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harrison-solow's picture
Jun.21.2010
Q. What’s the most interesting book you’ve ever read? A. Among the dozens (literally) tied for first place in the “most interesting” category, I would include Einstein’s Dreams, by Alan Lightman, AS Byatt’s short story collection Elementals: Stories of Fire and Ice in which the story Cold is...
sunny-singh's picture
Jun.19.2010
As a child, I had a favourite if secret game. I would cover a book with brown paper that we used for covering our text books. On the newly concealed spine, I would painstakingly write my name with a dark coloured, felt-tip marker. This was the particularly arduous part as I have never been good...
austin-partridge's picture
Jun.09.2010
Why do we want to be old when we are young and young when we are old? The age-old question goes. The best part about aging is I get better at what I love to do, I care less about what other people think, and laugh when I remember being told in my 20s not to trust anyone over 30. Now I want to tell...
dewitt-rowe's picture
Apr.27.2010
Do you get mad at the person who takes advantage of you or mad at yourself for letting them?  Do you get upset when you can’t get help from someone or acknowledging how much you don’t want to help when it’s you? Are you disappointed with all the ugliness of the world or disappointed in those times...
bob-mustin's picture
Apr.21.2010
I've been thinking a lot lately about the pace of modern life. Where the overly caffeinated chatterbox of previous decades seemed to imply a loss of equanimity, today such compulsion seems to be a virtue. Witness the cell-phone brandishing, SUV driving person all too close to your rear bumper....
ernie-j-zelinski's picture
Apr.18.2010
The above image is a scan of my first rejection letter that I received from Joanne Kellock, a Literary Agent. Since then, I have received hundreds of rejection letters from publishers and am quite proud of this non-award-winning accomplishment. Speaking of rejection, have you ever considered that...
sharon-cathcart's picture
Mar.30.2010
I took advantage of a wonderful and unexpected opportunity this past Sunday. I attended a Vision Binder Playdate workshop by Molly Burke, Queen of Confidence. The theme was "Success," and we all worked on maps to show what success was like for us in various parts of our lives (...
carol-n-cronin's picture
Mar.25.2010
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about success. Not the standard question, "how can I be more successful?”  (which is usually just a tasteful coverup for “how can I make more money?”) My question is completely different: Have I already succeeded, and just failed to notice? From 2000-2004, one...
jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Mar.18.2010
I have a friend who will remain nameless in this piece who just hit the enormous, huge, lifetime home run.  She done hit it out of the park, ladies and gentlemen, and this home run involves thousands and thousands of dollars.  Maybe even in the million category.  This home run will have legs, long...
dewitt-rowe's picture
Feb.21.2010
I took a few weeks off from book promotion so that I could “Be My Own Agent.” I am learning first hand as I’m reading other author’s posts that the self-publishing world is an all encompassing endeavor.  I realize how important marketing is because you have to let the world know that your book is...