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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:  In Here Comes Trouble, Francie Arenson Dickman laments "the days when a parent can keep a finger on the pulse by simply pressing an ear against a bedroom door" but is determined to maintain a sense of what's going on in her daughter's life.  In Proud Enough to Bust, Adrienne Jones chronicles her son's journey from public school to homeschooling to private school and a successful graduation from elementary school.

At Motherlode, the parenting blog for the New York Times: Nicole Kear is slowly losing her eyesight but doesn't let that slow her down in Mother in the Dark.

At GalleyCat:  Check out this interview with author Elizabeth Gilbert, and in particular, her response to "what's the best way to self-edit?"


And from your Literary Mama editors:


The Summer List.  Creative Nonfiction Editorial Assistant Melinda Copp created this list of things to do with her children. Have YOU made a similar list? If so, use it as a starting point to guide your journal entries this summer. Later, when you're able to find a quiet space, expand an entry into an essay, story, or poem and submit it to Literary Mama for possible publication.




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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