Fundraisers are calling for short story and poetry submissions for a national anthology to benefit children’s charities. From the submissions, 101 pieces will be chosen to appear in the anthology which is scheduled for released in May of this year.
"The most important thing to a parent is their child," says Beth Davis, an editor on the project. "If we can do something we love, in this case writing, and have it benefit children all over the country then we really are… Continue
Added by Beth Davis on March 17, 2010 at 10:00pm —
What is the real deal about blogging? I was involved in big discussion a few months ago with a friend and well known popular blogger about how the blogging community has evolved and changed for the worse. It was mentioned that she is unhappy that people spring out from no where and just because the write about fashion and post a few pictures, they claim themselves to be… Continue
Added by The Obnoxious SAHM on February 28, 2010 at 2:30pm —
Hmm, time for Not Me! Monday. You want honesty? You got it! My next New York City Moms blog article was not overdue. I finally finished it this morning and it’s in the cue. I’ll let you know when it gets published. It’s called “Natural Birth, Duggar Style.” I do not still owe someone a book review, have to watch a video about breastfeeding and write the review, and manage 1781… Continue
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on February 8, 2010 at 7:30pm —
Once our daughter's high school play finished up in the fall, she tried unsuccessfully to get a job. You'd think retail shops would've at least been hiring temporary help in preparation for the holiday season. But, no.
So we decided that instead of looking for a job, her new job would be applying for college scholarships. Ideally, she's devoting around 10 hours a week—the same hours an outside-the-home part-time job would require—applying for scholarships.
Initially we… Continue
Added by Holly Bowne on February 2, 2010 at 11:41pm —
Well, it's January 7th and as those who celebrated Epiphany yesterday can attest, the Christmas season is officially over. Sigh.
I cannot believe our baby girl turned 18 years old over the Christmas holiday. Actually on Christmas. If you haven't heard me mention this before, yes, our oldest daughter was born on Christmas Day.
Of course, she was born nine, long days past her due date. And I kept hoping and praying she would arrive… Continue
Added by Holly Bowne on January 9, 2010 at 1:27pm —
Here are some truisms about “starving artists:”
- Most artists will indeed continue to produce work throughout their lives whether or not they ever receive payment, sufficient compensation, or recognition for his or her work, simply because they want to.
- However, most artists like to be paid for their work rather than continuing as a “starving artist.”
- Some artists “go commercial,” attempting to combine their…
Added by Michele Pfm on October 6, 2009 at 8:15am —
One great writer once told me that some people have it, some people don’t.
And then you have Larry Bird, one monstrous, awkward cement mixer in the middle of the basketball court. He should be just standing there and get paid, you know what I mean? He’s an OBSTACLE not a basketball player! And yet, he’s one of the most amazing players known to man. Apart from that lithe speed-of-light Jordan guy. Phew!!
Larry Bird who moves at a speed so slow, I could beat him to the net.… Continue
Added by Marsha Maung on August 14, 2009 at 3:29am —
These are my treasured ideas for people who enjoy writing and/or journaling:
Writing is best when it is lived. Just as is any passion that we feel in our heart. It is a lifestyle, a being. Become it through your… Continue
Added by Danielle Marie Crume on August 4, 2009 at 2:35am —
Writing is in the blood, as well as the heart and the mind. J.K. Rowling
may be the most famous (and most successful of us, but many of the writers I know are are women who, like me, have families and all the complexities that implies, but still find the time to slip out a book or two (or more!) of erotic romance a year. This… Continue
Added by josiebrown on June 29, 2009 at 1:26pm —
I have just posted the next installment of my novel writing series on my blog. It is on "Characters in the Novel - Making them Real". Come visit me at Write Moms
if you are writing a novel, or considering writing a novel. Be sure to read my other installments too.
Added by Deanna S. on June 26, 2009 at 12:30pm —
I just added the second installment to my series on novel writing which emphasizes on the plot. Is your story character driven or plot driven? Find out the difference at my blog, Write Moms, http://writemoms.blogspot.com
Thanks to all of you who have been following my blog. I have also been very busy working on my novel, doing writing assignments for Design Studios, Suite101 and am now placing articles on E-How. Seems that you can get some really good… Continue
Added by Deanna S. on June 12, 2009 at 5:02pm —
Yes, I am tired but I would like to be part of this community of mothers.
Is anyone out there?
Added by Tanya @jobtitlemom on June 1, 2009 at 6:56pm —
Just wanted to tell you all that I have begun my series on Novel Writing at my blog Write Moms
. This post is on "The Idea" and gives information on how to form your idea into a novel. Come by and visit, I will be adding new posts to this series at least once a week. Let's all work hard and finish our novels!
Added by Deanna S. on June 1, 2009 at 1:05pm —
No, it's not a list of ingredients for a weird recipe, just a list of things I have to remember to maintain, and all of which start out with the best of intentions, ending up in a few straggly brown plants, an algae-covered tank, and a bad case of writer's block.
To explain how these odd ingredients actually do connect, I'm borrowing a line from Alan Jay Lerner, the lyricist & playwright (for My Fair Lady, Camelot, etc.). In his memoir, he wrote that he became a theatre writer… Continue
Added by Lauren on May 26, 2009 at 5:15pm —
I just posted an article on my blog Write Moms
about the writing site Suite101.com. Come visit to learn more about it. If you are a writer for Suite101, please come and leave a comment about anything I did not mention or did not know!
I also posted that I would be starting a blog series on Novel Writing. As I work on my own novel, I will write about the different aspects of novel writing. My hope is to inspire all of you… Continue
Added by Deanna S. on May 17, 2009 at 1:11am —
I just came back from “Mom’s’ Night Out – Women Who Make a Difference,” an event organized by Beth Feldman from rolemommy.com. It was wonderfully inspiring to hear Lee Woodruff talk about her journey after her husband Bob suffered a brain injury in Iraq, Alison Tepper Singer’s advocacy for autism that grew out of her daughter being diagnoses as autistic, and Lauren Candela-Katz’s involvement in fundraising. All of them, including Beth, stressed that they are doing what they are passionate… Continue
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on February 26, 2009 at 10:30am —
Say Hello to The Creativity Coach!
My coaching practice and my website have been in hiatus for several months. I truly appreciate my clients (and potential clients) for being so patient with my reconstruction. As I am always committed to bringing you closer to your inspired life, I had to take into consideration my own inspiration. I spent the latter half of 2008 re-crafting my authentic life plan to understand what kind of coach I… Continue
Added by Christie on February 2, 2009 at 11:00am —
When I started my business, I had a handful of books to guide me. But what I really wanted was a guide - for someone to literally propel me through the process, hold me accountable and steer me in the right direction.
I’m so pleased to be able to offer this EClass to you in order to help you start your business, to be the guide that I was looking for once upon a time. I will be asking you questions and supporting you as you find the answers & as you take action - and I’ll be… Continue
Added by Julie Roads on January 21, 2009 at 8:00am —
Okay - I never usually do things like this on my blog, but I'm feeling very taken by the holiday spirit - and wildly grateful for all that YOU give me by reading this blog, commenting with your brilliant and strong thoughts, telling your friends & colleagues about Writing Roads and being part of my community.
So, I'd like to give you a gift, but only one of you (even though I appreciate you all equally). But, it wouldn't be me if I made this really easy and un-fun. So here is… Continue
Added by Julie Roads on December 13, 2008 at 3:03pm —
Well ladies. Here we are. Sitting in front of our secret hide away-but really not very secret at all isn't it? Divulging in stories, photo's, opinions...ourselves. I like this place. I am a jaded blogger. But, I think I have been re-ignited. I've been blogging for a while. However, my style is a little different. I have seen what other mothers were blogging about and I liked it, laughed, cried and enjoyed them...but found a little bit on the topics I like to cover. I like to talk about moms… Continue
Added by Bobbi Moro on August 1, 2008 at 12:18am —