Hi, I am pleased to share with members that my new collection of poems, SEXLESS SOLITUDE AND OTHER POEMS, is now published. For details, one may click:
R K SINGH
Added by Ram Krishna Singh on February 26, 2009 at 10:00pm —
Janet Lail learned to live for years with the constant pain she likens to brillo pads rubbed over scorched skin and monthly hospitalizations due to a kidney disease (chronic pyelonephritis) that requires she drink loads of water.
Then suddenly the pain disappeared and her hospital visits became fewer and farther between. Even the doctors were confounded-–nothing had changed – except the water-–it was no longer fluoridated.
Lail’s water provider, the South Blount Utility… Continue
Added by Sally Stride on February 25, 2009 at 4:39am —
In any aspect of life, it's best to be honest and keep your promises. You know. Be a person of your word. Not implementing respectful teatment to others can be extremely dangerous. Sometimes immediately. Sometimes later in life.
This is a story of how not keeping your word and making false promises to others could be a HUGE mistake. Clearing your mind of anything you've experienced previously this day will make this tale the most beneficial.
Added by Tim Blakely on February 22, 2009 at 2:30pm —
I posted a new entry to my Blackwater Tales
blog about our 'comfort books', those books we love or enjoy enough to read them more than once. Read it and come back and tell me about your own 'comfort books'.
Added by Robin Minnick on February 22, 2009 at 7:30am —
I've decided to become an active writer, after years of teaching, studying for different diploms and certificates I think it is time to go for my real passion. I don't know yet how to start this because I also have another blog going, I mean why start modest and easy if you can start with a bang. I hope this will work out.
Added by Jose Louwes on February 21, 2009 at 11:00am —
I've posted a review of Malice in Miniature by Margaret Grace at Bookstove.
Bookstove: Review: Malice in Miniature
Enjoy the review; enjoy the book!
Added by Robin Minnick on February 18, 2009 at 5:52pm —
I'm giving in.
I've resisted the blog for years, but the time has come to acquiesce to the monster. And doesn't it sound like a monster? Blog. Or maybe something Gollum might utter when choking on a fish bone.
Either way, I guess it's caught up to me. I made the mistake of stopping to look back and it grabbed me by the neck. There's no escape now. See, in my day job I've suddenly been tasked with composing the company's profile on facebook, linkedin, and whatever else… Continue
Added by Sean on February 11, 2009 at 10:03pm —
Black and angry clouds fight to own the sky. Foolish clouds...convinced that their rolling blackness is powerful enough to win a battle against the sun.
Sometimes I feel as though the clouds are invincible. They puff up, great balloons of pridefulness, convinced that they have triumphed.
But the sun is a burning ball. It is power and fire and absolute light. When it is bored with their stupidity, it burns through their thin walls and all of their pride hisses out, lost in… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Benbrook on February 11, 2009 at 4:04am —
Today I have a guest post on the Dark Phantom website. I wrote a little post (an article, really) titled “Writing a Murder Mystery and Using Fear.”
I suppose with my background of writing horror stories, using fear in mystery novels comes naturally! But, read my post to see what I have to say. There've been a few comments already on the posting.
And as a last thought on using fear… Continue
Added by Doug Hewitt on February 9, 2009 at 7:27pm —
Tomorrow starts week 2 of my virtual blog tour. I'm looking forward to tomorrow's stop, which will feature a book review of The Dead Guy.
Visit the Literary Menagerie
tomorrow to see how the review goes. This reviewer pulls no stops! If she doesn't like the book, she'll say so. Where's the drum roll?
Stay tuned as mystery author Doug Hewitt tours the internet with his novel The Dead Guy.
Added by Doug Hewitt on February 8, 2009 at 6:19pm —
Recently I've been re-reading Pema Chodron's book, When Things Fall Apart
. Her words reminded me of the Sheng Zhen movement from Jesus Standing Qigong, "Looking into the depths of one's heart." Perhaps I finally understand.
Chodron first quotes Thich Nhat Hanh's words, "Suffering is not enough." She goes on to say that though discipline and honesty are important, those qualities without compassion and kindness are just plain mean.
I like that: I like the simple… Continue
Added by Vicki Goldsberry on February 7, 2009 at 10:34am —
By Lance Winslow
Thinking about becoming a Freelance Writer? Well, you'd better consider carefully what you will write about - after all, not every topic or subject is worthy of mass market appeal. You must consider what will sell, otherwise you will join the ranks of depressed writers and poor authors.
Not long ago a young writer spoke to me about trying to decide what to write. This young up and coming writer had… Continue
Added by Lance Winslow on February 5, 2009 at 10:57pm —
I had a great post over at Book Marketing Buzz. So far, there have been seven comments. There is general agreement about The Dead Guy--it has a great cover!
Tomorrow, I appear on Fictionary
. I have a post titled "Why write a novel? What's in it for me?"
I think it has some great insights into the mind of a mystery writer, so be sure to check it out!
See ya on the blogging trail ...
Added by Doug Hewitt on February 5, 2009 at 4:42pm —
Writers are born to be proactive. They don’t just want to commit themselves to a long-term service for a particular employer like publications, advertising companies and business process outsourcing, but they also want to lift their writing skills out of obscurity. Factors like finance, boredom from writing the same type of articles and autocratic bosses make writers resort to freelance writing jobs online. On the general perspective, the job offers writers promising results in their careers… Continue
Added by Laura S. Kight on February 5, 2009 at 12:45am —
The virtual book tour continues!
For anyone trying to promote a book, I have a guest blog tomorrow at the Book Marketing Buzz website. The title of the blog is Three Strategies to Promote Your Book. It's my first guest post, so I appreciate the opportunity.
To see what I have to say about promotion, go to:
Book Marketing Buzz
See what mystery author Doug Hewitt is doing to promote The Dead… Continue
Added by Doug Hewitt on February 4, 2009 at 4:37pm —
I enjoyed my virtual tour stops today, and it just keeps getting better. One of the promotional ideas I had was to have an interview with my main character in The Dead Guy, Jack Thigpen. Let's face it; I didn't really give Jack a fair shake, giving him a fatal, untreatable disease in Chapter 1.
And so what would Jack have to say to me?
Read my interview with Jack Thigpen, and see what he has to say to mystery author Doug Hewitt.
It's here at:… Continue
Added by Doug Hewitt on February 3, 2009 at 4:26pm —
Today's virtual tour stops were great, but tomorrow's are even better!
You can read a wonderfully insightful review of my mystery novel The Dead Guy at:
Roxi's Random Ramblings
And there's an excerpt from The Dead Guy (with some of my personal comments) at:
And of course, as a mystery author, I would… Continue
Added by Doug Hewitt on February 2, 2009 at 7:06pm —
The day is shorter
the night longer
and yet sleepless
suffer the dark
in the air in bed
I listen to roar
or whisper of
no high poetry
but nightmares trimming
the sun and the sky
that could never be
Added by Ram Krishna Singh on February 1, 2009 at 8:59pm —
the electrical circuit
in the brain cells
in my drugged sleep
I utter expletives
I can’t help my sensory
Added by Ram Krishna Singh on February 1, 2009 at 8:58pm —
BARBED WIRE FENCE
My window opens
to the back of a garage
where guards make water
at times show their dick
to the maid in my kitchen:
they care for none
how can I complain
if boys and girls make love
in the bush between
the children’s park and
my backyard? They are distanced
by a barbed wire fence
Added by Ram Krishna Singh on February 1, 2009 at 8:56pm —