Monthly Archives: October 2014

Thirty Days

“Thirty days and nights of literary abandon! No plot? No problem!” NaNoWriMo As we head into November, I thought I’d give anyone who has been noodling around a novel project a heads up: National Novel Writing Month (also known as … Continue reading

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Painted Moon

“If I Could Paint the Moon Black is a gripping and illuminating story from the first page, when Soviet cattle cars roll into Vaivara, a town in Estonia without cows. It is a story of childhood, but no ordinary childhood, … Continue reading

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Of Service

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” Mother Teresa “There is no better exercise for your heart than reaching down and helping to lift someone up.” Bernard Meltzer One of the deeply … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

As we refresh and recompose ourselves, a gift of words: He Wishes for the Cloths Of Heaven Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden and silver light, The blue and the dim and the dark cloths Of night … Continue reading

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Upcoming Opportunities

This roundup offers lots to choose from, whether you focus on poetry, screenwriting, mysteries, fiction, creative nonfiction or screenplays. So check your drawers and shelves and step out your stories! Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards: Winner receives $1,000.00 in cash and … Continue reading

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Pubslush Empowers

Amazing how the universe seems to drop juicy nuggets of writerly and publishing gold into my lap so I can pass them on. Just today, I was attending a panel on entrepreneurship when lo and behold, one of the speakers … Continue reading

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Celestial Longings

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust Albertine was the name of the mysterious and maddening love interest in Marcel’s magnum opus, Remembrance of Things Past. Albertine is also … Continue reading

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