Thank you, Sayantani! I worked really really hard to be fair, but already heard back from a few docs...I could have actually made it MUCH more shocking, honestly! Thank you for the support!! Now, back to the novel.
Hi Sayantani. I am an educational school psychologist and I just loved your blog post. I am also really interested in narrative medicine and will check out the link you provided.
I just blogged in my blog about how learning involves so much more than studying - it must be meaningful and I think Narrative Medicine addresses just that. Would you be interested in posting something about it on my blog?
Hi Sayantani: I just saw the message you sent about your new blog, which looks great! (I don't know why the message didn't come to my email inbox, and I didn't see it until I logged in to my She Writes mailbox.) I tried to follow the blog through my twitter account but the button didn't work. What's your twittertag?
Also, saw your post about your piece in Narrative. Congratulations!
Funny, I blogged today about the same article. I agree that the answer is not excess control of internet and gaming. I am an educational school psychologist and my blog addresses my solution: how we can make reading more fun and meaningful.
I hope you check it out, and would love your comments.
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hi! I am not at MSKCC; it was an internship for my MPH. I have seen "Becoming a Doctor" at the bookstore so many times, but I never buy it. I am trying to see if I can get one of my roommates to get your first book for me from the UNC library, since I graduated last year and don't have a library card anymore! :) I am definitely interested in reading your other book, it sounds right up my alley. :) You're at Columbia? I am looking at their MFA as well as New School......I would love to be back in NY again.
I can't comment on your post directly because I am not part of the group, but wanted to leave a big THANK YOU for your essay!
I am a writer and a mom of a 3-year old. And now, during NaNoWriMo, I get up at 6 in the morning to write for at least one hour in peace before the real mom-day starts.
Reading your essay also reminded me of starting work (editing) already 10 days after giving birth, scribbling corrections with one hand onto an endless stack of manuscript-pages while working an electronic breastpump with the other hand. What weird things we do to combine motherhood and writing, but every word, every sentence is worth it. And yes, I also write a lot by hand now, everywhere.
Your essay was beautifully written. Thank you so much for the inspiration.
Hi sayantani...wow you are a gifted writer. I just read your literary mama piece. amazing. completed encompassed the pushing and pulling of writing and motherhood. I loved how you used the pebbles in the pocket (as we know how ms wolff killed herself) as a metaphor for the words you didn't want to lose. brilliant.
I have yet to post my writings...I just joined. I do write on writerscafe.org and have some there. men and women there, tho.
In "Open Letter to Virginia Woolf" you describe my life about 3 years back...my kids are now 8, 6, and soon to be 4....but I could very much relate. Before I was able to move into my "writing cabin" my desk was pushed up against the bed for years and I wrote while the baby napped, quietly, always under duress of interruption. It goes on, the duress, doesn't it, but so does the quiet production of new work, even a sentence at a time! Thank you for your comment, your support.
Welcome to Mother Writer! Sorry it has taken me a while to stop by. We've had our hands full with sick kids around here. Please feel free to introduce yourself to the group and join or start any discussions that interest you. If you need anything or have any questions please feel free to ask.
Welcome to our New York group. Just getting around to checking email - I'm on the road (Texas, of course), but will find the yahoo groups invite for our writing group and follow up after i'm back & settled tomorrow. Looking forward to our next group meeting.