Five Star Friday's 111th Edition Is Brought to You By Barbara Kingsolver

This manuscript of yours that has just come back from another editor is a precious package. Don't consider it rejected. Consider that you've addressed it 'to the editor who can appreciate my work' and it has simply come back stamped 'Not at this address'. Just keep looking for the right address.
     — Barbara Kingsolver

This Five Star Friday roundup is brought to you by a concert, pain, Taco Bell, an ex-girlfriend, kindness, broken parents, a son, twins, a spontaneous trip, pornography, writing, and photography with heart.

If you would like to share links to your own good writing, do! Stick them in the comments to contribute to this week's roundup of bloggy goodness.

Happy Friday!

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Bodies In Motion

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My Tornado Alley

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There’s no line, like there is in the movies. Never a line at a place like this. There’s a steady stream of people going in and no one coming out. The place is always full, but never uncomfortable. I don’t know how that works, but somehow it does without the need for a line.

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Life With Pain

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MediaEnthusiast

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Taco Bell Monkey Sex

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ShaunaGlenn.com

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Rummey Bears

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A lady walked up to me and put fifty dollars in my basket. At first I thought I must have dropped it, but I knew I didn't have that much on me. Then she said 'Sweetheart, go and get your tomatoes'. I looked down at the money and back at her. I was in shock.

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I Got a Letter from an Ex Girlfriend This Morning

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Michael Crowe

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AnonyBlogger: Ebb and Flow

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No Points for Style

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My Bird On a Wire

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Morningside Mom

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And staring as I was, I held my breath and willed myself not to fold him into my lap. A friend once described my son as being a little bit like a bird on a wire. When he settles next to you, you dare not disturb him in case he flies away. And while I didn’t fear that he would flee, I couldn’t startle this moment of still beauty.
My boy is amazing.

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In My Blood

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Sea Glass and Sand Flies

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Unplanned Trip to Jaipur

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Wayfarers and Pathfinders

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Some Thoughts On Writing. A Bunch More Thoughts On Fear.

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Okay City

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All right, so people ask me about writing. And often they have good ideas. But I tell them the bad news is that before you sell a book, before you see your name at Barnes and Noble and get to be Oprah’s new best friend, the bitch of it is that you have to write a book. I know. How long have books been around? They can’t come up with a new system? Nope – you have to write one. You have to write day and night, and the worst, most awful thing you can do as a writer is to act like a writer and wait for inspiration to strike.

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Forays Into the World of Pornography!

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A Falling Tree

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To Look With Open Hearts

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Jen Lee

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