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Costa Rica Reflection: Blog Number One: San Jose

Posted by maria nazod on Saturday, February 27, 2010,
So, I am going to stop griping and just really get in there and roll around in that beauty. Did you know, incidentally, they've done clinical studies at Harvard that prove that your brain cannot tell the difference between real and "fake" happiness? In other words, even if you do not have an external, concrete impetus for happiness, you can still realign your brains thought patterns with feelings of actual happiness? Cool stuff. And so, here I go...

I awoke at 4:30 AM and to hitch a ride to Lo...
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Mucking Through the Slush Pile For the Clear Well Within: Maria’s Guide to the Modern Writer’s Hustle in Getting Published: Why You’re Getting Rejected, What You Can Do About It.

Posted by maria nazod on Saturday, December 5, 2009,

I’ve been meaning to write this blog for quite some time. And all this time, I’ve put it off, again and again for no apparent reason other than being lackadaisical. But now, however, I realize providing these tips is a civil act of duty; a way of rescuing other writers from the doldrums of submitting, including: the art of rejection, (which thus far, I’ve got down to a science,) who these editors, really are, and what we’re really up against. Most importantly? How to not take it a...


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And now...My Own Muse Talks Back...(And She's Overworked, Underappreciated, and Pissed-off. How Fitting.)

Posted by maria nazod on Saturday, November 21, 2009,
And so. Hopefully you've watched the clip of Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love giving an inspirational talk about nurturing creativity as posted in my last blog entry.

 Now, I need to tell you. 

In light of my own recent inability to write, a funny thing happened. As per Gilbert discusses, it is essential (in order to remain semi-sober and sane, sans a smoldering gun barrel poking from your mouth), to your creativity as a writer to view your muse a source of inspiration separately fr...
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WOMR INTERVIEW TODAY: November 19th 12:30 PM-12:45 PM

Posted by maria nazod on Thursday, November 19, 2009,
Hello folks. Just to quickly remind you--due to some technical difficulties, my WOMR interview will by TODAY, November 19th at 12:30 PM Eastern Standard Time. 

Please tune in online or the old-fashioned way: by tuning into 92.1 FM. It is the interview featuring myself as a guest on Jeannette Angell's Arts Show segment. 

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Maria Nazos I'm a poet, I just wrote my first book, and I believe in destiny but I sure as hell don't wait for it. Check out my blog for my random thoughts, events, and upcoming workshops.

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