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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: Looking for a reason to dust off the china? Check out Wedding China to see why "because it's Monday" is a good enough reason and Making the Perfect Birthday Cupcakes for Our Kids:  Two Perspectives for two thought-provoking reads about what's important when it comes to baking cupcakes.

At Mental Floss: Be sure to check out Reading Ramona? if you're a fan of Beverly Cleary. Children like her books, she says, because "Ramona never learns to be a better girl....she grows."

At Merriam Webster Dictionary: More than 150 new words have been added to the dictionary. Test your knowledge of "freegan," "turducken," and "Yooper" here.

At Grammar Gang, a cross-cultural writing resource by the Purdue OWL and the UniSA/Adeliade University Possums: Refresh your memory about subject/verb agreement in Spot the Mistake!



From your Literary Mama editors:


The MFA Journey Begins. This post by Blog Editor Amanda Jaros is similar to the post she wrote for our blog earlier this month, except that here, she's linked to something she wrote in 2011 when she first began considering the route to an MFA. Amanda promises to write more as she delves into the program so be sure and check in with her, and us, next fall.

Talking Rock, Writing & Darius Rucker with Author Suzanne Kamata. Read how Fiction Editor Suzanne Kamata incorporated her childhood fantasy of being a rock star into her newly-released YA book. And be sure to watch this space:  In July, Suzanne will be offering one copy of Screaming Divas and one copy of How Does One Dress to Buy Dragonfruit? as part of our summer lineup of book giveaways.

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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