Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012

Essays and Poems

I keep trying some different things to seem relevant, but what I write when no one is watching is essays and poems.  I just don't know if there is a market for that or not. Naturally, this is what I write. Please weigh in and let me know if this is interesting to you. I think there will be more posts if I add this to my collection of topics.

The Write Conversation: Life Lessons—Dare to Dream

The Write Conversation: Life Lessons—Dare to Dream: Many of you who follow this blog are in a time of transition, and life can, at times, seem out of focus. Some are trying on the sobrique...

After reading this along with a myriad of other conversations with fellow writers, I can say that it is so important that we encourage each other!  I hope this lets my fellow writers know that no matter where you are with your writing, there are so many of us with you facing the same struggles.

Friday, June 15, 2012


Just wanted to let everyone know that I am just a guest writer on Patrick Caneday's blog for now.  It is still a huge honor, and I hope to be able to showcase more of the things I like to write in the near future.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Second Byline featured in L.A. County Papers

This is my proudest achievement as a writer thus far. My story of my near death experience is going to be appearing in various newspapers in Los Angeles County very soon. It is up on my fellow writer, Patrick Caneday's site now.

This story talks frankly about my near death experience when I was 18 years old. I was considered to be clinically dead for just over three minutes. This features those precious moments during my journey. I hope you will read it, enjoy it, and give me some feedback.

Technical Difficulties

A few weeks ago, I had my hard drive crash on my computer. The following day, my cell phone fell in the toilet.  It has been such a weird, and mind boggling experience to discover how reliant I have become on technology.  So I apologize since I didn't post anything. I am up and running now, and despite my move near the end of June you should be able to view things I have been working on as a more regular thing.  I am thinking that I will make a special things to do for the fourth of July instead of my regular blog that week, and take the week of July fourth off.  But please, keep checking in.
Well folks, I got my second byline!  I am so excited about this undertaking because I was published writing what I like to write the most.  As an introduction, I had a major car accident and near death experience when I was 18 years old.  This talks about those few moments while I was considered to be clinically dead.  Check it out!!!

The link near the bottom of this post called random thoughts on being human should take you directly to my story.  I hope you all like it, since it is a piece that I truly like.  I am putting myself out there for all that I am, and all that I was. Enjoy.

      • Hi Laurie! I've finally gotten around to updating my site with your guest piece. I went with your near-death experience because it was so captivating and fascinating. I didn't think it was dark at all. More uplifting and honest. Check it out when you have time and let me know if everything looks OK to you. Thanks for your contribution to my site!! Keep writing!
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The Swan House in Atlanta

By Laurie Bower Epps Many don't know that I'm really from Atlanta. Somehow, as I've gotten older, it just seems to be natura...