8 Reasons Writers Are Lonely

May 21, 2007
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8 Reasons Writers Are Lonely

You are a writer!Fred Hobsen said, “The loneliest people in the world we writers are.” But really, it is not that writers are lonely so much as they work alone and spend a lot of time alone with imaginary characters. If writers were genuinely lonely these might be a few reasons why: Most of their…

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Natalie Streber

May 18, 2007
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Natalie Streber

BIW Member Interview Natalie Streber was born Natalie Lubrano in Orlando, FL, July 1980. She is married with two children and is currently residing (against her better judgment in Chicago, IL). She has not published anything yet unless you count the newsletter articles for a parenting group or the countless letters to the editor of…

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May BIW Over

May 15, 2007
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Ah another great BIW is over. Here are the stats for those who like them: 106 writers started this months journey. 9 disappeared by the Wed cut off. 78 made it until the end. 2447.5 pages were produced. Happy Editing! About Maureen WoodM. E. Wood lives in Eastern Ontario with her husband of fifteen years.…

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Websites for Writers – Writers Digest

May 14, 2007
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Being listed in Writer’s Digest 101 best sites for writers for a second year in a row is simply wonderful. They certainly brought us some eager writers over the last two years. I think it has also brought us a different range of writers. For instance, we have more men than we have ever had…

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Carolyn Ann Aish

May 11, 2007
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Carolyn Ann Aish

BIW Member Interview Carolyn Ann Aish was born Carolyn Ann Gundesen in the small town of Waitara,Taranaki, New Zealand in 1948. She was raised in New Plymouth and now widowed, resides in Inglewood beneath the spectacular Taranaki Mountain, Egmont. Carolyn has two children, both married, and three grandchildren with another due mid May 2007. Carolyn…

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Recipe for Lazy Cabbage Rolls

May 10, 2007
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One of the things that makes BIW a little easier, especially if you have others to cook for, are easy recipes that taste good and produce a lot with little effort. Lazy Cabbage Rolls is an excellent recipe for BIW because it makes 6 to 8 servings which in most cases means leftovers. Yeah! I…

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Wednesday Deadline

May 9, 2007
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The 8 am EST participation deadline has come and gone. Considering there are 106 writers participating this month, it is actually quite good odds that only 9 didn’t check in. Checking in is a cornerstone of Book-in-a-week. If a writer isn’t checking in then they aren’t participating with the group, they are a solitary writer.…

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Elsa Neal

May 8, 2007
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Elsa Neal

BIW Member Interview Elsa Neal has completed two novels, and written over 100 articles on creativity, writing, fashion, and stress management. Links to all of her articles, and other resources for writers, are available on her official website. Moe: When did you know you wanted to be a writer? Elsa Neal: Almost as soon as…

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Writing Tip

May 7, 2007
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What do I do when I’m stuck? There are a number of things to do when you’re stuck. Writing consistently for long periods of time is hard. But worth it. Believe it or not it does get easier… at least in hindsight. During those “blank” times it helps to try a writing exercise or journal…

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May BIW has Started!

May 7, 2007
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Time to BIC HOK TAM! If you haven’t done so already. Use your word processor to create mini banners to post this week’s goal around the house in all the places you frequent often. Like on the kitchen cupboard, the fridge, the top part of computer screen, the bathroom mirror and mini ones above the…

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Writers Weekly

May 6, 2007
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Websites for Writers One of my favorite websites when I first came to the internet and writing was Writers Weekly, an e-zine for freelance writers. Owner and author, Angela Hoy has always offered a safe haven for writers to learn about the craft and the business of writing. Writers Weekly offers a weekly email newsletter…

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