I Just Want to Write.

I just want to write.I just want to write....more

Anyone Ever Been Made Fun of For Their Looks?

                     Standing Before the Fire Th...more

No Cat Yet

Eulalia Benejam Cobb (Lali)Blog:  MyGreenVermont.comWebsite:  www.LaliGallery.com...more

Pitch It

In ten days, I'll be attending my very first writing conference.  To say I'm nervous is a huge understatement.  Networking and approaching new people have never been strong traits of mine.  But if I'm serious about being a writer, then I need to push myself beyond my comfort zone. ...more

Six years in the blogosphere: The Blue Muse in review

Seems like just yesterday that I typed my Maiden Voyage post, launching the Blue Muse on August 3, 2009 as a mechanism to share my split-state doctoral journey. Now 882 posts later, I'm reflecting on where I started (sweet, picture-less commentaries on life between Sacramento and Cactus Land) and where I am now (diversifying into not one, not two, but three separate blog spaces)....more

The Fine Art of Self-Sabotage

Today’s required reading: Rachelle Gardner’s “7 Bad Habits of Successful Authors.” Excellent stuff throughout, but one that resonates with me is 5: Insecure.From the post:...more

The Write Spot, with Author Fran McNabb

Welcome to the second edition of The Write Spot, a bi-weekly author series spotlighting the many and varied places where writers write. ...more

Why Not You, Why Not Now?

One of the reasons my heart beats fast when I think about telling stories is that we all have one. We all have a story to tell. We all are individually unique, yet we are created by the same God. We are loved all the same. While my story may look drastically different from your story…both are in need of being told and just plain spoken. Whether you speak your heart to a friend over coffee or blog about it on a site like this one…it’s meant to be told. Your story and my story are woven together into one big story....more

Women inspired

Emma Palova on inspirationAs an author, screenwriter, journalist and a blogger, I write a lot. I write daily for myself to keep me in balance and I write for others. I write for information, I write for joy and to entertain.And now, that I am working on the Greenwich Meridian (c) memoir about the family immigration saga, I also write for the family, the friends and the friends of friends. The memoir was actually the reason why I started blogging to have an online presence.Once, I was supposed to send my clips to an editor of a regional Midwest magazine."Do they want you to bring those clips on a semi-truck?" laughed my husband Ludek."Yes, but now I do pixels so they might have to increase their memory," I said.Most often, people ask me the question, "What inspires you?"The answer is simple, it is the world around me as I look deeper into it. I keep discovering new things in nature, in the sky and in the society around me.I always ask myself questions, "Why does that flower look different in the morning than in the evening?"Is it just my perception of it? Is that the difference between how I felt in the morning and how I feel in the evening? Is it the difference between fresh and tired?It should still be the same flower. But, it isn't. Everything around that lace hydrangea has changed since 8 a.m. The flower has grown bolder with deeper pinkish hues of the blossoms bowing in the sunset.What caused that change? Was it the heat or the pounding rain?Who's favorite flower is that hydrangea? Well, of course. It's my friend Valerie's favorite flower. Oh, and I gave her a bouquet of hydrangeas for her birthday in 2000....more
I am excited to be able to share my story with other women on their blogging journey.more

Women inspired

Emma Palova on inspirationAs an author, screenwriter, journalist and a blogger, I write a lot. I write daily for myself to keep me in balance and I write for others. I write for information, I write for joy and to entertain.And now, that I am working on the Greenwich Meridian (c) memoir about the family immigration saga, I also write for the family, the friends and the friends of friends. The memoir was actually the reason why I started blogging to have an online presence. Once, I was supposed to send my clips to an editor of a regional Midwest magazine....more