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Saturday, September 24, 2005

Dorothy Thompson to Appear on Single Talk Radio Show Today!

I will be on the Single Talk Radio Show today which you can hear live on the web at http://www.worldtalkradio.com/show.asp?sid=191. If you are the first to email Eliza at SingleTalk@adelphia.net with a soul mate question, you will receive a free autographed copy of my book,Romancing the Soul!



If you do miss the show, it will be archived. I believe I'm the last segment at 4:40 EST (adjust to your geographical location), but you might want to tune in earlier to catch the other guests who are talking about soul mates, also. So, join me as we explore the secrets of why you need soul mates in order to find your higher self!

Dorothy

posted by Dorothy Thompson @ Saturday, September 24, 2005
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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Hen Lit Writers

Where do I go now?
I have a problem. I finished my last ms. (not a henlit thing) and sent if off to my agent. She hasn't replied yet and it's been more than a month. However, I'm trying to stay cool about this. I'm not crazy enough to think she jumped on my ms. the minute it came to her door.

My problem now is that I started a Hen Lit comic novel a while back and, frankly, I'm not feeling very humourous right now. I've been trying to read funny books to get me back in the mood, but it's not happening. In fact, I have a great desire to write something extremely adventurous and literary that will require tons of research.

Now, I know that I could do the humorous novel quickly, because it's snappy and punchy and doesn't take the time a literary novel would take. And my journalistic background would help, because I'm used to punching things out quickly when need be.

But, but, the literary gods aren't letting me do that. I probably could wait a month and rediscover my sense of humor or I could force myself to get going and work on the Hen Lit book. Or...I could go off into research land and come out maybe six months later.

What's the advice out there? Can someone write humorous stuff and not be feeling very funny themselves? Maybe it's the Katrina fiasco. Maybe it's that my sister just put her dog down. Maybe it's the stupid editors from my last magazine assignment. Maybe it's my allergies. But I'm just in a funk.

Lynn

posted by Bastet @ Wednesday, September 21, 2005
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Monday, September 05, 2005

I've surfaced

Geeze, I've had a time getting back here. Of course it had nothing to do with the fact I forgot my user name and password. Anyway....here I am.
Have a question for you guys.....what's your definition of the genre of "romance" vs "women's fiction."
The reason I ask is because I just finished my first Debbie Macomber book....The Shop on Blossom Street. I'd heard she switched from romance to women's fiction with Thursdays at Eight (which I haven't read)
While I enjoyed Blossom Street, I really wouldn't categorize it as "women's fiction." It smacked more of the romance genre to me. I consider authors like Anita Shreve, Sue Miller, Elizabeth Berg and Luanne Rice "women's fiction." Yes....there's a "love story" but somehow the plot seems to have more depth and substance. Just my opinion.........and I'm wondering what yours is.

posted by Terri @ Monday, September 05, 2005
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Sunday, September 04, 2005

"Menopause the Musical"

With my mind on the devastation Katrina brought and my own self-questioning of whether we really should get out of hurricane country and go back to earthquake country out West - I stumbled onto something rather hilarious and thought I would share it with you. There's nothing like a little comedy relief - something we could probably all use about now.

Anyway, I'm browsing the Orlando Sentinel and I come across this show called "Menopause The Musical." It looks too good to pass up. (Note: it may be coming to a city near you - just check out the web site.)

"Inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, writer/producer Jeanie Linders created the show as a celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived The Change."

It all started in a tiny 76-seat perfume-shop-turned-theatre in Orlando, FL on March 28, 2001. Four women at a Bloomingdale's lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra and hot flashes, night sweats, memory loss, chocolate binges, not enough sex, too much sex and more. A joyful parody of 25 re-lyricized classic baby boomer hits, the 90-minute show features such chart-toppers as "I Heard It Thru the Grapevine; You No Longer See 39" and the disco favorite "Stayin' Awake! Stayin' Awake!"

It made me laugh and gave me chills at the same time. I feel inspired. I feel invincible. The possibilities seem endless. We are in demand, ladies, and it's time to get ourselves out there. The world is waiting! :)

posted by Kathy Holmes @ Sunday, September 04, 2005
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