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suzanne oconnell

I have a conference to go to that day but would love to know how to volunteer for writegirl. I'm a social worker and a writer. Thanks! Wish I could come!

Pamela lear

Great program ... looks like it is only in California at this time? Is there a template for taking it to other states?


Sounds wonderful. I will be there!

Laura B

Wish I could be there! Have fun!!

Jeannette Bloom

What a great organization. So sorry I cannot attend but will check out the website.

beisbol gorras

Jag är för närvarande vilket innebär att glada att du kommer definitivt. Bara den typ bruksanvisningen som borde vara naturligt och aldrig i allmänhet frågor hype med andra ord runt en annan webbplatser. Var tacksam för det egna uttryckande där säkraste fil.


I had a lovely time at the friend-raiser and am looking forward to volunteering. The readings from the girls were very impressive. Thank you for posting the invite and hosting the event.


Since I've never been to a writing raetert, I'd like to hear from anyone who has. Do you write better at a writing raetert, or is it enough to simply raetert into your head? Or do you live in a house where your family might not let you raetert into your head at will? (Not my situation.) Just grasping at straws here. Hep me!


Ben thanks for the fdbeeack, and for taking part. I love having so many different voices on the blog.Wilson of course I included your quote! And yes, I do care about all of you. Thanks for noticingAmna yes, it gets me that way too Lori I like the way you capture thought I can almost see the ideas rolling like people wrestling on a mat turning into something tangible that you can work with, teach with, change things with.


I definitely boguht Holiday Oreos yesterday. They are so much better and all it is is the red cream. I don't remember why I did this, but I think it may have been because you tweeted about it. I also boguht candy cane hershey's kisses (amazing) and blue bell (our special Texas brand) peppermint ice cream which is a personal favourite and often hard to find. I am very happy. I'm not, however, doing NaNoWriMo so I don't have as good of an excuse as you do. How about, I need this Christmas food to help put me in a Christmas spirit so that I can write my Christmas children's book? Yeah. That's pretty good.


Joanna, I use an analogous teihqcnue for blogging. Initially I'd write my posts in Word, because that's how I write almost everything. But then I found I'm actually more comfortable composing in WordPress. I can visualize my blog post as I write, and it's much easier to find the right tone and the right words.


This is an odd reaponse. It uses the word pnirontsiag' at one stage and I can't help the words pot', kettle' and black' coming to mind, but perhaps I'm over-reacting. I've been following the issue under discussion since the start, with great interest, as a new' writer the sort of person that BWA, and indeed, WW exist to help. Hence my interest. I know nothing of BWA apart from what I have read in blogs like these. So what I know' is that BWA may be a great organisation that I could turn to for help at an appropriate time, but that some who have used their services have had issues. So before I would use them I would obviously want various questions answered to put my mind at rest.This is what another member of The Word Cloud aksed a little while ago. They were thinking of using BWA and wanted to know if any other members had had any dealings with them. A discussion thread grew from that with various people telling of their experiences with the company. Out of the blue, Harry informed us that he had received a letter from BWA's legal representatives asking for the thread to be deleted, with which he complied, although they would not say which particular comments (if any) they found to be litigious.So Harry was forced into the discussion that Word Cloud members were having by BWA. I find it a little offensive to be reffered to as one of Harry's many minions'. He hasn't drummed up any of this. Harry, as a result of BWA's action, has simply put together a short list of the questions that the hundreds of other new writers like myself would want to have answered before deciding whether to take up BWA's offer of assistance with getting published. I can see nothing wrong with that at all and I'm sure BWA would much prefer to have one spokesman to respond to rather than have hundreds of email queries all asking for the same information.You mention the good work BWA are doing with schools, which has been mentioned before, and that's great. It doesn't answer any of my questions, but that's OK. I await BWA's answers to the questions Harry raised on our behalf and, hopefully when they come, they will allay any doubts that the prolonged delay in such a response might have caused.

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