I began writing a journal when I read Anais Nin’s Diaries years ago. I’d checked it out of the library and became fascinated with her account of her friendship with Henry and June Miller and other artists of the early part of the twentieth century. Before long I was hooked by that style of writing. I’d started keeping a diary, and on rare occasions when I could remember, I’d record my daily activities. Then I’d lock it, anyone who really wanted to see what I’d written could have easily opened… Continue
Added by Anna Christian on August 31, 2009 at 1:18pm —
I landed at the Fairmont Orchid on the Kohala Gold Coast hot, sweaty and tired from a week packed with adventure on the Big Island. Now it was time to plug into the power of the place. My room overlooked the magnificent grounds with a dazzling display of tropical foliage. Bright pink blooms covered the green canopy of the tree shading my balcony. Winding pathways through a wonderland of lava rock waterfalls helped me imagine I was a royal Hawaiian in… Continue
Added by Linda Ballou on August 30, 2009 at 8:22pm —
This short story grew from a deleted chapter in my novel. It served more as background story as to how my protagonist's parents got together. Please feel free to reply with constructive comments. I welcome your critique.
Kristy García Blea
Shouts blasted then ricocheted off earth-toned adobe style buildings at the University of New Mexico. “Chicano Power!” Heated college students cried out for change and equality. Fists clenched in frustration… Continue
Added by Kristy Garcia Blea on August 30, 2009 at 7:48pm —
First of all, I do what I do because I believe in providing awareness about mental illness, addiction and homelessness in hopes of eliminating stigma, discrimination and unwarranted fears of my friends on the street.
Secondly, I donate 75% of the profit to The Victoria Human Exchange Society. www.humanx.org They provide temporary and affordable housing to those who would otherwise find themselves homeless. VHES helps those who help themselves.
I don’t need that money to… Continue
Added by Patrick J Schnerch on August 30, 2009 at 3:29pm —
It seems that writing a book is easy and natural, it is selling it that may become a challenge. I know that many of the authors on this site are some of the best in the business. Although money is nice, it is not the only thing for me. Through my writings, I donate 75% of the profit to The Victoria Human Exchange Society. www.humanx.org They are a non-profit organization that provides temporary and affordable housing to those who would otherwise become homeless. They help people who help… Continue
Added by Patrick J Schnerch on August 30, 2009 at 1:29pm —
Andrea and Lauretta joinned us today. Congrats!. Andrea aka Biplar Babe is currently writing her first book. There is no doubt that it will be very successful. Her work and mine are quite similar. Mental illness awareness is something that we both share. Her goal is to focus on our teens in which it is common for this condition to first manifest.
It will be very intersting to hear her story. I had the pleasure to interview Andrea for my next book, "City of Gardens: The Invisible… Continue
Added by Patrick J Schnerch on August 28, 2009 at 12:45pm —
The Truth (I’m a Girl, I’m Smart and I Know Everything!), is a journey with a 10 year old girl. As her diary, this book is meant for any child, parent, aunt or uncle, grandparent or friend whose life includes a young girl. Open the door to her worries, joys & fears. Buy it and get $7500 in bonuses - http://tinyurl.com/m8ooto
Added by Linda Ballou on August 27, 2009 at 9:28pm —
I am trying to get off dead center and get serious about completing book number two. Further I have decided to attempt an expansion into more voice work in concert with my friend John Denham at John Denham Productions. I enjoy it and it is a natural fit for me. I am Vice President of the Military Writers Society of America and will be hosting Open Mic night in Orlando, Florida during our annual conference in early October. We should have some fun and I look forward to meeting a lot of new and… Continue
Added by Michael D. Mullins on August 27, 2009 at 5:53pm —
I want to thank Gene for allowing me to be his friend. I would also like to get to know everybody else to. There is so much passion and social acceptance that this may truely be the best website ever! I have been working on my next book, "City of Gardens: The Invisible Society". I have also been trying to market my last book and am having a terrible time with it. I have done everything else, but am stuck on establishing a client base.
Gene, you are a successful businessman and a… Continue
Added by Patrick J Schnerch on August 27, 2009 at 8:32am —
The lilies in Mother’s Flower bed
They are mother’s lilies I know and said,
But mother wont mind if took some to Mister Ted.
He is old and frail and almost always looks half dead,
I like him though and mother does too that is what she had said.
I am just about there to his house,
I will be as quite as a mouse.
He will be so glad that I have come he will make me tea,
While he puts in his cup a little rum.
And we will talk of all the… Continue
Added by Guy t Woods on August 26, 2009 at 6:42pm —
I will like to thank Ms. Shirley Roe for inviting me to this wonderful group of readers and writers. It's been a blessing. My special thanks also to Mr. G. Cartwright. I'll like to welcome all new members. You are in the right place.
Added by Ijindah Marcus Uriri on August 26, 2009 at 5:11pm —
Today, for reasons I have yet to determine,
my late, paternal grandmother weighs heavily upon my already ultra-engaged mind. Malinda Cartwright was a force of nature - a "piece of work" to be sure. This East Texas-born mother of nine, born in 1889, remained mentally sharp, enjoyed near 20-20 vision, and had all but two of her original teeth when she died at at the age of 104. Until the end, she was… Continue
Added by Gene Cartwright on August 26, 2009 at 3:30pm —
Great to see everyone here. Let's interact and help each other with tips, suggestions, successes and failures.
Added by Shirley A Roe on August 26, 2009 at 3:00pm —
I have read blogs and studied iFOGO Village for the last two days and I must say that I am very impressed with all of you. There is excellent talent and expertise that shines right through the site and into my heart. Hard working and dedicated people joining together as one family is a great concept.
I invite those who have social corncerns about their own town or city regarding mental illness, addiction and homelessness. How is it affecting you and your comminity? Is anyone doing… Continue
Added by Patrick J Schnerch on August 25, 2009 at 3:08pm —
I sent the first chapter of my manuscript to Pentouch, to request professional editing services. (www.tiaross.com; www.pentouch.com).
Ms. Ross gave my manuscript to two of her staff editors and I chose Monica, based on her feedback to Ms. Ross. I present her feedback below...
Below is Monica's feedback.
Whoa. Even if I don't get this assignment, I really hope I'll get to read this book. It's an amazing story--and I think that because I had… Continue
Added by C. Alease on August 21, 2009 at 12:06pm —
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Added by Frank Chase Jr on August 20, 2009 at 5:51pm —
"In Northville Prison...there’s a GHOST IN MY CELL"
"PEN OF INIQUITY"
BY DENO SANDZ
Deno Sandz of Chicago, Illinois is pleased to announce the publication of his 3rd Supernatural/Horror novel titled “PEN OF INIQUITY,” ISBN: 1-60813-073-8 "IN BOOKSTORES NOW" and it will capture the FEARS and IMAGINATION of fiction readers worldwide.
Short Synopsis of “PEN OF… Continue
Added by Deno Sandz on August 20, 2009 at 4:18pm —
Currently I am doing my book research for, "City of Gardens: The Invisible Society". Victoria, BC is going through a rough time addressing its social issues like mental illness, addiction and homelessness. These conditions affects the economic, health and social systems in a negative manner. The research goes straight to the heart of the matter and that is the street population. They are average… Continue
Added by Patrick J Schnerch on August 20, 2009 at 11:14am —
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Added by Linda Ballou on August 19, 2009 at 8:36pm —
'Gunter Swoboda's Mountains of the Sea combines history, surfing, the beach, the beauty of the Hawaiian Islands Here is what reviewers are saying: A beautifully written book - filled with adventure, history and passion. I couldn't stop reading it once I picked it up - best summer read yet! - A rare story, Amazon Reviewer
Added by Gunter O. Swoboda on August 19, 2009 at 3:01pm —