The interviewers materialized. At the newsletter company, four employees materialized into the open space of what had obviously been a factory devoted to light manufacturing at some time in the past. The three women wore wrinkled corduroy slacks, flannel shirts, and clogs. The man was dressed the … [Read more...] about The Interview, Part 2
Victoria Flynn's particular slant on writers, writing, and life has riveted me since I first read her blog, V's Place: An artists' cafe. Her open and questioning approach never fails to engage me. I commented on one of her posts, No Man's Land, and I was thrilled when she asked me (or allowed me?) … [Read more...] about Writers: Afraid of Your Idols? Guest Post by E. Victoria Flynn
This time last week I was arguing with a salmon. The Whole Foods butcher had boned it nicely, but left some unappealing tan flesh attached to its underside. I was struggling to scrape that off before chopping the fish into chunks for a soup I was making. I had already cleaned the sand from between … [Read more...] about What Keeps Me From Writing? Gourmet Food
I met Darah Zeledon, the Warrior Mom, through one of the LinkedIn groups for writers that she and I both belong to. She'd posted an essay she'd written; I loved it, so I contacted her to tell her so. Since then, we've become fast online friends. We seem to share a similar high-energy enthusiasm and … [Read more...] about How Does a Mother of 5 Find Time to Write?