It’s the week before Thanksgiving, the day we Americans try to stop and share our thanks for our many blessings with friends and family. As I think of the fate of others — the families uprooted and lives lost due to Hurricane Sandy, closer to home, the shooting at the Sikh temple — it is [...]Read more »
Posts tagged 'writing'
Today I am revisiting a post from last year about my feelings about Pinktober, about being a breast cancer survivor and how the many hats we wear – as mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, employees, bosses, parents, survivors, etc. – inform our writing. Pink season is descending again. Those products and ribbons are appearing everywhere. [...]Read more »
Some writers (at least this one) are sensitive and attuned to the ticking clock of life. Autumn — my favorite time of year — thrums with reminders to breathe in and fully experience your life, here and now. Often at this time of year, my mind wanders to a moment in my childhood on [...]Read more »
“If a writer knows enough about what he is writing about, he may omit things that he knows. The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only one ninth of it being above water. “ Ernest Hemingway At the Bread Loaf in Sicily conference which I’m recently back from, my instructor, the brilliant [...]Read more »
September feels like new beginnings. Depending on where you live, there’s the noticeable waning of summer temperatures and daylight hours. Some people dwell on the ending of summer, rather than the beginning of fall. Labor Day weekend – marked by many as the unofficial end of summer – also seems to be a popular time [...]Read more »
Today I’m happy to bring you a guest post from Laurel Landis. Her work has appeared in Rosebud Magazine, Wisconsin People & Ideas, on the radio at WUWM (listen to her here around the 8:22 mark) and excerpted in Judy Bridge’s “Shut Up and Write.” Her short story “Scherzo” is in press at Lost in Thought, a new [...]Read more »