Added by Briana Ford on August 24, 2010 at 2:54pm —
Writing prompt instructions:
This week we're going to switch gears and write a little poetry. Writing poetry helps us work on cadence and rhythm which can make for better fiction. So by flexing our poetry muscles, we can in turn create more fluid fictional pieces. Please write a narrative poem that focuses on the workings of a family, whether it be your own or one that you've created from scratch. Good… Continue
Added by Angelia Sims on August 7, 2010 at 8:59am —
Read Marina's new post "Literary Agents and One-Night-Stands": http://wp.me/pzsX4-5q…
Added by Marina DelVecchio on August 4, 2010 at 6:30am —
Deadlines + upcoming vacation + BlogHer preparation + all kids home for the summer = mom looking for a way to get it all done. Music didn't help. Dancing ensued.… Continue
Added by Lisa @CrazyAdventuresinParenting on July 25, 2010 at 6:00pm —
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How long would it take to get there? Can we reach it with our spaceships? Can we see it in our telescopes?
**Photos by Angelia
Is it just beyond our nature walk? Half past, the serene beauty flowing under picturesque landscape. A path we… Continue
Added by Angelia Sims on July 22, 2010 at 4:09pm —
My children spend a lot of time with their pencils and crayons. Quite a bit first thing in the morning, mid-day as the yard heats up, and before bed as they unwind.
Recently my almost-five-year-old has been working on her letters. Little by little.
I try not to guide my… Continue
Added by Jeanine Ertl on July 12, 2010 at 9:08pm —
I recently had quite a tiff with The Baby. My own fault, really. I should just know by now…but I didn’t give her the credit she deserved. You see, she’s a frikkin’ genius…no question in my mind. Yet, I forget this at times, given how wee & adorable this kidlet is. So you’re thinking to… Continue
Added by Tracy Warner on July 5, 2010 at 2:19am —
For the past seven years I have been either pregnant, nursing, running after the kiddies or all of the above, and at the same time. I turned into a very physical, sensual person, when most of my life I had been quite passive… Continue
Added by tamar agmon on May 9, 2010 at 4:30pm —
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Whether you’re planning a medicated or a ‘natural’ birth, birth plans are important for a few reasons:
1) Birth is a big deal physically–for mother and baby. Birth plans allow you to take charge of your health. Continue
2) Writing a birth plan forces you (and if you’re…
Added by Jeanine Ertl on May 4, 2010 at 8:30am —
I’ve been writing a couple of blogs since the beginning of the year. I started writing my personal blog in order to get practice for my business blog. I’ve had so much fun writing for A Continue
Mother’s Hood, that at times I have neglected Birth by Paperwork. I think this happened because it is
easier and I am CONSTANTLY coming up with ideas for A Mother’s Hood, where
Birth by Paperwork is…like work.
But with both blogs, I…
Added by Lanita Moss on April 9, 2010 at 7:41am —
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 —