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 BlogHer.com 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
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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
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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
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Episode 54: Nobody Likes A Smart Arse!

Oh how I wish I wasn’t such a dunce with technology. Don’t get me wrong, I know my way around a computer (at least enough to be able to use the basics for home and work), and I can manage to call and text from my mobile phone (aren’t I clever)?! but that is just about all I can do, and I feel like I am not only missing out, but lagging behind!...more

#NaBloPoMo 2014: Day 23: Creativity Blocks - part 2

What do you do when you are experiencing Writer's Block or a similar creativity block? Everyone seems to have their own unique approach to getting through a creativity block. Yesterday and today, I have been sharing some of the ways that I have dealt with my own creativity blocks over the years....more

Day 22 - Saturday Night Dance Party

 What would you tell your 20-something year old selfif you could go back in time..? I'd tell me to stay in shape so I could continued...more

Thanksgiving Memories

What is your earliest Thanksgiving memory?  Was Thanksgiving a big deal at your house when you were a kid?  It certainly was at ours.  And not always in a good way, I might add....more

NaBloPoMo (11/2014) - Day 22: Tired

This has been a rather long day. I got up early to see “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″…again. (Review to follow in a day or two.) Then I spent a good portion of the day baking cookies. And then I started searching for cookie recipes that are low carb and sugar free for a friend of mine. In between all of the cookies, of course, I had to wash the dishes, clean the Kitchen Aid and the counter, and get all of my ingredients ready for the next batch. (Yes, everything gets cleaned between batches.)...more

NaBloPoMo (11/2014) - Day 22: Tired

This has been a rather long day. I got up early to see “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″…again. (Review to follow in a day or two.) Then I spent a good portion of the day baking cookies. And then I started searching for cookie recipes that are low carb and sugar free for a friend of mine. In between all of the cookies, of course, I had to wash the dishes, clean the Kitchen Aid and the counter, and get all of my ingredients ready for the next batch. (Yes, everything gets cleaned between batches.)...more

Grateful and Guilty Naptivist

Dear Felis Catus, The divine catnap is probably my guiltiest pleasure. The other guilty pleasures come and go, much like bugs and birds and butterflies—not to mention yarn balls and other irresistible provocative delights—but the catnap remains a staple pleasure. ...more

Kentucky loves a green bean casserole

http://homespuninky.blogspot.com/2014/11/kentucky-loves-green-bean-casse... I received a press release at work yesterday which said Kentucky is number one when it comes to loving the green bean casserole. This press release came from the Del Monte company and included the basic green bean casserole recipe and several variations. Green bean casserole was never a part of my family's Thanksgiving meal until my sister in law began to bring it a few years ago. ...more

Day 22 NaBloPoMo: Christmas Decorations Before Thanksgiving

I am one for timely holidays.  I think we should celebrate the holidays in the order they come, but lights out here in the middle of everywhere are very popular.  Even other religions are finding ways to light up yard either through landscaping lights, fall colors, or designer white or ice blue lights to signify winter or the New Year.  Why?I took this picture at 5:34 this evening.  If we were on fake time, it would be 6:34. ...more