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Roots by Lisa Allen

Roots. I never gave them much thought until last summer, when I took my two youngest to our postage-stamp-sized backyard, determined to see dirt instead of the overgrown mess of vine and leaves and weeds and whatever else had taken … Continue reading

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Samantha Brinn Merel : My Writer Roots Are in My Reader’s Soul

When I was home for Thanksgiving last November, I found my old journals. Seven of them, filled from cover to cover, documenting my comings and goings from sixth grade all the way through my junior year of college. I was … Continue reading

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Finding My Voice : Brook Easton

The first piece I ever wrote was in high school. It was a short children’s story about Chester the Chipmunk and his perilous journey from a pine tree to a Christmas tree. As reenacted years later in National Lampoon’s Christmas … Continue reading

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One Sentence at a Time.

              Jessica Watson is a mom to five, four in her arms and one in her heart. After the loss of her infant daughter in 2007, Jessica left the corporate world behind, vowed to … Continue reading

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The Others Are Writers, Not Me

            Christine Organ is a writer and blogger who lives in the hip and happening suburbs of Chicago. She is a part-time freelance writer. Full-time SAHM to two rambunctious little boys. Adoring wife of her rock-solid … Continue reading

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The Writer Who Forgot For Awhile

        Michelle Longo is a writer and blogger from northern New Jersey who dreams of someday moving to southern California.  By day she slings paperwork, but by night she pours her heart out on her blog, The … Continue reading

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Why Do You Write?

          My mind immediately flashes to images of Anne Shirley and Jo March when I think of a writer. I loved them when I was a child (I still love them), and I remember cheering when … Continue reading

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Falling in Love

        When she’s not ignoring social expectations, writing about her very real American Shtetl, and living like she’s on a elder hostel, Shoshana Martyniak can be found editing a monthly Jewish publication while breastfeeding her baby. She … Continue reading

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Evolving as a Writer or Calling Bullshit: Guest Post by Sherry Carr-Smith

        Sherry Carr-Smith is a wife, mom, PR counselor, re-married widow, crafter and writer. She’s been writing online in some form or another since the 1990s and now blogs at Paper, Scissors, Keyboard. All her writing before the late … Continue reading

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Renee Schuls-Jacobson,Teacher & Twit

          The mother to a middle school-aged son, Renée A. Schuls-Jacobson scribbles ideas for essays on napkins and scraps of paper and then loses them. A long-time teacher with an irrational love for office supplies, she … Continue reading

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