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Nature Blog: Spring on Heaven’s Hillside

Nature Blog: Spring on Heaven’s Hillside

This post originally appeared on March 17, 2012 on Nature Writing. During my nature writing class at Chatham University’s MFA program, I had to keep a weekly nature blog. Each of us picked a place and spent thirty minutes in that place each week, and then wrote a blog post about it. I’ve just bought...

I will read more writing magazines

I will read more writing magazines

I used to read magazines, especially writing magazines, religiously. But life inserted itself into my perfect routines, and my subscriptions piled up, issue after issue going unread, until I eventually cancelled them all. I always feel I must read EVERY ISSUE EVER, going back to the beginning of time. As the pile of unread issues...

FictionFeed.net reviews my story, “She’s a Work of Art”

FictionFeed.net reviews my story, “She’s a Work of Art”

On Saturday I got a big, wonderful, surprise. FictionFeed.net, a website that reviews short stories published online, posted a very kind review of my recently-published short story, “She’s a Work of Art.” The most gratifying part of the review for me was seeing my prose called magical realism, even though this particular story doesn’t have...

A writer’s self-care package

A writer’s self-care package

My life is chaos right now: I’m busy at work, my home is being renovated, I don’t have home internet access, and I don’t know where anything is. I’m longing for my college days when my mother would send me a care package full of Bigelow French Vanilla Black Tea and Tastykake Peanut Butter Kandy...

#FridayReads: Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie

#FridayReads: Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie

Blake Mycoskie’s Start Something That Matters came up when I did a library catalog search for business-related audiobooks (I’m doing some research for a project I’d potentially like to take on). It’s an easy read in that Mycoskie doesn’t use technical or business jargon. He acts as a cheerleader throughout, and shares stories about people...