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Website: http://aspenreallife.com
Location: Aspen
Members: 292
Latest Activity: Nov 1

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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.

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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

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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

Join Nikki Mark, Children's Book Author on Facebook and Twitter

Started by Prerna Malik. Last reply by Emma Kaufmann Mar 13, 2012. 2 Replies

Hi, I am the Social Media Manager for Nikki Mark, author of the popular kids’ book for working moms, Mommy Brings Home the Bacon. We’d love to…Continue

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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 http://www.literarymama.com/? 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 http://milblogging.com/listingDetail.php?id=4107. 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!

Heather
http://militaryspouserollercoasterride.blogspot.com/
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.
http://yinyangmommy.wordpress.com

See you in the blogosphere!
Comment by Meagan Frank on April 1, 2010 at 2:27am
Jillian,
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
Swati-

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!
Peryl
Comment by Jillylivi on March 31, 2010 at 3:13pm
Theo and Joey Pouch, good to have you back. Swati, thank you for being there so consistently with all of us!

Ok...now for that beach plunge...got carried away, guess I miss you all.
Comment by Jillylivi on March 31, 2010 at 3:10pm
Peryl, I tried to leave a message at your website, also with no luck.

Loved your post about your two year old. There is no way in hell I want another child, three is more than enough, but I, who was never much of a new born baby lover, get all gushy, sentimental and argumentatively downright idiotic when I see a round, toothy seven month old. They are the utmost in deliciousness!!

We are doomed to forever have that nostalgia I think.
Comment by Jillylivi on March 31, 2010 at 2:56pm
CJ,

I just left an extensive message to you on your website but lost it! I'll try to recapture what I said:

I am so glad that you are ready to write it all down and I wanted you to know that, as you can see, you have a wonderful group of women over here who are ready to take the journey with you and support you along the way.

I can't imagine that writing about Lauren won't be difficult at times but I think that you will be so thankful that you have the gift of writing to guide you through. There will be humps that you will need to plow through and there will no doubt be moments of anger and pain but I think that the good will far outweigh the emotionally difficult process.

For the rest of you, I have enjoyed reading all of your responses to the hump that I was going through and I thank you for letting me know that I am not alone in my self-doubt.

I'm sure that the hump will happen again but I am getting more and more use to them and am trying my best to not sabotage my writing.

I do have a new post on my website and would love for all of you to have a look at http://aspenreallife.com.

I did not come home Tuesday after all, which will make for a funny upcoming post, but will be home by the weekend to catch up on all of your writing.

I'll dive into the tropical green ocean for all of you right now!
Comment by Stefanie on March 30, 2010 at 4:35pm
Carla - just left your blog! You've surely found your voice now! I can't wait to read more! Congrats!
 

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