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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 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 Writer Unboxed: In How to Listen to a Famous Author Talk About Writing, Lisa Cron shares some thoughts about how to look for advice that's clear, concrete, specific, and doable.

At Brevity: If you're a wild west history buff, you'll appreciate the example Brad Felver uses to explore why writers and readers are more apt to welcome ambiguity and uncertainty in fiction but not in nonfiction in On Essaying: The Beauty of Elusiveness.

At The New Yorker: Dani Shapiro wonders "if we’re confusing the small, sorry details—the ones that we post and read every day—for the work of memoir itself" in A Memoir Is Not a Status Update.


And from your Literary Mama editors:


9 Books I Read This Summer That I Want To Talk About With Girlfriends . Reading is good but talking about books with friends is even better writes Literary Reflections Assistant Editor Jessica Smock. What conversations have/are YOU having?

May River Mornings. This photo essay by Creative Nonfiction Editorial Assistant Melinda Copp might inspire you to undertake a similar project.

MFA Journey - Summer Community of Writers. Blog Editor Amanda Jaros survived 11 days of Chatham University's Summer Community of Writers, and in this post, shares thoughts about a poetry craft lecture she attended.


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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