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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: Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser writes “you know that pair of simply breathtaking little shoes you just can’t stop eyeing for your toddler even though they are too expensive to justify the purchase?” in The Unintended Lesson of the Bird Shoes, and Lauren Apfel writes about making the writing transition from chronicling her children’s milestones to recording memories in Writing Memories.

At The Keeping Room, one of three blogs supported by Minera Rising Literary Journal: Catherine Keefe contemplates whether bigger is always better in Pomegranates, Poetry and Play.

At Understorey Magazine: Ok, this isn’t a blog post but it’s a beautiful poem at a new magazine for Canadian mama-writers: Always a Mother by Karen Runge.


And from your Literary Mama editors:


AWP Seattle! and After Page One: Conferences. Thinking about attending next year’s AWP Conference? In these posts, Creative Nonfiction Editor Susan Ito describes the 2014 conference as a big, giant writer’s reunion, and Editor-in-Chief Caroline Grant happily reports that the number of panels related to writers who are also parents continues to grow.

The Poor Dears. Ever have a word or term enter your day(s) and refuse to leave? Profiles Editor Christina Consolino takes on the word poor and explains why she thinks “the wrong people are calling themselves poor" in this blog post.

Balance Wednesday - Get StickyBlog Editor Amanda Jaros says she’s been a slave to sap since mid-March, but the maple syrup collection and canning process was just what she needed to get out of her winter-ice-frozen stupor and back in the living world.

Borrow Some Lines. It's National Poetry Writing Month, and Senior Editor Maria Scala is participating by posting a selection of the 30 poems she is working on and linking to more examples of the type of poems she’s written.  Enjoy her writing and learn a little more about poetry on her blog.

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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