Five Star Friday's Edition #82

I don't know much about creative writing programs. But they're not telling the truth if they don't teach, one, that writing is hard work, and, two, that you have to give up a great deal of life, your personal life, to be a writer.

   — Doris Lessing

This week's roundup of high quality weblog entries is brought to you by sausage, surviving, happiness in imperfection, kicking addiction, Hanson's "Mmmbop", love at first sight, belonging, writing prompts, an uncle, fiction, how children can change you, Neville and Margaret, mothering and disability, Australian footwear, a teenager's experience of fallout after divorce, and keeping Christmas presents a secret.

And please, if you are not listed here, be bold and share a url to one of your own good weblog entries. I'll show you mine, if you show me yours ;)

ALSO, my personal weblog,, has been nominated in FOUR categories in the Canadian Blog Awards 2009, so allow me the indulgence of directing you to those four categories for voting, if you are so inclined:

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    "Think of Me" from Buried With Children

    "An Adult Child Abuse Survivor's Guide to the Holidays" from State of Grace

    "Beauty and Broken Things" from Sweetney

    "Why I Don't Do Heroin" from Baby On Bored

    "Interpretive Dunce — Mmmbop by Hanson" by Adam P. Knave at MamaPop

    "Engaged" from Thin Crust, Deep Dish

    "A Square Peg In a Vast Land of Round Holes" from Sassymonkey

    "Dreamcatcher" from Purple Houses

    "Ice" from Mommy Melee

    "3WW... Again." from Eldritch Way

    "Gratitude" from Sweet Juniper!

    "Friday Flash Fiction — Prompt Words Schlemiel, Pest, Pater, Perpendicular" from A Gasping Little Voice

    "Mothering and Disability" by Jennifer Bartlett at Feministing

    "Dear Emu of Cozy Australian Footwear" from Maegan

    "Who Do You Trust?" from badass dad blog

    "Tips For Being a Sneaky Gift Giver" from And You Know What Else

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