The Writing Life

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Category Archives: reading

Do you keep a reading journal?

I’ve often wanted to keep a reading notebook, but a recent obsession with buying journals has finally pushed me in that direction. Additionally, I just started reading The Golden Notebook … Continue reading

November 11, 2018 · 2 Comments

Some thoughts on The Awakening, by Kate Chopin

I just finished reading The Awakening, by Kate Chopin. In its brief pages, the story comforts me in a way many may find disagreeable. No matter, it is as true … Continue reading

February 22, 2018 · 3 Comments

stretch, yawn, open eyes

My holiday break from online activity extended into quite a long one; a much needed one. But I’ve returned, and look forward to reading and writing content that gives us all a … Continue reading

January 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

219 Words. Friday Morning.

Friday morning. Your move. I know, it may be too much like a science for you. You’re an artist. You act off the cuff; live off the grid. Watch them. … Continue reading

December 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Did reading bring you joy this year?

I was thinking today about how people react differently to a year’s end, and I decided most of us fall into one of two groups – those who are scrambling … Continue reading

November 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Micro Fiction: The Cycle

This 300 word or less prompt was written to the last line below, “He could turn it around.” The line taken randomly from Colum McCann’s amazing novel, Let the Great World … Continue reading

November 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Tip of the Iceberg: Five Women Writers I’ve Just Discovered

I have read hundreds of books in my 55 years, but even better than that is the long list of ones I’ve yet to open. When I have the silly … Continue reading

October 12, 2017 · Leave a comment