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Laura B

Love this! I have been writing a daily journal for more than a decade. It's like straightening my desk. It helps my brain work better.


Thanks for always inspiring us Barbara. I love the May Sarton quote.

I've kept a journal on and off for some years, but I don't write the 3 pages that Julia Cameron says we should write, or do it every morning. Do you write for a specific time or # of pages?


Linda, thanks for levaing this comment. Readers can click on your name to see your fascinating website/blog. I suggest you also comment on the original post. It could be that the team putting the list together never saw your blog and would love the opportunity to view it.I can't imagine how large the task of locating all the personal memoir blogs on the internet!


I think I have read more successful meomir-like novels than the other way around. Maybe a well written meomir is different in tone somehow than a novel. As to which I'd rather read: whichever is better written. Cheap answer, I know, but I'll trust the authors to decide the format. I do appreciate as much disclosure as possible. I think that's why I enjoyed Half-Broke Horses, she was up-front about what she was doing.


I agree, if you write, you are a writer. Yes, you have to be able to keep wrniitg despite rejection. Show me a new, unpublished writer that hasn't any pink rejection slips hanging all over the wall and I'll show you a writer who will likely never see their byline in print. Attitude and the ability to see or visualize yourself as a writer is what starts the process. Persistence and vision will complete the process by assuring that your work is published and shared with others. It took me six long years to see success in national trade magazines. That was in 1986. I now have a long history with in-print and on-web publishing, and it has brought me great success and full time income along the way. I worked full time for two national magazines for over 14 years. I now write freelance. I can assure you, it's worth every ounce of effort you put into it.


Hi. I just discovered you and I think you're swell. If you don't aldarey read enough in your job (doubtful, but worth a shot) and you feel like checking out 22-year-old grad student's poetry/fiction blog, I'd be honored by your readership. If not, no offense taken and I still think you're swell. Kerrykeroscenery.blogspot.com

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