Category Archives: writing

Retiring from Writing

PRESS RELEASE August 11, 2016. Today I quit writing. Correction: Today I am retiring from writing. But one does not retire from writing the way one retires from so many other types of work. If I was a sculptor, I … Continue reading

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What Stood Out to Me about Ann’s Book Announcement

WHAT STOOD OUT to me about Ann Voskamp’s announcement about her next book, The Broken Way, wasn’t the book itself, though I’m sure it will be marvelous, but the line where she says she didn’t start by writing. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Nobody Hears Me Crying

I responded to my old friend and she wrote back, using none of the responses I imagined in the mental conversation I had with her while writing. In fact, it was a good response, one that made me glad I’d … Continue reading

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