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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 Write On Mamas: Even though family dysfunction rears its ugly head, a family reunion to be the best Father's Day gift in this post.

At Brain, Mother, the blog for Brain, Child Magazine: "As a parent chaperone of elementary school events, I do solemnly promise that I will find a kid if he gets lost, I will poke the eyes out of any would-be kidnappers, and I will do my best to keep the kids from dying," writes Rachel Pieh Jones in Worst Parent Chaperone.

I'm a fan of Katrina Kenison's work and think this series of blog posts is so unique it's worthy of mention, even though this particular post is four months old. She and fellow writer Margaret Roach exchange letters about the challenges and joy of aging. In Dear Older, about these cars, Katrina responds to Margaret's letter about the automobile life-cycle continuum.

If you're a word nerd and you're on Twitter, you'll want to check out these 16 Twitter Accounts. You're sure to find a new word or two for that WIP that's sitting on your desk.


And from your Literary Mama editors:


Recording of 8th  Annual Motherhood & Words Event at Mom EnoughLiterary Reflections Editor Kate Hopper invites readers to listen to this recording of her May Motherhood & Words Event which was held at The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis and featured Tami Mohamed Brown, LM Contributor Susanne Antonetta, and Brain, Child’s Editor-in-Chief, Marcelle Soviero.

The MFA Journey. Blog Editor Amanda Jaros feels she's been thrown a few curve balls lately, but instead of worrying about striking out, she's stepping up to the plate with confidence.



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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