Shirley Anderson

Freelance Writer


Welcome to my blog.  It is a crazy compilation of whatever topics strike my fancy on a creative level.  It's part personal writing roots, part promotion of other wonderful writers and part personally practical. 

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Writer's Markets

Posted by shirleyanderson on May 30, 2008 at 11:41 AM Comments comments (1)

I get asked by a lot of people if I know of places where they can sell their writing.  I?m not sure why some of them ask me of all people, but I?m happy to help if I can. 

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I'm Not a Poet and I Know It

Posted by shirleyanderson on May 29, 2008 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

One of my favourite poems of all time is Dr. Seuss?s, The Cat In The Hat.  The only other bit of verse I like is Edgar Allen Poe?s, The Raven.  Renown classics the pair of them, and I think they are good examples of both my level of poetry appreciation, and th...

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Death By Forum.....Dun, Dun, Dun-dahhh!

Posted by shirleyanderson on May 22, 2008 at 2:36 PM Comments comments (17)

As some of you already know, I am a Hubber and proud of it.  What that means, for those of you who aren?t aware, I am an active member of Hubpages.  You know, that site with all the informative articles, interesting videos, and pretty pictures.

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Mortgage Rejection

Posted by shirleyanderson on May 7, 2008 at 2:14 PM Comments comments (2)

I have been labouring under the misapprehension that in this day and age, anyone can get a mortgage, regardless of circumstances.  My understanding has been that even if a person has filed bankruptcy, they can get backed by private lenders, if not a banking institution.  Appare...

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Dinosaur Dung for Sale

Posted by shirleyanderson on May 2, 2008 at 8:47 PM Comments comments (4)

I noticed a headline on the Sympatico msn homepage today that reported on the auction sale of, among other archaeological finds, 

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Posted by shirleyanderson on April 29, 2008 at 12:11 PM Comments comments (2)

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Life After Dick & Jane

Posted by shirleyanderson on April 25, 2008 at 4:01 PM Comments comments (0)

A continuation of yesterday's post....

I did not at the time see the Dick and Jane primer as an amusement, on the contrary I took it very seriously and sometimes got so cau...

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Life Before Dick & Jane

Posted by shirleyanderson on April 24, 2008 at 10:17 AM Comments comments (4)

A VERY short autobiographical tale of literary longing...

Since before I could read, I have loved books.  The pictures were fun to look at, and I would sit on the floor for hours, pouring over the pages and pretending that I was a librarian.  I had to be the one lending out the books, because I had not yet learned to read.  Heck, I hadn't even started going to school.

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My First Blog!

Posted by shirleyanderson on April 23, 2008 at 6:58 PM Comments comments (1)

Hi All! 

Welcome to my first blog.  

My website changed template, format, layout, and some content today.  That was big enough, and now I have a blog too!  This is pretty exciting for me.

I'm not sure yet if the writing here will follow one topic or many, but I will try to keep the writing and subject matter as fresh an...

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