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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 THE, The Humble Essayist: Every Friday, River Teeth Senior Editor Steven Harvey selects one paragraph from a piece of work by a renowned writer and writes a one-paragraph commentary about its style and theme in Paragraph of the Week.

At Writer Unboxed:  Katrina Kittle uses work by our own Kristina Riggle as an example of a clear, unique voice in I'd Know That Voice Anywhere.

At Brain, Mother, the blog for Brain, Child Magazine: In Backstage Motherhood, Rebecca Kerr writes about "the wall you hit when your kids grow older. They see you. They notice the red-rimmed eyes and the long trips to the bedroom to cry away the frustration." and in Change, Kris Woll acknowledges that her days as the Tooth Fairy are numbered.

At The Sun: In The Winter Garden, Hanna Neuschwander finds success in cultivating a garden but challenges in cultivating a family. She writes: "I was amazed at how little attention I had paid to my body all these years, how little I’d known about its rhythms, just as I’d been amazed the first time I’d plucked a tomato I’d grown: so that’s how it happens." Note: Only subscribers have access to the entire story, but I'm sure you'll be riveted by the section The Sun has made available to the general public.


And from your Literary Mama editors:


A Golden Nest. In an essay published earlier this summer, Literary Reflections Editor Andrea Lani imagined a bird's nest made of her children's hair clippings. In this blog post, she writes about finding one!



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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