The air is brisk outside. Ice-encrusted snow continues to make walking hazardous. It’s been a good day to stay inside. Listening to George Jones. Leaning back on this electric recliner. Being grateful I’m not out filling pot holes or patrolling city streets.
Instead, I’m reading blog posts on writing to share with you. Here are some good ones you might want to check out.
“30 Stories, Day 6: The Door” (The Read Room) offers a review of E.B. White’s “The Door”… “a wonderfully nonsensical story by a renowned grammar nazi!”
“7 Lessons Learned From Blogging Every Day of 2012” (Next Practices) reveals some insights gained from a discipline of daily writing.
“Thank you, George Washington” (My Teaching Portfolio) shares a class writing assignment and gives an example of one wondrous result.
“She Was a Few of His Favorite Things” (charlottesville winter) responds to a writing prompt by celebrating and bemoaning the unrequited love of artist and muse.
“… and our hearts forever” (mothering spirit) pays tribute to an alma mater – Notre Dame – a place to grow in faith and love as a person and as a writer.
“The black in my blood” (Writer Michael Burge) describes one man’s ambivalent journey from the country to the city (and back again).
“A Christian Writer’s Confession” (John Erik Patterson) points to the temptation “just below the surface” to lead a wild and reckless life (for which many artists become known).
“May All Your Dreams Come True, with No Expiration Date” (Kaye Munroe Writes, Too) details the hard work of one artist realizing her dream of publishing a book.
(image “Ottawa Ontario Canada March 2011” from dugspr — Home for Good, some rights reserved)