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Website: http://aspenreallife.com
Location: Aspen
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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 Carla Jansen on October 27, 2010 at 3:41pm
Thanks for the welcomes!
Naomi, I actually started Houston Parents Magazine...October was its first issue! Thanks for asking! I've wanted to come visit Dallas since we moved to Houston in 2007. BTW, I am currently accepting submissions for the next three months...details are on the site (www.HoustonParentsMagazine.com) under contact/submissions.
Comment by Margot Finke on October 27, 2010 at 3:37pm
Carla, I agree with Debbie, the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators is a wonderful place to join if you want to write for children. Go to as many of their writing conferences as you can. You will network with other writers, and get to meet and mingle with editors, agents, and published writers.

Another great place is the online list, Children's Writers and Illustrators.. I joined them years ago, when they were very new, and I was new to writing. Several wonderfully talented writers took me under their wing and mentored me. I owe those ladies so much. Today the list has over 3,000 members world wide, and members still help, encourage, and support newcomers to writing, as well as themselves. Many private crit groups have also been formed by the members. Their collective writing and publishing knowledge is awesome!

Books for Kids - Manuscript Critiques
http://www.margotfinke.com
Comment by Debbie Allen on October 27, 2010 at 1:41pm
Welcome, Carla. I write for children also, and it's a fun and exciting place to be. You may want to join the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, which is an excellent organization.

I know what you mean about keeping your writing a secret. I just blogged about that yesterday--how our inner critic prevents us from announcing our dreams to the world. http://bit.ly/bxdAXQ

Best of luck to you!

~Debbie
http://writingwhilethericeboils.blogspot.com/
Free Resources for Writers
Comment by Naomi de la Torre on October 27, 2010 at 1:32pm
For anyone who ever felt disappointed because they didn't achieve the natural childbirth they hoped for, here is my latest article at SheKnows.com:

http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/818483/Honoring-Your-Uni...

Leave me some comment love and a web address and I promise to visit you back!! Have a great day:)
Comment by Naomi de la Torre on October 27, 2010 at 1:19pm
Welcome, Carla!! Great to meet you. Looking forward to reading your blog and other publications. Do you work for Houston Parents Mag? I live in Dallas!

http://organicmotherhoodwithcoolwhip.com/
Comment by Carla Jansen on October 27, 2010 at 12:17pm
I just joined another writing group, but I think this is where I actually belong...I'm hoping (dreaming, trying desperately) to write (and have published) some books for children. I have had some articles published and done some other freelance work, but I really want to contribute to the children's book market. I haven't blogged much about writing--it's kind of been my secret hobby that I don't usually announce until I know someone well! :) Maybe I should change that! I'm enjoying reading blogs from this group and getting to know some of you through your writing about writing.
--Carla

www.jollyjansen.blogspot.com
www.HoustonParentsMagazine.com
Comment by Julie McGuire on October 26, 2010 at 10:37pm
Look forward to catching up with blogs tonight! Please check out my latest at:
www.sospouse.blogspot.com
I'm so busy creating a new website....have any writers out there sent children off to college?
Comment by Margot Finke on October 26, 2010 at 10:36pm
Poindexter, perhaps if you do with your brain, what I do with my writing when the plot and the story I am writing become tangled and difficult to work through - put it all aside and forget about it for at least a month. I then find something fun to do that has nothing to do with that story. Maybe begin a new and different story, take a short trip and relax, or get out in my garden and weed up a storm - it usually needs attention form me.

And if your anger is about something other than your writingn then sort through it and find answers. Banging your head against a wall of anger only hurts your head - the wall stays just fine!! Once you have a handle on your anger you may be surprised at how fast everything else falls into place - including the story you were writing.

May you gain peace and contentment ASAP + the strength to survive until you do.

Books for Kids - manuscript Critiques
http://www.margotfinke.com.
Comment by Cj Poindexter on October 26, 2010 at 9:58pm
Hey guys. Please visit my latest blog and comment. I am "stuck" . I know what I should be working on...but I'm just not taking the leap. Any advice would be appreciative. http://killsuperwoman.blogspot.com
Comment by Mayra Calvani on October 25, 2010 at 3:11pm
Check out my blog and find out what's going on this week at the National Writing for Children Center.

Radio shows with children's authors
Article: Book Club Benefits
Book giveaway and much more!

If you love children's books or are a children's writer, be sure to check it out!

http://mayrassecretbookcase.blogspot.com/
 

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