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Work Room - Week 10

There's a lot of information out there tonight, a lot of posts... there was an elimination: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/740825.html followed by a 100 Weeks announcement: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/740965.html and then Special Powers: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/741330.html and then the new Topic itself was posted: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/741490.html

That's a lot to wrap your head around. You need a Mentor this week.

Fortunately, I know just the person!

She's an Idol Veteran and was recently called one of BlogHer's "Recognized Intersectional Feminist Bloggers". Basically, it's a list of "people to watch"/follow, and she is one of them!

Extremely proud of everything she has accomplished, even if it means she completely abandoned us this season! ;P

It's the price of Idol being helpful getting you jump-started. Sometimes you might actually get kicked into gear and end up being successful!

Please welcome back to our shores, the one and only Elizabeth Hawksworth!

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Hi all,

My name is Elizabeth Hawksworth, and I was known as milk_and_glass when I played Idol. I came in 5th my first season, and 3rd my second time. Idol really changed my life as a writer, and enabled me to write my two books, “Break for Beauty” and “Lake Effect: Voices of Toronto’s History”.

(Note from Gary, you can find them at http://astore.amazon.com/li0cd-20/detail/148025682X and http://astore.amazon.com/li0cd-20/detail/1496083539 or http://astore.amazon.com/li0cd-20/detail/B00INYBIY2 and http://astore.amazon.com/li0cd-20/detail/B009JVMENW on Kindle)

I primarily was known for my historical fiction when I played Idol. Some of my inspirations come from old photographs, first-hand stories, articles, and maps. I also write a lot of articles on body positivity, fat acceptance, feminism, mental health, and other social justice causes. Those can be found on my blog, http://www.elizabethahawksworth.com, and on other places like the Huffington Post and BlogHer.

If you’re into poetry, that’s what my first book, “Break for Beauty”, is all about! I wrote a lot of poetry during Idol and found that it was well-received. My main strategy was to mix up what I wrote while still maintaining a recognizable voice. Nearly every kind of writing genre worked for me, and especially helped when the latter half of the game got underway.

I’m happy to be a mentor this season of Idol – ask away, and I’ll do my best to help!

- Elizabeth
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