Maybe you’ve got a day job. Maybe you’ve got kids. Yet you have aspirations to write that novel. Your problem is that you’re not sure when you can make the time.
It’s a common dilemma, and one I’ve spent the past few years studying. From 2013-2014, for a book I wrote called I Know How She Does It, I…
Today's post offers the 16-minute short 'Napoleon in Exile', about a mother preparing her autistic son for life without her:
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 21, 2016 at 7:56am — No Comments
I debated with myself on whether I should write a post about the race for the White House. I am hooked on the media coverage and want to say something. But it’s a divisive issue and, when I’ve brought it up in conversations here in San Francisco, not…Continue
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I’ve read many articles heralding the growth of the ‘gig economy’ and every single time I see that term it makes me cringe. The truth is, I hate the term ‘gig economy’ and its partner term, ‘gig worker.’
BandBands play gigs. A gig is something short-term. You play a gig, and then you move on to the next…Continue
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For anyone who enjoys writing and/or reading memoir, I look forward to your comments!
All the Best, Linda
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Spending time with God is essential! A relationship with God through Jesus means peace, love and the hope of heaven!
Don't be so concerned about what might happen next but rather, be concerned with what the Light of faith is on the next step you are about to take.
Take life not too seriously! Remember who you are in Christ!Continue
Added by MaryMagdelena1 on September 19, 2016 at 9:11pm — No Comments
If you have chronic pain and/or illness, your ability to live a productive writing life can wax and wane with medical and physical circumstances. As I wrote in my first blog post, we hear all kinds of advice about good writing habits and ways to be productive that simply cannot apply to us. And that can get discouraging.
But I try not to succumb to victimized-thinking. Part…Continue
Added by Carol D. Marsh on September 15, 2016 at 12:15pm — No Comments
I intend this blog to be about my life as a person who is disabled (chronic migraine disease) and a writer. When I wrote the first post for this blog, I thought I'd post every two - maybe three - weeks. So I haven't made a good start, given that my first post was more than four weeks ago.
My excuse is that it's August in Washington DC: hot, humid, air quality so bad we're all warned to stay indoors if at all possible. And my migraines are always worse in hot, humid weather. So that…Continue
I'm a writer who doesn't work, so I don’t have to juggle job responsibilities with my writing life.
I don’t have kids at home, so don’t have to squeeze writing time into the spaces between family activities and responsibilities.
I’m grateful for my wonderful husband whose income covers everything we need, and who supports me in ways tangible and intangible. I know how lucky I am to have him.
Sounds ideal, doesn’t it?
I recently shared a review essay of Natalie Goldberg’s The True Secret of Writing on Simon & Schuster’s “Off the Shelf” blog. While I haven’t adapted the exact discipline Goldberg outlines in…Continue
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Posted Wednesday Artist, a look at Derek Jarman's 'Blue':
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The importance of having fun is sometimes shoved to the side as we all aim to get things done, be more productive, work harder, work faster. But in order to relish in the creativity, we need to free the mind…Continue
I’ve been trying to keep up with all the big stories in the news lately. Election news. Gun control issues. Women’s rights. Often I feel overwhelmed with the magnitude of the news stories. Do the problems have solutions? Can we see the trees for the forest? As a memoirist and essayist, I find myself grateful for the intimate stories – the slices of life.…
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Posted Saturday Short, a look at 'The Present':
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Posted Thought for the Day, a quote by fictional character "Lucy Barton".
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Posted Saturday Short: 'The Saint of Dry Creek' from Julie Zammarchi.
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Posted Thought for the Day, quoting Brother David Steindl-Rast:
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Posted information about and trailer for 'Birth: Origins at the End of Life' by American artist Whitney McVeigh:
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‘The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself’ – Mark Twain
What you think about, you bring about. Both analytical and holistic modalities now all finally agree on this. Our minds are our frontier at present and we are beginning to understand. New…Continue
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