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  1. Writing Forum
    Just wondering if anyone was thinking about doing this years NaNoWriMo. The challenge is to write 50,000 words over the 30 days of November. It can be a novel, collection of short stories, memories, fiction, non fiction and any kind of genre you can think off. It works out to be an average of...
  2. Writing Forum
    Anyone doing Nanowrimo this year? It starts tonight at midnight. I haven't a clue of what I am going to write.
  3. Careers
    ~DH has never written one and I haven't written one in 12 years. It was half a page. :lol: I'm trying to find a template or something online to get me started. I know what I'm supposed to do and how to "sell' DH as an prospective employee but I don't know how the resume is supposed to look, how...
  4. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I really need to buckle down and write out a budget. I have started one before and then didn't stick with it. I do not have credit card debt but I do have a student loan. We also recently bought a house that we will be moving into in a few weeks. Any suggestions with writing out the budget...
  5. For Sale or Trade
    For sale - 3 thematic writing books - great for teacher! 1. 50 World-Record Writing Prompts by Justin McCory Martin - ISBN # ( so you can look it up) is 0439294665 - Grades 3-6 2. 75 Creative Ways to Publish Student's Wriiting by Cherlyn Sunflower ISBN# 0590492705. Grades 2-6 3. Favorite...
  6. Writing Forum
    I was glad to see this, but no one's posted. Any writers here?
  7. Leisure challenges
    ~Anyone else want to take their blog more seriously in 2010? Or maybe inspire and mentor others with your current level of commitment and expertise? Join in! Name of your blog? General description of your blog? Link to it? What are your goals for your blog in 2010? Using your year goal...
  8. Find Your Kith
    I did last year's and didn't hit the 50,000 mark (I was woefully under at only 32,000). But it was helpful and very neat. I used it as an opportunity to churn out my own mini-bio. Although that will likely never be published it did help me address a few things. This year, I'm trying again but...
  9. Writing Forum
    Any aspiring writers out there? I've previously written and self-published two books, sold thousands through homeschool conventions and speaking engagements, and am feeling led to get back into writing again. If you'd like to bounce ideas off each other, share resources and ideas, join this...
  10. Money challenges
    Being able to account for where my money is going has been an acquired discipline. I'll admit, establishing a consistent way to account for every cent is not easy. While there are all sorts of financial tools available that will upload your income & expenses by tracking your checking account, I...
  11. Writing Forum
    I am currently working on a writing course, and was wondering if anyone else was doing any writing at the moment.
  12. Leisure challenges
    Okay, all you would-be novelists, here is one for you to try. For those of you who want to give it a go, here is how it will work. I'll give you the first line of the story. PM me or post here if you are interested in writing at least a paragraph continuing the story, but don't write...
  13. General Chat
    ...to get into the union plumbing apprentice program!! I'm so nervous/anxious/excited for him. I hope he really does well. Its a mechanical aptitude test and we've spent the last few days studying for it every chance that we can get (he was studying, I was helping him). He thinks its quite funny...
  14. Writing Forum
    I noticed there were some new threads about creative writing and I thought I'd post a link to one of my short stories. It's based off the lyrics to the song 'The Weight' by The Band. I did one chapter for each verse of the song. Feel free to check it out. Comments are welcome!! The Weight...
  15. Leisure challenges
    Hey Fellow Villagers! Here's a different kind of challenge for all of us writers: the would-be's, wanna-be's, newbies, do-be-do-be-do's and Toyenbee's. I'll post an opener for a story. Here's the details: 1. Read the opener. 2. Write the next few paragraphs. You don't need to finish the...
  16. General Chat
    If you do, do you share what you wrote with others? I like taking a song and turning it into a stroy. Or I make up my own stories.
  17. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I have went through all my little notes about my residual spending so far for the month of March and here's what I see: Cigarettes: $96.62 Gas car/truck: $152.25 CFL Bulbs: $42.38 (20) Rake: $9.53 Clothing (hubby): $14.53 Birthday gifts: $82.41 (3 people) Printer: $45.58 Shoes: $22.25 (2...
  18. Health and beauty
    So today I had to go to the clinic for my usual thyroid checkup. Been having problems with it being to low or to high. Anyway, it was to low this time. So I asked the doctor (teaching hospital so who I was speaking with was still in training although a doctor - no disrespect to all the...
  19. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I will be paying off 2 credit cards tomorrow! Done. $0 balances. $4800. Ugh, that's even hard to write, BUT.....it's done. And it feels so good!!! :yippee:
  20. Support
    So frustrated. here's my rough draft. The biggest thing is i am afraid it'll embarrass dh, and i know he won't want me to print it, he's a don't rock the boat kind of guy. What is going on with our local government? I am a stay at home mother of three beautiful children. My husband works hard...
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