Book Review: Speak Our Language by Tamera Czarnowski

Review of Speak Our Language by Tamera Czarnowski. Are you or is someone in your life looking for a new hair stylist? If so, this little gem of a book will offer some ideas, suggestions, and tips on how-to, from choosing a salon to tipping the stylist afterwards. It tops out at less than twenty-four pages... Continue Reading →

Writer’s Conference Hangover

Phew! Here we are, fresh from a fabulous writers conference called Hippocamp 2017, named after Hippocampus Magazine, which is in turn named after that part of the human brain--wait for it--the hippocampus. Is that too meta? Not for a bunch of creative nonfiction writers! Elizabeth (author of the thoughtful pre-cap in last week's blog) noted... Continue Reading →

Deciding to Go: A HippoCamp 2017 Pre-cap By Elizabeth Mackenzie Biedell

She said it very casually. In the middle of two other thoughts. And I’m glad she did. “So I’m not even sure...there’s this thing...I want to go, it’s called Hippo Camp...I don’t know, Ken really wants to go to this other thing…” I wasn’t sure what my friend Lisa was talking about. It didn’t matter.... Continue Reading →

Pitch Wars: Warriors of the Written Word, GO

If you are interested in writing, there are a lot of cool contests out there. And Twitter is an exciting, up-to-the minute way to learn about what is going on in the writer community. One contest I learned about from author K.L. Kranes is called #PitMad. PitMad is one-day of "pitch madness" on Twitter (quarterly). It's... Continue Reading →

Persistence Through Equilibrium and Disequilibrium

Often in life things have to get worse before they can get better. Whatever's going on in your life, some things are going well and some things are going not as well. While we may gravitate toward that which brings us pleasure, is fun, or makes us feel good about ourselves, those challenging, frustrating, and... Continue Reading →

Let’s Play “Get to Know You”

Greetings friends! I have never really done a "Who am I?" blog. If you already read and follow my blog, thank you; you are awesome! And if you have read things I have written, then you might already have a sense of what is important to me. I live in the Washington DC area, with... Continue Reading →

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