I finished a writer’s course with Long Ridge Writer’s Group. For about $30 a month I got a tremendous amount of help books, A tutor, and an internet site which I was accountable for my assignments. I learned a tremendous amount. Every November they hold a Novel Writing contest. That’s where I lost my confidence. Me, a beginner trying for something like that. Well anyway, look into it. They have some wonderful teachers just waiting for the next student and it is so worth it!!!
This is a writing post, clearly. But before I get to my list of awesome blogs, an aside:
Recently, I went out of my (solitary, antisocial, hiding-in-a-dark-corner) comfort zone and went on an audition. I know, insane. But there’s this national event called, Listen To Your Mother, and it features 12 essayists reading their work aloud on Mother’s Day. This is a stretch for me for two major reasons: one, I’m primarily a fiction writer (with the exception of what I write on this blog, of course) and two, I rarely have the occasion to read my work aloud. Not to mention in front of a huge audience.
The essay, in case you’re curious, compares my mother’s labor toward death, which I witnessed, to my own labor with Bunky. Two entirely different things, you’d think, but more like flip sides of a…
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