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A Place to Belong

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There is a group called 10 Minute Novelists that is a young whippersnapper by internet standards (I can say I was there from the beginning), but is mighty and growing.

This group of writers of many genres and styles exists because one woman decided to create a safe haven for those of us looking for support and community and a place where we could be ourselves AND feel understood.

I highly recommend you check out the website, Facebook page and Twitter to see all the terrific goings-on.  See in cyberspace, Authors!

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This blog is Ecofriendly!

Stumbled onto this initiative on another conscientious blogger’s post.  Was even more intrigued that the Deutsch are behind it.

According to a study by Alexander Wissner-Gross, PhD, physicist at Harvard University and environmental activist, an average website causes about 0.02g (0,0008oz.) of carbon dioxide for each visit. Assuming an average blog gets 15,000 visits a month, it has yearly carbon dioxide emissions of 3,6kg (8lb.). This can mainly be tracked back to the immense energy usage from (mainframe) computers, servers, and their cooling systems.
How much carbon dioxide does your blog create?  Not sure if I’m hitting the average mark or not, but would love a tree planted on our behalf!  Are you in?!

Spring Cleaning

Starting to feel the Earth’s pull. Went to a book club meeting the other day which was lovely, but attendence was a bit sparse. Maybe it’s outlived its usefulness to the current audience. Then, yesterday, went to my writer’s group meeting and found a new energy.

Am currently planning for a yard sale (coming up quick) with some of the neighbors who are moving. It’s time to clear the decks. Begin anew. Think fresh. More fresh air and exercise, too.

I love this website, too.  The article on “9 Irresistible Reasons to Go Complaint-Free” is terrific and as always, timely.

What’re some of the ways you shift gears AND keep up the momentum?

Loyal Readers, I need your help!

The website www.creativenonfiction.org is having a contest. 

Nominate a Blog!  <hint, hint!>

Creative Nonfiction is seeking narrative blog posts to reprint in The Best Creative Nonfiction, Volume 3, edited by Lee Gutkind, forthcoming in August 2009 from W. W. Norton. 

We’re looking for: Vibrant new voices with interesting, true stories to tell. Narrative, narrative, narrative. Posts that can stand alone, 2000 words max, from 2008. Something from your own blog, from a friend’s blog, from a stranger’s blog.

The small print: We will contact individual bloggers before publication; we pay a flat $50 fee for one-time reprint rights. Deadline: October 31, 2008.

http://www.creativenonfiction.org/blog_nomination.html