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Gwyneth Paltrow madly in love with Glee writer

Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow (42), since March, the ex-wife of Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, do yourself still secretive about her new love affair with Glee writer Brad Falchuck (43). But American and British media swear...
by NewsMosh on Oct 25, 2014

Friday Poll ~ Readers’ & Writers’ Distractions

As always, we lead off with the results from last week’s poll—Are there too many books in the world?  The top vote went to “No” with 66.7% of the responses. The “Other”, Fill-in answers were “Hell No”...
by Notes from an Alien on Oct 24, 2014

The Power of Brainstorming

by Julia Phillips SmithAnother writing retreat in the can. My writers' group wrapped this year's event last Sunday, and as always the brightest ember from the weekend remains our brainstorming sessions.We've been holding retreats for over a deca...
by thepopculturedivas on Oct 23, 2014

Book Awards for Self-Published Authors

Can winning an award give a self-published book a boost? Well, it is one form of book promotion… And, even though book promotion can seem like too much hard work for creative writers there are so many ways to promote books that anyone should be...
by Notes from an Alien on Oct 23, 2014

انشاء جی اٹھو اب کوچ کرو، اس شہر ميں جی کو لگانا کيا.....

by Great Urdu Poetry on Oct 21, 2014

Can a Demon Assassin Reveal His Secrets? Are Two Jazz Babies Too Much For a Sexy Artist to Handle?

by Julia Phillips SmithLooking ahead to Halloween --My friend and fellow Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada member Paula Altenburg brought her Demon Outlaws series to a conclusion with her release this past May: Demon Cr...
by thepopculturedivas on Oct 16, 2014

An Award-Winning Author and An Angry Book Critic

It’s often said that a writer should not respond to egregiously bad reviews and criticism. That’s probably good advice—usually because someone who can find nothing good in a book should, out of simple humanity, say as little as poss...
by Notes from an Alien on Oct 15, 2014

Friday Poll ~ Should All Writers Blog?

Before we get to this week’s poll, here are the results from last week—Protecting Creative Ideas: 37.5% voted for “Proper Copyright”. And, the “Other” category had the same percentage, with these specific answers:...
by Notes from an Alien on Oct 10, 2014

When an Abandoned Baby in the Nativity Manger Spins a Doctor's Life Onto a New Path, and a Lifeguard Surrenders to Special-Forces Tactics

by Julia Phillips SmithFellow Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada member Donna Alward has a new release: Christmas at Seashell Cottage. from her Jewell Cove series "It's Christmas in Jewell Cove... And local doc...
by thepopculturedivas on Oct 9, 2014

Can Experimental Psychology Help A Writer?

Many writers attribute their abilities to metaphysical “muses”. Many claim that nothing but massive research will give them their raw materials. Far too many cling to what other writers tell them to do… Perhaps, if you don’t h...
by Notes from an Alien on Oct 9, 2014

4 Gems from This Writer’s Bookmark Bin

I gather lots of bookmarks, from scanning the news and other sources; and, every so often, I package a few up and share them… Today, I’ll share about hanging out at a famous writer’s home, tips on keeping a writer’s notebook,...
by Notes from an Alien on Oct 8, 2014

List of the Best Blogging Platforms Freely Available

There are countless free blogging sites out there, and even though each one gives you a platform to publish whatever you want, not all are made equal. Here are some of the top free blogging sites and a brief summary about each of their main feature t...
by BloggingForDollarz on Oct 7, 2014

So You Want To Be A Successful Writer… ~ Oh, My…

Last year I wrote the article Bad Advice for Writers = Most Advice for Writers. If you want to be a successful writer you should go read that article. It begins by telling you that most books sell less than 500 copies. Then, it explores a range of m...
by Notes from an Alien on Oct 6, 2014

Surviving a Stroke at 33 (and Blogging About It)

Christine Hyung-Oak Lee talks about life and writing after a traumatic health experience.
by Motosportz on Oct 3, 2014

Surviving a Stroke at 33 (and Blogging About It)

Christine Hyung-Oak Lee talks about life and writing after a traumatic health experience.
by Hari-hari guru on Oct 3, 2014

National Poetry Day – Poet Crush (2)

Happy national poetry day everyone. It seems weird to me that we have a poetry day and a poetry month but I suppose poetry is so important it gets to spotlights on its pages once a year. To celebrate the day, I sat down and revisited August Kleinzahl...
by Story Arch on Oct 2, 2014

Break in Content

Hi, everyone, I am looking to upgrade the site here. WordPress has been wonderful for me but I want to start getting serious about Story Arch. The first step is to turn Story Arch into a self-hosted website where I can keep track of what you all want...
by Story Arch on Sep 30, 2014

Why It's Important to Reach Out to Your Local Writing Community

by Julia Phillips SmithMy writers' group, the Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada, wrapped up our second appearance at the Word on the Street book festival this past weekend.This was taken last year at our first Word on the St...
by thepopculturedivas on Sep 25, 2014

Not Much Time Left To Sign-Up for FREE Creative Writing Course !

I wish I’d heard about this sooner but I’m grateful my Best Friend’s Best Friend noticed this MOOC. Don’t know what a MOOC is? A Massive Open Online Course and here’s a link to Lots of MOOCs… The one I’m feat...
by Notes from an Alien on Sep 25, 2014

Writing Can Do WAY More Than Tell Stories . . .

If it’s possible to “run into someone” on the Internet, I just ran into Rachel Grate, an English and Gender & Women’s Studies dual major at Scripps College, a writer, a runner, and feminist. She blogs over at AustenFemini...
by Notes from an Alien on Sep 23, 2014
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