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Navigating the waters of motherhood and womanhood with an empty nest and a dog.

10 Best Tips For Attending Your First AWP

10 Best Tips For Attending Your First AWP

The AWP, Association of Writers & Writing Programs, conference is attended every year by more than 12,000 people. The AWP is a community of writers, students, teachers, publishers, and editors. In four days, there are panel discussions, featured author events, readings, and a book fair, along with multiple networking opportunities. AWP is “the largest literary conference in North America” and with that title comes the need to know how to do the AWP the right way. After attending my first conference...

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Roses

Heart’s Center

The kiss is soft and exacting. Just the way it's suppose to feel. Attentive, alert, and searching. An intense tension of moment. Holding and yielding. The lips quiver as they quicken with wanting. The touch is like a blanket for the soul. Protective and warm, caressing the heart. Hands move together to heart's center and clutch to each other as the layers fall between them. ~LPS For all you hopeless and hopeful romantics! Happy Valentine's Day! Best, Lori...

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Chloe

Waggleview with Penny Guisinger, Memoirist and Freelance Writer

The Dog Owner: Penny Guisinger, Memoirist and Freelance Writer. Penny Guisinger is the author of Postcards from Here. Her work has appeared in Fourth Genre, River Teeth, Guernica, the Brevity blog, Solstice Literary Magazine, and others. Pushcart nominated, a Maine Literary Award winner, and twice named a notable in Best American Essays, she is the director of Iota: Conference of Short Prose. Penny is a graduate of the Stonecoast MFA Program. You can view her book on Amazon HERE. [caption id="attachment_51529" align="aligncenter" width="700"]...

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puppy eyes

How Do You Find the Right Dog for You?

You are yearning for a puppy. You can imagine the softness of its fur as it snuggles in your arms. You can almost smell its sweet puppy breath as you picture him planting wet nose kisses on your face. Do you envision yourself with a Golden Retriever puppy, or perhaps a Malitpoo? What type of dog breed is the best fit for you and your lifestyle? Just like people, dogs come in different personalities and sizes. They, too, have many different...

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Oliver Abello

Waggleview with Susan Abello, author, illustrator, business owner

Dog Owner: Susan Davis Abello ‑ Author, Illustrator, business owner. I love my job, not just because as a writer and an artist I get to work on projects that I’m passionate about, but because most days, I can be at home, with my husband and in the company of our dogs. I work with my husband in the architectural rendering firm he started before we were married, but I’ve also illustrated a couple of children’s books, one of which I...

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