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bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
Dec.23.2012
Once upon a time, an agent liked a story I wrote and asked if I had a book.  I did.  He liked the novel, too.  He sent it to publishers and one bought it for good money.  The agent also sent the manuscript to movie studios.  One of those bought it, too, for even more money...
michael-seidel's picture
Dec.22.2012
Reading others' writing blogs, thinking about work and life, you come to the quintessential facet of your endeavors about how your measure progress and success. Writing blogs are thick with lofty goals.  Word counts, story counts, submission counts.  People state, "I'm going to write and...
hasmukh-amathalal's picture
Dec.05.2012
I feel guilty I feel guilty when enter the holy place For asking favor with fake face Bring pity on face and fold the hands Close the eyes and wish with prayers  Nothing bad has taken place so far Only some draw backs have taken place temporarily I could face it in any...
michael-seidel's picture
Nov.15.2012
Ah, persevere. My fickle lover, taunting me one day, drawing my ire, then supporting me, willing me on. I have trouble quitting things.  It's my one weakness.   I don't like quitting.  I don't quit.  I suspend work, put it on hold, promise to finish it later, but I don't quit....
phil-naessens's picture
Oct.21.2012
    My Grandfather was an amazing man. He taught me so much in the short time I was with him that it isn’t even funny. I would hang on every word that man would tell me because quite frankly I thought he hung the moon. Yesterday a couple of events reminded me about the greatest lesson he...
michael-seidel's picture
Oct.01.2012
I finished my coffee and reflected a bit after posting 'The Writing Month'.   I'm down on myself a great deal because I have high expectations for myself.  Ditto, I'm down on life and others because I have hope and faith that we'll all be better people than we let ourselves. But in...
farzana-versey's picture
Oct.01.2012
The casting couch is a reality few want to accept.  Her life is pornography. Even as their bare bodies are entwined for a few minutes of pleasure, Mahi Arora is capturing the scene on her camera. I know a wannabe Mahi from years ago. Strange hands splashed whipped cream in her cleavage,...
christopher-meeks's picture
Sep.20.2012
Kirkus Reviews asked me out of the blue if I'd like to write about "How I Did It"--about how I achieved a level of success as an independent publisher. Considering that I've been knocking on Kirkus's door for years to have a book reviewed there, this was a nice surprise. Here's what I wrote for...
bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
Sep.14.2012
“As honest as a glass eye.”  My father said this about a certain politician when I was a kid.  I’m pretty sure he’d say it today, too.  He had strong opinions about everything, especially politics. Each week, he sat at our oilcloth-covered kitchen table with a shoebox in which he...
farzana-versey's picture
Sep.05.2012
Michelle Obama did what any good wife does – made her husband look like he needed her. By default, America needs her. Apparently, her speech at the Democratic Convention was a huge hit. Political spouses play a major role in US politics. So, did her human interest angle make sense? As...