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The writing life of Damyanti Biswas
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What do you believe in? Have you heard of Lord Ganesha before, or happen to worship him? To my Indian friends who celebrate the Ganesha Chaturthi, what did you do this year?

What is the importance of faith, and religion? What have you been blogging about lately? Does your blogging involve any religion or politics?

Got any interesting stories to tell?

https://www.damyantiwrites.com/2018/09/18/blogging-damyanti-biswas/
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So today's post contains a Linky list, open till Saturday, 22nd Sep: https://www.damyantiwrites.com/2018/09/15/linky-list-writing-publication/

I invite you to add links in the above post to one of your posts/ books/ articles from the past few months. I may have read them, but sharing them here will let others the chance to do so as well.

If you have a wish for this item you’re linking to, please post that as well–I’ll do my best to fulfill it. I can, and will do the following where possible: share blog post/ article on social media, comment, and in the cases of books, buy them.
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I’ve been dipping into this book: The Poetry of Zen , translated and edited by Sam Hamill and J.P. Seaton, and want to share the poem I loved best.

So much wisdom here--duality is what leads to all our troubles, and all our blessings, too. Impossible to have one without the other, really.

I love the line: "Recognizing virtue recognizes evil."

What do you think of this poem by Lao Tzu-–do any of the lines stick with you?

https://t.co/WjYCBtx094
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If you could go through the Earth and end up in another country, where would you go?

BlogfestThis is the question author +Sherry Ellis wants us to answer for her Where in the World Blogfest which coincides with the launch of her book: Big Dig to China.

http://www.damyantiwrites.com/2018/09/08/blogfest-another-country-writing/

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On Daily (w)rite, as part of the guest post series, it is my absolute pleasure today to welcome author Janet Beard, whose recent publication, The Atomic City Girls has been making waves. Please check out her book, and her wonderful pointers to any writer on the path to traditional publication!

https://www.damyantiwrites.com/2018/09/05/dear-writer-traditional-publication/
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My #blog Daily (w)rite has been on a long, involuntary hiatus, but am now back with a post about a team of strangers scattered across the world connecting via twitter and other social media to become a force of good.

"Has #Twitter ever struck you as a wellspring of compassion and humanity?

Me neither, but bear with me here.

More than 800,000 people were affected in the devastating floods that hit Kerala, South India, in the past weeks, and like a lot of other people, I was tweeting about it.

I’d donated, but from my study in #Singapore, there wasn’t much else I could do, right? Wrong.

A very kind super-tech-whiz picked up on my tweets and introduced me to the team at keralafloodrescue.com : a group of super-smart folk located in all kinds of time zones, who with their tech savvy and connections on the ground had managed to create an updated database of resources to meet the needs on the ground."

Read more about this team that became some sort of a Superhero organism:
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http://www.damyantiwrites.com/2018/06/18/homeless-own-pets/

"When I’m feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, my mini Labradoodle, Josie, climbs on my chest to calm me down. She won’t take no for an answer. She’ll be like, “Go ahead, tell me to get off. I don’t care.” I have PTSD and her doing that is a grounding mechanism for me. I feel things and she just senses it. She’s like my soulmate in dog form. My therapist loves her.

My animals are my #family. The oldest is Jamie, a Jack Russell-chihuahua I got eleven years ago when I was living in a house with my ex-partner. Jamie has had two litters and I’ve kept three of her puppies. In total, I have five dogs and my cat, Buddy, who I found abandoned in an alley nine years ago.

I’ve been #homeless for eight years. I grew up in Olympia, Washington, but my parents were very abusive and I didn’t want to be anywhere near them, so I left for Oregon. I have agoraphobia and severe anxiety. I also have diabetes and need to have a refrigerator so I can keep eating healthily. I live in a motorhome that I have nowhere to permanently park."

How is the situation of the homeless in your community? Do they receive assistance, and #support towards rehabilitation? Do any of them own #pets? Do you believe the homeless have the right to own pets? Would you consider sending some help to Ryan?
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Check out this #IWSG guest post on authors and #socialmedia via +Chrys Fey:

Authors don’t need to be on social media if they don’t want to be.

Nowadays, social media can be a drag. There are things we might like about it, but then there are things we probably hate, like the drama, feeling as though we don’t do enough on Facebook or Twitter, or even losing writing time because of keeping social media accounts updated.

http://www.damyantiwrites.com/2018/06/06/social-media-chrys-fey/
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#SocialMedia can be a power for good. Loved this positive story, worthy of being shared on the #WATWB tag.

Woman who appeared on HGTV finds out she has cancer from doctor watching show - ABC News
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For anyone reading this post, what is your blog about? Why did you create it? How long has it been around? What are your plans for your blog?

http://www.damyantiwrites.com/2018/04/20/what-is-your-blog-about/
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