Category Archives: Good Reading

I’m a Blogger

I’m a blogger. I guess you knew that. Are you a blogger, too? Do you ever use the prompts from this blog to get writing ideas for your own blog? That would thrill me if you do. But maybe you … Continue reading

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My Favorite Writer

You know those games you play where people say, “Who’s your favorite writer?” or “If you could have dinner with a famous person who would it be?” My answer is always the same: Alice Walker. I spent last week in … Continue reading

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Jamie

I’m a fan of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. I love Claire Randall with her modern eyes looking onto a world 200 years in the past. I love Jamie Fraser, the handsome Scotsman she meets and loves in that long ago … Continue reading

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A Quote

This blog is about writing practice. The rules of writing practice are available here. It’s a technique for writing taught by Natalie Goldberg. Here’s what Natalie Goldberg says it’s about. “I teach people to accept their minds,” she says, “just … Continue reading

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Writing Process

Last night I had the pleasure of listening to Terry McMillan talk about her new book Who Asked You? She described her writing process as not so much about the words on a computer screen as a rhythm. She completes … Continue reading

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A weekend extra from Copyblogger

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Fresh Air

I listen faithfully to the NPR radio show called Fresh Air. That’s where I get a lot of ideas for the books I read or the music I buy. I just heard Terry Gross interview Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie about her … Continue reading

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Get a Job

It’s summer, that time of year when teens try to get a job. I know plenty of adults right now with work experience who can’t find jobs, so it’s particularly rough on teens. My first job was as a car … Continue reading

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Summer Reads

Do you change your reading habits for vacations or long plane rides or just summer fun? I don’t normally, but I stopped by a display in the library the other day that promised good summer reads and picked up “Wife … Continue reading

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Like a Rolling Stone

Ideas gather momentum, like stones rolling down hill. They can be pebbles, they can be boulders, they can ripple, they can crash. Sometimes change comes slowly, justice comes slowly. I’ve been reading “Affirmative Acts” by June Jordan. The book is … Continue reading

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