Add All of Your Blog Posts to November's Open Thread

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! In fact, we're going to be culling out some great posts from the list below and paying you to feature them ...more

Sign Up for November's NaBloPoMo

If you're posting for NaBloPoMo every day in November, add your name to our 2014 blogroll to share your work and enter to win prizes! Just fill out the NaBloPoMo Blogroll Form. Make sure you've selected NOVEMBER, and only submit your blog once, ...more

Join the Big Online Blogging Celebration That is November's NaBloPoMo

Join NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) on this November, and commit to post every single day this month! Every November, thousands of bloggers commit to posting daily. But it's about much more than getting that post up—it's ...more

Add Your Posts to the October Open Thread

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! ...more

Sign Up for October's NaBloPoMo

The theme for October is CRUNCH. ...more

How NaBloPoMo Feels... in 16 Pictures

This month is the largest National Blog Posting Month. If you are wondering what it is like to do NaBloPoMo, here's an explanation in 16 pictures. ...more
Ashwini Well, BlogHer actually does one every month -- November is just the "big deal" one. I ...more

Writers Need Feedback: The Difference Between Blog Posts and Books

I once had lunch with a writer, someone I knew well from high school, who had brought her play for me to read while I was sitting in front of her. The play was cleverly written; it was a roman à clef – or, perhaps more properly, une pièce de theatre à clef. It was about office politics that she had experienced, and there was a vampire replete with cape and the other accoutrements of vampiredom. ...more
I agree with you about the need for feedback and I hear what others are saying about the pros ...more

How to Find Your Authentic Voice

When I was in elementary school, I declared that I'd be a writer. By high school, though, I was sure I'd go to law school. That too, changed over the years. In college, I had a professor ask me to consider switching my major to English because she enjoyed my writing so much; it would be a "waste of time" to pursue anything else. I wondered if she was high. (To be clear, I hadn't yet declared a major, so, perhaps I was high. No, really. Maybe I was. It was the late '90s and I don't need your judgment. Great, now I'm off track.) ...more
Love your post! I can so relate. Thank you for sharing. I couldn't agree more. Especially, the ...more

8 Great Holiday Skirts

The holidays are fast approaching. I’ve curated a selection of basic black with a few other pretty textures and patterns.Available at Anthropologie...more

Why I Finally Gave Up On Gotham

I’ve done it. I finally decided to give up on Gotham, this season’s new Batman-origin-story drama on Fox. I watched since the beginning, but fell behind a few weeks ago. Finally, I bit the bullet: I deleted the remaining unwatched episodes off my DVR and took it off my recording schedule. ...more

#NaBloPoMo 2014: Day 24: Rectangle Skyline

Pittsburgh skyline...more

Day 23 - Be Still

Lake Roosevelt, 10/2009 vb ...more

It's OK (Haiku)

It's ok to feel Not ok - it's not ok To not feel at all.It's way more ok To feel way ok about It all. That's ok.To be ok withOk and not ok is One kind of ok:It's inside ok. And inside ok becomes Outside ok. Always.Keiko Mulligan

33 Random Things I'm Thankful For. cap off my lovely birthday weekend here's a list of 33 random things I'm thankful for....more

Latter problem with my left arm and i cant connect

Latter problem with my left arm and i cant connect laptop to or right I left to right are: I it by six hearts of black-white Nahar the Alpha Fuel XT also day which is or you really have to they listen to flex to contract everything how many kill and gave this kid mom for cleanbowled actually really a question and is not your I did the exam on IRC ok I started we sell with Miami 95 hero so I had 87 Q lo mein on this and then I'll yeah she weeks to work 3G Reese right eat whatever I want and Icame back it wa...more

NaBloPoMo (11/2014) – Day 23: Memories

I am what I call a Recovering Recovering Catholic. I wrote about it once here. In essence, I was raised Catholic. I stopped going to church for many, many years. Then 5 years ago, I returned. And I stayed. The main reason was because of one particular priest. (You can read more about why he’s so wonderful in the other blog. Click the link.) He’s a fabulous man....more

Episode 55: Raining On My Parade.....

I was feeling a little heavy-headed when I got up yesterday; not really ‘with-it’, and lacking in energy and enthusiasm. Looking outside didn’t help matters either; grey, damp. miserable, just like my mood actually!…...more

Laboring a novel online...

I am using this National Novel Writing Month to tidy up and finalize my new novel; thankfully and ironically, I created the first draft of this work in my first NaNoWriMo attempt of 2012. Though I did not create a full and perfect draft, the major characters and trajectory and events of the story burst forth. And, after much tangling and untangling since, I look forward to commemorating this NaNoWriMo as the one that produced the publishable draft....more