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Website: http://aspenreallife.com
Location: Aspen
Members: 293
Latest Activity: Apr 10

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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

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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

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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 Aysha Iqbal on July 12, 2010 at 12:15pm
Oh dear Debbie.... We would all pray for both your dads.....
Comment by Debbie Allen on July 12, 2010 at 12:13pm
Swati,
My dad is going through heart problems, too. Blocked arteries, and a heartbeat that is way to slow (38 beats per minute), complicated by a brain tumor. I'll pray for him.
Comment by Naomi de la Torre on July 12, 2010 at 8:50am
Swati,

So sorry to hear about your dad. I really hope he is going to be okay. I didn't know he was sick until I just read your post below. Will say some healing prayers on his behalf. xoxoxo
Comment by Naomi de la Torre on July 12, 2010 at 8:49am
Thank you so much, Jillian, for your kind and super insightful comments on my Dragon essay. You are such a sweetheart!! And thank you also for forming this wonderful group and giving us all a chance to form such great friendships here with other writers. I really appreciate this group and all the wonderful people I've met through it!


Hope you are having a great week, Jillian!

xoxox

Naomi
Comment by Aysha Iqbal on July 11, 2010 at 8:15pm
@Swati: wow that IS lucky...and I know what you are going throug..I heard the same thing about my grandfather(who is kindda young coz they marry waay too early) and there was the whole debate on whether to do a bypass or not...well ask your dad to just rest and follow all doctor's instructions. I hope he gets well...
I do hope he manages it well...and take care and be strong...
Comment by Swati Bharteey on July 11, 2010 at 8:12pm
Thanks Aysha - he had clogged arteries and we didn't know it. He went in to see his doc because he was short of breath while sitting on his sofa - we are so lucky that he went in and they figured it out before anything happened!
Swati
Comment by The CincoMom on July 11, 2010 at 7:44pm
Hello all! I am the author of Goony Goo-Goo and Ga-Ga Too, an exciting new children's book. www.kiamorgansmith.com. I have met a lot of moms who are interested in self-publishing but don't know how to get started. If you have any questions, I'd love to help! Just drop me a line! Look forward to talking to you! Kia
Comment by akbutler on July 11, 2010 at 6:31pm
oh, not discouraged at all. Just thought it was interesting and wanted to share! I imagine there are many many rejections in my future, and I'm totally ok with that :-)
Comment by Jillylivi on July 11, 2010 at 5:18pm
Alysia, all I can say is don't put all of your eggs in one basket. There are so many other websites out there.

As we have all been discussing in our group, rejection letters are the norm. At the Aspen Writer's Conference one of the top writer's, of course I can't remember who at the moment, said that it was his goal to paper his bathroom with rejection letters before he was successful. I say that's a great goal!

Don't give up!
Comment by Debbie Allen on July 11, 2010 at 4:59pm
Too bad about Chicken Soup. It was worth a try. How about Cup of Comfort? Or is there a national autism group that might publish people's stories?
 

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