Brave New Bullying: Goodreads Gangs, Amazon Attacks—What Are Writers to Do?

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Kristen Lamb's Blog

Today is a tad of a touchy subject, but in this New year, I want everyone to have a the greatest gift any of us can have…peace. Bullies, in my opinion, are among the lowest known existing lifeforms. I wouldn’t want to insult cockroaches and fleas by drawing a comparison.

Kristen’s History With Bullies

I grew up most of my life being bullied. I switched schools at least once a year and there was always a new gaggle of Mean Girls to make my daily life a veritable hell. I think this is why I grew to love books. I skipped school so much (to seek sanctuary at the public library), that I’m fairly certain I’m the reason for the current Texas truancy laws.

I couldn’t get out of bed. I became ill at the thought of even walking through the front doors of my school. I was poor and…

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Whatever You Ar…

Whatever You Are…

“Whatever you are physically…male or female, strong or weak, ill or healthy–all those things matter less than what your heart contains. If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. All those other things, they are the glass that contains the lamp, but you are the light inside.” ―Cassandra Clare

Fibro Stuff No One Tells You

Fibro Stuff No One Tells You

http://positivemed.com/2013/02/02/fibro-stuff-no-one-tells-you-but-i-will/

This is very close to how I was diagnosed. It all started up with a crick in my neck that wouldn’t go away. I was in so much pain, it was unbelievable, and my doctor kept trying to tell me all I needed was physical therapy. Yeah, not so much.

I was later diagnosed with some disc related issues in my neck and the middle of my spine, which are much more severe than they originally led me to believe. It was 6 or 7 years later that I got my official diagnosis.