where the writers are
jill-jepson's picture
May.27.2013
Years ago, I made a common author’s complaint to a poet friend of mine. “I had a great idea for an article,” I said. “But I was in the middle of a...
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May.28.2013
For the past two weeks, I’ve been chatting about a few of the ways authors submit their work. I don’t mean “online” or “in hard copy” or “by owl,”...
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jill-jepson's picture
May.29.2013
This week, I did something I never imagined I'd do: I made an appointment with a spiritual mentor. What is a spiritual mentor?  Spiritual...
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May.30.2013
The writing life is a challenging one. Most of us write while holding down other jobs, raising families, keeping our houses clean, and (hopefully)...
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Jun.03.2013
I love the image of the writer as warrior. In Writing as a Sacred Path, I explore the Warrior Writer as one of four sacred pathways for writers...
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jill-jepson's picture
Jun.04.2013
For the last three Tuesdays, I’ve been blogging about the approaches authors take when they submit their work. I’ve written about 4 “types” of...
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jill-jepson's picture
Jun.05.2013
When you finish a novel—or any long work—you arrive at a threshold. Who knows what lies on the other side? You’re not going to find out until you...
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Jun.06.2013
A writer friend of mine is struggling. She is writing about an abusive relationship she is now out of, and is finding herself stuck. It is important...
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Jun.07.2013
As a writer who has spent an enormous amount of time over the past five years on marketing and platform-building, I have read scores of blogs and...
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jill-jepson's picture
Jun.10.2013
For a few weeks this spring, I found myself floundering. Maybe “floundering” is too big a word. It was more like hitting a patch of ice on a path. My...
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quenntis-ashby's picture
Oct.27.2010
I've been hearing this sentence for a few years now. I'm a native English speaker from South Africa and it just sounds wrong to me. Am I being stupid...
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quenntis-ashby's picture
Nov.24.2010
ice mountains beneath the sea have to be climbed in reverse with the highest point also being the darkest your nose reminds me of this point as do...
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sweet-pain's picture
Dec.10.2008
Although Many Of Us Have Been Profoundly Touched By Love, We Can't Always Put Our Most Tender Feelings Into Words When We Really Want To Express! To...
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meilin-miranda's picture
Jan.16.2009
A Stupid Ceremony: Six-year-old Prince Brendig of Sairland squirmed next to his father. Papa had given him a new boat--a model of the king’s own...
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meilin-miranda's picture
Feb.19.2009
Targets: That night, Harsin idly swirled the brandy in his snifter; Affton had sent a few bottles of the 914 Leuteplum to the Middlemont cellars,...
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meilin-miranda's picture
Apr.19.2009
Good Management: Rose spent less than a spoke at Callant, though it had taken nearly three weeks to get there. “Eet ees a borrring backwater!” she’d...
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deborah-rodney's picture
Sep.17.2009
BALANCING ACTSBy Deborah Rodney Keeping the faith that we will find our way out of the fear and violence gripping our world is probably the hardest...
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monie-maunay's picture
Oct.27.2012
Sitting on my ass for a while now waiting with the love-ridden product trainer for our junior exec bff, who will take the shuttle at 1:15am to get...
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imen-bennani's picture
Apr.27.2009
The man would always complain how his wife uses the phone, how she keeps talking about trivial things, how she carelessly wastes money by using the...
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cary-tennis's picture
Jan.29.2014
When I was a kid I thought a publisher was a mythical figure in a white shirt with cuffs folded back one fold on his forearms in an office in New...
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Red Room Blogs banner photograph (at the top of the page) is of writer Ernest Hemingway with Lady Duff Twysden, Hadley Hemingway, and three unidentified people at a cafe in Pamplona, Spain, during the Fiesta of San Fermin in July 1925; photograph used courtesy of the Ernest Hemingway Collection, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.