Having just celebrated the birth of A Way With Words about a month ago, I feel somewhat like a first-time father when his child comes home from the hospital. I want things to be perfect (or at least as good as I can make them). I never know what to expect. Sometimes I dress her up in a new outfit only to watch her spit up and require a change.
Now we’re heading into our second month, some patterns are developing. Nothing quite like a fixed schedule or format. There will no doubt be interruptions, but there will also be things you can look forward to, some things you can count on.
Here are some of the features I anticipate you will find in A Way with Words this coming month…
1) Author Interviews: We had a good response to my interviews with Matt Robb and Rob Diaz II. I have since arranged an interview with author Molly Tinsley whose new book Entering the Blue Stone is a memoir of caring for her parents at the last stages of their lives. More information about Molly and her writing can be found at Fuze Publishing.
2) Book reviews: It is my hope to publish a review of Entering the Blue Stone after my interview with Molly Tinsley. I just picked up a copy of Light in August by William Faulkner. Also, I will continue to post periodic reviews and writing exercises inspired by Writing Well: The Essential Guide by Mark Tredinnic.
3) Creative writing: I have been privileged to get in on the ground floor of the start-up collaborative blog Today’s Authors. I plan to respond to their “writing prompts” as often as I can.
There will be more.. spiritual reflections, John Prine, humor, best blog posts features… Who knows what this growing child will get into as it explores the world and learns to toddle about and discover what life is all about?