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: 293
Latest Activity: Jan 4

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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

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

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 Something Else on December 12, 2009 at 11:10pm
Thanks for your friends invite Theo. I haven't done much with that products review group though. I really don't know how to even start doing one. I might have to rely on you for some guidance on that end. Anyway, I've heard of constant-content but have not written for them before. I would suggest to do a Google scam search on them and see if there are any complaints.
Comment by Something Else on December 12, 2009 at 5:43pm
Thank you Theo. I left a comment on your post on Tiger Woods too. I think that you raise some very interesting questions in the article.
Comment by Theo on December 12, 2009 at 5:29pm
Hi Blia,

Your "People Spirit" post was beautiful. You have your mom's gift for telling great stories too. I hope you publish a book someday soon.
Comment by Something Else on December 12, 2009 at 5:24pm
Hi Swati,
I'm glad you wrote about the topic that you did. I do think that it is extremely important to spend time and cherish the times that we do have with our families, especially our kids. Your suggestions are well taken, and I enjoyed reading the examples that you posted to illustrate your point. Great work as always!
Comment by Theo on December 12, 2009 at 4:55pm
Hey Swati,
Your post for Working Mother Mag. made a real good read. It is very important to know what to delegate, when to delegate and how to delegate. It had fill as well as feel, same as your blog. Thumbs up!
Comment by Swati Bharteey on December 12, 2009 at 9:02am
Hi Jill:
I couldn't resist...I went back in and added a couple of sentences about my daughter into the article :-)! Thank you again for the feedback.
Comment by Swati Bharteey on December 11, 2009 at 7:32pm
Hi Jill:
You are awesome! Thanks for that feedback - it is so helpful!! I will add more next time about interactions between me and my daughter because I think working moms do want that...I probably went too far to the "work" extreme.
I don't have any freeelancing experience :-) - so I am taking your whole message to me as a HUGE compliment. This is my 1st gig (and it doesn't pay). I'm happy to talk about it though - want to email me at and we can talk?

Thanks for taking the time and looking forward to talking more...
Comment by Jillylivi on December 11, 2009 at 4:43pm
Hello Swati,

I am so sorry that I have been neglect in reading your very impressive magazine article. The holidays are creeping up on me plus I have been in full writing mode leaving not much time for anything else.

I read your article and I loved the concept. It is important to teach others how to use their time management to allow them more time with their children. I have to admit that it is my wish to become a freelance writer and I struggle with the initial moves of putting myself out there. I am afraid that I don't have the journalistic style of writing that most magazines are looking for.

You did an excellent job in presenting a clear and precise solution to an important issue.

Personally??? I would love for you to share more personal detail in your story where you describe the joys that occur between you and your daughter when you go to drop her off but I'm not sure that is what the magazine is looking for. I do not in any way mean to belittle your good writing skills because I think you have a clean and concise writing style, I just would love for you to go deeper.

Also, if you would, I would love for you to shed some light on your freelancing experiences!
Comment by Swati Bharteey on December 11, 2009 at 4:07pm
Hi Ladies: I would really appreciate some reads and some comments at my latest post at Working Mother Mag when you have a moment...
Melyssa - I loved your post too - but honestly, your writing is incredible and I enjoy ALL of them. It's so impressive how you can do it so frequently and sound so edgy!
Comment by Melyssa on December 11, 2009 at 8:14am
Hey Jill,

So glad you came by and that I could assist with the torture.

I find this type of torture to be quite cleansing...ah that's another recent post (-:

I think I might have exploded by now if it weren't for this blog.

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