Aspiring Writers

If you are writing a book, have written a book, freelance or just love books in general, I am interested in getting to know you.
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Location: Aspen
Members: 292
Latest Activity: Jun 27

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Hi and welcome to group of Aspiring Writers. As a travel writer I have been quite busy writing for my blog, Aspen Real Life, but check in as much as possible to see what you are all up to. Come by and say hello. Also,  find me on Twitter and Facebook.

Discussion Forum

New here

Started by Sarah Ellen Coiner Feb 19, 2015. 0 Replies

I'm Sarah, and yes, I'm always writing some kind of Christian novel. Everything is on my thumb drive, nothing has been published. My writing blog is…Continue

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Writers' Rumpus blog & 2 writer-themed giveaways

Started by Marianne Knowles Sep 13, 2013. 0 Replies

Hi everyone, I just joined Mom Bloggers. I manage a group blog, Writers' Rumpus, with a focus on writing and illustrating for…Continue

Tags: critique, Rafflecopter, giveaway, books, picture

Happy Birthday to Me Giveaway

Started by Cynthia Tolbert-Wilson Mar 30, 2013. 0 Replies

By this time of the year, we are more than ready for the tilting of the Earth that heralds the spring equinox and better weather. It’s a promise that summer will soon be here.…Continue

Writing & The Road to Publishing

Started by Shana Johnson. Last reply by Rhonda Fischer Jan 2, 2013. 5 Replies

Hi Moms,I own a independent book publishing company and I was thinking about starting some video online sessions or a video online writing group for those who are writing and want some input or want…Continue

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Comment by Jillylivi on April 2, 2010 at 12:09pm
Welcome Alexandra, I'm sure that your youngest got his brains from you, right?

Judging from your last post, we are lucky to have such a fun loving new member and I look forward to reading more stories about you and your family. Thank you, BTW, for subscribing to my blog.

To let us all get acquainted better with you, we hope that you and Terry and other new members of the group send us a link to your favorite posts.

Today, I am recovering from the shock of transitioning from beach to a foot of snow and hibernating in my office to write and visit all of your blogs.

Peryl, I have signed in before to your paper but will gladly do it again so that I can keep up with your wonderful writing. Also, I know a wonderful woman in our valley who has an organization for abused children and I have been trying for months now to get her to write a post on my blog about it. Thank you for reminding me to contact her again.

Heather, I will be sure to nominate you for the same reasons that Meagan mentioned.

Beth, I too appreciated what you said about catering to different writing styles. I find it sooo difficult to stay focused when I am trying to freelance, build a writing business and remain true to my blog. At some point, something has to go and I'm afraid it will be my blog.
Comment by Alexandra Rosas on April 2, 2010 at 11:58am
Ha! Dear Jill: thank you for your help. Me, over here, Nimnuts over here, had to have my youngest tell me, "Mom? you need to sign in." Voila! Signed in, and got in.

The future is secure with my little one here, and his techno knowledge. Thank you!
Comment by Peryl Manning on April 2, 2010 at 11:24am
Hey Ladies - April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month - and I posted today about an amazing organization in Seattle that works to end the cycle of child abuse. I was wondering if you might all be kind enough to check out my post (, and also if you would consider putting a similar post up sometime this month, highlighting this or another organization in your own area. Calling attention to some of the incredible organizations that help abused and neglected children is a good way to show people how to take a positive step in the fight against child abuse, which I know is a cause close to all of our hearts - and together, we are a powerful force of blogging action!!

Thanks for giving this some thought - Meagan, I'm off to check out your blog, and Heather, I'll be right over to nominate you!

Comment by Meagan Frank on April 2, 2010 at 10:14am
Hello all,
Back from the cabin. Great place to send the kids outside so I can write from the desk by our window. It was inspirational and I got a lot accomplished for the outlining of my book. I have posted my writing exercise for the day at my blog: What the Blog is Going on Around Here?

I went on and nominated you...not because you asked, but because I really think you have a great blog with heartfelt posts. I think we all know what it means to be promoted and followed by other writers, and it is easy to promote and follow talent. Good luck!

I checked out that literary mama site...and you are right! There is some great writing on there. Welcome to MBC!

Have a great Easter weekend everyone!
Comment by Terri Kellogg on April 1, 2010 at 9:24pm
Hello! Just joined Mom Bloggers Club a couple days ago and am still finding my way around and checking out the many amazing blogs. When I found this group, I had to join. Have you guys seen this site I just found it the other day and am really into it. If it's already been shared here, sorry for the repeat!! (It's not my site, I just came across it in my internet travels and really liked it.)
Comment by Wife on the Roller Coaster on April 1, 2010 at 8:21pm
I hate to ask for a favor, but you ladies are all so supportive that I thought it was worth a shot. I'm attending a military blogging conference next weekend, and nominations are currently going on for best blog in several different categories, including military spouse. If you get a minute, would you mind voting for me? Unfortunately, you have to create an account but it's pretty painless. The link is I know this sounds silly, but I've been in contact with editors at 2 military related publications, and if by some chance I win this blogging contest, I'd like to think that my chances of publication increase. Thank you! And you know I'll always return the favor!

Comment by Yang Mommy on April 1, 2010 at 8:30am
Hi ladies! Finally have some time to drop by and say "hello," and peruse your blogs. I've had my head stuck inside my romance novel that I'm writing, encouraging the inner vixen within! :)

My blogging has taken a backseat, but I added to that too. The other week, Yin Mama wrote about raising strong daughters and I've commented back about raising strong sons, too. Come check it out and I'd love, LOVE to hear your opinions on how it might be hard for you to raise a strong son vs daughter.

See you in the blogosphere!
Comment by Meagan Frank on April 1, 2010 at 2:27am
I too have been "disconnected" for a bit. I have been at our cabin where the internet is shaky at best. I got some writing done on my newest venture, and I am glad to be home so I can reconnect to other things now...including updating my blogs.

Beth...I like your insight about having different styles of writing for different things. I forget that there are such varied kinds of writing that inspire me, and I hope to find that balance you describe.

Refreshed and ready to get reconnected this weekend. I'll be catching up on the posts and writing I missed while I was unplugged.
Comment by Beth Daigle on March 31, 2010 at 8:46pm

I guess I've been out of the loop. You've accomplished so much with your short stories. You really have a knack for saying more with less. What's next? Each chapter was amazing.

Jillian - I truly appreciated your thoughts about writing. My resolution this year was to strike a better balance and I think this applies quite well to writing. When I write for magazines I have to consider the editors and what they are trying to accomplish through their publication so I tend to cater to their styles and topics. To offset this, I use my blog to write freely about topics that I enjoy and in a style that is purely me.

So I guess, what I am trying to say is that having different outlets for your writing can help create a balance between your personal passion for writing and your possible desire to reach as many readers as possible.

Just some thoughts - Write well, write often, write on. Beth
Comment by Peryl Manning on March 31, 2010 at 7:55pm
Hi Jillian - thanks for the kind note - I agree; I think our hormones are tuned to the baby frequency, and there's not a whole lot logic can do to change that.

Re: commenting, I know, my site is a pain to post on - I wish I could change the process! It's set up by the newspaper - I think those who register find it easier because they can skip the awful submit codes. Anyway, I appreciate all of you you trying, and hope you'll try again!

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