Shaindel Beers

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Shaindel Beers is author of the poetry collections A Brief History of Time (Salt Publishing, 2009), The Children’s War and Other Poems (Salt, 2013), and Secure Your Own Mask (White Pine Press, 2018). Her poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. She is currently an instructor of English at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, Oregon, in eastern Oregon’s high desert, and serves as poetry editor of Contrary. Learn more at http://shaindelbeers.com .


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Shaindel Beers If you have writer's block, the best thing to do is make yourself write. I highly recommend following @MagicRealismBot on Twitter. You could write so…moreIf you have writer's block, the best thing to do is make yourself write. I highly recommend following @MagicRealismBot on Twitter. You could write so much just based on the tweets!

There are also so many resources online for writing prompts. One I would recommend is: https://www.writersdigest.com/editor-...

If writing just isn't happening, step away from the computer. More importantly, get outside! I mean literally, go outdoors. Go for a walk, go for a hike, or volunteer to get outside of your own head and do some good in the world. When the time is right, an idea will come to you!(less)
Shaindel Beers Writing gives you a chance to think in-depth about yourself in ways that most people don't get to (outside of therapy, at least), and it gives you a…moreWriting gives you a chance to think in-depth about yourself in ways that most people don't get to (outside of therapy, at least), and it gives you a chance to try to answer all of the questions that occurred to you as a kid that most adults don't seem to take the time to think about. For instance, why do leaves change color before they fall? What do my pets do all day while I'm at work? All that stuff is material for art. Go for it! (less)
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A Brief History of Time

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Here's your chance to win a signed copy of Secure Your Own Mask via Goodreads Giveaway!:

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Once you get your copy, I'm always happy to answer questions via the Goodreads "Ask the Author" feature, so feel free to ask away! Thank you, always, for reading!

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message 17: by Scott

Scott Roberts Merry christmas.


message 16: by John

John Hi Shaindel,

You poem "Cicadas" is FANTASTIC! First of all, I loved the sound of the words...and because of your poem I was introduced to the wonderful sounding word: viburnum.

And when I read it again, I appreciated your take on the concept of time...

Thanks for sharing your writing!

--John


message 15: by Dean

Dean Baker thanks for that add, Shaindel - appreciate it


message 14: by Nick

Nick Black thus far, both myself and the girl are digging A Brief History of Time! i'm only reading 1-2 poems per diem, but will review soon! you're awesome, kiss!


message 13: by Jeannie

Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Shaindel...I love your name. Thanks for the friendship!
Jeannie


message 12: by Jessica

Jessica Congratulations on the publication of your book and good luck!!!


message 10: by Saleh

Saleh Hi.What We Talk About When We Talk About Love?PLZ Answer The Question In My Profile.


message 9: by Samee

Samee Hello, Shaindel,
Thanks for accepting my request. Looking forward to reading with you.



Sundang Saputra Hi Shaindel... thanks 4 being my friend... lets share any good info


message 7: by Robert (last edited Mar 01, 2008 10:35PM)

Robert Thank you for making me a friend. I have the highest regard for teachers; as for writers I'm biased. Warmest wishes to you and keep me posted on all the lovely works that happen to cross your path.


message 6: by Kirk

Kirk Thanks for the add! Cool to see you were reading Dubus....


Jeremy I want to apologize for the all the recommendations from me today. I wanted to share the Stoker Award news, and I only pressed the send button once--I'm not sure what happened.

Argh...this is terrible...

Again, I'm very sorry.

-Jeremy


Jeremy Hi Shaindel!

Here’s wishing you a nifty New Year filled with noiseless noses, neato nicknames, noble Nebraskans, gnarly narcoleptic nebulas, and novel novels about nut-eating narwhals and novercaphobic gnats.

-Jeremy :)

P.S.—I’m currently offering autographed/personally-inscribed copies of my novel, Vacation, with free shipping for those in the US. If there’s anything you could do to help me spread the word about this, I’d really appreciate it. Feel free to click here for details:
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message 3: by Daniel (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:40PM)

Daniel Shaindel, we are all learning. I just realized I can use the source code here to write with bold and italic or both .


message 2: by Shaindel (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:37PM)

Shaindel Hi, Daniel,

I had just assumed people would cut and paste into an address bar. I guess I can always make them live links... Thanks for curing my laziness so that other people can have it ;-)

~S


message 1: by Daniel (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:37PM)

Daniel Shaindel, you write about what you know the most about. Anyone who tells you anything else is stearing you wrong. Thanks for the rapid reply. I'll get with you again later.


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