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holli-herrle-castillo's picture
Aug.15.2009
I have recently learned a valuable lesson about critiques and editing. The people who critique your writing are not always right. Even the...
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Sep.24.2009
On June 6, 2008, I said goodbye to my life as I formerly knew it. The day started off ordinary. I brought my girls, six and just-turned-nine, to my...
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Oct.05.2009
I read a comment about the Roman Polanski debacle on a news site that basically said that just because a man has sex with a child once, that doesn't...
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Oct.22.2009
I do not understand people who don't read.  I have a cousin who is in her mid-thirties and brags about how much she hates to read as if it is a good...
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Nov.14.2009
Every day I become more and more dismayed at the books being "written" by famous people.  It breaks my heart that my own novel will likely...
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Dec.28.2009
Christmas in New Orleans is the one time of year we natives try to forget about the crime and the crooked politicians and try to enjoy our beautiful...
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holli-herrle-castillo's picture
Jan.15.2010
Cliches are bad, the tool of a lazy writer so uninspired he doesn't bother to come up with an original way to express an idea.  No matter that...
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Feb.02.2010
It has been an interesting week and two days in New Orleans.  Since the Saints won the NFC championship and secured a spot in the Superbowl, New...
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holli-herrle-castillo's picture
Feb.13.2010
I've blogged before about receiving a review that, while not bad, was not necessarily good. Now I find myself in the unenviable position of writing a...
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Mar.04.2010
I love my computer, almost as much as I love my family and my dog.  My laptop contains my life, my works in progress, my address book for emails, my...
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arlene-goldbard's picture
Nov.29.2013
Nato Thompson: "I said to you, ‘Rick, what are you going to do? Because now there are all these social practice programs where a lot of white kids...
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josie-iselin's picture
Mar.05.2014
An Ocean Garden is HERE! I hope to see you at the events coming up. Otherwise, please go to your local bookstore and order your copy. East Coast:...
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Feb.23.2014
“February is Women in Horror Month,” writes Sumiko Saulson of the examiner.com Arts and Entertainment section.  ”It is part of an...
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james-buchanan's picture
Jan.26.2014
If you write, more than likely you love, dream or want to travel as a writer. I've started my own website (www.worldseers.com) that, in part, is an...
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Feb.15.2014
I just posted a travel story on fly fishing Slough Creek in Yellowstone National Park here: http://www.worldseers.com/fishing-slough-creek-yellow-...
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Jan.03.2014
Read my latest feature on the Huffington Post, a collaborative piece with my good friend, Renate Stendhal:  "'Quartered'/Weapons of Mass...
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chris-rodell's picture
Oct.01.2013
(739 words) It’s taken the government shutdown and the crestfallen disappointment of an old friend for me to determine how to describe my political...
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Nov.18.2013
(701 words) I was driving through a gritty section of rural western Pennsylvania the other day and thought, man, an enterprising meth chef could...
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Nov.19.2013
(736 words) I remain so troubled by the news story I read last Thursday that I’m urging a drastic solution and here it is: All train travel...
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Jan.08.2014
(703 words) We’re so conditioned to surly behavior when we see someone doing anything good we confuse it with magnificence. I’m talking, of course,...
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