His hand is gripping his weapon of voice. He speaks not in air but on paper with the ink trumpeting loudly for all to see. They see. They laugh at him, his fight, his loss. The man is too stubborn. He sticks to his pens. His hand grips another and another...
thaisa-frank's picture
Jul.21.2009
            When I was a kid, I told lies to gullible baby sitters.  "My Dad and Mom are divorced.  My real Mom moved to Des Moines and won't tell me what she does.  I think she might be an artist, but I'm not sure.  I visited her once and she didn't let me see where she lived. She made me...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Jul.14.2009
I've recently been invited to serve on the Board of Directors of a foundation called Let Go,Let Peace Come In at www.letgoletpeacecomein.org/ .  Their mission is: "To bring healing, support, and awareness to the hundreds of millions of adult childhood sexual abuse survivors and their families...