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Reading ‘Round the Blogosphere

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A sampling of blog posts from Literary Mama editors and friends

… or in other words: blog posts that have pulled me away from my own writing because they’re instructive, informative, interesting, or IMHO, just a plain ol’ good read…

I hope you enjoy them as much as I did and if so, please consider following or subscribing to the individual blog(s). That way, you won’t miss any posts and you’ll help build his/her readership.


At Brain, Mother, the blog for Brain, Child Magazine: Debbie Hagan offers readers an intimate look into a visit she made to her son in Blind Curve, and Kerry Cohen writes about a conversation she had with her 10-year-old autistic son in Things. Be sure to check out This is Childhood:  Letter from the Editors for excerpts, author interviews and details about their newly-released book.

At Write On Mamas: Members of this writer's group  are participating in April's A to Z Blog Challenge.  You'll want to scroll through the list -- the topics cover a wide variety of topics and writing styles. Not familiar with the concept of A to Z?  Check it out here.

At Brevity:  Thinking about attending a writer's conference but a bit overwhelmed by the size of the AWP Conference? Jennifer Stewart writes about the merits of attending a smaller conference in Beyond AWP.


And from your Literary Mama Editors:


Polenta with Decadent Mushrooms. Editor-in-Chief Caroline Grant blogs about broadening her family's palate. In this post, she shares her strategy of what to do when you're inspired by a recipe in a magazine but unsure of your family's response.

Blog Tour:  Screaming Divas.  Looking for a new YA read?  Fiction Editor Suzanne Kamata's soon-to-be-released book is making the rounds on the YA Read Blog Tours. Follow the link on Suzanne's website for the complete list of reviews, excerpts, and guest posts.  You'll want to hurry though -- the blog tour ends on April 28th.

How to Write a Book Review.  This post is a few month's old, but it's chock full of tips and examples -- and it's written by Managing Editor Katherine Barrett.




Karna Converse is a freelance writer who’s written everything from technical documentation and price proposals to newsletter articles, devotionals, personal profiles and essays. Her essays have been published in a variety of regional and national publications, including The Christian Science Monitor, Notre Dame Magazine, the Cup of Comfort and Chicken Soup anthologies, Our Iowa, and on Iowa Public Radio. She and her husband are parents to three young adults. Karna is a former blog editor, senior editor, managing editor, and editor-in-chief of Literary Mama.

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