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lucia-orth's picture
Jun.03.2009
June 3, 2009, Trento, Italy I’d been living in Beijing for almost six months on the fifth anniversary of the June 4, 1989, Tiananmen Square Massacre...
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anthony-s-policastro's picture
Jun.02.2009
  The New York Times reported over the weekend that Google has announced that it will sell ebooks to consumers - competing directly with Amazon. The...
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belle-yang's picture
Jun.02.2009
Below, an unpublished, unedited piece of where I was 20 years ago when the violence erupted in Beijing. I tried to set things down before my memory...
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kaya-oakes's picture
Jun.02.2009
Now that our publication date is rapidly approaching (too rapidly, if you ask me — I’m having that burst of authorly self-doubt that a friend once...
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louise-young's picture
Jun.02.2009
Around noon, I took a break and headed for the county land north of the cabin.  The old logging roads -- they call them tote roads around here -- are...
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ernie-j-zelinski's picture
Jun.02.2009
I just returned from my first trip to New York where I attended both Rich Frishman's Author 101 University and Book Expo. One of the reasons for my...
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julia-stein's picture
Jun.02.2009
I had an illegal abortion when I was nineteen. I went to Juarerz, Mexico, because I wanted to have a doctor, anesthesia, and a nurse. When I returned...
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kathi-kamen-goldmark's picture
Jun.02.2009
Sheila sent me a supportive and encouraging email before Fitting # 6, that said (among many other things): "No one should go with you tomorrow...
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sam-barry's picture
Jun.02.2009
Actually, I’m not quitting, but one of my colleagues said this the other day in a moment of frustration. (Hint: the colleagues name was not Rupert...
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connie-may-fowler's picture
Jun.02.2009
Writing Below Sea Level: Full Immersion Workshops for Serious Writers will host its next two conferences this fall in Cedar Key. These three-day...
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amira-nagati's picture
Sep.30.2009
Like a dying star..Pulsating, compressed, collapsing..Great uncertainty.. I know there is something behind..Suddenly all seems to stop..And what...
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amira-nagati's picture
Sep.30.2009
The small pharmacist was hopping desperately to catch the supplement bottle on the top shelf while calling intermittently for her assistant.. I...
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patricia-moed's picture
Sep.30.2009
That's what I was thinking the other day as I drove my Prius to the recycling center, and went shopping with my eco-friendly grocery bags. Then, I...
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heather-koelle's picture
Sep.30.2009
Yesterday there was a very disturbing poll on facebook: "Should Obama be killed"? It was quickly removed after many protests from facebook...
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sherrie-theriault's picture
Sep.30.2009
September 30   WEE HOURS     In the wee hours I hear the high pitched wail, the tiny pest whining in my ear, the onset of my thin stretched nerves...
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cat-connor's picture
Sep.29.2009
Chocolate fudge     What has chocolate fudge to do with writing... well... as it turns out, not a fuc'n thing.   I made fudge...
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stephane-mot's picture
Sep.29.2009
My "dragédies" are now available on Amazon.com*. What is a "dragedy" ? You may have heard about "dragees", sweets you...
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lisa-gale-garrigues's picture
Sep.29.2009
I was going to launch into a blog- whine about The Incredible Shrinking Word, which was going to be my clever way of bemoaning the death of print...
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lynn-liccardo's picture
Sep.29.2009
In the wake of Guiding Light's cancellation and the current state of affairs on As the World Turns (while we haven’t seen them for a month, we can...
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raymond-mallette's picture
Sep.29.2009
    In high school I began taking typing. Unfortunately, after having an accident in the woods with my hunting knife and slashing my left wrist (...
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